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. 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. Sadly, Oktoberfest has been canceled for 2020 and is set to open August 2021.
3. Alpine Slides in Park City
This is such a fun activity! You'll purchase your tickets at the Park City Mountain Village base, then ride the ski lift up part of the mountain. In the fall there are beautiful aspen trees that have turned yellow that are so fun to see while riding the ski lift. You'll jump off the ski lift part of the way up and walk to the top of the slides. Then you'll ride down and have tons of fun!
For 2020 the slides are only open Thursday through Sunday. The last day to go is September 7th. The Alpine Slides at Park City costs $24 per adult and $14 per child.
4. Buy Apple Cider
Allred Orchards in Provo has apple cider, apples and other fresh produce you can buy. This apple cider is so fresh and delicious.
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. Mabey opens the last weekend in September and stays open till Halloween. Kuwahara has really cool pumpkin walls to take pictures with.
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. You can also do their witch scavenger hunt. This year you'll need to print it at home or do it on your phone.
On weekends they have a farmers market and food trucks. They have events throughout the month like Witch's Night Out. It looks like reservations are required for the events for 2020, but they are not required if there is not an event going on.
7. Go to Cornbelly's
The dates for Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving Point are September 25-October 31. This is 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 1, Sept 3, 4, 5, and October 1, 2, 3. Bring lots of blankets and dress warm! It gets very cold at Sundance at night. This year, face masks are required when getting on and off the ski lift. The ride takes 45-60 minutes.
9. Sundance Ski Lift Halloween Ride
You can do the Halloween Ride during October 21-31. We've done both the full moon ride and the Halloween ride. They're both fun, but Halloween is our 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. I'm not sure if this activity will be happening in 2020 or not. Check their website as it gets closer to see.
11. Drive the Alpine Loop
The Alpine Loop drive is a perfect Utah fall activity. 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. There are little waterfalls here and a path to walk around. We brought a stroller last year and it worked, but was hard to push up some of the hills.
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. They do free wagon rides out to the apple trees on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Their honeycrisp ones are our fave!
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 the 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. For 2020 they're scheduled to open September 11th.
16. Swiss Days
Swiss Days is a fun 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. Unfortunately, Swiss Days is canceled for 2020.
17. Attend Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo takes place at the Hogle Zoo on the last Saturday in October. 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! It looks like it'll open October 1st, but they haven't given much info yet.
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. This year it's open September 11-October 31. There are haunted attractions and Halloween decorations throughout the amusement park. Lagoon is North of Salt Lake City.
21. Autumn Aloft in Park City
Autumn Aloft is a hot air balloon festival. It usually happens in September, but is canceled for 2020.
22. Jaker's Jack O Lanterns 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. It's $4 per person, but is free for kids age 2 and under.
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. The dates for 2020 are September 25-October 31.
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. This will happen October 1-31 in 2020. It costs $8 per person and is free for kids 2 and under.
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!
29. Drive the Nebo Loop
We did this for the first time recently and loved it! We went mid- September and the fall colors were already beautiful. We started on the Payson side and drove to Nephi. We stopped at Devil's Kitchen aka Mini Bryce Canyon. It has parking, restrooms, and a short paved trail to the lookout.
30. Wilkerson Farm in Orem
Wilkerson Farm is open September 11-October 31st. It costs $10.50 per person, but age 4 and under are free. There's a big corn maze, rides, a hayride, a mini maze, slides, and more.
31. Pumpkin Train Heber Valley Railroad
The pumpkin train starts on October 1st and goes through October 30th. It doesn't run everyday though. You'll ride in a historic coach for 40 minutes and get a free pumpkin.
32. Hee Haw Farms
Hee Haw Farms fall activities are going September 14-October 31st. Admission is $10. The farm has a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a petting farm, an animal train, and more.