Saturday, October 05, 2013

2013 Cache Valley October Events

Spook alleys, corn mazes, U-Pick pumpkin patches, haunted houses, straw bale forts, apple picking, and hay rides...forget Christmas, October is the most wonderful time of the year.  Here's a quick run down of the fun to be had around Cache Valley this October.  Not all of the events are seasonal or Halloween related, but I love them all.  Click the links to view the event or location information including dates, hours of operation, costs, and more.
Again, I would like to state that as with every post involving recommendations, this is not a sponsored post or paid for by anyone on the list.  I post this for your information and because I love to help promote quality local activities and business.  Always call before going to make sure the business or event is open and what their prices are, some of these will be open in inclement weather, some will not.

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Little Bear Bottoms - Mazes, Haunted River Trail, Giant Straw Fort, and Spooky Barn Rides.  Always a lot of fun.  Located across the highway and just South of the Burger King in Wellsville.

Options For Independence Zombie 5K - Zombie Run.  Come in your best Zombie gear, or have the on site makeup artist zombie-fy your for your run.


What A Witch Wants - Witches Night Out.  Come enjoy dinner, shopping, music, dancing, and more!

Willow Park's Boo At The Zoo - Halloween at the Zoo.  This is a family friendly event with animal encounters, games, crafts, and more.

Green Canyon Farms - Pumpkin Patch.  They used to have the best corn mazes in Cache Valley, but the land they used to grown the corn has been sold to the school district to build a new school.  They still have some farm land and have been growing corn and pumpkins.  Stop by their stand on 800 E in North Logan to get yourself a great pumpkin.

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American West Heritage Center - Fall Festival, Corn Maze, and Haunted Hallow.  One of the most intricate corn mazes around, and if mazes are your thing they have about a dozen other activities to keep you entertained, just check out the GIANT SLIDE!

USU Student Organic Farm - I haven't heard much about their 2013 fall plans, but last year they had pumpkins and corn stalks for sale.

Three Italians and a Russian - Free Concert.  The USU Symphony Orchestra, USU Chorale, and USU Chamber Singers will perform with guest conductor Jilian Lombana in the St. Thomas Aquinas church in Hyde Park.  GET THERE EARLY!  These concerts are extremely popular and the seats are usually all taken by 15 minutes before the start of the concert.

Paradise Valley Orchard - Pre-picked Apples, Apple Ciders, U-Pick Apples.  They also have garlic for planting, a pumpkin patch, and they allow you to bring your own apples to be pressed into cider.  Call for hours and pricing.

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Brigham City's Family Fun Center - Haunted Miniature Golf.  OK, so this one is over the hill in Box Elder county, but it gives you and excuse to enjoy the gorgeous drive through Sardine Canyon.

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Dark Meadows Manor - Haunted House, Fall Carnival.  DMM was at the Sherwood Hills Resort but now they've relocated to Riverdale Resort just outside of Preston, ID.  This one is definitely not for the keikis folks, a most excellent scarey experience for older kids and adults.  But don't worry, there are kid friendly activities, rides, and games going on around the Haunted House.  Also Riverdale Resort will still be open for soaking in the hot springs pools.

The Howl - USU Halloween Dance.  A valley tradition that is primarily for USU students, and it spans several buildings on campus.  They will have live music, a DJ, and more.

USU Costume Fun Run - Charity Costume 5K/Walk.  Come support a good cause by running or walking a 5K course and looking fabulous doing it.

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Moondog Ball - Charity Event.  A fabulous evening of gourmet food, music, dancing, and more.  All proceeds benefit the Four Paws Rescue.

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The Pumpkin Walk - Pumpkin Dioramas.  This 30 year old tradition is a valley favorite.  Make your way through dozens of whimsical scenes all painted or carved on pumpkins.  This year's theme is "A Walk To Remember".  The Pumpkin Walk is free, but parking can be challenging.  You can park at Greenville Elementary and take the free shuttle bus to the park.

North Logan Pumpkin Days - Volleyball Tournament, Soccer Tournament, and Pumpkin Smash.  All events will be held at Elk Ridge Park in North Logan.

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Wicked Jig - Riverdance Meets Thriller.  Irish dance with a Halloween twist at the Ellen Eccles Theatre.

Loaves and Fishes Community Meal - Free Community Meal.  Enjoy a free meal and a chance to meet people from all over the valley at the First Presbyterian Church in Logan.

Deer Hunt Widows Boutique - Craft Fair.  So the men in your family drew tags and you're all alone.  Why not get some shopping done.  Crafts, food, and more.

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Autumn Voices - USU Choir Concert.  Enjoy an evening of music in the USU Performance Hall.


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Cache Valley Gardeners Market - Fresh Produce, Crafts, Food Vendors.  The CVGM's last market of the year is Saturday, October 19th.  Get down to Willow Park and browse the market, there is something for everyone.

Altius Halloween Carnival - Family Friendly Halloween Carnival.  Gymnastics fun, mat maze, jousting, food, prizes, and more.

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CVCA Gallery Walk - Gallery Walk.  Stroll through historic downtown Logan and stop in and any of the 14 locations.

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Ghost Tours - Ghost Tour of Historic Logan.  Finally a ghost tour in Logan!  I've been on ghost tours in Scotland, London, Ireland, Newfoundland, New Orleans, and San Francisco, and loved them all.  We have more than a few local ghost stories associated with the area, one of the most notable ones if the resident ghost who loves Shakespeare at the Caine Lyric Theatre.  This should be a great time.

Sweat For A Pet - Charity 5k Pet Run or 1K Pet Walk.  Come run or walk with your dog and help raise funds for the Cache Humane Society.

Dr. Zorba Paster Events - NPR's Dr. Zorba Paster will be in Utah October 17-19 and UPR will be hosting various events during his visit.  Some are free but require registration, other have a fee and require reservations.

Logan Library Movie Nights - Free Movie Night.  Enjoy free movies and popcorn every Monday night at 6:30 at the Logan Library.  This October they will be showing House On Haunted Hill, Hotel Transylvania, The Village, and Hocus Pocus.

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Odyssey Dance Theatre's "Thriller"Halloween Dance Performance.  Tickets to these amazing show sell out fast for their Logan Performance, get them now!

SHXperience - Haunted House, Laser Tag, and Pumpkin Launch.

10th West Scare House - Haunted House.

Hyde Park Youth Council Spook Alley - Family Friendly Spook Alley.

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Did I miss anything?  If you know of, or are organizing an October event that isn't on this list, please let me know and I'll get it added right away.

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