Last updated: 3/30/2020
Fall is right around the corner! The air is starting to get a little crisp in the morning and it has me dreaming of everything we’ll be doing this fall. Here’s your guide to Halloween and fall activities in Utah in 2020.
Utah Fall Activity #1 – Chalk the Block
Chalk The Block is going on August 27-29th at the Riverwoods in Provo. There are a bunch of artists here who do chalk art in a parking spot. It’s amazing to see how talented they are and what they come up with for their design.
2. Oktoberfest at Snowbird
Oktoberfest takes place at Snowbird and it’s open Saturdays and Sundays August 17-October 20 noon-6pm. Admission is free, but parking is $5 per car. Oktoberfest has the best kettle corn, so make sure to grab a bag while you’re there.
3. Alpine Slides in Park City
4. Buy Apple Cider
Allred Orchards in Provo has apple cider, apples and other fresh produce you can buy.
5. Visit the Pumpkin Patch
There are tons of these in the area, but our favorites are Mabey Pumpkin Patch 10090 S 1000 W, South Jordan, UT 84095 and Kuwahara’s 12153 S 700 W, Draper, UT. See pictures from when we went there here.
6. Gardner Village Witchfest
This event happens mid-September through October. It is so much fun to walk around here and see all the unique Halloween decorations they have.
7. Go to Cornbelly’s
The dates for Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point are September 27-November 2. This is probably our favorite thing to do in October! We love the corn maze here and the huge rocking chair. We get a picture in it every year.
8. Sundance Ski Lift Full Moon Ride
The Full Moon Ride takes place on August 16, 17, Sept 12, 13, 14, and October 11, 12. Bring lots of blankets and dress warm!
9. Sundance Ski Lift Halloween Ride
You can do the Halloween Ride during October 18-31. It’s closed Sundays. We’ve done both the full moon ride and the Halloween ride. They’re both fun, but Halloween is out favorite! For the Halloween ones they have people doing skits below you that you watch along the way. Like I said for the full moon ride, bring blankets and dress very warm!
10. Central Utah Gardens Pumpkin Walk
If you want a quick activity, then you’ll want to check out the Pumpkin Walk. It’s fun to walk around and see all the carved pumpkins they have. Some of them are so intricate. This is a good activity for kids.
11. Drive the Alpine Loop
The Alpine Loop drive is a perfect Utah fall activity. We like to stop at Cascade Springs. The colors of the leaves on this drive are unreal! You’ll see every shade of red, orange, yellow, and green on this scenic drive. We always stop at Cascade Springs to walk around.
12. Go apple picking
After you pick your apples, go home and bake a pie with them. If you’re not into baking, then go get an apple pie from Costco. They’re even vegan! We pick apples at Riley’s U-Pick Farm in American Fork.
13. Paint Halloween decorations
One year at Color Me Mine we painted some Jack-o-lanterns and they’re some of our favorite Halloween decorations we have.
14. Go to a Haunted House
Nightmare on 13th is open for some of September and all of October. There are plenty of other haunted houses too.
15. Go to a Haunted Circus
I’m way too scared to go to anything like this, but I know some people love it. The Strangling Boys Haunted Circus is located in American Fork and are open for dates from September to the beginning of November.
16. Swiss Days
The dates for Swiss Days are August 30 and 31. This is a fun little festival to walk around and shop at in Midway. It’s also fun to drive up the canyon to get here and see some fall colors.
17. Attend Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo takes place at the Hogle Zoo. You can take a look at their website for more info when it gets closer.
18. Pumpkin Nights
We haven’t been to Pumpkin Nights before, but can’t wait to go this year!
19. Scarecrow Walk
The Scarecrow Walk is a free activity that’s setup 7 days a week. You can walk around and look at all the scarecrows that are decorated differently. It’s at the Homestead Resort in Heber.
20. Frightmares at Lagoon
Frightmares happens in part of September and most of October. There are haunted attractions and Halloween decorations throughout the amusement park. Lagoon is North of Salt Lake City.
21. Autumn Aloft in Park City
The dates for Autumn Aloft are September 19 and 20th, 2020. This is a hot air balloon festival.
22. Jaker’s in Springville
Jaker’s is a really fun place to get your pumpkins, go on a hay ride, do a corn maze, watch fireworks, and more.
23. Go on a hike to see the fall foliage
There are a lot of trails in Utah, including Bridal Veil Falls and Stewart Falls
24. Go to Pumpkin Days at Wheeler Historic Farm
Pumpkin Days takes place at the Wheeler Historic Farm. You’ll find pumpkins, animals, a hay maze, and wagon rides.
25. Sleepy Hollow Wagon Ride
The Sleepy Hollow Wagon Ride is in Midway. Ride in a wagon while listening to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Kids 3 and under are free.
26. Thanksgiving Point Scarecrow Festival
This Scarecrow Festival is held in the Ashton Gardens. The scarecrows are decorated by the community.
27. Halloween Cruise on the Provo River
For the Halloween Cruise, you go for a ride on a boat down the Provo River while listening to stories and looking at pumpkins
28. Dia De Los Muertos at Thanksgiving Point
The Day of the Dead is a one day Latin American celebration at Thanksgiving Point. There are vendors, ofrendas, and performances. What will you be doing this fall in Utah? I hope you all have a fun fall and a spooky October!
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