1. Little Haunts at This is the Place State Park, Salt Lake City
Give your Halloween costumes a test run at This is the Place State Park. Your kids can ride a pony, hear a story told by a witch, trick-or-treat and make and take home some fun Halloween crafts. October 15-17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. $11 for adults; $8 for kids. 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City.
2. Into the Woods, Sandy
Sandy Arts Guild presents “Into the Woods” this weekend on Saturday, October 17th. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is best for older children. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students or seniors. Call 801-568-ARTS for tickets. Mount Jordan Middle School Theater, 9400 South 300 East in Sandy.
3. Wee Witches Weekend at Gardner Village, West Jordan
Take your wee witches or wizards to Gardner Village this weekend. Go on the Six Hags Witches Adventure, which includes a guided tour through Cricket Hollow Swamp, climbing on spider webs and a stroll through the Maze of Mayhem. While you’re there, take the Witches Scavenger Hunt. Also face painting, pony rides and petting zoo. Thursday through Saturday, $6 per person. 1100 West 7800 South in West Jordan.
4. Snowbird Tram and Hike, Little Cottonwood Canyon
October 15th through 17th is Customer Appreciation Days at Snowbird. Get a free tram ride when you bring 3 cans of food or hygiene items! Take the tram up and enjoy fall foliage and amazing scenery. Then, hike back down to the resort. The Mountain Coaster, bungee trampoline, kids inflatables and other activities are also open (activity passes are $25/adult, $20/child).
5. Fall Halloween Howl, Brigham City
Join the Brigham City Fine Arts Center for two hours of Halloween Fun on Thursday, October 15th. Crafts, stories and puppet shows are appropriate for kids ages 5 to 12. Two sessions: 10:00 am to noon or 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. $2 per child. 58 South 100 West in Brigham City.
6. Fall Folktale Fun at Provo City Library at Academic Square, Provo
Thursday, October 15th is Fall Folktale Fun at Provo City Library. Hear stories and see the fall production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 7:00 p.m., admission is free! 550 N. University Avenue in Provo.
7. Dancing with the Moab Stars
Take your older kids to see this year’s production of Dancing with the Moab Stars presented by the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. Friday, October 16th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Grand County High School Auditorium.
8. Big Water Dinosaur Festival, Big Water
The Big Water Dinosaur Festival runs Saturday, October 17th. Enjoy kids inflatables, dinosaur games and the BLM Dinosaur Murder Mystery. Kids’ activities from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Music and entertainment in the evening. Find the festival at the Big Water Town Hall and Fire Station, just off Highway 89.
9. 5th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta, Salt Lake City
Come to Sugar House Park to watch contestants try to get their pumpkin vessels to float in the pond, or participate and build your own! Presented by Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers on Saturday, October 17th. The regatta starts at 11:30 a.m.; Pumpkin carving afterward. Sugarhouse Park: 2188 South 1400 East in Salt Lake City.
10. Thanksgiving Point Scarecrow Festival, Lehi
The annual Scarecrow Festival happens on Friday and Saturday (October 16th and 17th) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Wind your way through the straw maze, carve apples, make scarecrow crafts and enjoy lawn games. The festival is included with regular admission: $15/adult; $12/kids. 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi.
11. Willow Park Zoo Boo at the Zoo, Logan
Boo at the Zoo is Willow Park’s largest fundraiser of the year. Come play carnival games, eat tasty food, make some crafts, pet a pygmy goat and ride a pony. Saturday, October 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. $6 for kids 2-11; $3 for kids 12 and older. 419 W. 700 S. in Logan.
12. Halloween Hoot at Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City
Saturday, October 17th is Halloween Hoot at the aviary. Take the mystery tour, navigate through the straw maze, do Halloween crafts and of course, see the coolest birds in the state. Halloween Hoot is free with regular aviary admission. Visit in costume and get 50% off! 589 E. 1300 S. in Salt Lake City.
13. Leonardo Spooktacular Family Carnival, Salt Lake City
Bring your whole family to the Leonardo on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Create masks and costumes, engage in some “weird science” and get up close and personal with snakes and spiders. Admission is $6.95 to $9.95, depending on your age. Kids five and under are free. 209 East 500 South in Salt Lake City.
14. Freaky Fridays Production, Draper
The Draper Arts Council and Clayton Productions present Freaky Fridays on Friday, October 16th. Show begins at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. and are suitable for the whole family. Watch singing and dancing to Thriller, Ghostbusters and more. Tickets are $5. Draper Historic Theatre, 12366 South 900 East in Draper.