It’s getting spooky: Halloween happenings around Utah Valley

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A girl reacts to the food in Fear Factor at the Provo Halloween Carnival. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

A girl reacts to the food in Fear Factor at the Provo Halloween Carnival. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

On Friday night, Lehi’s Legacy Center will be full of adults and kids decked out in their Halloween costumes. They’ll be playing games, collecting candy around the movie-themed track, getting a little scared in the family-friendly spook alley, and having all kinds of Halloween fun.

The Legacy Center — Lehi’s recreation center, 123 N. Center St. — has hosted the popular annual carnival for years, said Melanie Hansen, city special events coordinator.

“There’s all sorts of things happening,” she said. The themed track is a perennial favorite, though. Every year it has a new theme, and vendors and city departments set up booths around the track to hand out goodies to passers-by.

The cost is $3 in advance, or $3.50 at the event. Adults are free. Admission includes candy around the track, storytelling, a glow-in-the-dark necklace, movies, games, prizes, spook alley and more. The city will show “Scared Shrekless” and “Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space” on a 25-foot movie screen and Munchkin Radio will be running games and dancing.

A sloppy joe dinner will be served for an additional $3.25.

Then on Monday from 4-6 p.m., the Lehi Area Chamber of Commerce will host trick-or-treating on Main Street.

Lehi isn’t the only city with hosting Halloween happenings. From Cedar Hills to Santaquin, there’s an event for everyone.

Kids participate in the cake walk at the Provo Rec Center Carnival. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Kids participate in the cake walk at the Provo Rec Center Carnival. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Cedar Hills

Fall Family Festival
Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
10640 N Clubhouse Drive
New Hope Bible Church invites Cedar Hills families to its 2nd annual Fall Family Festival at the Cedar Hills Community Center. The event features free fall fun for the whole family, including games, candy and prizes, face painting, animal balloons, cookie decorating, and a live animal show at 6:45 p.m. Costumes are welcome.

Highland

Pumpkin Walk
Monday and Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Town Center Splash Pad, 5400 W Civic Center Drive
Come to Highland City’s annual pumpkin walk. Hundreds of expertly carved pumpkins will be on display. Bring your own painted pumpkin to display Halloween night.

Lindon

Hallows Eve Party
Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Lindon Community Center, 25 N. Main St.
Bring your family to Lindon City’s Fifth Annual Hallows Eve Party! There will be lots of free fun! We’ll have a handful of Halloween carnival games, crafts, prizes and activities! Like a little scare? Come give our spook alley a try!
Games & Spook Alley: 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Costume Contest: 6:45-7 p.m.
Movie in the Dark: 7 p.m. “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”
Special visit from “The Great Pumpkin” (flashlight candy search)

Orem

Howling Halloween
Monday, 2–7 p.m.
University Place, 575 E. University Parkway
The Howling Halloween will kick-off in The Orchard park with a creepy crawlers show and scary monster makeovers at 2 p.m. Kids will also get to paint a pumpkin to take home. Then the Frankenstein will host a scream contest. The night wraps up with the annual mall trick-or-treating from 4–7 pm. In inclement weather, activities will be moved to the indoor kid’s playground.

Bag giveaway
Monday, 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, 56 N. State St.
The city will give out limited edition Orem Halloween bags at City Hall and some candy to start the night off right.

Buzz Lightyear hands out candy at the Provo Halloween Carnival in 2014. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Buzz Lightyear hands out candy at the Provo Halloween Carnival in 2014. (Photo by Rebecca Lane)

Provo

Trunk-or-treat
Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West

Riverwoods Pumpkin Parade
Friday, 4-9 p.m.
The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave.

Halloween Carnival
Saturday, 5-10 p.m.

The Recreation Center is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival. For one night the Recreation Center is transformed into the best Halloween party of the year. Children games and booths appear in the gyms, the classrooms are turned into themed trick-or-treat streets for kids to enjoy, the playground becomes a zombie laser tag grave yard and a haunted house is hidden away behind the racquetball courts. The list of activities also include laser tag, a craft area, escape boxes, a haunted garden and enough candy for everyone to go home happy.

Free for Recreation Center members; or $4 youth and seniors, $5 adults

Mall-O-Ween
Saturday, 3-6 p.m.
Provo Towne Centre, 1200 Towne Centre Blvd.

Downtown Provo Trick-or-Treating
Monday, 3-6 p.m.
Center Street & University Avenue

Santaquin

Community Trunk and Treat
Monday, 6 p.m.
Centennial Park, 300 W. 100 South
Bring your car and candy for a fun and safe time.

Community Halloween Carnival
Friday, 5-8 p.m.
Come enjoy an exciting, fun-filled family friendly event brought to you by Rococo Performing Arts Studio. Join us for fun, food, bounce houses, haunted house and games. Costumes are welcome.

Tickets will be required for games and food, four for $1. Tickets will be available at the ticket window the day of the event.

Spanish Fork

• Halloween Walk Through For All Ages
Thursday-Saturday, Monday, 7–9:30 p.m.
Come visit our fun and spooky walk through that has become a Spanish Fork Halloween family tradition for 13 years running. This year, the pirates are back, with our pirate ship, new projection effects and animatronic props. Our walk through is appropriate for all ages (no blood and gore) and admission is free. For more information, visit our website.

• Trick-or-treat
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Main Street
The Spanish Fork Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the Main Street Trick-or-Treat. Trick-or-Treat from Center Street to 400 North.

Springville

Safe Halloween
Monday, 3-5 p.m.
Main Street
Dress up and bring the kids to Trick-or-Treat along both sides of Main Street between Center Street and 400 South on Halloween afternoon. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

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Amie Rose has more than 14 years of experience writing and editing at newspapers in Utah and New Mexico. She graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism. She lives in Utah Valley with her husband, toddler and crazy dog.

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