Kuwahara’s Pumpkin Patch & Thriller Park is a Halloween adventure that is perfect for families. This adventure was cool enough for teens, but still tame enough for the elementary school crowd. Not only that, it was truly a unique show. We’ve been to a lot of Fall Fest type activities, but never one quite like this.
Halloween Main Street
When we were kids, we used to make spook alleys in the basement. This was a fun, safe way to get a thrill out of Halloween. Kuwahara’s Pumpkin Patch & Thriller Park is sort of like that but a thousand times better. There are two “spook alleys,” and both were fine for our kids. The first starts in a train car, but allows you to step out into a Halloween town. There are fun actors inside, but they joke and tell stories. There are no jump-scares or really frightening images. This one was great for small kids. We actually thought this area was really cool in its design; more like Diagon Alley from Harry Potter than a haunted house.
Once Upon a Castle
The second spook alley was a little more intense, but not enough to scare us away, even though we are a family of wimps when it comes to scary things. There was thick fog, which made the footing a little scary. There were actors in this one, too, but again, no one chasing or jumping out at you. This one led to a magic castle, and it took you though a misty swamp and a cool fairy tale castle. At the end, there was even a fun magician.
Live Music Performances
There are also live shows at Kuwahara’s Pumpkin Patch & Thriller Park. We watched as a group in Halloween attire danced and rapped on stage. There was a heavy beat with an amazing light show. The dancers weren’t scary and there were tons of kids as small as toddlers jumping and waving to the beat. It was a real fun event if you like live music.
Kuwahara’s Pumpkin Patch & Thriller Park also has a pumpkin patch. They have a lot of pumpkin displays, and of course, you can buy pumpkins on site. Mostly, we took pictures against the pumpkin wall and in some of the pumpkin themed tents. There were a lot of choices and a lot of cool arrangements for the pumpkins. You can visit just the pumpkin patch and not Thriller Park. The fee is only $5 (2023) to enter the pumpkin patch by itself.
There is also a small area with bounce houses for the kids. There was a foam pit with three bounce houses that our youngest really enjoyed. This area is kind of hidden in the back around the castle, so make sure not to miss it. It is across from the corn maze, which we did miss as it was getting late, and we were enjoying the other activities.
Finally, be prepared for some fun food. There was a fair-type atmosphere at Thriller Park, and this included face painting and lots of food trucks and other options. There were both treats and meals, and they were reasonably priced. Our favorite spot was the gelato bar! Make sure you come prepared to spend a few dollars on some treats.
Kuwahara’s Pumpkin Patch & Thriller Park is located in Draper at 12153 S 700 W, Draper, UT. There is a lot of parking, and lots to do at this awesome Halloween adventure. For current hours, prices, and more info, visit their website. You can buy tickets online or at the door. This is one of the few activities open on Sunday. If you want other unique Halloween ideas, check out our 13 Unique Halloween Adventures post.