13 x 2 things to do for Halloween in Utah
Entertainment • A guide to fall and Halloween-related events on the Wasatch Front.

By Scott D. Pierce

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: October 12, 2013 08:34AM
Updated: October 30, 2013 08:26AM
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Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Cosmo leads the charge through the Cornbelly's corn maze at Thanksgiving Point as they search for the Y in the depiction of the BYU vs. Utah football rivalry game happening this Saturday. On Thursday, September 19, BYU and Utah student body presidents raced through the maze as 117 fans and students waited inside the Y and U of the maze, representing the 117 years of the rivalry.

Scare yourself — or let someone else do it for you. Run a maze. Spend time with the family. Be entertained.

There are plenty of things to boo … er, do as Halloween approaches, and here are 13 x 2 choices:

HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS

1. Anguish Asylum

In addition to the insane asylum, scare seekers will experience everything from killer clowns to a chainsaw maze, a spooky cemetery to a serial killer’s body shop.

When • Through Nov. 2; 7-10 weeknights, 7-11:30 p.m. weekends.

Where • 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo

Tickets • $18 general admission; $5 Last Ride; $20 both (plus fees) at anguishasylum.com or 801-367-7376.

2. Castle of Chaos

If the regular ol’ scary stuff isn’t enough, you can sign a waiver (and pay an extra $5) and experience the “Hands of Horror” at the Taylorsville and Riverdale locations.

When • Through Nov. 2; opens 7:30 p.m., closing times vary.

Where •Three locations — 5576 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville; 1134 W. Riverdale Road, Riverdale; 168 E. University Parkway, Orem

Tickets • $19-$29 (plus fees) online at castleofchaos.com; $20-$30 at the door. Plus upgrades.

3. Fear Factory

You could hardly find a better site for a haunted attraction — a creepy, abandoned cement factory where people actually died.

When •Through Nov. 2; opens 7 p.m., closes 10 p.m. or midnight

Where •666 W. 800 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets •$15-$35 at fearfactorslc.com

4. Frightmares at Lagoon

It’s not just an amusement park, it’s the home of zombies and monsters and more, oh my!

When •Through Oct. 30; times vary.

Where • 375 N. Lagoon Drive, Farmington

Tickets •$25.95-$49.95 single-day admission at lagoonpark.com

5. Haunted Forest

There are so many scares here they can’t be confined to just a haunted house — it takes a haunted forest.

When •Through Oct. 31; opens 7:30 p.m., closing time varies

Where • 1015 S. 500 East, American Fork

Tickets •$20 (plus tax and fees) at hauntedutah.com

6. Haunted Hollow

New this year at this haunted attraction — armed with paintball guns, you can do battle in Zombie WarZ.

When •Through Oct. 31; opens 7:30 p.m., closing time varies

Where •1550 S. 1900 West, Ogden

Tickets • $20 (plus tax and fees) at hauntedutah.com

7. Haunted Kays Cross

At the heart of this haunted attraction is the mysterious cross that was blown to pieces in an unexplained explosion.

When • Through Nov. 2, 7-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7-midnight Friday-Saturday and Halloween week.

Where •388 Boynton Road, Kaysville

Tickets • $16-$29 at hauntedkayscross.com

8. Haunted Village

Creepy houses, shadowy streets,and assorted spooks await you at This Is the Place Heritage Park.

When • Oct. 9-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where •2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets •$15 at thisistheplace.org or 801-582-1847

9. Nightmare on 13th

New this year, scare-seekers can experience 13 Levels of Fear — from cannibalistic clowns to claustrophobia, killer pumpkins and mutants.

When • Through Nov. 2; opens 7:30 p.m., closing time varies.

Where •300 W. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets •$20 general admission; $35 VIP speed pass at nightmareon13th.com

10. Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus

This haunted attraction isn’t inside a house, it’s inside (and outside) 23 semi-trailers strung together. And there are some genuine scares.

When • Through Nov. 2; opens at 7:30 p.m., closing time varies

Where •98 E. 13800 South, Draper

Tickets • $25 at stranglingbros.com

PERFORMANCES

11. ‘Dracula vs. the Wolfman’

Two newlyweds get lost in the Transylvania forest and take shelter at the nearest castle,

When • Through Nov. 2; 7:30 p.m. (and a 2 p.m. matinee)

Where • The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10-$16 at theobt.org

12. Odyssey Dance Theatre ‘Thriller’

The creepy performance includes “Thriller,” “The Curse of the Mummy,” “Dem Bones,” “Frankenstein,” “Jason Jam,” “Salem’s Mass,” “The Lost Boys,” the “River of Blood Dance” and some new surprises.

When •Through Nov. 2 at various locations; times vary.

Where •Egyptian Theatre (328 Main St., Park City), through Oct. 6; Weber State’s Val Browning Center (3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden), Oct. 4-5; Covey Center for the Arts (425 W. Center St., Provo), Oct. 9-13; Kingsbury Hall (1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City), Oct. 11-Nov. 2; USU’s Kent Concert Hall (1400 Old Main Hill, Logan), Oct. 14; Tuacahn Amphitheatre (1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins), Oct. 25-Nov. 1.

Tickets •Prices vary; go to odysseydance.com

13. ‘Of Meat and Marrow’

A darkly funny alternative Halloween spectacle, this is a Rock Opera Dance Circus followed by an Afterlife AfterParty onstage. The show features music by rock band Totem and Taboo. Some nudity and vulgarity.

When •Oct. 25-26 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Where •Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12.50-$27.50 at arttix.org or 801-355-ARTS; 20 percent discount before Oct. 10

14. An October Evening at the Masonic Temple

This program, designed for adults, features a series of creepy live performances and locally produced, short horror films.

When • Friday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where •Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10 at the door

15. ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Do the Time Warp and get into the ultimate participation film.

When •Oct. 25 and 26

Where •Peery’s Egyptian Theatre, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $14 (includes prop bag) at egyptiantheaterogden.com

16. A Superhero Halloween with the Utah Symphony

Featuring music from “Star Wars,” “Batman,” “Spider-Man,” “Superman” and more.

When •Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

Where •Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8-$18 at arttix.org

17. Witchapalooza Dinner Theater: ‘The Taming of the Brew’

Dinner theater about Splendora Ravencrof, who has fallen madly in love with the dashing Count Hekate.

When •Oct. 1-26, 2, 7 and 10 p.m. (7 p.m. is a dinner show)

Where •Gardner Village, 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets • $16-$35.95 at 801-566-0917; gardnervillagetix.com

MAZES

18. Cornbelly’s Corn Maze

This year, the 12-acre maze proclaims, “U vs. Y: Rivals Forever.” Not that you can see that from inside. There are also a separate kiddie maze and a separate haunted maze.

When •Through Nov. 2; times vary.

Where •Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets • $8.95-$34.95 at cornbellys.com

19. Crazy Corn Maze

You can go through the regular maze or (for an additional $4.50) try the haunted trail.

When • 6-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6-11:30 p.m. Friday; noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Where •8800 S. 4000 West, West Jordan

Tickets •$4-$7.50 at the gate

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

20. Boo at the Zoo

Trick or treat among the animals.

When • Oct. 26, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.

Where •Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7.75-$9.95 at hoglezoo.org

21. Halloween Hoot at Tracy Aviary

Trick or treat amid our fine feathered friends; listen to scary stories; make Halloween crafts.

When •Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where •Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets •$5-$7 at the gate

22. Halloween Spooktacular at Discovery Gateway

Scare-free Halloween party is full of surprises and hands-on activities the whole family will enjoy.

When •Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where •Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6-$8.50 at discoverygateway.org

23. Little Haunts

Not-too-scary daytime event for younger kids stories, trick-or-treating, pony rides, crafts and more.

When • Oct. 17-26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where •This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $7-$10 at thisistheplace.org or 801-582-1847

24. Pumpkin Daze and Hay Bale Maze at Wheeler Farm

Pick pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, challenge the hay bale maze and take a wagon ride through the Wheeler Woods.

When • Through Oct. 31; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

Where • Wheeler Farm, 6351 S. 900 East, Murray

Tickets • $7-$9 at the gate

25. Pumpkin Festival

Grab a pumpkin and start painting — and learn about the Utah Foster Care Foundation.

When •Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where • The Gateway mall, 131 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

26. Spooky Science

Listen to scary stories around the campfire while exploring the science behind fear.

When •Through Oct. 31; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Where •The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets •$7-$9 at theleonardo.org