Salt Lake City Halloween Events

2014

Maybe it's having the chance to play dress-up, maybe it's the candy, but whatever the reason, Halloween seems to bring out the fun-loving kid in all of us. Get in touch with your inner child at these great Salt Lake City Halloween events. The list keeps evolving as Halloween gets closer, so check back frequently for the latest information.

Note: We do our best to make sure all event lists are accurate, but it's best to call or check event websites to verify details.

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    ••• Jupiterimages

    Halloween can be a surprisingly expensive holiday, but it doesn't have to be. There are plenty of fun, free Halloween events for the whole family in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.

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    ••• Petersen Family Farms

    Pumpkin patches and corn mazes offer Halloween fun for all ages along with the chance to enjoy the great fall weather. Here's a list of 15 great pumpkin patches and corn mazes throughout northern Utah.

     

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    ••• Courtesy Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus

    The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus will shock visitors with its Big Top Tent of Horrors and haunted trailers

    Creep Factor: Moderate

    Located just off the Bangerter Exit I-15 at 98 East 13800 South.

    Open Weekends Sept. 12-Oct. 4 and Monday-Saturday Oct. 6- Nov.1. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. each night.

    Ticket prices start at $30 per person.

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    ••• Courtesy Castle of Chaos

    Castle of Chaos featured on The Travel Channel's "America's Scariest Halloween Attractions," presents two haunted houses in two locations.

    Creep Factor: Moderate to Extreme, depending on which scariness level you choose.

    • Castle of Chaos Redwood Road
      5600 S. Redwood Rd.

      Open Weekends in September and every night Oct. 1-Nov. 1

      Doors open at 7:30 p.m., closing times vary by day.

    • Castle of Chaos Riverdale Rd.
      1134 W. Riverdale Rd. in Riverdale, UT

      Open Weekends in September and every night Oct. 1-Nov. 1 (except Sunday)

      Doors open at 7:30 p.m., closing times vary by day.

    Tickets $18-$23 (not including upgrades)

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    ••• Courtesy Fear Factory

    The Fear Factory is located an abandoned cement factory, rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of workers who died in unfortunate accidents when the factory was in operation. The haunt includes underground tunnels, catwalks, twisty slides that are several stories high, and more. This year the Fear Factory will debut the "Fear Fall" and the "Last Ride Zipline".

    Creep Factor: Extreme

    666 W 800 S.
    801-251-OBEY

    Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-27, Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 2-18, daily except Sundays Oct. 20-Nov. 1
    Open at 7 p.m.

    Tickets $25, VIP $35

    Free Fall and Last Ride Zipline $15 each

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    ••• Courtesy Nightmare on 13th

    Nightmare on 13th, Utah's largest and most technical haunted house, was rated the number one haunted house in Salt Lake City by The Salt Lake Tribune and featured on The Travel Channel.

    Creep Factor: Extreme! Not for young children or anyone who is sensitive.

    300 W. 1300 S.
    801-467-8100

    Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 12-27, Daily except for Sundays Oct. 1-Nov. 1
    Check website for hours

    Tickets $22, VIP pass $37

    Click here for $5 off weeknights or $2 off weekends.

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    ••• Courtesy The Haunted Forest

    The Haunted Forest in American Fork, about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, has been one of Utah's favorite haunted attractions for 24 years. Visitors walk through a real forest with scary surprises. There are also two indoor attractions, "The Haunted Mansion Show "and "Psycho Manor."

    Creep Factor: Moderate

    Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 19-27, Daily Oct. 1-31 except for Sundays
    Weekdays 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Weekends 7:30 p.m.-midnight

    1100 S. 500 E. American Fork
    Take 1-15 to American Fork Exit 276, then 1/4 mile toward Utah Lake
    801-623-1824

    Tickets $20
    $5 extra for Fast Pass

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    ••• Lagoon Amusement Park

    Frightmares at Lagoon amusement park in Farmington offers fun Halloween decorations, activities and entertainment in addition to the usual thrill rides. Water rides and the water park are closed. Costumes not allowed. Many supermarkets, banks and credit unions offer discounted Lagoon tickets.

    Creep Factor: Suitable for anyone, although sensitive children will want to avoid some shows and attractions.

    Frightmares at Lagoon
    Lagoon Drive in Farmington, I-15 Exit #322, 17 miles north of Salt Lake City
    801-451-8000

    Sept. 19-Oct. 30, 2014
    Park open Fridays at 5:00 p.m., Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
    Open 11 a.m. throughout UEA break

    Tickets $35.95-$49.95

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    ••• Hee Haw Farms

    If you're looking for fall or Halloween fun, Hee Haw Farms is the place. They have something for kids of all ages! Families can enjoy a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting farm, pony rides, corn maze, haunted hayride, and more.

    Runs Sept. 26-Nov. 1, 2014

    Monday-Friday 12 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

    150 South 2000 West, Pleasant Grove (exit #275)
    801-368-0255

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    ••• Wheeler Historic Farm

    Pumpkin Days and Hay Bale Maze includes a 5-foot high hay bale maze, pumpkin picking, and a wagon ride through Wheeler Woods.

    Creep Factor: Mild

    Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2014
    Monday—Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Friday—Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Admission fee $9. Admission Includes entrance into the hay maze, wagon ride, and a pumpkin. Children under 2 are free without a pumpkin or $6 with pumpkin.

    Tuesday Special: $2 off regular fee

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    ••• Off Broadway Theatre

    In OBT's production of Dracula vs. The Mummy the fanged count battles another undead monster who is all wrapped up in his goal of capturing the people of Salt Lake City.

    Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 26-Nov. 1, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

    272 S. Main St.
    801-355-4628

    Tickets $10-$16

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    ••• Courtesy Odyssey Dance Theatre

    One of the most popular dance events of the year in Utah, ODT's Halloween show lives up to its name with monsters, madmen, and mayhem along with incredible dance and a few laughs. Performances at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, the Val Browning Center for the Arts in Ogden, the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, Kent Concert Hall in Logan, and Tuacahn Amphitheater in St. George.

    Creep Factor: Somewhat scary; suitable for children 10 and older. Children younger than six not permitted.

    Sept. 26-Nov. 1, 2014, showtimes vary by venue
    Tickets $25-$45
    See website for discount offers, performance times and location details

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    ••• Reza Estakhrian

    Historic Gardner Village in West Jordan gets bewitched for Halloween with dozens of creative life-size witches and fun activities including Breakfast With a Witch, Wee Witches Playground, Witches Brew Ha! Ha! 5k Fun Run/Walk, Witches Night Out, and Wee Witches Weekend. There's also a petting zoo and pony rides. Check the Gardner Village event calendar for details and prices. Most activities take place on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, although some are held all week.

    Creep Factor: Mild, though the life-size witches are scary for sensitive children.

    Gardner Village
    1100 E. 7800 S., West Jordan
    801-566-8903

    Displays and events October 1, 2014, through Halloween

    Special October hours 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Closed Sundays. Closes 5 p.m. Oct. 31.

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    ••• Cornbelly's

    Not just a corn maze, Cornbelly's includes a pumpkin patch, playground, farm-themed kiddie rides, Pumpkin Princess Playland, Insanity Point haunted maze, story times, pig races, contests and more.

    Creep Factor: Mild, or Moderate with the haunted sections.

    3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi
    Exit 284 from I-15

    Oct. 3-Nov. 1, 2014, except Sundays

    Mon.-Thur. 4-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.,

    $9.95 - $34.95

    Enter discount code BELLY to save $.50 per ticket when purchasing online.

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    ••• Archive Holdings, Inc.

    Guided by a professional storyteller, guests travel by bus to the great "haunts" of Salt Lake City or Ogden and learn about the ghosts who dwell in historic buildings and cemeteries. Bus tours, cemetery tours, and walking tours are available.

    Creep Factor: Moderate

    Fridays and Saturdays in October, plus selected other dates including Oct. 31
    Starting times vary; tours last 1 1/2-2 hours.

    Salt Lake City tours begin behind the Rio Grande Building at 300 S. 500 W.
    Ogden tours meet at Union Station parking lot

    Tickets $13-$18

    Advance reservations recommended - buy tickets online or call 801-529-4497.

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    ••• Courtesy Heber Valley Railroad

    Special activities, entertainment, pumpkin treats, pumpkin decorating, and a beautifully scenic evening train ride. Everyone gets a pumpkin to take home.

    October 9-11,16-18, 23-25, 27-30, 2014

    Trains depart at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

    Creep Factor: None

    Ages 4 and up $15, 2 and under $3

    450 S. 600 W. Heber City, UT
    435-654-5601

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    Community Halloween Parties

    ••• Photodisc

    Check out these hometown Halloween events around the Salt Lake valley:

    Creep Factor: Mild

     

  • 18 of 25
    ••• By Dick Luria

    All your favorite fairy tale characters have come to Red Butte Garden to celebrate Halloween, but they actually have a lot to teach us about the natural world we live in every day. With crafts, activities, light displays and more, Garden After Dark is an event you definitely don’t want to miss.

    Creep Factor: Mild

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 16, 17, 18, & 23, 24, 25, 6-9 p.m.

    Red Butte Garden
    300 Wakara Way
    (801) 585-0556
    Tickets: $6 for members, $12 for the general public

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    ••• Courtesy Tracy Aviary

    All ghosts, vampires, witches and ghouls are welcome to this annual event at Tracy Aviary. Wear your costume and celebrate the fall season by enjoying the straw maze, mystery tour, crafts, treats and special bird encounters. Visitors in costume will receive a 50% discount off of adult or children’s admission.

    Creep Factor: Mild

    Oct. 18, 25, and 31, 2014, Halloween activities 1-3 p.m.

    589 E. 1300 S.
    801-596-8500

    Regular admission: $7 per adult, $6 per student/senior, $5 per child, children 2 and under are free.

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    ••• Courtesy Night Of the Running Dead 5k

    All runners will register as either Undead or Human. If Undead they may dress as such and start the race 2 minutes after the Humans begin their run. So here we'll see an army of Undead chasing the living (the whole point of the race). Costumes are optional but greatly encouraged, especially for anyone in the 1 Mile Creep 'n' Crawl. Race fees benefit the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

    Creep Factor: Mild

    October 18, 2014, Dawn of the Running Dead 9 a.m., Day of the Running Dead 2 p.m., and Night of the Running Dead 8 p.m.

    Sandy Centennial Parkway (10000 S. about 200 W.)

    Fees $15-$40

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    ••• Courtesy Golden Braid Books

    Halloween is a favorite holiday at Golden Braid Books....it's everyone's chance to dress up and let imaginations run wild with wickedly good fun. Psychic readings will be offered for 30, 40 or 60-minute sessions at a 10 percent discount. You can also shop for some creepy and comical items including Day of the Dead paper doll sets, peel and stick body crystals, scarves, skeletons, Halloween-related children’s books, and more at 20 percent off.

    Creep Factor: Mild

    Oct. 24-26, 2014
    10 a.m.-9 p.m., closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday

    151 S. 500 E.

    Call for psychic reading appointment: 801-322-1162

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    ••• By Getty Images

    Hogle Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo is great Halloween fun for kids 12 and younger. Come in costume to trick-or-treat at candy booths set up throughout zoo grounds. Trick-or-Treat bags will be provided (while supplies last), or bring your own.

    Creep Factor: Mild

    Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    2600 East Sunnyside Avenue
    (801) 582-1631

    Adults $11.95
    Seniors 65 + $9.95
    Children Ages 3-12 $8.95
    Children 2 and younger free

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    ••• Courtesy Discovery Gateway

    Get your little goblins, superheroes, and fairies ready for a Halloween extravaganza! Discovery Gateway's scare-free Halloween party is full of fun surprises and hands-on activities that the whole family will enjoy.

    Creep Factor: Mild

    Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

    444 W. 100 S.
    801-456-5437

    Members $5, Non-members $10

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    ••• Gallivan Center

    For all the Ghouls and Boys! The Monster Block Party is a FREE, daytime Halloween festival for Salt Lake City's goblins and ghouls of all ages. There will be trick-or-treating booths, a costume contest with prizes (Kid, Teen and Adult divisions), free arts and crafts projects, a pumpkin drop, live performances and more!

    Creep Factor: Mild

    Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Gallivan Center
    239 South Main Street, Salt Lake City
    801-535-6110

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    ••• DF Dance Studio

    "From Dusk till Dawn" features a spooky medley of different dance styles and themes performed by the cast of DF Dance Studio Instructors, a beginner salsa class, and salsa and bachata until 2 a.m.

    Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

    DF Dance Studio
    2978 S State St SLC,

    $12 per person