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5 Incredibly Spooky Fall 2018 Activities for You and Your Family

Angie Larson

Angie joined the BHURDinUtah team in 2016. She received a degree in English from Brigham-Young University-Idaho in 2011...

Angie joined the BHURDinUtah team in 2016. She received a degree in English from Brigham-Young University-Idaho in 2011...

Oct 17 4 minutes read

Fall is here! Harvest, Apple Cider, Pumpkins, Scarecrows, Corn Mazes, Halloween! We could argue that autumn may just be the best season of the year. And we could also argue that the Salt Lake Valley is one of the best places to celebrate the best Fall has to offer. 

Check out our list 5 activities and events that will help you enjoy the season with family and friends.

Cross E Ranch

During the Fall festival at Cross E Ranch everyone will find something to love. You can spend hours in the nearly 7-mile corn maze, enjoy a hay ride to visit the cows on the farm, play in the over 6 tons of corn kernels at the corn pit, pet the goats, piglets, mini-donkeys and other farm animals, or climb the hay pyramid and go down the mega hay slide. Evenings are just as delightful. You could enjoy the sunset around one of the many fire pits, or on select nights watch a movie at the barn or kick up your heels with some swing dancing.  

Tickets and additional information are available at the Cross E Ranch website www.crosseranch.com

(photo courtesy https://www.crosseranch.com/activities)


Oktoberfest at Snowbird

Oktoberfest at Snowbird includes activities, food, and, of course, brews. Oktoberfest food choices include select German favorites, such as bratwurst, weisswurst, sauerkraut, apple strudel, spaetzle, beef rouladen, pretzels, and Bavarian roasted almonds. Beer and food are purchased a la carte. Every Saturday and Sunday, you can party and play with hundreds of attendees. 

Admission to Oktoberfest is free, food and brew are purchased a la carte, and the event runs from Noon - 6:30 pm.

(photo courtesy of https://www.visitsaltlake.com/event/2018-oktoberfest/2457/)


Pumpkin Nights 

At the Utah State Fairgrounds, you can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, as well as Spirit of Pumpkins fire show, demonstrations by professional pumpkin artists, and more adventures! Little pumpkinheads can embark on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, catch a screening of Coco, or get their faces painted by one of the face painting artists! 

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and more information can be found at https://pumpkinnights.com.

Check it out for a hauntingly good time. (photo courtesy of pumpkinnights.com)


Grimm Ghost Tours 

Image result for grimm ghost tours salt lake cityIf scary ghosts is more your style, you’ve got to check out Grimm Ghost Tours in Salt Lake City! This tour takes you on a fully interactive adventure at some of the most haunted places right here in town. 

You’ll have the chance to get off the bus and get up close and personal with the spirits of Salt Lake City. 

Who knows? Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of some using the ghost hunting equipment provided. Find more info at http://www.grimmghosttours.com/

(photo courtesy of enjoyutah.org)



WitchFest and Witches Night Out at Gardner Village

Gardner Village gets spooky during the month of October during the annual WitchFest. Join the celebration witch displays and a scavenger hunt to find them, Breakfast with a Witch, Witchapalooza Music Dinner Theater, a Witches 5k Run/Walk, and the popular Witches Night Out, which is currently in its 18th year.

New during 2018 is the Moonstruck Witches Dinner, a private dinner event held during Witches Night Out.

(photo courtesy of http://www.gardnervillage.com/witch-fest)


We hope you find these activities as thrilling and spooky as we did!  As always, count on the BHURDinUtah team to not only give you great real estate advice, but also to help you know which activities in the valley are worth checking out. Have fun this fall and be safe!

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