Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley weekend events

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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 Ride

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. Plus, Sundance is offering a $5 discount; see details here.

When: Oct. 18–31 (Weekdays 7–10 p.m., weekends 7–11 p.m.)
Where: Sundance
Cost: $19–$25
Site: sundanceresort.com

Cornbelly’s

“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

Superheroes and Princesses Halloween Concert by the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — it’s an orchestra! The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra is pulling out all the strings for a superhero and princess-themed concert. Enjoy songs from “Superman,” “Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Batman,” “The Incredibles” and more.

When: Oct. 26–27 at 7 p.m. (with Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
Where: Timberline Middle School
Cost: $8–$12
Site: thetso.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

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.

When: Sept. 28 – Nov. 3 (Weekdays 4–9 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.–11 p.m.)
Where: Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West, Pleasant Grove
Cost: $9 for general admission $7 for the Haunted Tales Hayride
Site: heehawfarms.com

Bonus: Trick-or-treating events

Take a trick-or-treating for a trial run at one of these family-friendly Halloween events. Learn about 13 local events here.

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