Things To Do In The Fall In Utah

Things To Do In Utah During Fall

In the Wasatch Mountains the first sign of Fall is the bright hues of reds, oranges, and yellows as the leaves change in our seven canyons. Pumpkin spice everything is on the shelves and people begin to break out their sweaters in the early mornings and late evenings. Fall is here!

Living in Utah means you have access to some of the most stunning landscapes in the country, plenty of family-friendly venues and activities, and you are close to a huge variety of recreational activities.

Of course, with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our options in 2020 are limited or virtual, but here are some of the top things to do in Salt Lake City, Utah this Fall. We don’t guarantee that all events will be available. Please check with the venue for any restrictions before you visit.

Utah Theme Parks

From roller coasters to cosplay, Utah is home to thrills and chills at our popular theme parks. Halloween season brings even more screams with additional spooky features not available during the regular season.

Evermore Park

Located in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Evermore is an immersive experience and you are part of the story. Dress up and join one of the many guilds by completing quests, take a ride on the train, or go through the Haunt. Enjoy the monsters and animals at the bird & animal show or go to the circus! Open on weekends.

Lagoon Frightmares

Come experience the dark side of Lagoon every weekend during Frightmares. Walk through haunted halls and visit with the ghouls wandering around. Lagoon is in Farmington, Utah – just a short drive from Salt Lake City.

Scary Hill at Cherry Hill

Reservations are required a week in advance and a few of the usual activities are not available this year; however, there is still plenty to see and do. Go on the Bone yard tractor ride and see spooky skeletons, wander through the jungle maze, and get a treat, no tricks at the Pie Pantry! Cherry Hill is just north of Salt Lake City in Kaysville, Utah.

Fall Halloween Attractions Near Salt Lake City

Witchfest at Gardner Village

Get your inner witch on at the Witchfest at Gardner Village in West Jordan, Utah. Find your favorite witch or download a free scavenger hunt online. Visit Mystique Dining for an evening of fine dining and readings from Edgar Allen Poe at Mystique Dining, or get a wicked taco at the Cackling Cantina. 

Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point

Build your own scarecrow at the Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. Held from October 12-17 in the Ashton Gardens, you’ll enjoy craft booths and Utah’s beautiful Fall weather. While at Thanksgiving Point, consider visiting the Museum of Ancient Life to see the spooky dinosaurs or view the bugs at the Butterfly Biosphere.

Little Haunts This Is The Place Heritage Park

Looking for a fun educational Halloween activity that’s perfect for little ones? Go to Little Haunts at This Is The Place Heritage Park to hear the Story Witch, ride the train, and pet the animals in the coral. Held October 10, 15-17, & 24th in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Boolights! 2020 at the Zoo

Visit Hogle Zoo’s animals at night! Explore the bat cave, ride the train, dare to go through the pirate’s lair, and see the fun lights as you visit Hogle Zoo’s furry, scaled, and feathered residents. Held every weekend from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM throughout October in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Sleepy Hollow Halloween Ride

Take a haunted wagon ride while listening to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Your horse drawn wagon will ride through the woods where the headless horseman rides. Sleepy Hollow is in Midway, Utah and reservations are required. Tickets available online.

Provo River Halloween Cruise

Shiver me timbers! There’s a Halloween cruise sailing down Provo River in Provo, Utah. See hundreds of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, listen to the captain’s terrifying stories, and watch a movie after the ride. Whole boat reservations are available.

Day of the Dead – Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Come celebrate Dia de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley Utah. See traditional Mexican dances and musical performances, win a dress up contest, enjoy traditional food and drink, and view the art exhibits.

Witchstock Festival

Held October 24th, in Ogden, Utah the Witchstock Festival is a Fall can’t miss event. Start off with a witches tea party at 4 pm and then take part in the Zombie Crawl down the haunted Historic 25th street. Then join us for the annual Monster Bash at the Ogden Amphitheater.

Pumpkin Walk at the Historic Benson Grist Mill

Rumour has it that the Historic Benson Grist Mill has been haunted for a hundred years. View the pumpkins in this spooky spot in Stansbury, Utah and learn all about Utah’s pioneer past.

Utah Haunted Houses

If jump scares and evil zombies are not your thing, you might want to avoid these Utah haunted houses. Guaranteed to terrify you and make you scream! Here’s a list of Utah’s top haunted houses.

Corn Mazes Near Salt Lake City


    Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah is going with the Disney Toy Story theme, with plenty of fun for the whole family. Get lost in the maze, play games, climb through the ropes course, play miniature golf or paintball, and enjoy dozens of family-friendly activities during the day. At night, prepare for scares at Insanity Point as the maze becomes haunted and creatures prowl.

    Wheeler Farm – Pumpkin Days

    Solve the hay maze at Wheeler Farm in Murray, Utah before picking out your favorite pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. Then take a ride on the hay wagon and visit our Farmer’s Market every Sunday.

    Crazy Corn Maze

    Get lost in the crazy corn maze in West Jordan, Utah. If you’re really brave, you’ll visit at night and walk along the Night Stalkers Haunted Trail. For a less fearsome but fun activity for the whole family, view Fright Lights.

    Hee Haw Farms

    Come pet the animals at Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Visit the website for more information about Halloween Day fun, the pumpkin drop, hay rides, and the winding corn maze.

    Cross E Ranch

    The fall festival at Cross E Ranch has a wagon full of activities, from a great pumpkin patch, to pig races, and of course, an elaborate corn maze. Located just west of Salt Lake City, the Cross E Ranch holds it’s fall festival throughout September and October. 

    What’s Another Great Fall Activity?

    Searching For Homes Near Salt Lake City

    As you can see, living in Utah during fall is simply glorious. With the changing leaves in our seven canyons, plenty to see and do, and activities for the whole family, Utah is a great place to live. 

    Fall is a great time to search for homes for sale near Salt Lake City. Each of the surrounding communities offer a wide variety of entertainment, restaurants, and events. If you’re interested in learning more about living in Salt Lake City or would like to view a home, call us at Your Utah Realty today!

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