Whether you’re busy trying to find the perfect seasonal home decorations or simply looking for some fall fun for you and your family, an exciting fall festival might be just the event for you. Across the United States and much of the western world, Halloween can be an exciting time for the whole family, filled with themed home decor and tasty treats. And across Utah there are plenty of fall festivals and Halloween events that you and your family can enjoy together.
Pumpkin Nights, Salt Lake City
One of Salt Lake’s most extravagant events, Pumpkin Nights is a spectacular display of thousands of carved pumpkins, showcased into various themed lands. Each night, from October 5th through November 4th, you can be entertained by professional pumpkin artists, dancers, fire breathers and a special fire show, the Spirit of Pumpkins. There are local food trucks with seasonal fairground fare and plenty to keep the kids entertained, including scavenger hunts and a Pumpkin Pirate Cove, where little ones can dig for treasure. For the whole family, there are also nightly screenings of Disney’s Coco. The festival is on every night from 5.30pm till 10.30pm at the Utah State Fairpark, SLC.
Trick or Treat Street, Salt Lake City
Held at the Utah Olympic Oval on October 19th, Trick or Treat Street can be a fantastic event for the whole family and a great place to check out some of the Halloween home decorations at the craft stalls. There is a lot on offer for kids, including trick or treating, free ice skating (for those under 12), a spooky scavenger hunt, a bounce house and lots more. For added entertainment, there’s a figure skating show, pumpkin carving and even a climbing wall. Plus, the event is free to enter.
Pumpkin Walk, Stansbury Park
The annual Pumpkin Walk takes place at the historic Benson Grist Mill in Stansbury Park on October 19th and 20th. The festival features entertainment, pumpkin displays, activities for the kids, as well as tasty treats, such as pumpkin pies. There will also be pumpkin carving demonstrations so you can learn how to create the ideal Jack O’Lantern for your home. As well as that, there are also local craft vendors where you can buy unique art for your home or gifts for your family.
Fall Harvest Festival, Wellsville
This year’s Fall Harvest Festival will take place on October 19th and 20th at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, from 10am to 5pm. As well as arts and crafts to add a seasonal touch to your home decor, there is plenty to see and do at this fall festival. Learn how cider is made right there on the farm at the cider press and take part in candle making and corn shelling. There’s also pony rides and train rides to keep the kids entertained. As well as this, there’s a spooky Haunted Hollow event from 7.30pm till 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights through October. If spooky is not quite your thing, your family can experience the fun of the 7 acre corn maze, visit the pumpkin patch or explore the straw fort.