We are looking forward to the cooler weather and the beautiful changing leaves. Fall is one of our favorite times of year. We wanted to share some of our favorite fall activities in Utah so that you can start preparing your families’ adventures. Click on the names of any of these activities to be taken to our post with more information.
The first sign of Fall is when the leaves start changing colors. We love finding all the amazing Fall colors throughout Utah. We have a list of our favorite places to see the fall foliage in Utah right from the comfort of your car.
There is nothing better than a beautiful Fall hike when the colors of the trees are in full Fall color. These are our favorite trails in Utah when autumn comes.
This is a family favorite and guess what? In 2021 they are adding a second location in Spanish Fork. It is a little pricey, but if you purchase tickets early online, you can get a small discount. There are always so many fun activities to do: huge trampolines, bounce houses, wagon rides, large slides, pig races, corn mazes, and much more. We look forward to this event every year. Cornbelly’s opens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on September 24, and at the new Spanish Fork location on October 1. Check their website for prices and schedules. Thanksgiving Point members get a 25% discount anytime at the Lehi location, but tickets must be purchased at the gate.
This free adventure is a lot of fun for everyone. Every person in our family enjoyed seeing the funny witches all over the shops. Gardner Village has updated the scavenger hunt to be touchless using phones instead of a printed paper. Visit Gardner VIllage’s website for more info and for a list of all the events happening in the Fall. Witches are on display September 18-October 30.
The Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Ride is actually family friendly. You take a wagon ride and listen to the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Along the way you encounter different spooks, and ultimately the Headless Horseman. We only took our 10 year old, but he loved it, and there were plenty of small children in the wagon with us. They have moved locations to Springville this year. Rides are open starting September 30 and they are open every day except Tuesday and Sunday. Check their website for dates and tickets.
Thanksgiving Point hosts a Scarecrow Festival in the Ashton Gardens. Families and businesses create scarecrows that are displayed all over, and you are allowed to vote on them. Our boys loved picking a favorite, and they loved seeing the variety of scarecrows. If you are a Thanksgiving Point member, this is free, but others will need to pay the admission to the gardens to see the scarecrows. You can enjoy the entire gardens with this admission. This festival runs from October 11-October 16, 2021.
This local farm in Salt Lake has a lot of fun fall activities including a hay ride, train ride pulled by a tractor, corn pit, and the best corn maze ever. We loved how they catered the corn maze to the children by having clues to solve. This is a fun Fall adventure and we highly recommend the apple cider donuts. They are delicious! Cross E Ranch’s Fall Festival will run from September 17-October 30, 2021.
This is a local Lehi farm that has a fun Fall festival. There are big slides, a small corn maze, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, and lots more. We love how affordable it is at only $3/ages 3 and up. Check their Facebook page for all the info. No dates for 2021 yet.
This locally owned pumpkin patch is a lot of fun, and it has a great cheap price. Only $5/person to get in and there is a wagon ride, corn pit, big slides, corn mazes, and farm animals. They have pumpkins for sale at great prices, too. We stop at Jaker’s every year! Jaker’s is open September 24-Oct. 30, 2021.
This is a fun pumpkin patch that we seem to end up going to every year on field trips! We love how many fun activities for younger children them seem to have: slides, bean bag toss, corn pit, and more. They also have an awesome petting zoo where you can walk in and pet lots of animals. Every year they seem to add more and more. We can’t wait to see what they have this year. This activity opens September 24-October 30, 2021.
This pumpkin patch has a new name: The Kinlands. With the name change, it still looks like they will be holding a Fall event, but we don’t see any details. We will update this post and info once we have found out more details. In years past, we have always enjoyed all of the unique pumpkins they grow here on this local family farm. We will have to visit again and see how it is has changed.
We visited Rowley’s Bid Red Barn Fall Festival a few years ago, but they have changed a few things since we last went and now have a bigger event at “The Back Forty.” The price is a little higher, but they have added a huge corn maze and apple cannons which sound super fun. They still have the big sand box, pedal tractors, and the huge slide, and lots of treats back at the big red barn. Their wagon rides to the activities begin September 24-October 30, 2021.
This farm has their Fall Fair set up like a carnival with a few rides, corn maze, wagon ride, slides, and great photo spots. We had a really fun time at Wilkerson Farm. The Fall Fair runs September 20-October 30, 2021. Cost is $12.50/ages 4 and up, and they are open 10-8 every day except Sunday.
Glen Ray’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is a fun spot for families. There is a corn maze with corn fairies to search for which entertains the kids for hours. There are big slides, tractor rides, animals to see, and a separate area for smaller kids. We had a great time playing here and we love cutting our own pumpkins! Glen Ray’s Corn Maze is open September 24-October 30, 2021.
Gordo’s Fun Farm is new in 2020, and is perfect for kids of all ages. There are slides, barrel rides, and climbing adventures for small kids. For the older kids, there are bunch of fun family games like corn hole and rubber band guns. We loved feeding the animals and walking through the corn maze. This activity only costs $7/person and is open M-Sat from September 15-October 30, 2021.
Halloween Light Displays
Monster Radio is a simple light show. The four monsters pictured above sing all the songs. The lights move so it looks like they are singing! We laughed at how fun and silly it was, and we enjoyed all the great Halloween music. This show usually begins the middle of October. We hope they will put up dates for 2021, so we will keep this updated.
There are a few homes in Lehi within a mile of each other who have some great Halloween light displays. We love our local lights, and it’s fun to see the different displays all in one night. So load up the car and have a fun Halloween light adventure right here in Lehi.
This house is so unique that they create their own music. The projections cover the entire house, and the show lasts about 20 minutes. Bates Haunt is a fun Halloween house.
We love riding on the “Heber Creeper,” and the Pumpkin Train was a ton of fun. The train ride takes you on a short ride, but there is karaoke and dancing along the way. You also get a cookie and a pumpkin for riding the pumpkin train. We loved walking through the spooky train car that was very family friendly. The Pumpkin train runs Oct. 7-30, 2021.
We love visiting The Leonardo any time of the year because of all of the hands-on, fun exhibits that they have for children. They have changed this event to Spooktacular! This event is an extra fun exhibit because it takes science and adds some Halloween fun. And you can enjoy the entire museum with your entrance fee. No dates on this event for 2021 yet.
Scary Hill isn’t very scary, in fact it’s a really great family friendly place to spend a Fall afternoon at Cherry Hill. The miniature golf course is decorated for Halloween, and so is the maze. The best part is the wagon ride through “The Boneyard.” There are skeletons playing chess, dressed as Ninja Turtles, fighting Darth Vader, and much more. It is a fun Halloween adventure. Opens on Oct. 1, 2021 and runs through Oct. 30, 2021.
Little Haunts is a fun event at This is the Place Heritage Park. They hand you a bag so that you can trick or treat through the grounds. There are also stories and crafts through the village, too. Our favorite event was the candy cannon. You don’t want to miss taffy flying through the sky! Little Haunts dates for 2021 are October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 (all the Saturdays in October).
Clas Ropes hosts a unique Halloween Cruise in October where they pull you up and down the Provo River. There are hundreds of jack-o-lanterns and lights reflecting on the water, a pirate attack, and spooky stories. It’s very family friendly and fun to be on the water. The cruise runs Oct. 1-30, 2021.
BOOtanical is set up throughout the Red Butte gardens. There are lots of different areas with Halloween displays. None of them were scary, and instead they focused on the fun of Halloween. There were spiders, vampires, witches, and more. We loved looking at the details of each display, and enjoying the beautiful gardens. This year’s theme is Once Upon a Garden and runs October 14-31, 2021.
Festival Transylvania was a new event in 2020. This fun family-friendly spook alley wasn’t spooky at all. Instead it told a story involving Dracula, Frankenstein, and other monsters in a silly way. Our boys enjoyed the story, and we enjoyed how affordable this activity was. They also had treats for $1. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2021. Open October 14-30, 2021.
Fall Bucket List
Here are some activities that we have on our Fall Bucket List to try. Hopefully we can make it to some of them this year. Please let us know if you have a favorite that we should add to this list.
Corn Maze on the Farm: American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, September 27-October 30, 2021.
Scarecrow Walk: USU Botanical Gardens in Kaysville, September 9-16, 2021
Pumpkin Days: Wheeler Farm, SLC, September 24-October 30, 2021.
Pumpkin Walk: Benson Grist Mill, No dates in 2021. FREE
Scarecrow Walk: Homestead Resort in Midway. Kicks off with Family Fall Festival. FREE. No dates listed in 2021.
Fright Train: South Weber, October 30,2021 at 12:00-6:00 pm. FREE. We have ridden the South Weber trains before, but not their Halloween train!
Haunted Halloween Haven: Spanish Fork, October 27- 31 from 7:00-9:30. FREE! They also added a light projection show that runs all month beginning on October 1 through October 31.
Olympus Hills Trunk or Treat: Salt Lake City, FREE! No dates in 2021 yet.
Pumpkin Walk: Central Utah Gardens in Provo. FREE! Wear a costume for a free donut. No dates for 2021 yet.
If you have tried all of our Fall Activities in Utah, you can also check out our Unique Halloween Adventures post.