October 2021 Events and Things to Do in Davis

Happy Fall Davis!!  There are many ways to Discover Davis this October and we have included all the spooktacular events and fall festivals we have in addition to some other fun activities happening this October like the anual Bison Roundup at Antelope Island!

Scary Hill

October 1 – October 30 at Cherry Hill

Scary Hill Pass: $10.99 (ages 4 & up)

Infant/Toddler Pass: $2.00 (ages 3 & under)

See more event info here.

“Come celebrate Halloween at Cherry Hill this October.  Hundreds of skeletons await your visit on our spectacular Bone Yard tractor ride.  Plus every hole of the Miniature Golf course gets haunted in spooky Halloween fashion.  If that’s not enough, visit our Jungle Maze attractions and experience all the family fun decked out in festive themes.  Don’t forget to stop by the Pie Pantry for some spooky treats to spice up your fall festivities!

Activities include: Scary Hill Mini Golf, Bone Yard Tractor Rides, Spooky Maze, Rock Wall, Jr. Jungle Boats, Battlestar Blasters, Hamster Haven, Bug Bounce House


September 10 – October 31 at Lagoon Amusement Park (Weekends Only)

Learn more here.

The Dark Side of Lagoon is almost here!
Frightmares has something for everyone.  With over nine haunted attractions, Halloween-themed entertainment and all of your favorite foods, rides and games, Frightmares is Utah’s number one destination for family friendly Halloween fun.
Lagoon offers “no scare zones” in kiddieland that the entire family can enjoy!  Additionally, Frightmares has three non-scary attractions for young children.
Face make-up, costumes, or Halloween masks are not allowed.

City & Other Halloween Events

North Salt Lake: Monster Mash Drive-Thru

Oct 30: At Hatch Park 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Costumes encouraged, games, prizes, food.

Centerville: Pumpkin Festival

Oct 25: At William R. Smith Park (300 N 100 E) 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Prizes for pumpkin decorating/carving, family crafts, and monstrous treats.

Syracuse City: Pumpkin Walk

October 21-23: At Founders Park 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Pumpkin walk and vendor booths.


October 23rd from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the South Davis Rec Center

Wear your costume!

Villains in the Village

Thursday, Oct 21 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Station Park

Wear your costume and enjoy games, villainous characters and more!

Basic Witches Pumpkin Patch

Open NOW – Oct 31 Mon-Fri: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. & Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Station Park’s parking lot west of Cinemark

Come enjoy this fun, family-friendly pumpkin patch that offers a huge selection of fall decor from pumpkins, gourds, straw, and corn stalks!

Layton Halloween Bash 2021

Friday, Oct 22 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Layton Amphitheater Plaza

The evening will include games and prizes, a haunted museum, movie in the amphitheater, and concessions will be available for purchase.  Sure to be haunting family fun for all!

Active Pages featuring Dracula

Saturday, Oct 9 from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Layton Commons Park

Tickets are free but required, learn more here*

Take a stroll through Layton Commons Park and hear the spooky tale unfold as you stop at each station along the accessible path and is perfect for the whole family!

Dracula (Drive-In Show)

Friday, Oct 15 & 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings in Layton (Outdoor patio show)

Tickets: $32 per car, learn more here*

A super funy Halloween show where you’ll be anticipating the ending!  Each night, the audience will choose how they would prefer the story to end!  The perfect Halloween date or unique family outing.

Haunted Kays Cross

September 25 – October 30th: Fridays & Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

FULL HAUNT: October 22nd & 23rd

Truly unique, different than other haunted houses. Rated best value by ksl in 2018. Haunted Kays Cross is sure to be the one place you don’t want to miss this year! Haunted Kays Cross as seen on ghost adventures is a complete outdoor area with over 3/4 mile of sloping real forest trail surrounding the real legend of Kay’s Cross! So bring your friends and family to this one of a kind Haunted Forest. This year features the FULL HAUNT!!!

You can pay for tickets when you arrive at the Haunted Forest! Online purchases will be available shortly.

Reservations are not required. Anyone who arrives before 11:00 PM will be admitted. There is plenty of space and we’re all outdoors.

Learn more here.

News & Events from Antelope Island

“Mornings are cooling off.  Rabbitbrush is in bloom.  Sunrises are taking on an amber hue.  It’s starting to feel like roundup season!”  – Trish Ackley

Oct 9th – Ogden Astronomical Society(OAS) Star Party: Members of the OAS will have telescopes set up for solar viewing beginning at 5:00 pm.  Dark sky viewing will begin when it’s dark.  This is a come and go as you wish event – public is encouraged to come.  Meet at the White Rock Bay/Back Country Trailhead.

Oct 20th – Full Moon Hike: Join the park naturalist at the Gravel Pit Trailhead at 6:15 pm for a 1-mile hike to watch the sun set and the full moon rise over the Wasatch Mountains.  Dogs are welcome but must remain on a 6′ physical leash at all times.  This program is free but regular park entry fees apply.  Contact tackley@utah.gov with any questions.

Oct 30th – Annual Bison Roundup: Come and watch over 200 riders on horseback round up the island’s 750 bison during the annual bison roundup.  The roundup is an important part of the bison and island management.  To learn more about roundup, how and where to watch, why we do it and how you can participate as one of the riders, visit our website.

PC: Sandra Salvas


Camping is allowed in designated areas only: Bridger Bay Campground, White Rock Bay Campground, Lady Finger Campground

*Reservations are recommended on weekends, and unreserved campsites are assigned on a daily basis.  For camping reservations, please call 1-800-322-3770 or visit: stateparks.utah.gov.  No fires on the beach or in Lady Finger Campground

Wildlife Sightings

Mule Deeer & Pronghorn are moving around the north end of the island near areas with sagebrush.

Bison are along the east/Ranch road.

Burrowing owls will begin their flight to Central and South America soon.  We are still seeing themsouthwest of the Visitor Center.

Food & Activities

Island Buffalo Grill @ Bridger Bay Beach – open noon – 4:00 pm every day but Tuesdays

Antelope Island E-Bikes – E-bike rentals and custom guided tours around Antelope Island.  Reservations are recommended by calling (801) 317 -5849

Rhodes Valley Outfitters at Antelope Island – Horseback Tours can be booked in advance by calling (435) 731-0560

Full Day Island Tour – Guided by Kevin E. with Tours By Locals, information here.

Park Information

Park Hours: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

Visitor Center Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fielding Garr Ranch Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Entrance Station (801) 773-2941

Visitor Center (801) 725-9263

Fielding Garr Ranch (801) 972-0545

Park Naturalist (801) 721-9569

Lake Level

4,190.7 feet above sea level (1,277.33 meters)

Water Temperature

51 F (10 C)

Average Air Temperature

High: 58 F (14 C)

Low: 39 F (4 C)

Museum Events

The Whitaker Museum

168 North Main Street, Centerville, UT

Award-winning story tellers!  Plus bonfire and treats.

Tuesday, Oct 12th, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Admission is FREE.

The Syracuse Museum

1891 West 1700 South, Syracuse, UT

Live Music!  Free candy!  Come see Mars Highway, costumes welcome!

Friday, Oct 22nd,  from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE.

Layton Heritage Museum

403 Wasatch Dr, Layton, UT

Museum of the Weird – Oddities – Curiosities – Collections

Friday, Oct 22nd.  Admission is FREE.


Musicfest 2021 – A Bluegrass Celebration with Cold Creek

October 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bountiful Davis Art Center (90 North Main Street, Bountiful, UT)

Celebrating the poetry of the air.
Musicfest will feature the highest caliber local and regional musicians, performing a wide variety of music genres, including classical, jazz, folk, and traditional music from cultures worldwide. Each concert will be eclectic, engaging, and fulfilling while providing our patrons access to concerts that enhance our community and enrich our local arts and music cultural scene.
For the 2021-22 season, concerts will happen quarterly. Each concert will be one hour in length, a perfect length for a night out with friends and family. Maybe you can enjoy an ice cream at Blacksmith’s after the concert!

Musicfest will feature a captivating performance from Cold Creek, Utah’s premier bluegrass band. 

The music of Cold Creek is a captivating blend of traditional and progressive bluegrass. It features tight harmonies, incredible picking and playing, interesting arrangements, and great original tunes. These musicians love to entertain, and their live show has wowed audiences at hundreds of venues all over the mountain west. They have appeared at bluegrass festivals, city celebrations, arts festivals, amphitheaters, concert series, weddings, and corporate events.

Bill Sprunger – Guitar, Vocals

Andrea Ivey Banner – Bass, Vocals

Blaine Nelson – Banjo

Rob Ricks – Fiddle

Craig Miner – Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar

Sponsored By: Lance Andrew, PC, Attorneys at Law

Tickets: $15.00

Learn more here.

Tickets: FREE

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra – “Comical Classics”

Monday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Founder’s Park in Syracuse

Some seating available (bring chairs or a blanket)

Learn more here.

Fall Festivals

September 24 – October 30

Activity area: $4 per person // Children 0-3: FREE

Pack Farms

Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. // 1700 W Glovers Lane, Farmington, UT)

Pack Farms in Farmington invites you to their 20-acre pumpkin patch and free hay maze.  Several activities are also featured for the little ones including: pumpkin tetherball, pumpkin tic-tac-toe/checkers/jenga, tractor tire playground, corn hole, pumpkin slingshot, corn box, giant connect four, round bale rollers, duck race, gaga ball pit, a big PVC roller slide, and hay maze!

Learn more here.

September 17 – October 30

Admission: $9 – $30

Buy here.

Black Island Farms

2075 S 4000 W, Syracuse, UT

Festival – Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. // Friday 4:00 p.m. – Midnight // Saturday 10:00 a.m. – Midnight // Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Midnight Acres – Thursday 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. // Friday – Saturday 7:00 p.m. – Midnight

Activities include: 16-acre corn maze, cow train, straw mountain, giant slide, grain chute slide, corn box, corn snake, barnyard balance, goat mountain, pig races, corny cafe concessions, pumpkin patch hay rides, nightmare acres (now featuring zombie apocalypse laser tag!)

Learn more here.

September 17 – October 30

Admission: $10.95 – $18.95

Buy tickets here.

Cross E Ranch

3500 N 2200 W, Salt Lake City, UT

Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. // Friday 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. // Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Special hours during Fall Break week and Halloween Day!

Visit the Cross E Ranch Fall Festival in North Salt Lake!  This family ranch features a 14-acre themed corn maze with 3 difficulty levels to choose from, this year’s maze is titled “Year Round Fun!”  Also be sure to check out the pig races while you’re there!  Other activities include: mega slides, jump pads, zip lines, rock wall, archery shooting range, hula cows, kiddie swings, kiddie jungle gyms, corn hole, corrn pit, hay rides, duck races, animal areas, sunflower field, and hay pyramid!

Learn more here.

Shows & Plays

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre (525 N 400 W Centerville, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (801) 298-1302

Showtimes: Monday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday Matinees at 2:30

Tickets: $18.00 – $30.00

Travel to 1792 during the madness of the early French Revolution to meet Sir Percival Blakeney, a dashing Englishman caught between his love for the French Marguerite St. Just and his horror at the innocent lives being lost in the Revolutionary crossfire. Rather than sit by and do nothing, Percy becomes The Scarlet Pimpernel, recruiting his friends to help save lives by night while appearing to be nothing but foppish nobility by day. The stirring score by Frank Wildhorn will sweep you away into this swashbuckling romance featuring the original masked hero.

On Pitch Performing Arts! (587 N. Main St. Layton, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (385) 209-1557

Showtimes: September 24 – October 16: Monday, Friday, & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Closing weekend: Thursday Oct 14th – Saturday, Oct 16th at 7:30 with 2:00 p.m. matinee on Oct 16th.

Tickets: $12.00 – $15.00

Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

“Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties — a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles, but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry — the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco — though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now — decades later — are we beginning to understand.” – Michael Bennett

Saturday, October 9: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tickets: FREE community event (Participation fees may be required for some activities)

Join OPPA! for Villains Family Fair and Wicked Fund-Raiser!
A benefit event for new Theatre Microphones and the On Pitch Performing Arts Education Department.
Presented by the OPPA! Parents Guidance Committee.
The days activities will included:
Entertainment, Vendors, Kids Activities, Opportunity Drawings, Villain Photo Ops, Food Trucks and more.

Bountiful Davis Art Center (90 N Main St. Bountiful, UT)

Order tickets online here or call (801) 295-3618

On View: September 25 – October 30

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Tickets: Entry is Free!

Learn more here.

5 New Exhibits:

Rachel Henriksen & Carrie Everett – Transformation/s

Brandon Boulton – Entropy’s Child 

Little Teeth Marks – Creepycute 

Ya’el Pedroza & Jane Christensen – States Of Change 

marc t. wise – the availability of secret information

Learn more about the art here

Showtimes: Every Friday at 9:00 p.m.

Tickets: $4.00 – $6.00


The Improvables perform live, family-friendly improv every Friday at 9:00 p.m. at the Bountiful Davis Art Center. Each show is custom-tailored to our audience that night, so you never know what to expect – and neither do we! That’s the fun of improv – we take your suggestions and the things you love to create an unforgettable, never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind comedy experience.

Shows last 90 minutes.

Other Fun Events

Oct 8 – 9 Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

At the Davis Conference Center in Layton.

Free admission, free parking, and family-friendly!

The Crystal Festival

Come learn, explore, and try new things!  The Crystal Festival is a festival celebrating the Magic in Mother Nature.  Free and open to the entire family!  This 2-day festival and show is a fantastic way to explore crystals, gems, minerals, and stones of all kinds in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

30+ Rock, Mineral, Gem, and Crystal Vendors & Artists, Children’s Corner, Silent Auction, Rockhounding Raffle, Connect with Rockhounds, Rockhounding Trips, Mine Owners, & More!

*Trick-Or-Treating 10am to Noon FRIDAY ONLY
*Free Reusable Totes to the First 500 Families on SATURDAY

Presented by: The Crystal Barista

Sponsored by: Rock on! Minerals and Keller Williams The Stern Team.

Grand Opening Celebraton of the Clearfield Library

October 23

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

1 North Main St., Clearfield, UT

Tours & activities for all ages!

Surf ‘n Swim Bubble Opening

October 4

465 N Wasatch Dr, Layton, UT

Learn more here.

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