Friendly Fall Hot Spots

Eight fun fall fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties in South Utah County

Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Deb­o­rah Goodman for Serve Daily

Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns

950 W 400 S, Springville In its twelfth year, Jaker’s Jack-O- Lanterns, lo­cated at 950 W. 400 S. in Springville, is open from Septem­ber 29 through Oc­to­ber 31 from 9 a.m. to dusk. This sprawl­ing site boasts hay rides, a pet­ting zoo, slides, a corn “maize,” and a haunted cave. One of the most loved fea­tures is a giant corn pit that kids can dig in like a sand­box. Ad­mis­sion is only $3 for ev­ery­one age three and up and in­cludes ev­ery­thing ex­cept the pump­kins and con­ces­sions.

CLAS Hal­loween Cruise

3606 W Cen­ter Street, Provo A unique and fun ad­ven­ture open from Oc­to­ber 1 through 31, the CLAS Ropes Course Com­pany hosts a Hal­loween Cruise. The themed ad­ven­ture river­boat ride de­parts every 15-30 min­utes from 3606 West Cen­ter Street in Provo and takes about twenty min­utes round trip. Be­gin­ning at 6:30 each even­ing ex­cept Sun­day, en­joy over 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns along the banks of the Provo River as the cap­tain tells a scary story in which pi­rates at­tack! Per­fect for fam­i­lies, the boat seats up to forty peo­ple.

Dia de Los Muer­tos

4801 N Univer­sity Ave, Provo The Shops at River­woods, in con­junc­tion with Utah Mama Latina and Mama Latina Con­nect, will be host­ing a brand new event cel­e­brat­ing  Dia de Los Muer­tos on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27. The cost to at­tend is free. Please visit shop­satriver­woods. com for times and other in­for­ma­tion.

Haunted Hal­loween Haven

1641 Oakview Lane, Span­ish Fork Ad­mis­sion is free for this walk­through, which has been go­ing on for many years. You may rec­og­nize this as the Haunted Hal­loween Lair, but the name was changed just this year. Fam­ily friendly, the Haven is spooky, not gory. It will be open from Oc­to­ber 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, and 31 from 7:00-9:30 pm. They also host an out­door pro­jec­tion show avail­able every night from Oc­to­ber 1 through 31, so drive by and check it out! Pump­kin Walk Cen­tral Utah Gar­dens 355 W Univer­sity Park­way, Orem Come on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 to en­joy the fall col­ors and see the pump­kins in the carving con­test. There will be a car­i­ca­tur­ist, a ma­gi­cian, and a pump­kin artist to ob­serve. The event is free and in­cludes a free donut if you come dressed in a cos­tume.

Row­ley’s Red Barn

901 S 300 W, San­taquin One of the gems of San­taquin, Row­ley’s Red Barn hosts a trac­tor-pulled hayride through their fruit or­chards to the Back Forty ac­tiv­i­ties, which in­clude a pump­kin patch, ten-acre corn maze, sand­box, zip lines, pedal trac­tor races, ap­ple can­nons, and more. Upon re­turn­ing to the Barn, en­joy fresh pressed ap­ple juice, home­made ice cream and donuts. Hayrides are go­ing on now un­til Oc­to­ber 30 and be­gin at 3:30 p.m. every week­day un­til 8:45 p.m., with Satur­day hours from 10:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m. An all- day pass is $9.00 per per­son and fam­ily passes are avail­able.

Coun­try Farm Fest

4058 W 9600 S, Payson Payson is home to a small work­ing farm, called A Coun­try Farm, which of­fers a Coun­try Farm Fest on Oc­to­ber 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ad­mis­sion to the farm it­self is free and most ac­tiv­i­ties—in­clud­ing a photo booth, witches kitchen, face paint­ing, marsh­mal­low roast­ing, straw maze, pet­ting zoo, craft projects and lots more—cost be­tween $.50 and $1.00. Or, pur­chase a Fun Pass for sub­stan­tial sav­ings. A Coun­try Farm was fam­ily cre­ated over twelve years ago and boasts a Vic­to­rian farm­house, red barn and re­stored an­tique trac­tor.

Hal­loween Car­ni­val

320 W 500 N, Provo The pop­u­lar Hal­loween Car­ni­val at the Provo Recre­ation Cen­ter is back again and has now been di­vided into two seg­ments, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and from 7:30-10 p.m. on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27. Only 1,500 wrist­bands will be sold per seg­ment. Candy, an­i­mal show, magic show, trick or treat street, crafts, and a haunted house can be en­joyed for $5 for adults and $4 for youth and se­niors. Mem­bers of the Rec Cen­ter can be ad­mit­ted free of charge if pre-reg­is­tered.

Photo Kjirstin Young­berg

Chil­dren climb hay bales at Jaker’s in Springville

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