13 trick-or-treating locations and family-friendly Halloween events in Utah Valley

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

Utah Valley is all about the treats come Halloween, so the holiday celebrations don’t need to take place only on Oct. 31. Make Halloween work with your schedule — or at least warm up for the big Halloween night — with these 13 local Halloween events.

Autumn Festival at Provo Pioneer Village

Get into the harvesting spirit with the first ever Autumn Festival at Pioneer Village. Enjoy pioneer games, demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, hay cart rides, stories and food as you celebrate fall the old-fashioned way.

When: Oct. 26
Where: Provo Pioneer Village
Cost: FREE, but donations of $2 per person recommended
Site: Facebook

Lehi Halloween Extravaganza

Trick-or-treaters can take the track — they’ll take the monster track — because trick-or-treating will take place along the “Monster Mash”-themed track. Then there are games and dancing with the Munchkin Radio. Or if guests want a more relaxed Halloween celebration, they can watch “Hotel Transylvania 3” on a 25-foot movie screen. And guess who’s back? Animal riders!

When: Oct. 26 from 5–8 p.m.
Where: Lehi Legacy Center
Cost: $4.50 per person
Site: lehi-utah.gov

Lindon Community Trunk-or-Treat

Lindon is moving trick-or-treating to the trunks. From 5:30–7 p.m. cars will line 25 N. Main Street in Lindon from trunk-or-treating. Plus, there will be a haunted spook alley and crafts. Then there will be prizes and raffles for the best decorated cars. Following the trunk-or-treating festivities, Lindon is taking a hint from Easter and holding a flashlight candy search at 7 p.m.

When: Oct. 26 at 5:30–7 p.m.
Where: 25 N. Main St. in Lindon
Cost: FREE
Site: lindoncity.org

Monster Village: Pleasant Grove’s Annual Halloween Celebration

Pleasant Grove Recreation Center has all the works: family costume contest, Trick-or-Treat Lane, games, contests and prizes.

When: Oct. 26 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Where: Pleasant Grove Recreation Center
Cost: $6 admission with meal; $4 general admission; children 2 and under are FREE
Site: rec.plgrove.org

Pumpkin Walk at Central Utah Gardens

The pumpkins are taking over Central Utah Gardens. Enjoy the fall colors as you walk through the garden and check out the pumpkin carving contest entries. See puking pumpkins, get a caricature drawn of yourself, be dazzled by a magician and more. Plus, people dressed in costumes get a free donut.

When: Oct. 27 from noon-6 p.m.
Where: Central Utah Gardens
Cost: FREE
Site: centralutahgardens.org

The pumpkin princess (left) made an appearance at last year’s Cornbelly’s October events at Thanksgiving Point. (Photo courtesy of Cornbelly’s)

Cornbelly’s

If you’re planning on going to Cornbelly’s corn maze, then Saturday might be the right day. There is free trick-or-treating with admission. The Pumpkin Princess, Fairy Godmother and a few other friends will hand out treats as part of the Halloween parade.

When: Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
Where: Cornbelly’s at Thanksgiving Point
Cost: FREE with admission
Site: cornbellys.com

Provo Halloween Carnival

Because of the crowds, Provo Recreation Center has broken its Halloween carnival into two sessions. Participants can buy colored bands to one or both of the events. Trick-or-treat with your favorite characters, play zombie laser tag, watch a magic show, brave the Lights Out Haunted House and more.

When: Oct. 27 from 4–6:45 p.m. and 7:15–10 p.m.
Where: Provo Recreation Center
Cost: $5 for adults and $4 for youth
Site: provocityevents.com

Orem PD’s Trunk-or-Treat

Police officers and firefighters from all over Utah County are joining together to bring residents a trick-or-treat trial run. Besides treats, there will be a DJ, mascots from the Mascot Miracle Foundation, food trucks and swag.

When: Oct. 27
6–7 p.m.: Special trick-or-treating time for children on the autism spectrum
7–9:30 p.m.: General Admission
Where: Mountain View High School, Orem
Cost: FREE
Site: Facebook

Boo-A-Palooza

Vineyard has all the goodies: trick-or-treating booths, donuts, food trucks, a movie, games and more.

When: Oct. 29 from 6–8 p.m.
Where: Vineyard Grove Park in Vineyard
Cost: FREE
Site: Facebook

Halloween Family Night

Give your Halloween costume a warm-up session at the Bean Life Science Museum’s Halloween Family Night. Create crafts, win prizes, get a head start on your candy stage, and take a picture in the creepy photo booth. Plus, there is a “spooky” animal show at 6:30, 7:15 and 8 p.m.

When: Oct. 29 from 6–9 p.m.
Where: Bean Life Science Museum at BYU
Cost: FREE
Site: Facebook

Curious Halloween Carnival

This is not a trick-or-treating extravaganza, but it is appropriate for all ages. Grizwold and Graves presents a “turn-of-the-century style historical immersive experience” with food, fire dancers, aerialists, magic, vintage skill workshops and more.

When: Oct. 29 from 6:30–11 p.m.
Where: The Bright Building, Provo
Cost: $8-$15
Site: Facebook

Highland City Pumpkin Walk and Carving Contest

Enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate while you see the pumpkin carving contest entries. Or sit down with your treat to watch the Halloween movies hosted by Highland City Library.

When: Oct. 29–30 from 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Where: Splash Pad Park in Highland
Cost: FREE
Site: highlandcity.org

University Place

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with donut eating, fishing for candy, cake walk, train ride around the park and face painting. And they’ll even have real-life creepy crawlers, a.k.a. reptiles, to play with from 11 a.m. to noon. The main event takes place from 4–7 p.m. inside the mall with trick-or-treating at participating stores.

When: Oct. 31
Where: University Place
Cost: FREE
Site: universityplaceorem.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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