Fun things to do in October

October is such a fun month in Utah. Check out this massive list of things to do before Halloween…

This is the Place State Park

Little Haunts- This is the Place

2016: October 15, 20-22, & 29

  • $12.95/adults, $10.95/seniors (65+), $8.95/children (3-11), Free/children (2 and under)
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s not scary at the Park during the day, so put on your costumes and come to the Village for a fun-filled event!

Visit the Story Witch, go trick-or-treating, and with pony rides, train rides and take-home crafts your little ones will want to return for Little Haunts year after year! Make it part of your family’s Halloween tradition.

Make Little Haunts part of your family’s Halloween tradition. For more information call: 801.582.1847

Little Haunts

Garden After Dark – Red Butte Garden

Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, October 20-22 & 27-29 from 6-9PM

Visit the Garden to travel the globe! In the United States we celebrate ghosts and spirits at Halloween, but similar traditions exist in other cultures throughout the year. Discover nature's ties to spooky holidays and celebrations such as Mexico's Dia de los Muertos and the Hungry Ghost Festival of China and visit the Garden's pond aglow with lanterns in celebration of Japan's Obon Festival!

With crafts, activities, light displays, and more, this is a fun-filled evening you won't want to miss! Join us for Garden After Dark, an indoor/outdoor, costume and kid-friendly experience in the Garden to celebrate Halloween.

300 Wakara Way (801) 585-0556

Garden After Dark

Witch Fest at Gardner Village

The witches have officially come out to play. Shop and see our hilarious display of plump, green-faced, wart-covered witches dressed to the nines in their most wacky and witchy attire: mismatched colors, floppy hats and frumpy bloomers. Bring the kids and the camera. You won't want to miss this bewitching annual favorite.

Gardner Village 1100 West 7800 South ~ West Jordan, Utah 801.566.8903

Displays and events through Halloween

Gardner Village October Hours
Shops: Monday-Thursday 10am to 8pmandFriday-Saturday 10am to 9pm
Archibald’s Restaurant: Monday-Thursday 11am to 9 pmandFriday-Saturday 11am to 10pm
Specific WitchFest event and activity times may vary.


Not just a corn maze, Cornbelly’s includes a pumpkin patch, playground, farm-themed kiddie rides, Pumpkin Princess Playland, Insanity Point haunted maze, story times, pig races, contests and more.

Thanksgiving Point – 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

SO much to do – you have to see the website for info and pricing!

Fear Factory

Fear Factory is located an abandoned cement factory, rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of workers who died in unfortunate accidents when the factory was in operation. The haunt includes underground tunnels, catwalks, twisty slides that are several stories high, and more. Live DJ, bands, and beer garden on Friday and Saturday nights.

Now Open Monday €“ Saturday running tillthe 1st of November 2014 Closed on Sunday

Hours are 7pm-10pm Monday-Thursday and 7pm-Midnight Friday-Saturday

BOUNCE BACK any Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for $10. Wristband must not be removed.

Fear Factory is located in the heart of Salt Lake City's industrial district at666 W. and 800 S.

A parking lot with a limited number of stalls is open at the haunt for guest use. Parking is also available along 700 W. Avoid parking under the nearby overpasses or along existing bike lanes. For an extra thrill, park at The Gateway mall and experience our Zombie Bus that provides transportation to and from the haunt.

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus

The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will shock visitors with its Big Top Tent of Horrors and haunted trailers.


The Haunted Circus has moved to aNEW LOCATIONinAMERICAN FORK.

Come see our €œTRIFECTA OF FEAR€!

Choose your haunt.

632 E 1500 S


Haunted Circus

Castle of Chaos

Castle of Chaos Haunted House is now open. We are located at 7980 S State Street in Midvale, Utah, south of downtown Salt Lake City. Online tickets are $23 or $33 for VIP skip the line. There are no fees for online tickets and you can get a discount code if you sign-up for a coupon. All tickets include your choice of the Four Levels of Fear (all tickets include the entire haunt). There is a small fee for using credit cards at our ticket booth. If you have 20 or more people, enter “group” at checkout (online online) for a great discount!
Please email This year’s haunt is much longer that 2015 and has many new updates. See our FAQ page for details on The 4 Levels of Fear, Hands On Horror and much more.
In 2016, you will go through the haunt with your group and be completely separated from all other groups as you go through the haunt… making Castle the ONLY place in Utah where you will almost never see the scares coming because you are backed-up in a line!
For Escape Room tickets, please click the Get Tickets link in the Escape Room menu link above.
For more information, email or call us at 385-216-8915.

Nightmare on 13th


You have seen and felt them, those shadows which move, the feeling that you are not alone.

They feed on your fears€¦ specters, ghosts, apparitions€¦. PHANTASMS.

They sense the fear that emanates from the Nightmare on 13thand have come to feast. You can encounter these Phantasms anywhere: while you are in an abandoned mansion, strolling the streets of the city, or even in our paranormal research facility.

Do you have what it takes to face these Phantasms or are you going to continue to hide from your fears?

Open Monday – Saturday

300 W. 1300 S. Salt Lake City 801-467-8100

Night of the Running Dead 5K

Take the challenge and run three zombie races in one day!
5k-ish races €” Zombies vs. Humans.
Humans have a 2-minute head start.
Run fast or the undead will eat your Braaaaains!

Back by popular demand at the popular Andy Ballard Equestrian Center, this is our Dawn, Day and Night of the Running Dead Race. This is a zombie-themed race where participants register as either undead or human. As undead, you may dress as such and will start the race 2 minutes after the humans begin their run. The whole idea is to see an army of undead chasing the living. This is just a fun race andno contact along the courseother than normal physical contact expected at a race will be permitted.Costumes are optional but highly encouraged. This race is family friendly.

October 22, 2016

Andy Ballard Equestrian Park

Fees $30-$40

Night of the Running Dead

Halloween Cruise on the Provo River

Come and enjoy a themed adventure riverboat ride on the Provo River.We cater to the young and young at heart so be ready for family friendly fun! Walk-ins are welcome orcontact usto make a large-group reservation.

It’s the Captain of the Cruise Ship here. It’s time to shove off and set sail, so bring your family and friends. ALL HANDS ON DECK!

You will see spooky holiday decorations and over 100 hand carved jack-o-lanterns, all of which reflect in the water and create a unique Halloween experience.

The story of ‘The Headless Horseman’ or perhaps ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee’ will send shivers down your spine and set the mood for a fantastic Halloween!


$8 -per person~children 2 years and under are free

$175 -Whole boat reservations(40 passengers)(Tuesday ~ Thursday)

$195 -Whole boat reservations(40 passengers) (Monday, Friday, Saturday)

All participants are required to check-in at the front office for initial instructions.


3606 West Center, Provo, UT 84601 (down toward Utah Lake)

Park on side of road and walk in through gates.Cruise is round trip so you will be brought back to the entrance.

Cruise Times

October1-31st, 2016

First Departure~ 6:30pm(not quite dark yet, if you want darkness come at 7:30 or later)

~Proceeding departures will leave every30 minutes

Last Departure~ 9:00pm (Monday ~ Thursday)

10:00pm (Friday & Saturday)

(Closed on Sunday)

Each ride lasts approximately 20 -25 minutes round trip. Cruise Ships will seat up to 40 people and are wheelchair accessible. Blankets and warm clothes recommended.

Walk-ins are welcome! Reservations are taken for groups of 20 or more. Groups of 20+ are encouraged to make a reservation.

Whole boat reservations are available at a discounted price. A 25% deposit fee will be taken at the time of any reservation.Contact usfor reservations.

Halloween Cruise

Phantom of the Opera – Edison Street

The Phantom of the Opera

See thesilent movieclassic The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney accompanied by an antiqueWurlitzer organ at Edison Street Events- formerly the Organ Loft.

October 22 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Three Nights Only! Wednesday, Thursday & Friday October 22-23-24. It is our Annual Showing of Lon Chaney's Masterpiece .

This year we get to experience the show in Blu Ray on our New High Definition Projector. Call and reserve your date for this movie only.

Doors open at 6:45 and the show starts at 7:30. The price is only $6.00 Per Person ($5 for kids).

3331 South Edison Street 801-485-9265

Edison Street Events – The Phantom of the Opera

Haunted Hayride – Hee Haw Farms

General Farm admission add on for $5 per person. Take a hayride in the moonlit night through the haunted barnyard never knowing what might be hiding in the 156 year old barnyard then walk through the haunted corn in the moonlit sky. This Halloween attraction is great for groups or just two wanting to cozy up for some great Halloween scares. Runs Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays in October. Dark – close.

Halloween and Fall Add-ons: CASH ONLY

Corn Maze – $3

Haunted Hayride – $5

Cornevil Night Terrors — walk haunt $5

Pony Rides $1/Silo Slide 3 Slides $1

Farmyard Paintball $3

Open through Nov 1

150 South 2000 West in Pleasant Grove. (801) 368-4335

Monster Block Party

The Monster Block Party is a FREE, daytime Halloween festival for Salt Lake City’s goblins and ghouls of all ages. There will be trick-or-treating booths, a costume contest with prizes (Kid, Teen and Adult divisions), free arts and crafts projects, a pumpkin drop, live performances and more!

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St. Salt Lake City 801-535-6110

Crazy Corn Maze

The Crazy Corn Maze is celebrating it’s 18th season.

Maze opens September 23.

Night stalkers haunt opens September 23.Hauntruns Tues-Sat.

Located in West Jordan at 8800 S. 4000 W. Just North of Smiths. Haunting Tues-Sat at 7:30. 801-569-2356

Crazy Corn Maze

Frightmares at Lagoon

Frightmares at Lagoon amusement park in Farmington offers fun Halloween decorations, activities and entertainment in addition to the usual thrill rides. Water rides and the water park are closed. Costumes not allowed. Many supermarkets, banks and credit unions offer discounted Lagoon tickets.

Lagoon Drive in Farmington, I-15 Exit #322, 17 miles north of Salt Lake City 801-451-8000

Open until Sunday,October 30, 2016

* No costumes, face make-up and/or masks allowed.

Halloween Hoot at Tracy Aviary

Join us on Saturday, October 29th 10am- 3pm for this year's Halloween Hoot! At this spook-tacular celebration of the fall season you and all your little critters can enjoy our straw maze, mystery tour, crafts, treats and special bird encounters. All Halloween Hoot activities are free with your admission to Tracy Aviary. Visit us in your Halloween costume and receive a 50% discount off of adult or children's admission!With festive experiences and educational encounters, Halloween Hoot will be a hauntingly good time!

589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City 801-596-8500

Halloween Hoot

Grimm Ghost Tours

Visit some of the oldest buildings in Salt Lake. Learn where the Hoppity Lady roams looking for her lost husband. Try to summon her yourself to see if she comes out! Visit many locations on the 1.5 hour tour, including the First Mansion in Salt Lake, The Rio Grande Train Depot, The Largest Municipal Cemetery in the United States, The Old Washington Square and Historic City and County Building where jousting events occurred, treaties were signed, and is home to a few lost spirits!

The Grimm Ghost Tours Bus picks up at the designated tour bus parking area at approximately. 18 West South Temple. This is located just West of Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City on the North side of the Street. Look for our Grimm Ghost Sign or Black Grimm Ghost Tours Bus. We are just East of the Horse Carriages.


Child (5-12)$13Online$15On-Site

Group Rates:

Group 5-9 Adults$23Online$24On-Site

Group 10+$20Online$22On-Site

Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre

One of the most popular dance events of the year in Utah, ODT’s Halloween show lives up to its name with monsters, madmen and mayhem along with incredible dance and a few laughs. This year's show will have all of the favorite pieces from the past €“ Thriller, The Curse of the Mummy, Dem Bones, Frankenstein, Jason Jam, Salem's Mass, The Lost Boys, and the River of Blood Dance €“ plus a few new surprises. Get your tickets early, because most of the performances sold out last year! This show has it all €“ frights, amazement, scares and lots of laughs. Come and join this spectacular Halloween tradition and see what everyone is talking about €“ Odyssey Dance Theatre's Thriller!

Tickets $25-$40. Children younger than six not permitted.See websitefor discount offers, performance times and location details.

Odyssey Dance Theatre

Pumpkin Day & Haybale Maze @Wheeler Farm

Join us for our family friendly not-so-scary Halloween 2016.

Pumpkin Patch, Hay Maze & Wagon Ride
September 30 -October 31

Monday€”Thursday 11AM to 8PM
Friday€”Saturday 11AM to 9PM
Sunday 10AM€”3PM
October 31st – 11AM to 4PM

Admission fee $10, ages 2+:Admission Includes: unlimited entrance into the Hay Maze arena, Wagon Ride and a Pumpkin.
(Under 2 arefree for the hay maze and wagon ride, per paying adult. Pumpkin not included for under 2.)

Group Rates 50+ people =$8 per person.
Group tickets must be pre-purchased, no refunds.

Tuesday Special:$2 off regular fee (no other discounts apply)

Wagon rides: kids $2, adults $3

Cow train rides: $2 (ages 10 and under,
not included in Pumpkin Days admission)

Wheeler Farm

The Haunted Forest

Welcome to the Haunted Forest, Utah’s largest Halloween attraction!
As the largest haunted house in the state, we offer more frightening entertainment than anyone else. We offer a spooky experience that is guaranteed to scare your pants off with new Halloween attractions and a longer trail than ever before. For a truly shocking good time, we ‘re the haunted house of choice in the Salt Lake City area.

We want you to build memories that are both fearsome and intense. Our Haunted Forest is the largest Halloween attraction in Utah, serving you more gruesome terror than anywhere else. When you buy a ticket to one of our terrifying trails of horror, you’ll get more than just a spooky good time, you ‘ll get a nightmare you can remember for the rest of your life.

6000 W 6400 N American Fork 801-623-1824

OPEN OCT 1-31 ( closed Sundays)



happy halloween marcie lyons