Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


The Sundance Halloween Lift is a family-friendly version of the Full Moon Lift Ride. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

Are you falling for fall yet? As Utah mountainsides turn red, yellow and orange, its time to take a glance at what Utah has to offer in the autumn. Don’t let sweater weather keep you indoors this week — especially with these events going on around town.

Halloween Lift Rides

Get ready to soar above Sundance Resort on the Halloween-themed ski lift. Meet costume-clad lift operators and actors for an enjoyable ride through the cool fall night.

When: Oct 19–31 from 7 p.m.–10 p.m. (Closed Sundays and open until 11 p.m. on weekends)
Where: Sundance
Cost: $20 for adults; $17 for children
Site: sundanceresort.com

Scarecrow Festival

Taking the scare out of scarecrow, Thanksgiving Point is hosting its annual Scarecrow Festival. These family-friendly scarecrows will keep good company this weekend with the festival market, crafts, music and food.

When: Oct. 16–21 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for children
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

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. Read more about the fall festivities here.

When: Sept. 29 – Nov. 4
Where: Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Cost: $6 for general admission $5 for the Haunted Tales Hayride & Haunted Corn Maze, $3 for Corn Maze
Site: heehawfarms.com

Halloween Cruise

Ahoy matees, the Halloween Cruise is ready to take your family on an adventure. Climb aboard the CLAS Ropes Course ship for a chance to shiver through a scary story while viewing over 100 carved pumpkins along the river bank. Watch out though, a pirate attack just might happen on these “turbulent” waters. The journey lasts about 20-25 minutes and ship leaves dock every 30 minutes.

When: Oct. 2–31
Where: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center in Provo
Cost: $8 per person
Site: clasropes.com

Pumpkin Festival on Heber Valley Railroad

All aboard! Instead of a wagon ride, take a train ride to a pumpkin patch this holiday season. On the 40 minute train ride, costumed character entertain the guests while riders nibble on pumpkin cookies. There’s even a family-friendly haunted car for a not-so-spooky detour on the trip.

When: Oct. 5–30
Where: Heber Valley Railroad
Cost: $3–$15
Site: hebervalleyrr.org

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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