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20 Date Ideas for October

October is such a fun month in Utah. Check out this massive list of things to do...


Haunted Village at This is the Place State Park 


This Is The Place Heritage Park - Salt Lake City, UT

There are a few haunted houses around, but only one Haunted Village! The most anticipated haunting of the season is at This Is The Place Heritage Park...where you can experience an entire village of hair raising haunts! Ghost hunters say the place really is haunted, but why take their word for it? All the itchy fingers are waiting for you...in the dark of the park.

Throughout October our creepy houses, shadowy streets, and assorted spooks will give you a skin crawling, goose bump filled haunting experience!

This Is The Scary Place For Everyone and a haunting you'll never forget! Bring your friends and join us for a goose-bump filled haunting experience!

Starting October 3, $5 OFF Discount Coupons can be found at select Mountain America locations.

2014: October 11-31 (Wednesday - Saturday), evenings

  • $20 per person
  • Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm. Gates open at 7:30 pm
  • Last tickets sold at 10:00 pm

The Haunted Village   2601 E. Sunnyside Avenue Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 · 801.582.1847

Garden After Dark  - Red Butte Garden 

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Vampires, werewolves and ghosts have overrun the Garden, and we need your help to scare them away! While these monsters are all here to celebrate Halloween, they actually have a lot to teach us about the natural world we live in every day. Find out more about the different monsters that are currentlycalling the Garden “home” and learn a thing or two about nature along the way. With crafts, activities, light displays and more, this is an event you definitely don’t want to miss!Garden After Dark is Red Butte Garden’s annual family-friendly Halloween celebration. The Garden’s 25 acres of Formal Gardens provide an indoor and outdoor event with light displays, crafts, activities, performances and more! Each year Garden After Dark focuses on a specific theme appropriate to the Garden and Halloween.

October 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 from 6-9PM 

$6 Garden Members / $12 General Public
Children 2 and under are free!

Garden After Dark  300 Wakara Way   (801) 585-0556


Witch Fest at Gardner Village 

Gardner Village - West Jordan, UT

The witches have officially come out to play. Shop and see our hilarious display of plump, green-faced, wart-covered witches dressed to the nines in their most wacky and witchy attire: mismatched colors, floppy hats and frumpy bloomers. Bring the kids and the camera. You won’t want to miss this bewitching annual favorite.

Gardner Village  1100 West 7800 South ~ West Jordan, Utah 801.566.8903 

Displays and events Sept. 1, 2012 through Halloween

Special October hours 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Closed Sundays. Closes 5 p.m. Oct. 31 .

Gardner Village 


Cornbellys - Thanksgiving Point 

Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest - Lehi, UT


Not just a corn maze, Cornbelly's includes a pumpkin patch, playground, farm-themed kiddie rides, Pumpkin Princess Playland, Insanity Point haunted maze, story times, pig races, contests and more.


Thanksgiving Point - 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

SO much to do - you have to see the website for info and pricing!  




Fear Factory 

FearFactorySLC - Salt Lake City, UT

Fear Factory is located an abandoned cement factory, rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of workers who died in unfortunate accidents when the factory was in operation. The haunt includes underground tunnels, catwalks, twisty slides that are several stories high, and more. Live DJ, bands, and beer garden on Friday and Saturday nights.

Now Open Monday – Saturday running till the 1st of November 2014 Closed on Sunday

Hours are 7pm-10pm Monday-Thursday and 7pm-12am Friday-Saturday

Fear Factory is located in the heart of Salt Lake City’s industrial district at 666 W. and 800 S.

A parking lot with a limited number of stalls is open at the haunt for guest use. Parking is also available along 700 W. Avoid parking under the nearby overpasses or along existing bike lanes. For an extra thrill, park at The Gateway mall and experience our new Zombie Bus that provides transportation to and from the haunt.

Fear Factory 


Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus 

The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will shock visitors with its Big Top Tent of Horrors and haunted trailers.

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus: 98 East 13800 South, Draper 

7:30-10:00 Monday-Thursday   7:30- Midnight Friday & Saturday  

Ticket prices start at $24.58 pp. 

Haunted Circus


Castle of Chaos 

Castle of Chaos Haunted Houses - Taylorsville, UT

Castle of Chaos, featured on The Travel Channel's "America's Scariest Halloween Attractions," presents two haunted houses in two locations.

$18 includes the entire haunted house at either Castle of Chaos location
Free upgrade to VIP when you buy your ticket online!

Riverdale: 1100 W. Riverdale Rd     Salt Lake - 5600 S. Redwood Road     

Castle of Chaos 


Nightmare on 13th 


Nightmare on 13th - Salt Lake City, UT  

Nightmare on 13th, Utah's largest and most technical haunted house, was rated the number one haunted house in Salt Lake City by The Salt Lake Tribune and featured on The Travel Channel.

300 W. 1300 S.  Salt Lake City   801-467-8100

3 nightmare pass $22

Nightmare on 13th 


Night of the Running Dead 5K 

Night of the Running Dead 5K - Sandy, UT

THe 5KRace and 1 mile walk or Creep & Crawl.  All runners will register as either Undead or Human. If Undead, they may dress as such and will start the race 2 minutes after the humans begin their run. So here we'll see an army of undead chasing the living (the whole point of the race). This is just a race and no contact along the course other than normal physical contact expected at a race will be permitted. Costumes are optional but greatly encouraged. 

October 18, 2014   

Utah State Fair Grounds 

Fees $30-$40

Night of the Running Dead


Halloween Cruise on the Provo River

CLAS Ropes Course - Provo, UT

Come enjoy an adventure riverboat ride on the lower Provo River!  You'll see over 100 hand carved jack-o-lanterns reflecting off the water, hear the boat captain tell a scary story, and enjoy some scary songs.  A pirate even attacks the boat!  We have two professional excursion boats that can accommodate 40 people each.  Each ride lasts approximately 20-25 minutes round trip. Blankets and warm clothes recommended. 

No need to make a reservation unless you have a group of 20 or more.

Boarding Location: CLAS Ropes Course 3606 West Center Provo  801-373- 1897

M-Th 6:30-9 pm   Fri & Sat 6:30-10pm  Closed Sundays 

$8 per person (2 yrs and younger are free) 

Reserve the whole boat:  Mon, Fri & Sat - $195  Tue, Wed & Thru - $175

Halloween Cruise 


Phantom of the Opera - Edison Street 

See the silent movie classic The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney accompanied by an antique Wurlitzer organ at Edison Street Events- formerly the Organ Loft. 

October 22-24    7:30 pm

Tickets $6  

Edison Street will also host a Halloween Bash with a dinner buffet, costume contest and entertainment on Saturday October 27 at 7pm Tickets $18  

 3331 South Edison Street  801-485-9265

Edison Street Events - The Phantom of the Opera 


Haunted Hayride - Hee Haw Farms 

Hee Haw Farms - Pleasant Grove, UT

General Farm admission $6 per person. Take a hayride in the moonlit night through the haunted barnyard never knowing what might be hiding in the 154 year old barnyard. This Halloween attraction is great for groups or just two wanting to cozy up for some great Halloween scares. Runs Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays in October. Dark - close.

Halloween and Fall Add-ons:  CASH ONLY 

Corn Maze - $3

Haunted Hayride - $5

Cornevil Night Terrors -- walk haunt $5

Pony Rides $1/Silo Slide 3 Slides $1

Farmyard Paintball $3

Open through Nov 1 

150 South 2000 West in Pleasant Grove.   (801) 368-4335


Monster Block Party 


The Monster Block Party is a FREE, daytime Halloween festival for Salt Lake City's goblins and ghouls of all ages. There will be trick-or-treating booths, a costume contest with prizes (Kid, Teen and Adult divisions), free arts and crafts projects, a pumpkin drop, live performances and more!

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St.  Salt Lake City   801-535-6110

2014 performances:

Odyssey Dance Theatre's Thriller
Salt Lake Acting Company
Rustmonster's Pirate and Werewolf Band
Halloween Storyteller Ginger Parkinson

Monster Block Party 


Crazy Corn Maze 

Crazy Corn Maze - West Jordan, UT

The Crazy Corn Maze is celebrating it's 16th season. Maze opens September 24.  Night stalkers haunt opens October 3.  Haunt runs Tues-Sat. 

Located in West Jordan at 8800 S. 4000 W. Just North of Smiths.

Haunting Tues-Sat at dark. 801-569-2356          

Hours of operation
Mon-Thu 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Sat 12:00 noon - 11:30pm
Sun Closed
Last ticket sold one hour prior to closing.

$7.50 ages 10+
$4.50 child ages 5-9
FREE 4 and under
Additional $6.00 for Haunted Trail.

Crazy Corn Maze 


Frightmares at Lagoon 

Frightmares at Lagoon amusement park in Farmington offers fun Halloween decorations, activities and entertainment in addition to the usual thrill rides. Water rides and the water park are closed. Costumes not allowed. Many supermarkets, banks and credit unions offer discounted Lagoon tickets.

Lagoon Drive in Farmington, I-15 Exit #322, 17 miles north of Salt Lake City    801-451-8000

September 19 – October 30, 2014*

  • Opens Fridays at 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Special Opening Dates and Times

  • Open during the fall recess: Thursday, October 16 through Sunday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Open the week before Halloween: Monday, October 27 through Thursday, October 30 at 5:00 p.m.

* No costumes, face make-up and/or masks allowed.

Tickets $28.95-$44.95



Halloween Hoot at Tracy Aviary 

Join us on Saturday, October 18 and 25 or Friday, October 31 for this year’s Halloween Hoot! At this spook-tacular celebration of the fall season you and all your little critters can enjoy our straw maze, mystery tour, crafts, treats and special bird encounters. All Halloween Hoot activities are free with your admission to Tracy Aviary. Visit us in your Halloween costume and receive a 50% discount off of adult or children’s admission!With festive experiences and educational encounters, Halloween Hoot will be a hauntingly good time!

589 East 1300 South,  Salt Lake City   801-596-8500

Regular admission: $7 per adult, $6 per student/senior, $5 per child, children 3 and under are free. 50% off for those in costume.

Halloween Hoot, Tracy Aviary

Halloween Hoot 


Grimm Ghost Tours 

Visit some of the oldest buildings in Salt Lake.  Learn where the Hoppity Lady roams looking for her lost husband.  Try to summon her yourself to see if she comes out!  Visit many locations on the 1.5 hour tour, including the First Mansion in Salt Lake, The Rio Grande Train Depot, The Largest Municipal Cemetery in the United States, The Old Washington Square and Historic City and County Building where jousting events occurred, treaties were signed, and is home to a few lost spirits!

The Grimm Ghost Tours Bus picks up at the designated tour bus parking area at approximately. 18 West  South Temple.  This is located just West of Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City on the North side of the Street.  Look for our Grimm Ghost Sign or Black Grimm Ghost Tours Bus.  We are just East of the Horse Carriages.

Adults $25 Online                  $27 On-Site

Child (5-12) $13 Online    $15 On-Site


Group Rates:

Group 5-9 Adults $23 Online   $24 On-Site

Group 10+ $20 Online    $22 On-Site









Grimm Ghost Tours 








Thriller by Odyssey Dance Theatre 


Odyssey Dance Theatre

One of the most popular dance events of the year in Utah, ODT's Halloween show lives up to its name with monsters, madmen and mayhem along with incredible dance and a few laughs.  This year’s show will have all of the favorite pieces from the past – Thriller, The Curse of the Mummy, Dem Bones, Frankenstein, Jason Jam, Salem’s Mass, The Lost Boys, and the River of Blood Dance – plus a few new surprises. Get your tickets early, because most of the performances sold out last year! This show has it all – frights, amazement, scares and lots of laughs. Come and join this spectacular Halloween tradition and see what everyone is talking about – Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller!

Tickets $25-$40. Children younger than six not permitted. See website for discount offers, performance times and location details.

Odyssey Dance Theatre 


Pumpkin Day & Haybale Maze @Wheeler Farm 

Pumpkins in field

Join us for our family friendly not-so-scary Halloween activity.

Pumpkin Patch, Hay Maze & Wagon Ride
September 26th—October 31st 

Monday—Thursday 11AM to 8PM
Friday—Saturday 11AM to 9PM
Sunday 10AM—3PM

Admission fee $9, ages 2+:  Admission Includes:  entrance into the hay maze, wagon ride and a pumpkin.  (Under 2 are free for the hay maze and wagon ride, per paying adult.  Pumpkin not included for under 2.)

Group Rates 50+ people = $7.50 per person.  Group tickets must be pre-purchased.

Tuesday Special:  $2 off regular fee

Wagon rides:  $2

Cow train rides:  $2 (ages 10 and under)

Wheeler Farm 


The Haunted Forest 

The Haunted Forest - Utah

After 25 years of FEAR at the Haunted Forest! The Wasatch Front's ONLY Scream Park! We now have teamed up with ZOMBIE WARZ at our new location!!!! 

So don't miss the FUN

We have gone out of our way to make this year so terrifying you will never forget it! With new terrors abounding, The Haunted Forest isn't like any other haunted house because it takes place in a REAL forest- with all the creepy, natural ambiance to go with it. There aren't any walls to protect you from the horrors that lurk in the trees, and no roof to keep out the howling October winds. 

This adventure is not for the faint of heart... With winding trails and mesmerizing "points of interest", Not only do we welcome you to try your luck at the Forest, . We've added several new and spooky segments this year, so try hard to keep your eyes open because you don't want to miss these ghoulish new frights! So come check out the new "Field of Screams" and many more.

6000 W 6400 N   American Fork  801-623-1824

Oct. 1-31 except Sundays   Weekdays 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Weekends 7:30 p.m.-midnight

Tickets- Combo Ticket Haunted forest, Zombie warZ $25 + tax    Children 6 years and under free

The Haunted Forest 




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Gorgeous South Carolina Wedding

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Look at this gorgeous South Carolina Wedding I found! The venue is like a story book and the bride and her dress and her colors and her, well everything is perfect! 

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend with Maggie and Courtland in Beaufort, South Carolina last spring. They started the wedding festivities with a rehearsal dinner celebration at Harold’s Country Club. For those of you who have never been lucky enough to taste their fried chicken and enjoy the insanely eclectic atmosphere, this stop should definitely be on your bucket list. The next day we marveled at the beauty of the Old Sheldon Church ruins where the ceremony was held and finally ended the evening on Courtland’s family plantation adjacent to the Sheldon Church property. It could not have been more lovely. We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed creating them! ~Lyndi Simms,  Jon Holloway Photography 

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