Friendly Fall Hot Spots
Eight fun fall family activities in South Utah County
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.
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.
Children climb hay bales at Jaker’s in Springville