A Fall Guide to SLC

isn’t fall everyone’s favorite season?? well, fall in utah is so much fun! i don’t think anything beats the east coast’s changing leaves but utah sure is a stunner! drives through the canyons becomes a weekly thing and that is all you see on instagram for two months!

there are so many things to do in utah for the fall season that it will be impossible to do it all! here are 13 of my picks for you!

  1. Cornbelly’s: this is probably the best cornmaze/pumpkin fest in utah! they have everything! they even have fireworks on friday and saturday nights! we love going to cornbelly’s every year!
  2. The Haunted Village at This is the Place Park: this makes me think of Salem Massachusettes. it’s a whole village (that’s supposedly really haunted) full of spooks! sounds like my kind of place!
  3. Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller: i have wanted to go to this every year but we still never have! it is supposed to be pretty incredible. i can’t think of a better way to celebrate halloween than watching odyssey dance to music from all the classic horror movies!


  1. Bewitch party: party with all the wicthes! my friend Andrea and her business Hive Events is throwing this epic party at trolley square! i am heartbroken that i can’t be there for this one! this is what my halloween dreams are made of! buy tickets here. all proceeds go to One New Education. You won’t want to miss this one!!
  2. Movie Marathon: ok, this isn’t an SLC activity but everyone has to do this! Watch a few favorites, munch on candy and pumpkin treats, all while carving pumpkins with friends! I also recommend building a cozy fire in the fireplace!
  3. Lagoon Frightmares: nothing is as scary as univeral studios fright fest (no thank you!), but frightmares at lagoon does the trick! just enough scariness while you enjoy your favorite roller coasters!


  1. Utah Football Game: let’s be real, football and halloween are the two best things about fall (maybe the best things all year??). the Utes still have three more home games this season! Make it a day by going to the tailgate and the ute walk two hours before kick off! games at rice eccles stadium are out of this world and this season is one for the books!
  2. Wheeler Family Farm: We’ve never been but it sounds like a blast and they have a lot going on for the whole fam! farmers market every sunday until october 25, doggie costume contest on october 21, and pumpkin days through october 31!
  3. Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Pioneer Theatre Company: I’ve never been to a live production of Rocky Horror but I’ve always wanted to! It’s a a classic! This would be such a fun date night.

  1. Apple Picking at Farnsworth Farms: One of my favorite things- apple cider! you can come here and watch the cider being made and bring some home with you. And pick some apples! :)
  2. Fall Drive: I love seeing the aspens turn bright yellow up the canyons! there are so many canyons and lakes and drives to choose from. wear your best fall sweaters, pack some pumpkin cookies and hot cider, and snap away!
  3. Garden After Dark at Red Butte Garden: this one sounds like fun for the little kiddos!
  4. Halloween Lift Ride at Sundance: Take a spooky Halloween Lift Ride that features haunted scenes as you ride Ray’s Lift by moonlight. There are also activities for the entire family that include face painting, paintball, pumpkin bowling and more. This one would be such a fun night out with friends or a couple of families!

you still have a month and a half, so get to it! i’m sad we weren’t able to do these things this year! i’m hoping we can find some festive things to do here in washington.