Do you want to visit Utah in the Fall?  Awesome! 

Utah in the Fall is such a wonderful time.  There are so many family friendly events.  In this post we are going to explore A LOT of options. 

There are pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and even exploring some of the best National Parks in the USA, which are of course in Utah. 

Let’s explore all of the fun things to do in Utah in the Fall.

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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.  

At many of the Utah Pumpkin Patch locations there are also fun activities for the whole family.

Let’s explore all the Utah Pumpkin Patches! This list will hopefully grow and improve each year! 

Kuwahara's Pumpkin Patch

Utah Pumpkin Patch

Location:

12153 S 700 W, Draper, UT 84020

Opens: Mid – September

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Sunday 11:30 am – 8:00 pm

Kuwahara is a legit pumpkin patch where you walk out and pick the pumpkin from the patch.  We have been going to this patch since it first opened.  

There are pumpkins of all different shapes and sizes.  Pumpkins are sold by weight.  Entry fee is $5 per person but will go towards your final purchase price on Monday -Thursdays. Friday and Saturday admission price does not go toward pumpkin purchase.  

Thriller Park

Hours: 5:00 pm to close

Kuwahara has evolved over time and now offers more than just picking out a pumpkin.   There is a thriller experience that includes:

  • Haunted House
  • Shows
  • Corn Mazes
  • Bounce Houses
  • Food Trucks

Mabey's Pumpkin Patch

Utah Pumpkin Patch in West jordan

Location:

10090 S 1000 W South Jordan, UT 84095

South Jordan, UT 84095

Opens: Late – September

Admission: Free

We went to Maybes last year and loved the simplicity of it.  This is 16+ acres of pumpkins.  You can grab a wheel barrel and pick out a pumpkin. It is in a great location, not too far off the highway. 

There are cute photo opps available, so you will want to have a camera ready! 

Cross E Ranch - Fall Festival

Utah Pumpkin Patch - Salt Lake City

Location:

3500 North 2200 West 
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Opens: September

Admission: 

Starting at:

Adults $15.95

Children: $10.95

Weekend prices are more expensive.  You can also buy a season pass.

Fall Festival

Cross E Ranch offers a fall festival that does include a pumpkin patch but also has many other fun Utah fall activities.  These activities include:

  • Slides
  • Corn Maze
  • Zip Line
  • Rock Wall
  • Swings
  • Corn Pit
  • Petting Zoo
  • Sunflower Field 
  • Fall Treats

Willow Creek Pumpkins

Utah Pumpkin Patch - Wellsville

Location:

Wellsville, UT 84339

Opens: Seasonally

Admission: Free

This is one of the best Utah pumpkin patches. It’s not a field where you pick the pumpkins yourself, but it has a fantastic selection of local produce.
 
Idaho potatoes in 50lb bags straight from the fields. Huge variety of pumpkins, gourds, squash, corn. Decorative corn stalks and small hay bales. 
 
This place has the best prices of anywhere in Cache Valley. In August & early September you can buy peaches & tomatoes by the half bushel, melons, peppers, corn and u-pick green beans. 

Harwood Farms

Utah Pumpkin Patches

Location: 

950 W 400 S, Springville, Utah

Opens: Late September

Admission: $5

Harwood Farms is a great thing to do in Utah in Fall.  The Jakers pumpkin event has an enormous pumpkin patch. There are also many activities which include:

  • Hay Ride
  • Haunted Cove
  • Petting Zoo
  • Slides
  • Corn Maze

Thanksgiving Point - Cornbellys

Locations:

3003 N. Thanksgiving Way | Lehi, UT

5788 S. 3600 W. | Spanish Fork, UT

Opens: September

Admission:

Starting at

Spanish Fork: $9.95

Lehi: $18.95

Prices are more expensive on the weekends.

Cornbellys

Thanksgiving Point is one of the best things to include in your “Fall in Utah” list.  They offer so much. In my opinion, Thanksgiving Point is the absolute best fall activity in Utah. They have over 50 attractions.

Some of these activities include:

  • Hay Rides
  • Corn Maze
  • Rope Course
  • Slides
  • Bounce Houses
  • and so much more

We go to Cornbelly’s every year.  It is so fun you will want to spend your entire day there.  At night time haunted attractions open up.  Insanity Point is the haunted corn maze and has an additional cost. 

There are a lot of things to do, see, and eat at Cornbellys.  This is the first year for the Spanish Fork location.  

Hee Haw Farms

Utah Pumpkin Patches

Location:

95 S 2000 W, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Opens:  Late September

Admission:

$12.00 

HeeHaw Farms is a fun fall activity in Utah located in Pleasant Grove.  Admission includes:

  • Hay Ride
  • Corn Maze
  • Petting Zoo
  • Train Rides

Wheeler Farm - Pumpkin Days

Pumpkin Patches in Utah

Location: 

6351 South 900 East  
Murray, UT 84121

Opens: Late September

Admission:

$10.00

Wheeler Farm hosts Pumpkin Days in celebration of fall. There are lots of fun activities to enjoy.  You can also purchase pumpkins.  

There following activities are included:

  • Wagon Ride
  • Playland
  • Maze
  • Pedal Tracker
  • Corn Pit

American West Heritage Center

Utah in Fall - Corn Maze

Location:

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

Opens: Late September

Admission: $12.00

The American West Heritage Center offers a fun time on the farm. 

There are so many great activities:

  • Haunted Hollow
  • Corn Maze
  • Pony Rides
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Train Rides

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! 

Sundance Full Moon Lift Rides

 Ski lift in Fall

Location:

Sundance Ski Resort

Dates: September 16,17, and 18th

8:30pm

Admission:

Adults: $25

Children: $23

Fall in Utah Date Night

This is a great date night.  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. 

Halloween Cruise on the Provo River

Halloween Provo River Cruise

Location:

CLAS Rope Course

3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601

Admission:

$10

Provo River Cruise

The Halloween cruise seats up to 40 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 last about 20-25 minutes.

Gardner Village 

Gardner Village Witch Fest

Location:

1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan, UT 84088

Opens: Late September

Admission:

Free

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 additional cost. 

Lagoon Frightmares 

Lagoon Frightmares

Location:

375 North Lagoon Dr, Farmington, UT 84025

Dates: September – October

Admission:

Adults: $73.95

Children: $51.95

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 event! 

Scary Hill at Cherry Hill

Scary Hill a Cherry Hill Utah

Location:

1325 S Main St, Kaysville, UT 84037

Opens: October

Admission:

$10.99

Cherry Hill is a campground and small amusement park. The have some fun activities especially for Halloween which include:

  • Tractor rides
  • Spooky Miniature Golf
  • Spooky Maze

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo in Utah

Location:

2600 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Opens: October

Admission:

Adults: $12.95

Children: $9.95

Trick or Treat

Kids 12 and under can come dressed in costume and trick or treat. There are fun lights and decorations along the path to check out.

Snowbird Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest at snowbird Ski Resort

Location:

Snowbird Ski Resort

9385 Snowbird Center Dr, Snowbird, UT 84092

Dates: August – October 

Hours: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Admission

Free

Oktoberfest

Snowbird Ski Resort has been voted one of the top 10 Oktoberfest’s in America by Men’s Journal Magazine.  There are fun activities at Snowbird.  You can also book an Oktoberfest Getaway Package and stay at the resort.  

Odyssey Dance Theater Thriller

Zombie Thriller Dance

Location:

Thriller will be shown at 6 different locations. They are:

  • Price
  • Park City
  • Ogden
  • Logan
  • Salt Lake City
  • Ivins

Admission:

Tickets are different prices at each location.  They range from $21 – $40.

This is the Place Heritage Park – Little Haunts

This is the Place Heritage Park

Location:

2601 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Dates: October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission:

Adults: $14.95

Children: $10.95

Little Haunts

This is the Place Heritage Park offers a non-scary activity for younger children.  There is trick or treating, story telling,  pumpkin roll, and candy cannon.

Haunted Aquarium

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

Location:

12033 Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, UT 84020

Dates: October

Admission:

Adults: $21.95

Children: $16.95

Regular admission allows access to the Halloween event.

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.  

Heber Creeper – Pumpkin Train

Heber Creeper Train things to do in Utah in October

Location:

450 South 600 West
Heber City, Utah
84032

Dates: October 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25 th

Admission:

$20

Train Ride

This 90 minutes train ride features zombies and the Hocus Pocus sisters.  

Pumpkin Walk 

Pumpkin Walk in Logan Utah

Location:

Elk Ridge Park: 1150 E 2500 North, North Logan

Open: October 14,16,18,19

Admission:

Free

What to Expect

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! 

Haunted House 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.  

Nightmare on 13th and X Scream

Location:

320 W 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Admission:

$22.95 and up

Group tickets are $16.95

Ticket prices vary depending on 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 Nightmare on 13th and X Scream.  You can not do X Scream alone.  

Castle of Chaos 

Location:

7980 S, State St, Midvale, UT 84047

Admission:

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.  

Fear Factory

Location:

666 W 800 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Admission:

$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.

Dead City Haunted House

Location:

5425 S Vine St. Murray, UT

Admission:

$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.  

Insanity Point

Location:

3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043

Admission:

$34.95

Your ticket price also includes admission to everything else Cornbellys offers which is a full day’s worth of fun.  

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

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.  

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.  

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! 

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Fall In Utah

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! 

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 wonderfulWinter in Utah is also an option if you love to ski or snowboard!

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