Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


The Sonali’s Kathak Dance Troupe will perform during India Fest on Saturday, Sept. 23. (Photo courtesy of Sri Sri Krishna Temple)

School has officially taken over the valley, but attendance at these fun weekend events is mandatory. Take a break from hitting the books and enjoy a weekend of fun in September with these Utah Valley events.

India Fest

Travel the world in Utah Valley’s own backyard. The 31st Annual India Fest gives Utahns a taste of Utah with yoga, a dance class and a Bollywood performance.

When: Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.
Where: Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork (8628 S. State Rd.)
Cost: $3 for adults; $1 for children
Site: utahkrishnas.org

Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival

Need a hero? Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival has three: a soldier, a superhero and a mother/grandmother. Celebrate the changing season and the heroes in your life with a traditional fall festivity. Plus, enjoy the 50 other attractions. Read more about Cornbelly’s 2017 theme here.

When: Sept. 22 – Nov. 4
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: Varies
Site: cornbellys.com

Harvest Festival and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

You’ll be seeing orange this weekend at the 13th Annual Weigh Off. Besides the popular giant pumpkin contest, there will also be judging for gourds and weigh-offs for giant tomatoes, field pumpkins and watermelons. Who knows — maybe Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage will be amongst the entries.

When: Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: FREE
Site: utahpumpkingrowers.com

“Noises Off”

The stage is relentless, especially with the play-within-a-play comedy, “Noises Off.” Anything and everything that can go wrong will go wrong as a troubled director attempts to put together a Broadway-bound British farce. Unfortunately, bad acting, missed cues and disastrous rehearsals curse the production. Prepare to laugh with this director’s cut of a comedy.

When: Sept. 15 – Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $14 for adults; $12 for children, seniors and students
Site: scera.org

BYU vs. UVU Soccer

Blue and green clash once again, but this time it is the BYU and UVU women’s soccer teams that are competing. The last time the teams met was on Nov. 14, 2015 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament where the Cougars took a 1–0 win. Read how the two teams match up here.

When: Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
Where: South Field, BYU
Cost: $6-$11
Site: byucougars.com

Do you have a Utah Valley event you want to add to the calendar? Email us at news@utahvalley360.com.

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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