Master Guide to Fall Family Fun in & around Salt Lake City
There is nothing like Fall in Utah! This is KidsOutAndAbout's master guide to fall fun, which includes links to all the farms, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, festivals, and Halloween activities in the greater Salt Lake area.
If you have an idea for fall family fun that isn't listed on these pages, please email our Salt Lake City editor, Kerry Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive free weekly newsletters that you can easily customize with age-appropriate activities for your children, please sign up here. Each newsletter arrives on Thursdays to help you plan a great weekend!
Fall means harvest season, and it brings out the best in our area farms. It's a wonderful, low-cost way to get outside in the fresh air, and get active with your families.
Each farm is different -- it brings its own flavor to the experience. Browse our big list of local farms that offer fall activities, and see which new ones you want to try this season!
From Ogden to Provo, there's a Farmers' Market near you. Enjoy the harvest!
FARMS WITH SEASONAL PRODUCE
Local farms have just what you need for fall produce. Buy it fresh and local.
One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit -- and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. This link has places to go and things to do for a day in the orchards all around our area.
Buy your fall pumpkins at a boring old grocery store? Not when you can head to a farm or roadside stand and pick the perfect pumpkin for a less money and more fun! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of places to pick pumpkins in our area.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Fun or scary: You take your pick! It's easy to evaluate all of your options with the KidsOutAndAbout.com big list of Halloween events and activities. This includes the scary stuff that my kids will probably not venture into until they're too cynical to enjoy it, and the wonderful gentle trick-or-treat parties that the towns, museums, and farms provide. (The number of fun stuff outweighs the scary activities by a margin, but there's something for everyone.) We tag each activity as being either scary or fun (or both) so you know exactly what you're getting into!
We even have a list of Halloween Alternative activities!