Halloween celebrations in Utah are pretty big. Fall festivals, corn mazes, scary attractions, parades, and noisy parties are held throughout the state during the whole month of October. Some of the events are for grown-ups only, but there are plenty of family-friendly festivals and pumpkin patches for everyone to enjoy!
Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest in Lehi (September 8–October 28, 2023)
Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest are among the most famous Halloween events in Utah. Organized by Brett and Nicole Herbst, the renowned corn maze has changed several locations over the years. It is currently set up at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah. Other attractions of Cornbelly's include Pumpkin Princess Carriage that is a perfect place for little princes and princesses with a small castle, birthday tea party area, “Cinderella” carriage, and “build-a-princess” scarecrow area. Also, every child has a chance to trick-or-treat in the corn and find their treats filled with candy.
Pumpkin Days at Wheeler Farm (September 22–October 31, 2023)
Pumpkin Days at Wheeler Farm is another perfect activity for the whole family. Held at a historical farm near Salt Lake City, the festival features the Pumpkin Patch, Hay Maze, Cow Train & Wagon Rides. There are plenty of kid-friendly, not-so-scary Halloween activities. Wheeler Fram offers kids cow milking, farmhouse tours, duck feeding, farm animals petting, tractor-drawn wagon rides, blacksmithing demos, and all kinds of special events.
Herber Valley Railroad (October 7–28, 2023, on selected dates)
Herber Valley is especially beautiful during the fall season offering stunning foliage viewing. The Pumpkin Train and The Halloween Train are the favorite seasonal rides in the Heart of Utah's mountains. The Pumpkin Train offers a short 40-minute train ride where the adults can enjoy the scenery while kids get entertained by costumed characters. Whereas Halloween Train departs at 7 pm for a 90-minute adventure, featuring The Sanderson Sisters and roaming zombies.
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides (October 12-31, 2023, on selected dates)
Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides is the annual attraction offering authentic horsedrawn wagon rides through the real woods of Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah. The journey is accompanied by a skillful narration of Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". The legends say the wood is haunted so don't be surprised to see the Headless Horseman! Haunted Wagon Ride is appropriate for all age groups. It is organized by Rocky Mountain Outfitters at Soldier Hollow located within 25 minute drive from Provo, 20 minutes from Park City, and about 1 hour from Salt Lake City, Utah.
FearCon, Salt Lake City (on hold)
Fear Con is a unique Halloween festival that embraces fantasy, horror, and the supernatural. The event provides live and interactive entertainment for everyone. It includes a great show, exciting activities, and an expo where all vendors dressed up in costumes add to the interactive experience. Fear Con offers great themed music, circus, scary haunts, face painting, escape rooms, and much more. A two-day event features more than 150 exhibitors and tons of entertainment at Riverbend Event Center, Salt Lake City.
Pumpkin Nights, Salt Lake City (on hold)
Pumpkin Nights at Utah State Fair Park in Salt Lake City is a favorite fall tradition for many families. A magical and entertaining experience offers a few interactive Halloween attractions and activities. Visit an enchanted world surrounded with dazzling, multi-sensory displays, stop by seven Pumpkin Lands featuring over 3,000 artistically hand-carved pumpkins. Pumpkin Passage reminds of Harry Potter’s Great Hall, while Rum River Pirates is set up as the tropical island where pirates hid their treasure. The Great Pumpkin Reef is one of a kind underwater pumpkin marvel with bubbles and beautiful mermaids.
Trick-Or-Treat DIVA! Party at Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City (September 30, 2023)
Annual Halloween Party is one of the most fun-filled events in Salt Lake City during the Halloween season. The largest party of the year held at the Metro Music Hall features the best DJs and the spookiest decoration making the venue look totally unrecognizable. The party features a photo booth and beanie giveaways. Line-ups included DJ Matty Mo and others. The Halloween Party is always a big success with crowds partying deep into the morning.
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