Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events


The Nerveless Nocks Thrill Circus will perform over the weekend at 1, 4 and 7:15 p.m. at Cornbelly’s. (Photo courtesy of Cornbelly’s Facebook)

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.


“This is the greatest (maze)!” Taking after the blockbuster hit, “The Greatest Showman,” Cornbelly’s is pulling out all the tricks for this year’s corn maze. Besides the appropriately corny adventure, there is also pig races, jumbo jumpers, spiders web, pumpkin bowling and a variety of other carnival-like games to keep your family entertained. And keeping with the circus theme, the Nerveless Nocks Thrill Circus will perform at Cornbelly’s over the weekend at 1, 4 and 7:15 p.m.

When: Sept. 28 – Nov. 3 (Closed Sundays)
Where: Thanksgiving Point
Cost: $12.95 on weekdays and $16.95 on weekends
Site: cornbellys.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 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. 1–31 (weeknights 6:30–9 p.m., weekends 6:30–10 p.m.)
Where: CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 W. Center St. in Provo
Cost: $8 per person
Site: clasropes.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. 15–20 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Cost: $20 for adults; $15 for children
Site: thanksgivingpoint.org

Haunted Forest

Into the woods onto the trail yet for the Haunted Forest. Encounter the monsters in the forest and try not to scream. Can you handle the intensity?

When: Sept. 14 – Oct. 31 (Monday–Thursday from 7:30–10 p.m.; Friday–Saturday from 7:30–midnight)
Where: 6000 W. 6400 N. in American Fork
Cost: $25–$30
Site: hauntedutah.com

The Pumpkin Train

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. 4–29
Where: Heber Valley Railroad
Cost: $15 general admission; $3 for toddlers
Site: hebervalleyrr.org

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