Eight Quirky Halloween Events Along The Wasatch Front. If you’re looking to try something new this spooky season and get out of your comfort zone, we’ve got a few ideas that’ll send a chill straight up your backside. Have a look… (Editor’s note: looking for a nice pumpkin patch or a creepy haunted house? The complete guide here.)
Murray City Park:
Transforms into the Spooky or Silly Haunted Trails on October 22-24. The Trails open at 6:30pm, and at the end you’re rewarded with doughnuts and cocoa. Admission is just $5.00, and proceeds benefit The Fight Against Child Abuse in Utah. www.hauntedwoodsmurray.com
On the “Scary” ski lift at Sundance Resort: October 18-31, drift up the lift for family friendly fun, with a Halloween movie playing at the base. The lift is open 7-10pm M-Th and F-S 7 to 11pm.
A pumpkin-carving celebration at West Jordan’s beautiful Viridian Center. (Editor’s note: it’s gorgeous, we’re holding the Todd and Erin Psychic Fair there on March 22, 2019!) Anyway, it’s held Saturday, October 27th from 11am to 2pm.
Historic 25th Street Association hosts the annual Witchstock Festival at the Ogden City Amphitheater on October 22nd, 4-10pm on historic 25th Street. A Zombie Crawl, Witch’s Tea, Monster Bash and more.
Legend has it that on Dia de los Muertos, the dead join us as a part of our community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with loved ones. You’re invited to build an altar inviting a loved one to enjoy the fragrance of marigolds and delicious pan de Muerto (bread of the dead). A community altar will be available at the event to write notes or share mementos in celebration of souls no longer on Earth. There’s tons of crafts and activities in the Show Barn. The festival runs October 27th from 11am-8pm. Adults: $8 in advance, $10 day-of, kids 12 and under free.
Take a ride on the river with hundreds of Jack O’ Lanterns reflecting off the water as your captain tells you spooky tales of pirate attacks and old legends. There’s a free movie to witch while you’re waiting and treats to purchase. Tickets are $8 per person, kids 2 and under are free. Click here for a $1.00 off coupon.
Throw the costumes on the kids and do a dress rehearsal for Halloween on Trick or Treat Street. There’s piles of candy, vendors, activities, and parents are encouraged to dress up, too. The event is free, and ice skating is free for kids 12 and under (though skate rentals are $3.00.) There’s bounce houses, family activities, trick or treating, face painting and a photo booth. The event is Friday, October 19 from 6:30-10pm.
Ogden’s Union Station is notorious for hauntings, and here’s your chance to find out for yourself. This is a walking tour through Union Station, both upstairs and downstairs, into the basement vaults, and completely in the dark (all of the lights are turned off). You will be guided by a group of professional paranormal investigators who have investigated the Station. Tours will be guided to various points around the building where your guides will conduct an investigation and share their haunted stories about the Station. You are welcome to bring your own recording equipment and cameras. Saturday, October 26th. Tickets are $25 per person.