If you love getting out in the fall weather, then you’re going to absolutely love doing these fall activities in Utah!
The air is starting to get a little crisp in the morning and it has me dreaming of everything we’ll be doing this fall from corn mazes to seeing the fall foliage.
Utah has so many amazing fall activities! It’s hard to choose which ones to do since there are so many. We always do at least one fall festival, a few fall drives, and a few other activities.
Some of our favorites that you can read more about in this post are Cornbelly’s Gardner Village, The Pumpkin Train, and driving the Alpine Loop.
Here’s your guide to Utah Halloween activities and fall activities in 2023.
Fall Activities In Utah #1 – Cornbelly’s
Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi will open September 22, 2023 and they will be open at least till October 30th. They are closed on Halloween.
This is our favorite of the fall activities in Utah! We love the corn maze here and the huge rocking chair. We get a picture in it every year.
Make sure to use my code morganboulevard for $3 off per ticket! This works for the Sunflower Festival and the Fall Festivals.
Cornbelly’s has a second location in Spanish Fork. Their sunflower festival will be September 8-30, 2023.
After that they’ll have a Fall Fest with a corn maze, pumpkins, and more fall fun. The pumpkin season will be October 2-28, 2023.
2. Kuwahara’s Pumpkin Patch And Thriller Park
Kuwahara’s pumpkin patch has really cool pumpkin walls to take pictures with. They will open in September 2023 for the fall season.
We haven’t done the thriller park before, but we love their pumpkin patch. It is located in Draper.
3. Gardner Village Witchfest
This event happens mid-September through October. It is so much fun to walk around here and see all the unique Halloween decorations they have. You can also do their witch scavenger hunt, which we love doing.
On weekends they have a farmers market and food trucks. They have events throughout the month like Witch’s Night Out. This is a really fun Halloween event!
4. Sundance Ski Lift Full Moon Ride
The Full Moon Ride takes place on September 28, 29, and 30. Bring lots of blankets and dress warm! It gets very cold at Sundance at night. The ride takes 45-60 minutes.
This is perfect if you’re looking for fall activities in Utah for couples.
5. Sundance Ski Lift Halloween Ride
We’ve done both the full moon ride and the Halloween ride. They’re both fun, but Halloween is our favorite! It can be a little scary and creepy though, so this isn’t something I recommend doing with kids.
For the Halloween ones they have people doing skits below you that you watch along the way. Like I said for the full moon ride, bring blankets and dress very warm!
This will run October 19-21, 23, 26-28, 30, and 31.
6. Pumpkin Train Heber Valley Railroad
The pumpkin train will run October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2023. You’ll ride in a historic coach for 40 minutes and get a free pumpkin.
The Heber Valley Railroad has other fun train rides in October too, like their Halloween train and Wizard’s train. The only one we’ve done was the pumpkin train, but we’re hoping to do the other ones soon!
7. Drive the Alpine Loop
The Alpine Loop drive is a perfect Utah fall activity. The colors of the leaves on this drive are unreal! You’ll see every shade of red, orange, yellow, and green on this scenic drive.
We always stop at Cascade Springs to walk around. There are little waterfalls here and a path to walk around. We brought a stroller last year and it worked, but was hard to push up some of the hills.
This is one of the best outdoor fall activities in Utah!
8. Cross E Ranch
The fall festival at Cross E Ranch in Salt Lake has a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and a sunflower field. They also have tons of fall activities going on and fun treats, including their amazing apple donuts and apple slushes that we crave year round!
They have a lot of farm animals to see, slides, and more.
9. Visit the Pumpkin Patch
There are tons of these in the area, but one of our favorites is Mabey Pumpkin Patch. Their address is 10090 S 1000 W, South Jordan, UT 84095.
Mabey opens September 23rd and stays open till Halloween.
There are tons of other pumpkin patches in Utah too.
10. Spooky Light Show
This Halloween light drive thru is in South Jordan. For 2023 it will be open October 11-30.
It’s one of our family’s favorite things to do in Utah in October! You’ll drive through tunnels of lights while listening to Halloween music through your car.
11. Monsters After Dark
Monster’s After Dark has tons of handmade monsters that are so cute to see. Some years they do it as a walk thru event and other years it’s a drive thru.
They will give you a scavenger hunt to do where you find things on the monsters, which makes it really fun.
12. Snowbird Scenic Tram
The scenic tram at Snowbird has the prettiest views of the mountain and the fall leaves. We did this last year for the first time and our whole family loved it!
October 15 is the last day to ride it in 2023.
13. Gordo’s Fun Farm
Gordo’s Fun Farm is in Spanish Fork. They have a pumpkin patch, fresh produce, farm animals, and a fall festival with slides, swings, and more. This is one of the more affordable fall festivals and it’s great for little kids.
14. Drive Up Little Cottonwood Canyon
This canyon is a shorter drive than others and the fall foliage is amazing! Expect a little traffic on the weekends because everyone wants to see the fall colors.
15. Drive Up Big Cottonwood Canyon And Stop At Silver Lake
We love driving up Big Cottonwood Canyon in October when the leaves are at their best. Silver Lake is a fun place to get out and walk around.
You’ll also have some traffic on this drive on the weekends and it can be hard to find parking at Silver Lake.
16. See The Halloween Houses In Daybreak
There are a lot of houses in Daybreak that go all out with Halloween decorations and lights!
We love the Stranger Things house and the Beetlejuice house. We aren’t sure which houses will decorate this year.
17. Chalk the Block
Chalk The Block is going on August 25-27th at the Riverwoods in Provo. There are a bunch of artists here who do chalk art in a parking spot.
It’s amazing to see how talented they are and what they come up with for their design.
18. Oktoberfest at Snowbird
Oktoberfest takes place at Snowbird and it’s open Saturdays and Sundays plus Labor Day August 12 – October 15, 2022 12-6pm.
Admission is free, but parking is $10 per car. Oktoberfest has the best kettle corn, so make sure to grab a bag while you’re there.
This is one of the first fall activities in Utah to kick off. We like going here early in the season before all the other activities are open.
18. Alpine Slides in Park City
This is one of the most fun activities! You’ll purchase your tickets at the Park City Mountain Village base, then ride the ski lift up part of the mountain.
In the fall there are beautiful aspen trees that have turned yellow that are so fun to see while riding the ski lift.
You’ll jump off the ski lift part of the way up and walk to the top of the slides. Then you’ll ride down and have tons of fun!
The Alpine Slides at Park City costs $25 per adult and $15 per child. I can’t find their exact hours and what date they close for the season, so I suggest calling to see if they’re open when you want to go.
19. Hee Haw Farms
Hee Haw Farms fall family friendly activities will start sometime in September. Admission is $10. The farm has a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a petting farm, an animal train, and more.
We love going here! It’s not nearly as busy as some of the other corn mazes/farms in the area and it has a lot of different things to do.
They will be open September 29-November 4, 2023.
20. Buy Apple Cider
Allred Orchards in Provo has apple cider, apples and other fresh produce you can buy. This fresh apple cider is so delicious.
We also love to get apple cider at Harmon’s!
21. Go Apple Picking
After you pick your apples, go home and bake a pie with them. If you’re not into baking, then go get an apple pie from Costco.
You can pick apples at a lot of places including Allred Orchards in Provo, Cherry Hill Farms in Orem, and Burgess Orchards in Alpine.
22. Paint Halloween decorations
One year at Color Me Mine we painted some Jack-o-lanterns and they’re some of our favorite Halloween decorations we have.
23. Go to a Haunted House
Nightmare on 13th is open September 15-November 4, 2023. There are plenty of other haunted houses too.
This is not a good activity for kids, but is one of the popular fall activities in Utah for adults. There are also some haunted corn mazes if you’re looking for other haunted activities.
24. Go to the Haunted Circus
I’m way too scared to go to the fall activities in Utah like this, but I know some people love it. The Strangling Boys Haunted Circus is located in American Fork and are open for dates from September 11th to October 31, 2023.
25. Swiss Days
Swiss Days is a fun festival to walk around and shop at in Midway. Swiss Days is in September, usually over Labor Day weekend. Festivals like this are so fun!
This is another of the first fall activities in Utah to happen each year. It’s fun to drive up the canyon to get here and see some fall colors.
26. Boo Lights at the Zoo
Boo Lights takes place at the Hogle Zoo on a few different days in October. You can take a look at their website for more info and specific dates when it gets closer.
27. Frightmares at Lagoon
Frightmares is happening September 8-October 29, 2023. There are haunted attractions and Halloween decorations throughout the amusement park. Lagoon is North of Salt Lake City.
28. Jaker’s Jack O Lanterns in Springville
Jaker’s is a really fun place to get your pumpkins, go on a hay ride, do a corn maze, watch fireworks, and more. It’s $6 per person, but is free for kids age 2 and under.
It’s in Springville. The dates for 2023 are September 29th through October 30th, but they are closed on Sundays.
29. Go on a hike to see the fall foliage
There are a lot of trails in Utah, including Bridal Veil Falls and Stewart Falls. If you’re looking for free fall activities in Utah, then a hike is a great idea.
30. Wheeler Farm Pumpkin Days
Pumpkin Days takes place at the Wheeler Historic Farm. You’ll find pumpkins, animals, a hay maze, and wagon rides. The dates for 2023 are September 22-October 31.
This is one of the few fall activities in Utah we haven’t taken our kids to, but we’re hoping to this year!
31. Sleepy Hollow Wagon Ride
The Sleepy Hollow Wagon Ride is in Midway. Ride in a wagon while listening to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Kids 3 and under are free.
They are not open for the full experience this year, but they are still doing fall wagon rides.
32. Thanksgiving Point Scarecrow Festival
This Scarecrow Festival is held in the Ashton Gardens. The scarecrows are decorated by the community. It is open October 16-21, 2023.
33. Halloween Cruise on the Provo River
For the Halloween Cruise, you go for a ride on a boat down the Provo River while listening to stories and looking at pumpkins.
It costs $10 per person and $1 for kids 2 and under Monday through Thursday. The price is $12 per person and $2 per kids 2 and under on Fridays and Saturdays.
We did this one year and it was very cold! Make sure to dress warm and bring a blanket if you’d like.
34. Dia De Muertos at Thanksgiving Point
The Day of the Dead is a one day Latin American celebration at Thanksgiving Point. There are vendors, ofrendas, and performances. It’s at the Show Barn. It will be October 28, 2023.
If you’re looking for indoor fall activities in Utah, then this is for you.
35. Drive the Nebo Loop
We did this for the first time a few years ago and loved it! We went mid- September and the fall colors were already beautiful.
We started on the Payson side and drove to Nephi. We stopped at Devil’s Kitchen aka Mini Bryce Canyon. It has parking, restrooms, and a short paved trail to the lookout.
36. Wilkerson Farm in Orem
Wilkerson Farm opens September 15th 2023. Age 4 and under are free! There’s a big corn maze, rides, a hayride, a mini maze, slides, and more. It’s in Orem.
37. Utah State Fair
The Utah state fair is going September 7-17, 2021 at the State Fair Park in Salt Lake City.
38. Petersen Family Farm
Petersen Family Farm in Riverton has a pumpkin patch and farm animals.
39. Little Bear Bottoms Corn Maze
Little Bear Bottoms corn maze opens September 22, 2023. It’s located in Wellsville, UT.
40. Staheli Family Farm
Staheli Family Farm is in Washington, Utah. They have a corn maze, a field of screams, zombie rampage, pumpkin patch, farmland, and more. They’ll be open from the end of September till the end of October.
41. Little Haunts
Little Haunts is at This Is The Place Heritage Park. For 2021 they’ll be open October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28 10am-5pm.
There’s trick or treating, a story telling witch, train rides, and more going on. Bring a trick or treat bag to use.
42. Rowley’s Red Barn
Rowley’s Red Barn has a fall festival with a corn maze, wagon rides, a corn pit, apple cannons, and more. They have locations in Santaquin and Washington.
What will you be doing this fall in Utah? I hope you all have a fun fall and a spooky October!
43. Visit The Utah National Parks
Fall is a great time to visit the national parks since they aren’t as busy and hot.
The five national parks in Utah are Zion National Park, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Canyonlands National Park.
There are so many fall things to do in Utah whether you’re local or visiting the area. Which activities will you be adding to your bucket list?
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