Weekend best bets (Oct. 30 – Nov. 1)

Cornbelly's corn maze had Minions as the theme for this year. The last day to get lost in the maze is Saturday. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

Cornbelly’s corn maze had Minions as the theme for this year. The last day to get lost in the maze is Saturday. (Photo by Dave Blackhurst)

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:

Hee Haw Farms

Fall has come and Hee Haw Farms is ready for your autumn activities. Pick your own pumpkin, go on a hayride or join in another fall fun event at Hee Haw Farms.

When: Sept. 28 – Oct. 31
Where: Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove
Cost: $6 general admission
Site: heehawfarms.com


The Minions have taken over Cornbelly’s this year as Cornbelly’s celebrates its 20th anniversary. Go on a Minion-themed scavenger hunt in the corn maze or do one of 40 other activities at Thanksgiving Point. Learn more here.

When: Oct. 2 – Oct. 31 (Closed Sundays)
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $11.95 on weekdays and $13.95 on weekends
Site: cornbellys.com

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Take a journey into the haunted woods with Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale. A lovestruck Ichabod Crane travels into the haunted woods, the Headless Horseman’s ground, after trying to win over Katrina Van Tassel. Will Ichabod Crane make it out alive?

When: Oct. 8–31 at 7:30 p.m. (Monday and Thursday–Saturday)
Where: Covey Center for the Arts
Cost: $14 general ticket; $12 for students, seniors and military
Site: provo.org

“The Addam’s Family Musical”

The “creepy and kooky” family has made a home at the Hale Center Theater Orem through November. And, “when you’re an Addams,” there are expectations on how to behave (hint: “crazier than you”). What happens when Wednesday falls in love with a perfectly normal boy from a cheery family? Find out in this kooky musical.

When: Oct. 8 – Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. (Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.)
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $16–$22 for adults; $12–$16 for children
Site: haletheater.org

Haunted Halloween Half

If you haven’t registered to run yet, it is too late. However, the runners dress up in costumes, which makes this a quicker-paced parade. Plus, it will look like you are getting a healthy start to your candy-packed day.

When: Oct. 31 (Start times – Half: 8:45 a.m. 5K: 9:30 a.m. Kid’s Run: Noon)
Where: University Mall
Cost: Nothing to watch
Site: thehauntedhalf.com

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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