Midterms are finally coming to an end, and now we can look forward to arguably one of the best times of the year: fall! After working hard and studying for your midterms, it’s good to take a break, destress, and reward yourself for all of your hard work. Here are our top eight things to do to get you in the mood for spooky season!
1. Pumpkin Nights
Oct. 10 – Nov. 2 | 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. | Utah State Fair Park
With activities like scavenger hunts, shows and performances, plenty of treats, and incredible carved pumpkins, Pumpkin Nights is the perfect date night for you and your BOO!
Adult General Admission: $17 – $20
Oct. 14 – 26 | 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | Kingsbury Hall
If dance performances and getting spooked are things you enjoy, then Thriller is an event you should attend! Put on by Odyssey Dance Theatre, this show is full of different performances, including Thriller. Characters around the theater provide spooks and scares for a FANGtastic time!
Tickets range from $35-55 in price, but students can get a Student Rush discount!
3. Cross E Ranch
Sept. 20- Nov. 2 | Times Vary | Cross E Ranch
With the amazing pumpkin patch, huge maze, animals and hayride, you’re sure to have a good time! Not to mention the SUPER yummy apple cider donuts, if you’re looking to TRICK or TREAT yo’self, this is the right place for you!
4. Kuwahara Farms
Oct. 1 – Nov. 2 | Times Vary | Kuwahara Thriller Park and Pumpkin Patch
Kuwahar Farms Thriller Park and Pumpkin Patch has everything you need to have the perfect fall day! Enjoy a free pumpkin patch, performances, treats, and haunted houses – you and your friends are sure to be #squadghouls!
Thriller Park: $15.00
Daytime General Admission: $7.00
We know many of you are on the college-student budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and enjoy the fall season! Here are four budget-friendly options that will still get you in a spooky mood. (Don’t worry, you can thank us later for creepin’ it real!)
5. Canyon Drive
This option is by far one of the cheapest and most fun activities on this list, and it’s right in your backyard! Grab some friends or family and take a drive up any of our beautiful canyons, and see all of the unBOOlievable views! Some canyons we recommend are Millcreek, Emigration Canyon, Big Cottonwood, and Little Cottonwood.
6. Paint/Carve Pumpkins
Wanting to get crafty this fall? This option is a classic yet creative Halloween activity. And of course, one of the best parts of carving pumpkins is cooking up the seeds afterwards. If you’re looking for a more hands-on activity, you’ll have a (pumpkin) smashing time doing this!
7. Spooky Movie Marathon
Stay in and snuggle up with a spooky movie and have some to die for treats! If you’re needing some help thinking of some good fall/Halloween movies to watch, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 10 fall/ Halloween movies that we’ve been dying to show you:
- Hocus Pocus
- Nightmare Before Christmas
- Halloween Town
- Corpse Bride
- The Conjuring
8. Football Games
Get in the fall mood while supporting our Utah Utes! If you don’t have a MUSS pass, don’t worry, students are eligible to get one free ticket to a single game! Bundle up, grab your friends, cheer on the UTES, and have a ghoul time!