Fall activities bucket list

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2002

Utah offers a plethora of opportunities to celebrate the Fall and Halloween season. From corn mazes to haunted houses to races, people of all ages (and fright tolerance) can enjoy fun activities this October.

Corn mazes/Carnivals

  • Cornbelly’s (Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi)
    • This Halloween carnival offers a plethora of fun activities for every age, from rides to slides to games. Cornbelly’s main attraction is the corn maze – one of the largest in the world – which is superhero themed this year and takes 45 minutes to an hour and a half to complete.
    • Tickets: $11.95 Mon. – Thurs., $14.95 Fri. – Sat.
  • Wilkerson Farm (710 W. 2000 South, Orem)
    • This family-operated organic farm opens an annual fairgrounds and corn maze for customers of all ages. Solve the maze, play on the fairgrounds, ride the hayride and slingshot some pumpkins.
    • Tickets: Adults (9-59) $9 | Kids and Seniors (4-8 and 60+) $7 | Toddlers (3 and under) free.
  • Provo Corn Maze (384 S. 3110 West, Provo)
    • Solve the dragon-shaped corn maze, ride a 1000 ft. zip line and shoot zombies with paint balls at this Provo attraction.
    • Tickets vary by activity. See site for details.
  • Jaker’s Jack-o-Lanterns at Harward Farms (950 W. 400 South, Springville)
    • This Halloween spot offers several family-friendly activities, including a corn maze, petting zoo, dried corn pile and pumpkin patch.
    • Tickets: $2 | Toddlers (3 and under) free.
  • Fall Fun at Hee Haw Farms (95 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove)
    • This Fall Farm offers pony rides, a hay jump, a giant slide and more in addition to the corn maze.
    • $6 for general admission and another $3 for the corn maze | Toddlers (2 and under) free.

Haunted houses

  • Haunted Forest (6000 W. 6400 North, American Fork)
    • Follow the winding trail through forests, swamps, shacks and mine shafts, and watch out for creatures and chain saws hiding behind the trees. This haunted attraction is the longest in length and time. Fright Rating: 7/10.
    • Tickets: $25 general admission or $30 Fast Pass ticket.
  • Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus (632 E. 1500 South, American Fork)
    • Clowns pop up around every corner in this indoor/outdoor haunted circus. Rumor has it the creature from “It” is running the show this year. Fright Rating: 7/10.
    • Tickets: $25 general admission or $35 VIP ticket.
  • Castle of Chaos (7980 State St., Midvale)
    • This underground haunted house offers a uniquely frightening hands-on option. Choose Level 3, and the actors can touch you; choose Level 4, and the actors can pick you up, drag you away and separate you from your group. Fright rating: 8/10.
    • Tickets: $25 general admission or $40 Skip the Line ticket
  • Nightmare on 13th Street (320 1300 South, Salt Lake City)
    • An all indoor haunted house, Nightmare on 13th boasts impressively frightening animatronics and high quality sets. There’s a reason this attraction is the most popular haunted house in Utah. Fright rating: 9/10.
    • Tickets (online price): $23 general admission, $25 Fastpass ticket or $35 Front of the Line ticket.
  • Insanity Point at Cornbelly’s (Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi)
    • Experience Cornbelly’s main haunted walk through and three mini haunted mazes in addition to all the main carnival rides and activities. Brave the Hayloff Horror – a long walk through combining indoor and outdoor farm-themed frights, walk through the inside of the Creature, run away from clowns in Big Top Terror and escape a dark maze in Chaos Castle. Fright Rating: 7/10.
    • Tickets: $26.95.

Fright-free Halloween activities 

  • Halloween Cruise on the Provo River
    • Themed adventure riverboat ride featuring over 100 hand carved jack-o-lanterns, scary stories told by the boat captain and a pirate attack!
    • Tickets: $8 | Toddlers (2 and under) free.
  • Heber Valley Railroad Pumpkin Train
    • Ride the Heber Creeper for a 40 minute ride with Halloween Characters. Admission includes train ride, a pumpkin cookie, kid activities and your pick of a pumpkin from their patch.
    • Tickets: $15 | Toddlers (2 and under) $3 with pumpkin or free without pumpkin.
  • Day of the Dead (Thanksgiving Point Barnhouse, Lehi)
    • This one time event on Oct. 28 celebrates the family history-focused Latin American holiday Dia de los Muertos. The event will include performances, art, live music, food and storytellers.
    • Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day-of | Kids (12 and under) free.
  • Pumpkin Nights, Salt Lake City (Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 29)
    • Pumpkin Nights invites visitors to experience the essence of Halloween while walking through ten immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.
    • Tickets: Adults (13-59) $20 | Seniors (60+) $16 | Kids (4-12) $16 | Children (3 & Under) FREE | Family Pack (2 Adults & 2 Kids) $64

Other Halloween Fun

  • Lagoon Frightmares (375 N. Lagoon Drive, Farmington)
    • All of the theme park’s non-water rides and other attractions open back up for the Halloween season, along with several frightening Haunted Houses. Haunted attractions range from one spider (fun for kids) to five spiders (very scary).
    • Tickets: Adults (48+ in.) $58.95 | Kids (under 48 in.) $49.95
  • The Pumpkin Patch (1521 Sandhill Road, Orem)
    • This family farm offers affordable pumpkins and Halloween decor and free kids activities. They also run free hayrides every Monday and Friday Night.
    • No admission fee
  • Sundance Halloween Ski Lift (8841 Alpine Loop Scenic Byway, Sundance)
    • Sundance’s Fall version of its summer Full Moon Lift is a fun family, friend or date night activity for all ages. Ride the 45 minute Ray’s Ski Lift through mountain terrain decorated with Halloween scenes, and watch the complimentary Halloween movie at the base. Bring blankets!
    • Tickets: Adults (13-64) $20 | Students (with ID) $17 | Children (6-12) $17 | See site for package offers.
  • Fall runs 
    • BYU Sugar Rush 5k (Oct. 14)
      • Race on Oct. 14 for a great cause – 100% of proceeds goes to diabetes research, education and awareness.
      • Price: $12 (includes t-shirt).
    • Haunted Half in Provo (Oct. 28)
      • Come ready to run dressed up in you best costume and pick the race the best suits you.
      • Prices: Half marathon $80 | 5k $37 | Kid’s run $16.
    • Salem Witches 5k Run (Oct. 28)
      • Run a 5k to spooky music and compete in a best costume contest in support the Salem Track and Cross Country teams.
      • Prices: $15 before Oct. 21, $20 after Oct. 21.