FAMILY & KIDS

Utah Olympic Oval 2nd Annual Trick-or-Treat Street and Fun Run
Oct. 30 (5:30 to 9 p.m.)

This free event is a family-friendly adventure that includes trick-or-treating and other activities. Local vendors will offer face painting, arts and crafts, photo booths and bounce houses. Come dressed in costume. Youth can participate in the Kids Costume Parade, and you can take part in the Spooky 1k Fun Run. The race is free and for all ages. Registration is the same night, from 5:30–6:30 p.m., and the race starts at 7 p.m. The legendary Olympic Oval will also be open for public skating for a small fee.

Utah Olympics Oval, 5662 S. Cougar Ln., Kearns, 801-968-6825 

Spooky Saturdays
Oct. 19, 26 (11 a.m–3 p.m.)

Visit the Museum of Ancient Life on a Saturday in October where its more spooky and filled with activities, games and crafts. Guests come wearing their Halloween costumes and go on a candy hunt, play pumpkin bowling, eyeball bounce and boo bingo. 

Museum of Ancient Life, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, 801-768-2300

Barnyard Boo
Oct. 19, 26 (10 a.m.–8 p.m.); Oct. 18, 21, 25, 28 (4–8 p.m.)

Barnyard Boo offers less-spooky fun for your littlest ones. Activities include pony and wagon rides, face painting, boo bowling, spider toss, Frankenstein’s Lab, obstacle courses and more. Storytelling is also held with Millie the witch who is back with stories from Pumpkin Hill and her magical pumpkin patch.

Farm Country, Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, 801-768-2300

Whimsical Witch Displays
Now–Oct. 31

Bring the camera and kids to a calamitous collection of bigger-than-life-size witches biking, brewing and brooming up fun all over Gardner Village. Download a form on Gardner Village's website and take the family on a witch scavenger hunt.

Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan, 801-566-8903

Wheeler Farm Pumpkin Days and Haybale Maze
Now–Oct. 31 (Weekdays 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Weekends 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m.–2 p.m.)

Your kids will love Wheeler Farm's pumpkin patch with its haybale maze and wagon rides. Each child leaves with a complimentary pumpkin. Tickets are $7 for children ages 3–12 and $9 for adults ages 13+. Tickets are available at the farm.

Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City, 385-468-1755 

Halloween Hoot
Oct. 19, 26, & 31 (10 a.m.–3 p.m.)

Check out Tracy Aviary and its Halloween Hoot for a spooktacular bird show. Kids can also make Halloween crafts and listen to a scary storytime. Regular admission is $7 per adult, $6 per student/senior, $5 per child, and children 2 and under are free. Those who arrive in costume receive 50 percent off admission Tickets available at the door.

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-596-8500

Day of the Dead at Thanksgiving Point
Nov. 1, Noon–9 p.m.; Nov. 2, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is a beloved holiday celebrated throughout Latin America. Guests will celebrate by remembering and honoring their loved ones. Try authentic foods, listen to live music, and watch traditional folk dancers. Kid crafts include face painting to get the traditional skeleton face, a procession of balloon skeleton sculptures and other festivities.

Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, 801-768-2300

Ogden Witchstock
Oct. 23–31 

Ogden's 25th Street will be decked out for Halloween and a festival, featuring events like the Creepy Cowboy Country Dance, Night at the Museum Ghost Tours, Witches Tea Party, Zombie Crawl and scavenger hunt in 25th Street stores. Kids will love a carnival with games and activities, and adults shouldn't miss the Freakers Ball, hosted by Mick and Allen from KBER 101.

25th Street, Ogden, info on all of the events here


HAUNTED HOUSES & CORN MAZES

Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest
Now– Nov. 2

Cornbelly’s returns to Thanksgiving Point and is getting into the football rivalry by featuring BYU and the U of U in its 12-acre corn maze. More than 40 family-friendly activities are at Cornbelly’s, which includes exploring the Pumpkin Princess Playland, blasting pumpkin cannons, jumping on jumbo air pillows, picking out the perfect pumpkin, tip-toeing through haunted trails, and trick-or-treating with local mascot characters.

Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, 801-768-2300

Fear Factory
Select dates throughout October (weekdays 7 p.m.–10 p.m., weekends 7 p.m.–12 a.m.) 

The Fear Factory is a paranormal hotspot in SLC. Instead of a house, this abandoned factory will give you a proper scare as you walk through a history of multiple fatalities. General admission tickets are $25 per person. Additionally, there will be a zombie bus and "The Last Ride" zipline at the event. The zombie bus is free with general admission, but the zipline costs an additional $15 (or $10 if you purchase online).

Fear Factory, 666 W. 800 South, SLC 

Haunted Forest
Now–31 (Weekdays 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Weekends 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m. Closed Sundays)

With a history of 24 years of fear, the Haunted Forest doesn't dissapoint. Walk through a dark forest with frights lurking every which way and no roof or walls to protect you. Every year, this forest includes new and creative ways to scare its victims. Tickets are $20 on site and online. Kids 6 and under are free. For a coupon, click here.

Haunted Forest, 500 E. 1100 South, American Fork

Castle of Chaos
Times vary between 7:30–midnight depending on day and location through Nov. 2

Castle of Chaos is one of Utah's scariest and now has three separate locations throughout the state in Riverdale, Salt Lake, and a new location in Orem. At each location, participants can experience their Five Levels of Fear, the Buried Alive Coffin Slide and the much-talked about Hands On Horror. The latter requires a waiver to be signed for maximum scare tactics. Bounce back any night with your wristband still on for $10.

Castle of Chaos, Riverdale, Salt Lake City, Orem, 801-904-2270 

Nightmare on 13th
Times vary between 7:30 and midnight depending on day of the week through Nov. 2

Nightmare on 13th provides three different nightmares that haunt-goers can experience, each one targeting a different fear. The 13 Levels of Fear features recognizable fears like clowns, demons and rotting corpses. Dark Harvest is a nightmare with scarecrows and evil. Don't let the vines ensnare you. Mutant will walk you through a military quarantine biohazard waste facility, where the only way out is through the most electrifying of endings. 

Nightmare on 13th, 320 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-467-8100

Anguish Asylum
Times vary between 7:30–11:30 p.m. depending on day of the week through Nov. 2

Check in at the admin nurse station and settle in for a terrifying stay. This asylum features clowns, creepy jungles, a chainsaw maze and lets not forget the zombies. This spooky asylum is located at the Provo Towne Centre  in the parking garage under the Cinemark Theaters.

Anguish Asylum, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo 

The Zombie Apocalypse 
7 - 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and 7 p.m.–midnight Friday and Saturday until Oct. 31

The haunt will take the participant through a story while being part of the action. They wanted to carry a single theme through multiple vignettes throughout this Zombie Apocalypse. No spoilers here, go check it out for yourself. 

XSI Factory, 4425 North Thankgsiving Point Way, Lehi

Haunted Hollow
7:30–10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 p.m.–midnight Friday and Saturday until Oct. 31

Utah's longest haunted attraction, the Haunted Hollow, is located deep inside a dark wooden hallow with 13 acres of haunted trails shadowed by 100 foot trees. The haunt takes you down into underground dungeons complete with swamps. Keep your balance as your heart races while you cross the rope bridge over the black swamp. This one-hour haunt starts the second you show up.

Haunted Hollow, 1900 W. 1550 South, West Haven  

Haunted Kays Cross
Times and dates vary between 7 p.m. and midnight depending on day of the week through Nov. 2

A haunt through a historic land mark, Haunted Kays Cross. They also feature family night on Oct. 23 and  24, where kids 8 and under get in free. Bounce back and get $10 off any ticket purchase with your wristband on Oct. 23, 24 and Nov. 1 and 2.

Zombie Warz
Now–Oct. 31 weekdays 7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m., weekends 7:30 p.m.–12 a.m., closed Sundays

Open to anyone who can shoot a paintball gun, the Haunted Forest will have its first ever Zombie Warz. Come fight off zombies in an apocalyptic setting similar to a movie or video game, except in real life. You'll travel in a zombie assault vehicle (ZAV) that drives by zombies that you must destroy. Tickets are sold at the event only. For a coupon, click here.

Haunted Forest, 500 E. 1100 South, American Fork


ADULTS ONLY

The Complex's Hal-Ho-Ween Ball
Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

The Complex will be holding its 2013 Hal-Ho-Ween Ball. The ball will feature a cash bar and a costume is required for admission. The event is general admission and tickets will be $10 in advanced or $15 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) Contact Angelina or JR for ticketing or questions at 801-949-0385.

The Complex, 536 West 100 South, Salt Lake City

SB Dance Performance and AfterLife AfterParty
Oct. 25–26, 8 p.m., after party at 9:20 p.m.; Oct. 27, performance only, 4 p.m.

SB Dance has a Halloween night fit for adults with their Of Meat and Marrow performance. The 70-minute show at Rose Wagner Center will be followed by the AfterLife AfterParty on Friday and Saturday only with beverages from Epic Brewing and Divining Rod. Friday is X96 Radio From Hell night. Order tickets online or over the phone (801-355-ARTS) for a 30 percent off group deal.  

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Witches Night Out
Oct. 25 and 26, 6–10 p.m.

Wear your witch’s hat or witch's costume to Gardner Village. Enjoy frightfully-tempting specials in every shop. Witch's parade, drawings, music, fortunetellers, food and more. Receive Village coupons when you park.

Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan, 801-566-8903

 

FOOD

Breakfast With A Witch
Select dates throughout October, 8:30–9:30 a.m. and 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Whimsical witches entertain and mingle while signing autograph sheets, taking photos and casting spells. Reserved seating is $11 per person or $13 per person for VIP. Tickets available online or by phone at 801-566-0917. Hurry, this event is selling out fast.

Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan, 801-566-8903

The Taming of the Brew
Select dates throughout October

Witchapalooza Music Dinner Theater is featuring this year's production of The Taming of the Brew, which features some of Utah's premier entertainers and showcases their voices with Utah's best live band. Witchapalooza promises a great night with fantastic food and entertainment. Reserved seating is $30.95 per person or $35.95 per person for VIP. Tickets available online or by phone at 801-566-0917.

Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan, 801-566-8903

Haunted Haven
Oct. 29–31 5:30–9:00 p.m.

Log Haven is presenting Haunted Haven, a three-day festival of delights from the dark side. From October 29–31, diners will explore Chef “Dracula Dave” Jones’  à la carte menu which  includes  Jack O Lantern soup, roasted in Hell pumpkin seeds ; Killer Cellared Natural NY Steak with  Anti – Vampire Potatoes  and  Bloody Red Wine – Fungus Swamp Sauce;  and  Blood Orange Sorbet and Boonilla Ice Cream on pressed Chocolate Ants . The regular menu will also be offered. Creepy Cocktails include the Zombie (made with two kinds of rum and Absinthe) and the Dark Spirit (vodka, Godiva liqueur). Reservations for Haunted Haven are recommended and can be made over the phone or online. Guests are encouraged to come costumed as their favorite ghoul or spirit.

Log Haven, 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, SLC, 801-272-8255

Pago & Finca Pumpkin Tasting Menus
Pago: Oct. 27–Nov.2, Finca: Oct. 31, 5–10 p.m.

If you love everything pumpkin, then you'll love the pumpkin tasting menus offered at Pago and Finca. For $30 dollars a person, each restaurant offers a three-course dinner with a unique incorporation of pumpkin flavors in each course. Finca offers pumpkin empanada, grilled duck breast with heirloom pumpkin, and pumpkin flan. Pago offers pumpkin salad, heirloom pumpkin cassoulet, and pumpkin creme brulee. Contact the restaurants directly for a reservation.

Pago, 878 S. 900 E., SLC, 801-532-0777
Finca, 1291 S. 1100 E., SLC, 801-487-0699


THE ARTS & OTHER EVENTS

Odyssey Dance Theatre's Thriller
Select dates through Nov. 2

The smash Halloween dance performance that has become an annual tradition for Utah families. The show is at seven locations across the state, from Ivins to Logan. The Salt Lake City performances are held at Kingsbury Hall.

Venues across the state, call 801-581-7100 for tickets to performances at Kingsbury Hall.

St. George Dance Company Spooktacular
Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

The St. George Dance Company (SGDC) will perform in collaboration with the Southwest Symphony in their Spooktacular. This delightful concert offers tantalizing music of the season and invites concert goers to wear their favorite costume. Visit saintgeorgedance.com or call 435-773-1221 for more information. To purchase tickets for the Spooktacular visit dsutix.com.

Cox Auditorium, St. George, 435-773-1221