The first ever Provo Pocket Film Fest is Saturday. (Photo courtesy Pocket Film Fest)
The first ever Provo Pocket Film Fest is Saturday. (Photo courtesy Pocket Film Fest)

From the Point of the Mountain all the way down to Santaquin, Utah Valley has a lot to offer — especially in weekend activities. There are no excuses for staying in all weekend when there are these quality events happening around Utah Valley. Here are five of our picks for the upcoming weekend:

1. Pocket Film Fest

Get those cameras ready, but only the cameras on your phones, for the first ever Provo Pocket Film Fest. Watch videos made by Utah Valley residents only using their mobile technology.

When: Oct. 18,10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Where: Center St. in Provo
Cost: Free with promo code UVPOCKETFILMS
Site: pocketfilmfest.com


2. BYU Homecoming Spectacular

“Take Flight” with BYU Homecoming Spectacular’s theme. The show features the International Folk Dance Ensemble, Young Ambassadors, Men’s Chorus and cast members from “The Count of Monte Cristo,” as well as other BYU performing groups.

When: Oct. 16-17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Marriott Center
Cost: $14-$25
Site: homecoming.byu.edu


3. Boom Shakalaka

Cougar fans, it’s time! That is it’s time to preview the BYU men’s and women’s basketball teams as players go head-to-head in friendly competitions: 3-point shootout, a skills competition and a dunk competition.

When: Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Smith Fieldhouse
Cost: FREE
Site: byucougars.com

4. Hee Haw Farms

There’s nothing really corny about Hee Haw Farms in October — except for maybe the corn box, corn cannon and corn maze — but that’s the type of corny we like to hear about. Read more about the attractions at Hee Haw Farms here.

When: Sept. 26-Nov. 1
Where: Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Cost: $6 for general admission $5 for the Haunted Hayride, $3 for Corn Maze
Number: (801) 368-4335
Site: heehawfarms.com


5. Insanity Point

Are you afraid of ghosts, ghouls or other haunted creatures? Get ready to scream with Insanity Point’s haunted house.

When: Now through Oct. 31, hours vary
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $19.95
Site: insanitypoint.com


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