Do you want to visit Utah in the Fall? Awesome! There are so many fun Fall activities in Utah you will love!
Utah in the Fall is such a wonderful time. For the most part, the weather is amazing! Plus, there are so many family-friendly things to do in Utah in October.
I have to say Utah is obsessed with Fall and Halloween! I am so excited to share with you all the amazing options for Fall activities in Utah!
In this post, we are going to explore A LOT of options. Most of these fun fall activities in Utah will be anytime from September to November. However, the majority will happen in Utah in October.
There are pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and even exploring some of the best National Parks in the USA, which are of course in Utah.
Before we start be sure to grab your free Utah Fall Bucket List! This list has local events with dates and times. You can cross off the big stuff and have fun attending the local city events and fall festivals as well.
Let’s explore all of the fun Utah Fall activities!
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Utah Pumpkin Patches and Farms
Are you thinking about visiting one of the many Utah Pumpkin Patches? Awesome, we love going every year and finding the perfect pumpkin. I have another article that is more in-depth about each pumpkin patch in Utah.
At many of the Utah pumpkin patch locations, there are also fun fall activities for the whole family. I will make a quick list below of the Utah pumpkin patches and then highlight the ones that offer more than just a pumpkin patch later on.
Let’s explore all the Utah Pumpkin Patches! This list will hopefully grow and improve each year!
Utah Pumpkin Patches
- 1. Kuwahara's Pumpkin Patch – Draper
- 2. Mabey's Pumpkin Patch – South Jordan
- 3. Cross E Ranch – Salt Lake City
- 4. Willow Creek Pumpkins – Wellsville
- 5. Harwood Farms – Springville
- 6. Thanksgiving Point – Lehi
- 7. Hee Haw Farms – Pleasant Grove
- 8. Wheeler Farm – Murray
- 9. American West Heritage Center – Wellsville
- 10. Wilkerson Farm – Orem
- 11. The Kinlands – Riverton
- 12. Staheli – Washington
- 13. Rowley's Red Barn – Santaquin and Washington
- 14. Evans Family Farm – Lehi
- 15. Glen Rays – Spanish Fork
- 16. Gordo's Fun Farm – Spanish Fork
Utah In October
There are SO MANY fall activities in Utah. I am going to list some fun options. Utah in October is amazing! This list will continue to grow each year.
If there is an activity that you love and that is not on this list be sure to comment and let me know! We are going to try and include all of the fun things to do in Utah in October!
17. Thanksgiving Point - Cornbelly's
Cornbellys at Thanksgiving Point is probably one of the best Utah fall activities. There are games, food, and lots of fun!
Lehi and Spanish Fork
There are now two locations one is at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi and a smaller extension is in Spanish Fork.
Opens: September 22rd – October 30th (Bonus Days Weather permitting)
Admission: $18.95 – $24.95 (Weekend prices are higher)
There are over 50 attractions at Cornbelly's. They are so fun! Every age can enjoy the different activities. My kids love it. You can easily spend an entire day at Cornbellys. More attractions open at night and become “haunted.”
Attractions at Cornbelly's
- Rope Courses
- Hay Rides
- Bounce Houses
- AMAZING Corn Maze
This is one of the best things to do in Utah in October!
18. Wheeler Farm Pumpkin Days
Opens: September 22nd – October 31
19. Kuwahara's Thriller Park
- Haunted Attractions
- Bounce Houses
- Corn Mazes
- Food Truck
Kuwahara is a great place for local fall activities to enjoy.
20. Cross E. Farms
Location: Fall Activities Salt Lake City
A fun Fall activity in Salt Lake City is heading to Cross E Ranch. The Utah Fall Festival is so fun! There are many Utah fall activities to enjoy.
Opens: September 22 – October 28th
Admission: 15.95- 18.95 (Prices increase on the weekends)
Cross E Ranch Attractions
- Zip Line
- Corn Pit
- Sun Flower Field
- Petting Zoo
- Rock Wall
- Corn Maze
21. Sundance Full Moon Lift Rides
Dates: September 8th, 9th, and 10th, and October 7th and 8th
Fall Date Night Utah Package: $55
Fall in Utah Date Night
This is a great Utah Fall date night idea. You will enjoy a romantic lift ride up the mountain with the full moon shining overhead. The ride takes about 45 minutes – 1 hour to complete. However, you can use the lift as much as you want between the hours of 8:30 pm and 11:00 pm.
22. Sundance Haunted Halloween Lift Ride
Sundance Ski Resort
Dates and Times:
October 20th -22nd
October 24th – 29th
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (11:00 pm weekends)
Family 4 pack – $99
Fall Activities in Utah
Similar to the Full Moon night ride the Halloween lift ride is a little spookier and fun for the whole family. It is a great Utah fall activity and new for the 2023 season.
The ride last about 30-45 minutes. There is hot chocolate and other food for sale after you enjoy your ride.
23. Halloween Cruise on the Provo River
CLAS Rope Course
Opens: September 29 – October 31st
$9 – $10 (price increase for the weekend)
Provo River Cruise
The Halloween cruise seats up to 35 people. As you board your captain will tell ghost stories while you pass by 100 hand-carved Jack-o-lanterns. The ride is family-friendly and lasts about 20-25 minutes. This is a Utah fall activity that is fun for everyone!
24. Gardner Village Witch Fest
Opens: September 22nd – October 31st
Witch Fest is one of our favorite fall activities in Utah. There are crazy witches all around Gardner Village. You can do a scavenger hunt to find them all. Once you have finished you can head to the bakery and get a free cookie.
There is also a witch dinner theater and witch escape room that you can purchase tickets for. For the kids, there is a petting zoo, pony rides, and play areas for an additional cost. The Witch Fest is one of the best Utah Fall activities!
25. Lagoon Frightmares
Dates: September 8th – October 29th
Lagoon is Utah’s amusement park. There are lots of fun roller coasters and attractions. During Frightmares there are scary attractions including haunted houses and shows. For children, there is trick or treating throughout the park. It is a fun fall event!
Frightmares is awesome. It needs to go on your “Things to do in the Fall in Utah” list.
26. Scary Hill at Cherry Hill
Opens: October 2nd – October 30th (Some days are closed during the week)
Cherry Hill is a campground and small amusement park. They have some fun activities, especially for Halloween which include:
- Tractor rides
- Spooky Miniature Golf
- Spooky Maze
27. BooLights at the Zoo
Opens: October 4th – October 29th (not open everyday)
Kids 12 and under can come dressed in costume and do fun activities. Each day there are different events such as magicians, mermaids, and wild witches. There are fun lights and decorations along the path to check out.
Howl and Growl
28. Snowbird Oktoberfest
Snowbird Ski Resort
Dates: August 12 – October 15
Hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free ($12 to park car)
Oktoberfest is one of the Utah Fall festivals you will love! Snowbird Ski Resort has been voted one of the top 10 Oktoberfest in America by Men’s Journal Magazine. You can try German-style beer and food.
There are fun activities at Snowbird. You can also book an Oktoberfest Getaway Package and stay at the resort.
29. Hale Center Theater
August 19th – November 16th
Hale Center Theater offers quality plays all year long but usually during the Halloween season, there is a special production. In 2023 The Addams Family will be featured.
Admission: Prices vary depending on seat selection.
Of all the fall activities in Utah, Hale is one that you can guarantee will be good. The show is fabulous and keeps you entertained!
30. This is the Place Heritage Park – Little Haunts
Dates: October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
This is the Place Heritage Park that offers non-scary fall activities in Utah for younger children. There is trick or treating, storytelling, pumpkin roll, and candy cannon.
31. Haunted Aquarium
Halloween at High Seas is a separate ticket from the regular aquarium ticket. Prices will vary depending on the day you go.
Halloween on the High Seas is the theme. It is a nighttime event on the plaza. There are pirates and mermaids, a carnival, treats, trick or treating, and a parade.
What to Expect
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is decorated throughout the entire building. A scavenger hunt is available to do as you visit. Trick or treating is available on select days throughout October. This is one of the best fall activities in Utah for little kids.
32. Heber Creeper – Pumpkin Train
Dates: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays in October
$25 for tickets. You will want to book early as these train rides sell out fast!
This 90-minute train ride has assigned seats and offers a delicious pumpkin cookie. It leaves at 7 pm sharp. You will be entertained with Halloween songs and Halloween characters and end at a Halloween Village full of ghosts.
This is a very fun Halloween Utah attraction. It is one of the best things to do in Utah in Fall.
33. Pumpkin Walk
Open: October 19th to the 21st 23rd and 24th
What to Expect
If you are looking for free fall activities in Utah. The pumpkin walk features hundreds of carved glowing pumpkins. There are also scenes made of pumpkins and gourds.
We have been to this event and it is very fun! It is one of the best fall activities in Utah if you live in Northern Utah.
Haunted Houses in Utah
I have to be honest, Utah haunted houses are some of the best in the country. One of the best things to do in the fall in Utah is visit a haunted house. There are so many I can’t even list all of them here. I will only list the BEST haunted houses in Utah.
34. Nightmare on 13th and X Scream
$22.95 and up
Group tickets are $16.95
Ticket prices vary depending on the days and what type of ticket you purchase.
Nightmare on 13th is the haunted house. X Scream is a second VIP attraction that is more scary. If you want to do X Scream your ticket includes both Nightmares on 13th and X Scream. You can not do X Scream alone.
35. Castle of Chaos
Starting at $25
Ticket prices are more on weekends and if you want VIP treatment.
Nationally Recognized Haunted House in Utah
The Castle of Chaos has been recognized by the Travel Channel and USA Today as one of the scariest haunted houses in America. It is also recognized by Haunted World as the best-haunted house in Utah.
The Castle of Chaos also has escape rooms available to try out.
36. Fear Factory
$28.99 and up
Group Prices $21.99
Tickets can include VIP access which are at different rates.
Top 20 Scariest Haunted House in the World
Fear Factory is another nationally acclaimed haunted house with recognitions from the Travel Channel, USA Today, and Buzz Feed. Fear Factory is made up of 6 buildings and is 6 stories high. It is kind of creepy that its address is truly 666.
37. Dead City Haunted House
$22.99 and up
Utah Haunted House Attraction Options
What is really neat about Dead City is that it has 6 themed haunted rooms, which are all incredible. Also, Dead City has a “chicken” option. You will be given a glow stick which informs employees not to jump out at you.
38. Insanity Point
Your ticket price also includes admission to everything else Cornbellys offers which is a full day’s worth of fun.
39. Haunted Corn Maze
This haunting begins at night. There are four haunted attractions but the premier haunted attraction is Insanity Point. The attractions include:
- Insanity Point
- Eerie Acres and Big Top Tower
- Hay Loft Horror
Up and Coming Utah Haunted Houses
- Haunted Circus -Strangling Brothers – American Fork
- Night Stalkers – West Jordan
- Haunted Forest – American Fork
- Asylum 49 -Tooele
- Haunted Hollow – Ogden
Scenic Drives in Utah
40. Alpine Loop
The Alpine loop begins at the American Fork Canyon and ends in the Provo Canyon. It is a beautiful place to see all the fall colors in Utah.
As the trees change color this road gets busy. It is almost bumper to bumper as you complete the 20 mile stretch from start to finish.
41. Guardsman Pass
Guardsman Pass is located between the Brighton Ski Resort and Park City. It is one of the best places to see the fall colors in Utah.
Guardsman Pass is one of the most popular scenic drives in Utah during the Fall. The leaves start to change in September.
42. Utah National Parks
The weather is perfect in Utah during October for camping, hiking, and visiting the National Parks.
The five national parks include:
- Zion National Park
- Arches National Park
- Canyonlands National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Capitol Reef National Park
Although there are no special Halloween or Fall activities at the national parks, it is absolutely one of the best times to visit.
Utah Weather in October
The weather in Moab in October is unbeatable. The high is around 74 degrees. This is perfect for visiting Arches National Park and Canyonlands.
Capitol Reef is slightly cooler with an average high around 65 degrees. We went last October and it was perfect.
Zion National Park weather in October is around 66 degrees. This is a great temperature while you are hiking and exploring. Bryce Canyon is a little cooler around 57 degrees.
Visiting the Utah National Parks in October is the perfect thing to do during Fall in Utah!
43. Sleepy Hollow
Location: 1400 North Springville, UT
Opens: September 30th
$25 per person
You can experience the Legend of Sleepy Hollow in Springville. This 45-minute wagon ride experience will lead you through a spooky forest with the narration of Sleepy Hollow. You may see Ichabod Crane himself!
Beautiful Horses are actually used to enhance the experience.
Now in Midway Utah
Sleepy Hollow Wagon Rides are also in Midway Utah near Park City. You can enjoy the same experience in two locations. This is such a fun Utah Fall attraction.
44. Scare Crow Festival
Location: Thanksgiving Point Ashton Gardens
Dates: October 16th – 21st
Scarecrow festival is included in the general admission for the gardens.
On October 19th – 21st there will be vendors and educational activities.
45. Utah State Fair
155 N 1000 W Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Opens: September 7th -17th
State Fair Activities
- Monster Truck Tour
- Demolition Derby
- Ice Cream Festival
We went to the ice cream festival a few years ago and it was amazing! I would go again in a heartbeat! The Utah State Fair is a great addition to your “Utah Fall Activities” List.
46. American West Heritage Center
Opens: September 22nd – October 28th
Admission: $8.00 – $15.00
The American West Heritage Center offers a fun time on the farm.
There are so many great Utah fall Activities:
- Haunted Hollow
- Corn Maze
- Pony Rides
- Pumpkin Patch
- Train Rides
Utah Fall Activities
Wow, there are a lot of fun things to do in Utah in the Fall! I hope you get a chance to visit during this time of year and enjoy all the Fall activities in Utah!
I love Fall in Utah! The weather usually is nice and there is just so much to do! If you do not get a chance to visit Utah in Fall, Spring in Utah is wonderful. Winter in Utah is also an option if you love to ski or snowboard!
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