My very favorite season officially starts this weekend, although the weather has started to feel a bit like fall already. I only wish that Utah would let these perfect fall days stick around for just as long as winter, the few weeks that we get to enjoy aren't nearly long enough. Most people seem to wait until October hits to start their autumn activities, but I've decided that fun needs to start sooner, so that we can take full advantage of opportunities for fall fun and romance. A lot of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other fall festivals start in the next couple of weeks. I wanted you to have all of the details so that you can start enjoying your fall date nights then as well!
Davis County Fall Festivals
When: September 20 - November 2 (M-TH 4-9pm, F 2-10pm, S 10am-10pm (with extended hours for fall break)
Where: 3500 North 2200 West, Salt Lake City
Cost: $8-$12 (children 0-2 are free)
Activities Included: 14 acre corn maze, hay rides, animals, corn pit, mini train ride, mini straw maze, hay pyramid, fire pits, movies on the barn, hay slides, photo ops, farm picnics, Western dancing and live music.
For an additional cost you can purchase pumpkins from the 12 acre pumpkin patch, enjoy fall food from the concessions stand, and enjoy donuts, hot chocolate and apple cider.
Black Island Farms
When: September 20&21, September 27 - October 31 (M-TH 4-10pm, F 4pm-12am, Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 11am-5pm
Where: 2075 South 4000 West, Syracuse
Cost: See below based on activity
Harvest Hayride - Take a ride through the pumpkin patch in a tractor pulled hay wagon. Each hayride ticket includes one pumpkin picked yourself from the pumpkin patch.
Cornmazes (plural) - Three phases make up a combined 16 acres.
Courtyard - Over 20 attractions for all ages! Includes corn box, animal alley, bonfires, bounce house, cow train, corn cannon, grain shoot slide, straw mountain, giant straw slide, pig races and more.
Cornmaze + Courtyard - $11 for adults
Cornmaze + Courtyard + Hayride - $16 for adults
Harvest Hayride $8 for adults
When: Daily September 27-October 30 (9am-8pm, closed Sundays)
Where: 1700 West Glovers Lane, Farmington
Cost: $6 per person or in a family pack (see website for details)
Activities Include: Free mini hay maze, pumpkin patch, PVC Roller Slide, pumpkin tether-ball, pumpkin games, tractor tire playground, corn hole, pumpkin slingshot, corn box, round bale rollers, giant connect four!
When: October 12-October 27 (M&F 4-7pm and Sat 1-7pm)
Where: 2500 W Gentile Street, Layton
Cost: $5 (ages 2+)
Activities Include: A hayride through the pumpkin patch and one pumpkin of your choice with each ticket purchase.
When: September 27-October 30
Where: Cherry Hill - 1325 South Main Street, Kaysville
Cost: $9.99 (ages 5+), $4.99 (ages 3&4), 2 & under are free
Activities Include: Scary Hill miniature golf, Bone Yard tractor rides, Junior Jungle Boats, Spooky Maze, Hamster Haven, Spider Aeroball, Rock Wall, Battlestar Blasters, Bug Bounce House and the Pie Pantry.
Davis County Fall and Halloween Events
Active Pages - Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
When: October 12th, 3:00-9:00pm
Where: Layton Commons Park (437 N Wasatch Dr, Layton)
Cost: FREE - tickets are still required
Don’t miss our second annual Active Pages event! Happening this fall, take a stroll through the park as you hear an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the tale of a young scientist who creates an intelligent yet hideous creature. This program is perfect for the entire family!
When: October 26th
Where: Davis County Fairgrounds, Farmington
Cost: FREE Admission
Activities Include: Pumpkin carving contest, costume contests, scream scenes, magic shows, live reptile shows, indoor trick-or-treating, outdoor movie in the park, halloween karaoke contest.
South Davis Spook-tacular
When: October 26, 5:30-8:30pm
Where: South Davis Recreation Center (550 N 200 W, Bountiful)
Cost: FREE Admission - Each activity requires tickets ranging from one to six. Each ticket is $.50
Activities Include: A canoe ride through a haunted swamp, a walk through the haunted locker room, crazy carnival games, a trick-or-treat alley, goblin grub, spooky crafts and more!
The leaves in the mountains are already starting to change colors and it's the perfect time to take a hike or go for a drive. Check out this post from Play in Davis for three suggestions of where to view the best fall leaves in Davis County. One of my favorite places to drive when the mountains are filled with fall colors is up 1800 South in Bountiful, toward Mueller Park. As you round the corner heading east toward Bountiful Blvd., you get a stunning view of the canyon.
Picnics are popular in spring and summer, but as the weather get cooler, people tend to spend more time indoors. Put on some layers, grab a flannel blanket and head outside to enjoy some time together. A fall picnic would be the perfect end to your drive through one of the local canyons or after a hike on one of the Davis County trails. Check out this post to get more ideas for your fall picnic.
Caramel Apple Date Night/Party
Whenever I think of fall, I think of apples, cinnamon and caramel. It wouldn't be fall without a gooey caramel apple, topped with your favorite candies! The Dating Divas have put together this really fun date night to help you get your caramel apple fix for the year! This group date party pack includes printable invitations, tags and ideas for toppings, a fun game and great caramel apple recipes!
I already had a few fall date nights planned but after putting this post together, I'm ready to add a few more to the calendar. I'll be celebrating fall clear through Thanksgiving, so I have plenty of time to fit this all in!
As always, keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for the most up to date information on things that are going on around Davis County. And watch our Instagram feed and stories to see what fun things we are up to!