Fall in Utah and Utah Fall Activities

Utah In the Fall (Over 45 Of The Best Utah Fall Activities)

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. 

Utah Fall Bucket List

Let’s explore all of the fun Utah Fall activities! 

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Utah Pumpkin Patches and Farms

Utah Pumpkin Patches

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


Utah In October

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

Utah Pumpkin Patches - Thanksgiving Point Lehi

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
  • Slides
  • AMAZING Corn Maze
  • Games

This is one of the best things to do in Utah in October! 

18. Wheeler Farm Pumpkin Days

Pumpkin Patches in Utah
Location: Murray
Wheeler Farm is a great place to enjoy Utah fall activities. There are so many fall attractions! They have a pumpkin patch but they also have a playland, maze, and wagon rides. 
Wheeler Farm is one of the best places to take Fall pictures.  There are beautiful trees with hues of red, yellow, and orange leaves.  If you are looking for Utah fall date ideas, Wheeler Farm is a great option. 


Pumpkin Days

Opens: September 22nd – October 31

Admission: $10

Pumpkin Days last from the end of September – October 31.  There are lots of fun activities to enjoy for only $10. 
Wheeler Farm should be added to your “Fall things to do in Utah.” list. 

 19. Kuwahara's Thriller Park

Utah Pumpkin Patch
Location: Draper
If you are looking for fun things to do in Utah in October, Kuwahara's is the place.  Not only is it a pumpkin patch but they also offer fun fall activities.
Thriller Park included haunted attractions and shows.  It is located near the pumpkin patch. 
Opens: September 22nd – October 31 
Admission:  $18.95 -$24.95

Kuwahara's Attractions

  • Haunted Attractions
  • Shows
  • Bounce Houses
  • Corn Mazes
  • Food Truck

Kuwahara is a great place for local fall activities to enjoy.

20. Cross E. Farms

Utah Pumpkin Patch - Salt Lake City

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
  • Swings
  • Sun Flower Field
  • Petting Zoo
  • Rock Wall 
  • Corn Maze 

21. Sundance Full Moon Lift Rides

Ski lift in Fall


Sundance Ski Resort

Dates: September 8th, 9th, and 10th, and October 7th and 8th

8:30 pm


Adults: $30

Children: $25

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

Things to do in Utah in Ocotober


Sundance Ski Resort

Dates and Times:

October 20th -22nd

October 24th – 29th

October 31st

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm (11:00 pm weekends)


Adults: $30

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

Halloween Provo River Cruise


CLAS Rope Course

3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601

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

Gardner Village Witch Fest


1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088

Opens: September 22nd – October 31st



Witch Fest

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 

Lagoon Frightmares


375 North Lagoon Dr, Farmington, UT 84025

Dates: September 8th – October 29th


Adults: $92.95

Children: $74.95

Amusement Park

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

Scary Hill a Cherry Hill Utah


1325 S Main St, Kaysville, UT 84037

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

Boo at the Zoo in Utah


2600 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Opens: October 4th – October 29th (not open everyday)


Adults: $18.95

Children: $15.95


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

Howl and Growl is basically Boolights with trick or treating.  This event is only held on Mondays.  

Hogel Halloween

Hogel Halloween Is a Utah fall activity during the daytime. If you have a zoo pass this is included.  You can trick or treat and see animals.  It is only on October 26, 27, and 28th. The cost starts at $17.95.

28. Snowbird Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest at snowbird Ski Resort


Snowbird Ski Resort

9385 Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092

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

Hale Center Theater


Sandy, Utah


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

This is the Place Heritage Park


2601 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Dates: October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Adults: $85.95

Children: $14.95

Little Haunts

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

Things to do in Salt Lake City with kids-Loveland Living Planet Aquarium


12033 Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, UT 84020

Dates: October


Adults: $27.95

Children: $17.95

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

Heber Creeper Train things to do in Utah in October


450 South 600 West
Heber City, Utah

Dates: Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays in October


$25 for tickets. You will want to book early as these train rides sell out fast! 

Train Ride

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 

Pumpkin Walk in Logan Utah


Elk Ridge Park: 1150 E 2500 North, North Logan

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

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


320 W 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115


$22.95 and up

Group tickets are $16.95

Ticket prices vary depending on the days and what type of ticket you purchase. 

Two Attractions 

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 


7980 S, State St, Midvale, UT 84047


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


666 W 800 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104


$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


5425 S Vine St. Murray, UT


$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


3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043



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
  • Dragon
  • 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

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.  

Hot Tip

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 scenic drive

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

Mighty five road trip Utah National parks

This list would not be complete without adding one of the best Fall activities in Utah, visit the Mighty five National Parks, and camping 

The weather is perfect in Utah during October for camping, hiking, and visiting the National Parks. 

The five national parks include:

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

Utah Fall Activities - sleepy Hollow

Location: 1400 North Springville, UT

Opens: September 30th


$25 per person

Wagon Ride

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

Scare Crow Festival Things to do in Utah in Fall

Location: Thanksgiving Point Ashton Gardens

3900 N. Garden Drive Lehi, UT

Dates: October 16th – 21st


Scarecrow festival is included in the general admission for the gardens. 

Adults: $24

Children: $17


On October 19th – 21st there will be vendors and educational activities.  

45. Utah State Fair

Utah State Fair - Cow - Utah Fall Activities


155 N 1000 W Salt Lake City, UT 84116


Opens: September 7th -17th


Adults: $12

Children: $8

State Fair Activities

  • Rodeo
  • Monster Truck Tour
  • Concerts
  • Carnival
  • 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

Utah in Fall - Corn Maze


4025 S.hwy 89-91, Wellsville, UT 84339

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

Fall in Utah

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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  1. My goodness there is a lot to do in Utah in the fall! I could easily spend a week or so having fun with all these terrific fall activities!

  2. Live your pictures! So crisp.
    Can’t believe the farm are already ready for fall activities. We definitely need to visit one.

  3. We’ve never been to Utah. It looks like a wonderful place, especially in Fall. I love pumpkins, pumpkin patches, and Fall festivals! I am a little scared of corn mazes though..lol
    Thanks for the great information about Utah.

  4. Loved taking my kids to the pumpkin patch every fall. Now that they are older, they still have fun, but I get to spend more time looking around and taking photos!

  5. Wow, you have found a lot of fun activities to do in Utah this Halloween season. My kids like hayride, finding their pumpkin and not so scary haunted houses.

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