Thursday, October 8, 2015

28 Things to do in Utah County in October

28 Things to do in Utah County in October

1. Visit a Corn Maze

Utah County has a large number of Corn Mazes to choose from. Which one is your favorite? 

2.Go to a Fireworks Show

Every Friday and Saturday through Oct. 21 starting at 8:30 pm. According to cornbellys.com Friday Shows have a minion twist and Saturday shows are about Halloween and American Pride.

3.Pick your own Pumpkin

You can get pumpkins from a variety of different places in October, from grocery stores to pumpkin patches.

4.Go for a Haunted hayride

From Dark to close each Friday and Saturday in October you can take a ride as a large group or cuddle close with just 2 as you ride through a 154 year old barnyard at Hee Haw Farms.  

5.Gather Candy and Other Goodies shot from a Cannon 

Mondays at 6:30 and Weekends (Friday and Saturday) at 1:30 and 6:30 pm.

6.Take a Halloween Cruise 

Take a Halloween Cruise down Provo River. The boat seats up to 40 people and the cruise takes about 25 minutes. While on the cruise you will hear scary stories told by the captain and view over 100 jack-o-lanterns. The cost is just $8 per person over the age of 2. Included in your cruise admission is the movie "Spooky Bats and Scaredy Cats". The Movie can be enjoyed before or after the cruise. Cruises run from October 1-31 from 6:30pm until 9pm Monday-Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday. Cruises depart every 30 minutes.


7. Play in the Corn Box? 

At A Country Farm you can play in a Corn Sand box for just 50 cents.

8.Trick or Treat Hayride 

How good is your catch? Mondays from 5-7 and Saturdays from 12-3 at Hee Haw Farms take a hayride and catch treats tossed to the wagon as it rolls by.

9.Visit the Back Forty 

For just $8 or $35 for a family of 5 you can visit the back forty at Raley's Red Barn. This includes a hayride to the Back Forty, corn maze, pumpkin patch (each person can buy one pumpkin of any size for $3) apple cannons, the giant slides, race tractors, hay pyramid, tractor train, giant sand box and bin maze. You can visit the back 40 Mondays - Friday from 3:30 -8:30 and Saturdays from 10:30-8:30. From September 26-October 30. Visit rowleysredbarn.com to purchase tickets. 

10. Attend the Pumpkin Princess Pageant

Saturday October 10 at 12 pm for girls ages 2-10. To participate girls should wear their favorite princess costume. The winners will receive a princess package and free tickets to Cornbelly's. For more information visit cornbellys.com

11.Go through a Light-Alley

According to vineyardgardencenter.com the "light alley" is kid friendly and has fun displays and happy characters. It also has New picture boards, so don't forget your camera. 

12.Giant Pumpkin Drop

October 24 starting at noon at Hee Haw Farms. How many pumpkins will they drop? Last year over 7 tons of pumpkin was dropped.

2014 Pumpkin Drop Hee Haw Farms

13.Come face-to-face with exotic animals

Tuesday-Thursday at 5:30 and again at 7:30 pm you can see at touch exotic animals at Cornbelly's.

14.Zombi Paintball

Help get rid of the Zombies at McCoards Garden Center. Cost $15

15.Go to a Rock-n-Roll Concert 

Saturday October 10 from 2-5pm at A Country Farm in Payson listen to Just Us a group that specializes in oldies rock-n-roll. Admission is Free!

16.Attend the Big Halloween Bash and Pumpkin Smash

Saturday October 31 Cornbelly's opens at 10 am. They will have costume contests, trick-or-treating, concert fireworks (at night) and Insanity Point. You will also be able to help smash all the unsold pumpkins.

17.Make-It/Take-It Crafts

A Country Farm in Payson has some fun Make and Take Crafts including
  • Pocket Purse
  • Wacky Witches
  • Craft Bags
  • Create-a-Creature
  • Silly Snakes 
  • Trick-or-Treat Buckets

18. Halloween Lift Ride

Take a Halloween lift ride at Sundance Resort in Provo Canyon. You will sore over Halloween scenes and meet lift operators and actors in costume. For information you might want to call Sundance Resort since the page with more details can't be found on the website. 

19. See the Addams Family at Hale Center Theater

Attend the Addams Family play at hale Center Theater in Orem, The play will be preformed from October 8 - November 28. Visit haletheater.org for more information and to purchase tickets. 

20. Hear David Archuleta Perform 

On October 8 and 9 at 7:30 pm hear David Archuleta along with BYU preforming groups including Vocal Point, Young Ambassadors and more at BYU Spectacular. Tickets range in price from $10-$30; the Performance will take place at the Marriott Center on BYU campus. 

21. Shopping Extravaganza 

Attend the 3rd Annual Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday October 10 at Traverse Mountain.

22. Scarecrow Festival 

Thanksgiving Point will be having the first-ever Scarecrow Festival. Enjoy the fall colors in the 55-acre garden filled with scarecrows submitted by the community. 

23. Listen to Halloween tails with Ginger Parkinson

Dress up and go to the Springville Public Library for stories and treats on October 19 at 7pm.

24. Thriller

Odyssey Dance will be performing Thriller at the Covey Center in Provo. Check provo.org for ticket prices and dates of performances.

25. Pumpkin Palooza 

28 Things to do in Utah County in October Friday and Saturday October 23 and 24 attend the Pumpkin Palooza at the Utah County Fairgrounds in Spanish Fork. Admission is Free! 

26. Riverwoods Pumpkin Parade 

October 24 from 4-9 pm dress up and trick-or-treat around the shops. Take a Hayride around the shops and enjoy other activities. 

27. Pumpkin Plunge

October 26 at the Springville Community Pool jump into the pool with 200 floating pumpkins and choose one to decorate. Family Admission is $12. 

28. Lehi City Halloween Extravaganza

October 30 from 5-8pm at the Lehi Legacy Center enjoy trick-or-treating, games, movies, a spook alley. and other activities. Adults are free but there is a small fee for children. Purchase tickets ahead and receive a 50 cent discount.


What activities do you enjoy doing in October? 


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