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Catch the last of this year’s Halloween events before they pass on

By Nichole Whiteley - | Oct 27, 2023

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As the budding fall season unfolds, the Daily Herald has compiled a list of activities including haunted houses, decorated yards, pumpkin patches and city celebrations. Happy Halloween!

Activities for Oct. 28-31


  • Advanced Paranormal Services is inviting people to participate in the paranormal investigation of the Peteetneet Museum,10 N. 600 East in Payson. The event is for people 18 years and older or 16 years old with a parent or legal guardian. The Event begins at 8 p.m. and ends at midnight. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/45G3IDZ. They encourage investigation-appropriate Halloween costumes and there will be prizes. Additional events in Utah County by Advanced Paranormal Services can be found at https://advancedparanormal.com/events, including a Paranormal Presentation at the Springville Library on Monday and a free Indian Hills Horror Haunt on Oct. 27, 28 and 31.
  • Runtastic Events presents the 2023 Provo Half, 5K and Kids Run at the Canyon Park Tech Center, 1200 N. 600 East in Orem. The half-marathon begins at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and the kids run begins at 11 a.m. Registration for this event closes the day of the race 30 minutes before the race begins, space permitting. They ask that people register online at https://thehauntedhalf.com/races/provo. For more information about the race, registration, awards, starting places and times, shuttles and race amenities visit the website.
  • The Halloween-themed drum show “Paranormal Percussion” will be performing in the Main Hall at the Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St. in Provo, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. The production of Halloween-themed songs will be played using only percussion instruments along with jump scares, scary situations and fog effects.
  • The Utah Valley Monster Concert will feature nearly 300 young piano students from Utah Valley playing duets and trios on eight pianos at one time, creating a “Monster Concert.” There will be a special performance by the piano quartet Piano Therapy and featuring Ron Saltmarsh of Brigham Young University as master of ceremonies.The concert is from noon to 3 p.m. and is presented by University Place, 575 E. University Parkway in Orem. The concert will be performed four times with different performers.
  • The 14th annual Salem Witches Run, featuring two runs, a 5K run and a children’s mile, will be held Salem Hills High School, 150 Skyhawk Blvd. Registration and T-shirt pickup is at 7 a.m. The 5K run begins at 8 a.m. and the children’s mile begins at 8:45 a.m. This is a community run for all regardless of age or ability. To register and learn more about the run visit runnercard.com.
  • Take My Death Away 2023” is a Halloween musical that will be showing Saturday and Monday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Angelus Theatre, 165 N. Main St. in Spanish Fork. The musical is a mix of “Ghost,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Hocus Pocus” with romance, comedy and supernatural genres mixing throughout the musical.
  • Big Band Dance Night: Halloween Edition will have live music, dance lessons and treats for all from 7-9 p.m. at The 1903 (formerly Northampton House), 198 W. 300 North, American Fork. Costumes are encouraged but not required to participate. Tickets and more information about the dance night can be found at https://wasatchshowband.com.
  • Hee Haw Farms, 150 S. 2000 West/N. County Blvd. in Pleasant Grove, will be holding its 15th annual giant Pumpkin drop from noon until dusk. Large and small pumpkins will dropped from 14 stories high onto targets below such as swimming pools, office furniture and a car. There will also be an option to ride in the crane, proceeds from which will go to a nonprofit organization.
  • Dia De Muertos is a Latin America holiday that will be celebrated at the Show Barn at Thanksgiving Point, 2476 Sycamore Lane in Lehi, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature lively music, food, art and dancers. Artful calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls) will be around the event, as it is one of the most familiar symbols of the Dia de Muertos holiday.


  • The Samhain Festival – Utah Pagan Market at Evermore Park, 382 S. Evermore Lane in Pleasant Grove, is a private, ticketed event from noon to 7 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, a costume contest, local vendors, an archery range and live entertainment.


  • Hee Haw Farms will have its Halloween Festival from 4-8 p.m., featuring costume contests, pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating in addition to all of their seasonlong fall activities.
  • Cedar Valley High School, 1389 E. Aviator Ave. in Eagle Mountain, is inviting the community for trick-or-treating from 5:30-8 p.m. There are two family-friendly options, although “Screams in the Satellites” has more of a haunted house feel. Those attending can take a walk through haunted satellites. There is also “Trick or Treat the Terminals,” which are inside of the school building in upper C Terminal. Admission is $1 per person per location.
  • Alpine Main Street Trick-or-Treat will be held from 4-6 p.m. It will be along Alpine Main Street, starting on Canyon Crest by the roundabout and going to City Hall and back to West Canyon Crest Road to end.


  • Safe Halloween in Springville is presented by the Springville-Mapleton Chamber of Commerce and will be held from 3-5 p.m. Businesses will be set up in front of the city center and in front of their stores along Main Street. They will be dressed up to interact with the community and provide safe trick-or-treating for everyone who comes. Trick-or-treating will begin on Center Street by the fire department.
  • A Halloween Parade and trick-or-treating along Main Street in Lehi will be held from 4-6 p.m. Participants will start at Hutch’s Home Furnishings, 50 E. Main St., and visit businesses on both sides of Main Street.
  • Halloween on Main trick-or-treating is a safe way for families in American Fork to get goodies on Halloween. The event is from 4-6 p.m. and children can trick-or-treat from the different businesses set up all along Main Street, from 300 West to 100 East.

Recurring seasonal activities

Haunted houses:

  • Insanity Point Extreme at Cornbelly’s Lehi location, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, is open every Friday, Saturday and Monday until Oct. 30. They feature a 40-minute walking path where participants can experience over 23 haunted scenes.
  • Evermore Park in Pleasant Grove, 382 S. Evermore Lane, is transformed during the fall season into “Lore,” a Halloween wonderland with new characters and quests. Once the sun sets, the haunted adventure begins to heighten the scariness of the park. Evermore is open Fridays and Saturdays from 6-11 p.m.
  • Haunted Forest in American Fork, 6000 W. 6400 North, is one of the largest haunted attractions in the country with “over 30 acres of fear” to walk through. The haunt is all outside and the path goes through natural trees. Haunted Forest is open until Oct. 31, from 7:30-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
  • Field of Fright is a haunted maze located inside of the real corn field at Glen Ray’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Spanish Fork, 1750 W. 8000 South. The Field of Fright runs until Oct. 28. Admission starts at dark. On Monday and Tuesday, visitors must be in line by 9:30 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday by 10:30 p.m. Check their website for additional dates.
  • The Shadows of Fear haunted maze in Pleasant Grove, 618 N. County Blvd., is open Monday through Saturday for all of October. Friday and Saturday hours are 7:30-11 p.m. and Monday through Thursday hours are 7:30-10 p.m. This haunt is for thrill seekers and family time. Tuesdays are no-spook days except for on Oct. 31, when they stay open until 11 p.m.
  • Strangling Brothers Utah Haunted Circus is located at 632 E. 1500 South in American Fork and will be open until Oct. 31 with varying hours. Before the main haunt begins, visitors wait inside a circus tent to see a show including live music, games, videos, crowd interactions and possibly the Strangling Brothers riding their motorcycles. Each Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., the circus is open for walk throughs with the lights on and without the scary actors.
  • The Haunted Halloween Haven in Spanish Fork, 1641 Oakview Lane, is an outdoor haunt appropriate for all ages. It is free for all and is open every night in October from 7:30-10 p.m. regardless of the weather. No reservations are required and any number of people can enter at once. There is also a 25-minute projection-mapping show each night.
  • Blackburn Boarding House for Witches Ghouls & Monsters in Springville holds a Halloween Haunt each October that is free for all. It is held at 317 S. 200 West Apt. 1 and is open Oct. 29-31 from dusk until 10 p.m. Trick-or-treaters and their parents are invited to tour the haunted boarding house with no reservation necessary. Visitors should show up and walk to the courtyard where a fire will be blazing to wait for their turn to enter.

Home haunts/decorated yards:

  • Explore Utah Valley put together a map of homes and businesses across the valley that have been decorated for Halloween, including a free Big Jack coloring book/scavenger hunt map at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3tj3Ziy.
  • The Pirate Yard, 2208 E. 1480 South in Spanish Fork, is part of the Parade of Haunted Homes. The free, family-friendly outdoor attraction will be open for two nights on Oct. 27-28 from 6-9 p.m. It is stroller and wheelchair accessible. There will be custom scenery, lighting and special effects, all of which are not frightening for children. The other homes in the Parade of Haunted homes can be found at https://bit.ly/471pyCV.
  • The “Indian Hills Horror” haunted house, 2817 W. 950 North in Provo, is free for all and open from 8-11 p.m. Oct. 27-28 and from 8-10 p.m. on Halloween. This home haunt has been running for 17 years and Advanced Paranormal Services will have a booth set up where attendees “may meet some of the Supernatural Hour podcast personalities and purchase paranormal-related merchandise.”

Pumpkin patches/corn mazes/fresh produce:

  • Cornbelly’s has locations in Lehi (3003 N. Thanksgiving Way)and Spanish Fork (3687 W. 5600 South). Both locations offer family-friendly events and activities, a pumpkin patch and a corn maze until Oct. 28. Cornbelly’s is open Monday through Thursday from 4-9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 1-10 p.m. The Spanish Fork location also offered a Sunflower Festival from Sept. 8-30. While Sunflower season officially ended, it is likely to run through mid-October, so the fields are still open to visitors. Pumpkin season started in October.
  • Glen Ray’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is located at 1750 W. 8000 South in Spanish Fork and will be open through Oct. 30. Hours are 4-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4-11 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays. They offer family-friendly events and activities, a corn maze and a pumpkin patch.
  • The Pumpkin Patch in Orem, 1541 Sandhill Road, has free activities and no admission fee. They have pumpkins and decor for sale, and every Monday and Saturday they offer free Halloween hayrides. Reservations for rides can be made on their website. They are open until Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and from 10 a.m. to dark on Sundays.
  • Gordon’s Family Farm offers a pumpkin patch and activities through the end of October called Gordo’s Fun Farm. Located at 5746 S. 3200 West St. in Spanish Fork, this pumpkin patch also has a petting zoo and a corn maze. It is open Monday through Friday noon to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove, 150 S. 2000 West/N. County Blvd., is open from 3-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays. They offer a pumpkin patch, pumpkin drop event, kids spook alley, pumpkin patch hayride and other activities.
  • Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns at Hayward Farms located at 950 W. 400 South in Springville has pumpkins to buy, a hayride, a corn “maize” and a haunted cave. They are open through the end of October, from 9 a.m. to dusk Monday through Saturday, except Oct. 31, when they are open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Pumpkin Patch – Carlisle Gardens is located at 1200 N. County Blvd. in American Fork. Pumpkins are available at the front stand and in the field to pick out. They have a kiddie train, hay ride train and a petting zoo with farm animals. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tyler’s Pumpkin Patch in Provo, 1036 S. Nevada Ave., is a family-owned pumpkin patch. They are open until Oct. 31 while supplies last. Weekday hours are 4 p.m. to dusk and weekend hours are 10 a.m. to dusk.
  • A Country Farm Pumpkin Patch in Payson, 4058 W. 9600 South, is a homegrown farm that offers fresh produce picked daily upon order or visitors can pick it themselves. They are open 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
  • Rowley’s Red Barn, 901 S. 300 West, is a fruit farm open year-round in Santaquin. The fall festival is held through Oct. 30 and includes a corn maze, a tractor wagon ride, a pumpkin patch and other activities such as a petting zoo, zip line and a corn pit. It is open Monday through Friday from 3:30-8:45 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Rileys’ U-pick in Genola, 294 N. 800 East, has pumpkins, fresh fruit and other produce available at the local Rileys’ Orchard. It is open during harvest season (July through November), Monday through Saturday from sunup to sundown.


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