Imagine the crisp fall weather, the colors changing on the leaves—the reds, oranges, and yellows; the way they’ll fall from the trees and collect into tempting piles on the ground. You could almost taste the familiar tang of apple cider, candied apples, and commemorating all things pumpkin spice. Where pumpkin patches and apple picking are in season, with corn mazes and haunted houses to be explored. The fun of Halloween lingers in the air, especially in Northern Utah. Holmes Homes wants to take you on an exploration of things to do this wonderful season.
Black Island Farms; Syracuse, UT
Hayrides will never go out of style. Indulging in the classic scenic ride will take you through pumpkin patches with sunflowers as a guide to pick your own pumpkin. There is also a farmers market located on site, filled with farm fresh items, alongside a plethora of pumpkins, gourds, and fall squash. Here, you can find light up toys for both the children, as well as in preparation for the haunted maze.
Black Island Farms is home to Utah’s spectacular haunted corn maze. Prepare yourself for 400 acres of spooky and heart racing twists and turns, unaware of who is around the corner or threaded within. This maze is recommended for brave adult souls, as well as ages 12 and up.
A new attraction featured at the farms is Zombie Apocalypse Laser Tag.
Little Bear Bottoms Corn Maze; Wellsville, UT
If you’re looking for a farm that caters to the whole family, then look no further. Opening September 17, Little Bear Bottoms welcomes you to explore its challenging and fun corn maze, designed with dead ends galore. Your admission helps support the local farmers.
Included in your admission to the corn maze, you also gain access to climb the haybales of the Giant Straw Fort and crawl through its darkened tunnels. Pumpkin picking, a Not-So-Scary Haunted River Trail,, the Haunted River Trail (for the braver), and 30-minute Spooky Barn Ride await you.
Frightmares; Ogden, UT
Fall is always welcome to Halloween. Rated #1 in Utah’s family friendly Halloween entertainment, Frightmares in Ogden has over nine haunted attractions, themed entertainment, food, games…if you can think of it, Frightmares has it.
Some of the attractions for children and all ages include: Treat Street, Spook-A-Boo Walk-Thru, Scary & Crow’s Straw Maze, meeting characters at Streetmosphere, Fun House of Fear, and others.
Attractions for the more adult crowd include: Séance, Nightmare Midway, Malevolent Mansion, Frightening Frisco, and Nightwalk.
Check out theTime Warp Fast Pass to blast through long lines. Frightmares opened September 10 and goes on all through October 31.
Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theater; Ogden, Logan, and Salt Lake City, UT
September 20, 2021 – October 30, 2021
Dancing meets horror meets comedy meets Michael Jackson? An entertaining collaboration of Thriller, The Curse of the Mummy, Dem Bones, Frankenstein, Jason Jam, Salem’s Mass, The Lost Boys, and many others from years’ past. See spooky surprises and turns on the stage while watching your favorite Halloween characters come to life. It’s a Utah tradition you don’t want to miss!
2021 Dia De Los Muertos; West Valley City, UT
Brought to you by the West Valley Arts, The Day of the Dead is a cultural celebration of the Mexican Day of the Dead. You can expect traditional Mexican dances, traditional food, a beer garden, as well as multiple activities for the entire family to participate in. Come celebrate those who have passed on and remember.
This event takes place on October 30 from 11am – 6pm.
Benson Grist Mill; Stansbury Park, UT
The Benson Grist Mill Historic Site hosts its annual Pumpkin Walk. A free to attend event from 10am-6pm daily, highlighting beautiful Utah scenery and the colors of the fall season. This year’s pumpkin display theme is, “ Going for the Gold” . The site’s Country Store will be open to the public. Children activities,food, and vendors will be present..
The Pumpkin Walk takes place on October 15 and October 16 of this year.
Cornbelly’s; Thanksgiving Point; UT
Home to two beautiful mazes, cleverly crafted as a familiar design each year. There’s a Cornbelly’s in Lehi, Thanksgiving Point, Utah (the original locale). The other is located in Spanish Fork, Utah. Every age is welcome to indulge in Lehi’s carousel, paintball, apple blasters, a cow train, as well as gemstone mining.
The Spanish Fork location has a bee train, a rope course that is considered to be Utah’s largest, Jumbo Jumpers, U-Pick sunflower and pumpkin patch, as well as lots more.
No fall setup is complete without a haunted attraction. Insanity Point is a haunting thriller and an evening to remember. Do you dare attempt the Hayloft Horror and Hysteria Hay Maze? Not only a good scare, but Insanity Point offers hayrides, campfires, their Jumbo Jumpers, fireworks, a non-haunted maze, and more to explore.
The Lehi location opens September 24, while Spanish Fork opens October 1.
There is so much to do in Northern Utah, especially around fall. If not for the colors, then surely for the many events that go on throughout the season. We hope you’ve enjoyed a preview of what Utah has to offer in the fall season. If you’re thinking about a home in Utah, we hope you choose us at Holmes Homes to make your dream a reality. Contact any of our realtors today so that you may catch the leaves as they change from the view of your window while enjoying a piping hot cup of coffee with pumpkin spice creamer.