Fall is here and that means warm sweaters, cool nights, and fall festivities. With the cooler weather creeping in, Lehi residents are starting to see the changing colors of the leaves and smell the aroma of Autumn in the air. We’ve compiled a list of family-fun things to do during these next fall weeks.
Evans Family Farm (Lehi)
The Evans Family Farm is a small farm in Lehi providing affordable activities and fun. It is located at 2500 W Main St, Lehi. General Admission is $6 or $25 for a family of 6 (Includes: Straw Maze, Corn Snake, Farm Zoo, Pyramid, Bounce Pit, Barrel Train, Hay Ride, and Corn Maze) a Pony Ride is $3.50. “Great place to take the kiddos (and kids at heart!) Very friendly staff, great selection of pumpkins and goods, fun activities for kids, we will be returning for sure!” -Amber JoAnn Moss
Located just off I-15 at Thanksgiving Point, Cornbelly’s offers a large variety of fall festivities, with something new going on each week. The huge plot of land offers many different activities such as: a pumpkin patch, zip-line, Bungee Bouncer, Grain Train, Cow Train, Corn Cob Beach, Princess Playland, hayride, Gemstone Mining, Farm Golf, paintball, pig races, climbing wall, face painting, and more. Cornbelly’s is most known for their themed corn maze. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Superheroes.” Along with a new superhero-themed maze, they will also be honoring local everyday heroes. There are activities for all ages at Insanity Point, a haunted maze for older audiences. Open September 22nd – November 4th from Monday-Thursday 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. This attraction is something you don’t want to miss.
Mike Willes’ Spooky House (Lehi)
Check out the Mike Willes property at 749 E 700 S in Lehi. Filled with fun spooktacular decorations for Halloween and light up displays and decorations, this feat is perfect to view on an October night and is free to view. Drive by and give it a look.
Halloween Cruise (Provo)
CLAS Ropes Course’s offers a special Halloween cruise down Provo River. Enjoy a 20-25-minute ride with a spooky tale told by a pirate boat captain as a 40-passenger boat floats by more than 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns and creepy decorations. Prices are $8 -per person and children 2 years and under are free.
The haunted forest is located at 6000 W 6400 N in American Fork and is allegedly the home to the Crazy Annie story about a young bride who supposedly went crazy after the sudden death of her fiancé. Make your way through the insane asylum and then through the forest full of monsters, ghosts, and other creepy entities. Open Monday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. closed Sunday. “I took my 10-year-old daughter and her friend to this attraction and they absolutely loved it. I was unsure if it was going to be too intense for them, but it was perfect. I love how it’s out in the open air giving it even more of an eerie feeling and not knowing who or when someone is going to pop out to scare you. Must see during Halloween season.” -Alina G.
Strangling Brother Haunted Circus (American Fork)
Find yourself at the newest home of “IT” the killer monster-clown. Strangling Brother’s Haunted Circus appears each year with new tricks up their sleeves. After you wind your way through the one of a kind, crazy, twisted, demonic halls of the strangling brothers haunted circus, you can see if you are brave enough to enter the tunnel of foam, or find out if you can escape from Utah’s original strangling brothers “Eskaped” attraction. The haunted traveling circus is open on weekends from 8-11 p.m. and will have expanded various hours starting October 6th.
“Day of the Dead” will be held at Thanksgiving point on October 28th from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. legend has it that the dead will awake on this special day to celebrate with their loved ones. Members of the community are invited to build an alter full of fragrances to invite their loved ones who have since passed. The Show Barn will be filled with the sights and sounds of Dia de los Muertos, including the most familiar symbol of Dia de los Muertos, artful calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), appearing everywhere enjoying life, often in fancy clothes, and in entertaining situations. Don’t miss this mix of family history, beautiful art, lively music, and delicious food. Dancers representing the colorful traditions of Latin American countries perform along with mariachi bands, singers, and storytellers.
Heber Valley Railroad (Provo)
Rock with Jon Carter of 103.5 The Arrow on the Friday Night Rock-n-Roll train October 13th. Arrive early and enjoy the fun and loud Old West Gunfighters who will shoot it out at 6:40 pm. The Rock-n-Roll Train departs at 7:00pm. This 2-hour round trip includes great rock-n-roll music, trivia, & prizes. Food and snacks will be for sale in the concessions car. The train returns at 9:00pm. Family Friendly. Alcohol is not allowed on the train. Or from October 5th – October 30th ride the Pumpkin Train, a short 40-minute train ride where you will be entertained on board by costumed characters. You’ll also get to try a delicious pumpkin cookie. At the depot, you can take a trip through our (family friendly) haunted car, and get a Halloween sticker. And of course, you also get to select a pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch and take it home with you.
Come to Thanksgiving Point’s Scarecrow Festival October 16th – October 21st from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. and enjoy dozens of imaginative scarecrows in the Ashton Gardens. Enjoy the beautiful autumn colors in the expansive 55-acre gardens and dozens of imaginative scarecrows built and submitted by the community. The week-long festival will also feature fun outdoor games, crafts, music, and delicious food. Festival is included with regular garden admission and free for Thanksgiving Point members.