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To help you better navigate this season, we have put together a list of Utah’s favorite fall and Halloween activities for 2021. Searching for an activity near you? Don’t miss our complete list of all the best fall activities in Utah to search hundreds of Halloween and festivals by event, venue, city, or category!
Lore, is Everymore’s premier Halloween event and a newer attraction in the Lehi area that features a fantasy land that is taken to the next level during the Halloween season. It is our favorite addition for 2021 and sure to become a family favorite Utah tradition! This English-inspired town is founded on a big imagination and provides the perfect backdrop for archery, quests, and games, themed train rides, horse & pony interactions, and mini-productions. Make sure to leave time to try the Norse and Celtic-inspired Vander’s Keep restaurant!
Whether you are looking for family fun or for varying levels of spooky entertainment, Cornbelly’s should be on your fall bucket list. This annual tradition offers activities like apple blasting, barn swings, festival rides, haunted activities, fireworks, and so much more. Each spooky activity is rated on a nighttime scream scale to ensure that you know exactly what you’re in for. With something for all ages, you’re sure to have a memorable experience complete with all of the traditional fair goodies that will help you bulk up for the colder weather!
Alpine Loop Drive, late May through late October
The Alpine Loop is well known for its stunning views all year, but especially during the fall months when the leaves begin to change. This 20-mile route explores American Fork Canyon, the Uinta National Forest, and even Provo Canyon. There are many entrances to the loop, but many visitors love to start near Sundance Resort. With countless trailheads and camping areas, you have plenty of options to stay awhile and take in the vibrant views.
Gardner Village Witchfest
Witchfest at Gardner Village transports its visitors to a magical world of witchcraft and wonder. With more than 30,000 pounds of pumpkins, a themed scavenger hunt, and the infamous Witches Night Out, this highly anticipated festival is perfect for those who want to spice up their life with a bit of magic.
Explore 9 different pumpkin villages as you walk through this uniquely creative destination. At Pumpkin Nights, everything is carved from pumpkins by incredibly talented experts who have dedicated their lives to learning this skillful art. From Chinese dragons to underwater sea creatures, you’re sure to get some ideas for your next jack-o-lantern competition!
Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Activities Near Me
Utah has numerous local pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and Halloween activities throughout to keep you busy all season long. Each location is a little bit different with its own unique touches and festive activities. From zombie paintball to apple picking, there is sure to be something for everyone. Make sure you don’t miss any activities and find the closest events to you with Utah’s Festively Fun Fall Activity Calendar 2021 searchable calendar from My Local Utah.
Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point
The Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point is the perfect creative outlet if you’ve been looking to take advantage of more fall festivities this year! Countless community members submit their scarecrow creations for all to see while they meander through the 50-acre gardens and enjoy the changing leaves. With games and snacks available, this is the perfect Saturday afternoon activity.
Heber Valley Pumpkin Train
The infamous Heber Valley Railroad is often mentioned for its Polar Express ride in the winter, but did you know that they also have a Pumpkin Train in October? This 40-minute train ride features costumed characters that are sure to keep your kiddos entertained. You will also get the opportunity to select and take home your favorite pumpkin from their pumpkin patch.
Provo River Halloween Cruise, September through October
Spending the evening on a boat in September may not sound like an ideal activity, but this pirate-themed Halloween cruise is a great way to get into the fall spirit! During the cruise, you will float past 100 jack-o-lanterns as the captain narrates a spooky story. If you’re lucky, you may even encounter a real pirate! Your ticket also includes a free movie before or after your ride. Check here for more information!
Weber State Turkey Triathlon 2021
Come run the Weber State Turkey Triathlon race in Ogden this November.
This virtual triathlon can be completed anywhere, anytime – even on separate days! You can also follow our traditional reverse sprint triathlon course, which starts with a 5K run and 10K bike around campus and ends with at 300-yard swim*. You can compete as an individual or on a team, or you can register for the 5K run!