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Fall Activities for Every Type of Salt Laker

Terina Ria
Terina Ria
Posted on September 25
Ride the Heber Valley Railroad pumpkin train this fall. (@hebervalleyrailroad/Instagram)

Ride the Heber Valley Railroad pumpkin train this fall. (@hebervalleyrailroad/Instagram)

It’s officially fall. Time to dust off your sweaters and adorn your house with skulls and decorative gourds. Leaf peeping is grand (and we’ll get to that later this week), but today we have alternative fall activities that will satisfy any Salt Laker, whether you’re more pumpkin spice or goth chic.

🎃 Glass Pumpkins

Make a hand-blown glass pumpkin at Holdman Studios in Lehi. Each pumpkin is $65 and participants must be 15 years or older.

🕯 The Wick Lab

Candles may not be good for indoor air quality, but they are good for the soul. Craft your own candles with cozy autumnal scents. The Wick Lab has two locations in Draper and Provo.

🚂 Heber Valley Railroad Pumpkin Train

Ride the Heber Valley Railroad pumpkin train in October for a scenic view of Heber Valley. Tickets are $10-$15 and include a pumpkin cookie and a pumpkin from their pumpkin patch.

🍻 Beer & Fear Fest

Located at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Grantsville (near Tooele) is the Beer & Fear Festival. It’s like Oktoberfest and Halloween combined. It will take place over four weekends in October, featuring zombie paintball, local craft brews and a haunted drive-in movie theater.

👻 Ogden Ghost Tour

Check out the local haunts (😱) in Ogden with a scary ghost tour. Hear spooky stories by foot or bus.

  • Related: Learn how Marie Ogden tried to raise the dead in southern Utah. [City Cast Salt Lake 🎧]

🍎 Rowley’s Red Barn

It’s apple mania at Rowley’s Red Barn in Santaquin. You can go apple picking and then get apple cider slushies (hot tip: add caramel ice cream) and apple cider donuts. If you bring kids they will experience a sugar high, so let them run around the orchard and tire out.

What’s your favorite fall activity?

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