Haunts and Thrills for Spooky Date Nights in Davis County

I'm going to be honest with you, I do not enjoy being scared, so my husband and I will be steering clear of the majority of the activities listed below. But I know that a lot of people LOVE October and all of the Halloween festivities that come with it. There are a lot of fun fall festivals in the area, but I also wanted to make sure you knew about all of the frights and scares that you can submit yourselves to this month. You have two weeks to enjoy this spooky madness so get out there and enjoy!

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Haunted Attractions in Davis County

Frightmares

Where: Lagoon, Farmington
When: September 13 - October 30

Prices and hours for different Frightmares attractions vary. Visit their website for all the details.

This is one of the more well known scary attractions in Davis County. For Frightmares, Lagoon is filled with scary fun for all ages.

The Lights on Sherwood Drive

Cost: Free
Where: 1098 E Sherwood Drive, Kaysville
When: Nightly October 18-October 31 (7-10pm)

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more details.

Haunted Kay's Cross

Cost: $15/person
Where: 388 Boynton Road, Kaysville
When: Fridays and Saturdays, October 4th - November 3rd from 7pm-11pm

This year there are new activities at Kay’s Cross for 2019. Click here for more details.

Right here in Davis County, we have the #1 Scariest Haunted Forest in Utah and one of the Top 100 Scariest Haunted Houses in America. Visit this year for guided tours on the weekend and Halloween night.

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Nightmare Acres

Cost: $20-$25 depending on other attractions you want to see
Where: Black Island Farms - 2075 S 4000 W, Syracuse
When: Open until October 31st

A haunted corn maze for older children and brave adults. Wind your way through all the twist and turns of our four acre haunted corn maze, not knowing what's waiting around each corner. Recommend for children 12 years of age or older and brave adults.

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Blackthorn Manor

Cost: Free
Where: 1587 W 50 S, West Point
When: No details have been posted for the 2019 season

Local Halloween yard display and attraction. Follow Blackthorn Manor on Facebook for updated information.

Lockbox Mysteries

Similar to murder mysteries, escape room dates are a lot of fun and feel festive for the upcoming holiday. We’ve found an at home escape room alternative that is a lot of fun. Check out my post here for more details and to try it out yourselves! This is a fun activity to enjoy just the two of you or with a group of up to eight people.

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Who Dun It

If you're looking for even more fun things to do for a Halloween party or festive group date, you'll want to check out this fun mystery detective game group date (affiliate) from The Dating Divas. It's already put together for you so the preparation is easy!

Scary Movie Date Night

Check out this post from Moms & Munchkins for some fun ideas for a scary movie date night this Halloween.

The Walking Dead Date Night

In my world, you can't get much scarier than The Walking Dead. I can't stop watching the show, but it gives me so many nightmares. The newest season premieres this weekend, on October 22nd, so you could plan a date to catch up on previous seasons (check out Netflix) or enjoy new episodes together. Click here for a fun Walking Dead date night plan from The Dating Divas.

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What other fun haunted date nights do you enjoy in October?

Pumpkin Patch and Decorating Date Night

One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of October is pumpkins! I'm sure your family has a tradition of picking out pumpkins and carving them as a family. I see the pictures all over social media this time of year. We’ve loved getting pumpkins with our kiddos the last couple of years, and putting fun faces on them with a decorating kit we found a few years back.

When I envision a pumpkin patch date night, I remember just how much I love the fall season, even if I'm not too excited about Halloween and scary things. Stop by one of the pumpkin patches in Davis County (listed below) and support our local farmers. After you've picked your pumpkins, head home and have fun carving unique designs or funny faces. Then sit down together on the porch to drink hot chocolate while you watch your jack-o-lanterns glow.

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Davis County Pumpkin Patches

Cross E Ranch

We visited Cross E Ranch for the first time a couple of years ago and I'm always eager to go back each year. This year, I'm hoping for a date night to enjoy some food from their concession stand, wander through the corn maze and maybe pick out a pumpkin or two. Click here for pictures and details about the pumpkins that are available for purchase at Cross E Ranch. And seriously, plan a visit today, you won't regret it!

Pack Farms

I took my toddler on a mommy and me date to walk through the hay maze, wander through the pumpkins and pick some of our own a couple of years ago. We had a lot of fun and they had some great pumpkins to pick from. Their little carts are fun and perfect for filling with pumpkins. We took both kids with us last year and we’re planning a family night to pick out pumpkins and play at the farm this year and we can’t wait!

Sleepy Hollow Farms

I heard about this patch from The Salt Project and The Real Moms of Insta. Everything that I've heard about it is great, but I have yet to experience it for myself. It sounds like their patch is relatively new and not well known, so it may be a great patch to visit if you're looking for something quiet and not picked over.

Day Farms

This pumpkin patch has been newly opened to the public and sounds like it’s lots of fun! For $5, you can can take a hayride through the pumpkin patch and pick out a pumpkin of your choice. Day Farms is located right next to Cherry Hill.

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Click here to visit Pumpkin Patches and More for even more information about local pumpkin patches and farms.

Our kids are old enough to enjoy squishing their hands through the scooped out pumpkin, but my husband and I aren't fans of the actual carving so I think this year we will decorate our pumpkins with fun kits like these (affiliate).

Corn Maze Dates in Davis County

One of the most popular fall date nights is a visit to the local corn maze. When we were at Cross E Ranch a couple of years ago, we saw a few groups of high school students on their day dates for homecoming come in and head straight for the corn maze. I would guess that corn mazes are right up there in the top three fall activities, after football games and driving through the canyon to see the fall leaves. A few years ago we drove all the way to Thanksgiving Point for our first corn maze experience because I didn't think that there were any local. Now I know that we can support local farms and have some fall fun all at the same time!

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Davis County Corn Mazes

Cross E Ranch

Cost: $11.95 per adult

Cross E Ranch has not one, not two, but THREE different corn mazes. All three mazes are part of the same field, have different trail lengths and don't connect. This year’s maze design celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad One trail is .4 miles (great for kids), the second has just shy of 2 miles of trail and the other has 4.2 miles of trail. If you're a corn maze fanatic, you might plan an entire day to spend exploring all three of the corn mazes. Maybe take a break in between each for some of their fresh donuts! They also have some fun hay mazes for the little kiddos.

Black Island Farms

Cost: $11 per adult for Corn Maze and Courtyard, $16 per adult to add the Hay Ride to your ticket.

Black Island Farms boasts Utah's largest corn maze, around 16 acres with three phases. They also have multiple mazes with varying difficulty and lengths so there's fun for all. Because we haven't been to this location before and they don't post an aerial view of their corn maze online, I can't tell you what it's like. I have heard from a few other people who have been so far this year that it is a lot of fun though. If we get a chance to go this year, I'll update this post with those details.

This year, Black Island Farms also has Nightmare Acres, which is a haunted corn maze. You can find more information on their website, but I will also be sharing more details in a couple of weeks, with all of the other haunted attractions in the area.

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Pack Farms

Cost: FREE hay maze (other activities may cost extra)

Pack Farms doesn't have a corn maze, but they have a fun little hay maze that I thought you might like to know about. I took my toddler on a mommy and me date a couple seasons ago, we took both of our kids last year and we had a lot of fun wandering through the hay. It is the perfect height for kids, tall enough that the kids aren't able to see over the top, making it fun and challenging for them but not too tall so the adults accompanying them can see the way out in case anyone gets lost.

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Serious question... does anyone know what the protocol is for making sure nobody is still lost in the corn maze when the farms close every night?

6 Ways to Enjoy Fall with a Date Night at Station Park

It shouldn’t be any secret that fall is my very favorite season! And it probably doesn’t come as any surprise that one of my favorite places to go for date night is Station Park. If you need me this season, I’ll be spending a lot of time at Station Park with friends, on my own and out on dates with my little family and my husband.

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Fall Date Night Ideas at Farmington Station Park

Eat waffles by the fountain

One of our favorite places to eat at Station Park is Waffled. They’re located on the east side of the fountains, next to Fiiz. They have a lot of really yummy options for every meal. We personally love the breakfast stuffed waffles, but it’s on my list to get a savory stuffed waffle for lunch soon as well. Or just grab a dessert waffle if that’s your thing. There is seating all around the fountains where you can sit and eat your waffle while you enjoy the fall weather.

Spend an afternoon reading

Did you know that Barnes and Noble just opened at Station Park. Take some books with you or buy something new and spend the afternoon reading next to each other. There’s something really cozy about an afternoon spent at the bookstore.

Meet for a lunch date

One of my favorite things about fall is that school is back in session and you have a lot of time without the kids, when you don’t have to hire a babysitter. Take advantage of that time if you can and meet up for a lunch date! Station Park is a great place to go for lunch, whether you only have a few minutes, or are able to escape for a longer amount of time. Check out Station Park’s website for all of their dining options.

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Get creative

Station Park is home to a really fun pottery painting shop that you should visit if you have the chance! You get to pick your piece and design it any way you want, then come back a few days later to pick up the finished product. It’s a fun and different date night activity that I think you’d really enjoy.

Go for brunch

Have you heard about brunch at Tortilla Union? If you haven’t, go read this post! It’s only offered on the weekends, but it’s worth going for. Twigs also has a great brunch menu on the weekends. And any day of the week you can grab brunch food at Waffled or Blue Lemon. We love brunch dates because the restaurants aren’t usually as crowded and the food is different. And I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love brunch food.

Do a little shopping

Fall is the perfect time to update your wardrobe. Kids always get new back-to-school outfits, adults deserve some too! Station Park has a variety of stores to shop at, so there’s something to fit every style. Spend the afternoon treating yourself to a a few new outfits, then end your date with an early dinner or some dessert.

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If all else fails, head to Station Park just to walk around, window show and familiarize yourself with what it has to offer. It’s a gorgeous place to hang out and seriously one of my favorite places in Davis County!

Festivals and Fun for Fall Date Nights

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!

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Davis County Fall Festivals

Cross E Ranch Fall Festival

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.

Pricing
Cornmaze + Courtyard - $11 for adults
Cornmaze + Courtyard + Hayride - $16 for adults
Harvest Hayride $8 for adults

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Pack Farms

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!

Day Farms

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.

Scary Hill

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.

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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!

Pumpkin Palooza

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!

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Fall Leaves

Click here for more information on this family fun event.

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.

Fall Picnic

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!

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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!

Fall festivals and fun for date night in Davis County this season