Looking for a Halloween event that won’t scare the screams out of your little monsters? There are plenty of G-rated venues in Utah County. Here are just a few of the places where you can have a happy — and not so scary — Halloween:
1. Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival
When: Daily except Sundays through Oct. 31. Click here for a schedule and times.
Where: Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Point Way in Lehi
Prices: Vary depending on activity packages but start at $11.95 for a “Laughin’” pass Monday through Thursday.
Arguably the most elaborate Halloween event in Utah County, this giant festival and corn maze has a little something for everyone. Little ones will like the hayrides, Pumpkin Princess Festival, giant slides and Jumbo Jumper Air Pillow. Teenagers can visit the “haunted” attractions at the adjoining Insanity Point, which include Hayloft Horror and the Cornophobia haunted corn maze. Learn more here.
Enter for a chance to win Cornbelly’s tickets here.
2. McCoard’s Mystery Corn Maze
When: Daily except Sunday through October 31
Where: McCoard’s Garden Center, 384 S. 3110 West, Provo
Prices: Adults (10 and older) $9; children (ages 3 to 9) $6; 2 and younger free
Sponsored by McCoard’s Garden Center, the venue features three mazes with differing degrees of difficulty and length. One corn maze admission allows families to enter all three mazes. There is also a separate Zombie Paintball Patrol area ($15 admission), and a you-pick pumpkin patch.
3. Hee-Haw Farms
When: Daily except Sundays through Oct. 31
Where: 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Pricing: General admission is $6 for ages 3 and older. Added attractions such as the corn maze and haunted hayride require an additional fee.
Non-scary activities at this Pleasant Grove Halloween staple include a petting farm, giant slide, corn box, corn cannon, mini maze and animal train rides. Many attractions are included with a general admission ticket, with additional fees for some activities. Learn more here.
4. Halloween Adventure Cruise
When: Daily except Sundays through Oct. 31.
Where: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 W. Center St., Provo
Prices: $8 per person, children 2 and younger are free
This spooky(ish) ride takes you along the lower Provo River, which will be lit with more than 100 jack-o-laterns. The first departure is at 6:30 p.m., with boats departing every 30 minutes through 9 p.m. (Mondays through Thursdays) or 10 p.m. (Fridays and Saturdays).
5. Scarecrow Festival at Thanksgiving Point
When: Oct. 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point Gardens, 3900 N. Garden Dr. in Lehi
Thanksgiving Point is hosting its first-ever Scarecrow Festival in its gorgeous 55-acre Gardens. It’s a good chance to see the fall colors in the Gardens, as well as scarecrows built and submitted by the community. Look for apple carving, lawn games and food trucks as well.
6. Pumpkin Palooza Family Fun Fest 2015
When: Oct. 23 and 24
Where: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 475 S. Main St.
Prices: Free admission, some activities may require a fee
Kids can come in costume and trick-or-treat to more than 60 vendors at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. There will be pumpkin carving and Twinkie eating contests, as well as bounce houses and face painting.
7. Shops at Riverwoods Pumpkin Parade 2015
When: October 23, 4–9 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., Provo
Prices: Free admission, activities may require a fee
Artists will be making displays out of pumpkins and squash, with hayrides, face painting, food and trick-or-treating through the shops.
8. Pumpkin Plunge
When: Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Springville Community Pool, 1015 E. 900 South, Springville
Prices: Family admission, $12
Attendees can jump into a pool with 200 floating pumpkins and then choose one to decorate.
9. Haunted Halloween Lair
When: October 28-31, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 1641 Oakview Lane, Spanish Fork
This family-friendly Halloween display and haunted house walkthrough started as a small garage haunt for neighbors and has grown into a much larger production, done for free as a labor of love. Organizers compare it to Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion theme park attraction in its level of scariness.
10. City Halloween Celebrations
Several Utah County cities are hosting Halloween-themed parties good for family members of all ages. For example, Lindon has an All Hallow’s Eve party at its community center Oct. 30, while Provo is having a Halloween Carnival at its recreation center Oct. 31. Check your city’s website for more details.