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Utah: Fun October Community Events for the Family

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Do you live in Utah or Salt Lake Valley? Looking for fun October family activities? Well, you've come to the right place. Check out community events and activities in Ogden, Salt Lake, West Jordan, and Provo. Whether you want to enjoy the cozy feel of fall or get a jump start on some Halloween activities, there is something for the whole family in Utah.

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October Family Activities in Utah


Creatures of the Night

  • Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 from 5 - 8 pm
  • $5 members / $6 non-members
  • All ages welcome!

The Ogden Nature Center education staff presents this not-so-scary Halloween event for the whole family. Learn about native, nocturnal creatures like owls and bats. Take a crepuscular creep around the nature preserve where you’ll meet and learn from some “wild” characters. Make fun fall nature crafts, get down low at the spider web crawl, enjoy face painting, carnival games, and more. Sponsored by Zions Bank.

Wild Wednesdays—Batty about Bats

  • Wednesday, October 24 at 3:45 pm
  • Free for ONC members
  • $2 children / $3 seniors / $4 adults
  • All ages welcome

Did you know that Utah has 18 species of bats? Kick off the Halloween season by learning about these often misunderstood and amazing flying mammals. With the help of skulls, mounts, and brave volunteers, we will get a little batty. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Salt Lake City

Scarecrow Festival

  • October 18-20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • At West Ridge Academy
  • $5 per person, $20 per car, kids 2 and under free
  • All ages welcome

Enjoy the annual Scarecrow Festival on the West Ridge campus this Halloween season. Bring the whole family for inflatables, train rides, children's games, prizes, and food and fun.

West Jordan

Fun at Gardner Village: Witch Scavenger Hunt

  • All ages welcome
  • Free (just download the Witch Scavenger Hunt on the Gardner Village website here)

If you haven't been to Gardner Village in West Jordan yet, now is the time to take advantage of great shopping and all their fun fall activities. The Witch Scavenger Hunt is a family favorite to start the Halloween season. Let the kids wander through the enchanted pathways of Gardner Village finding the different witches that match their clues.

Utah Valley—Lehi

Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest

  • October
  • All ages welcome
  • Prices vary

Check out all the fun activities at Cornbelly's here, like the Pumpkin Princess Pageant, Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Pig Races, and Scary Tales & S'mores. With something going on everyday through October, you're sure to find something that every member of the family will love.

Are you from Utah? What are you favorite October activities to do with your family?

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