Fall has officially made it’s mark amongst the Wasatch. And, anyone who’s accustomed to life in Utah knows that now is the time the state unveils its true colors. As leaves change and the air grows crisp, the essence of summer is whisked away and the spirit of autumn becomes weaved into everything we do. This is especially true when you call Summit Creek your home, taking advantage of the myriad of activities and adventures just beyond your doorstep.
Nevertheless, beyond the hikes, nature walks and cozying up in Summit Creek’s Loafer Clubhouse, there are four special fall happenings in Utah that are ideal for experiencing the true joy of the season with your entire family.
McCoard’s Provo Corn Maze | Opens September 28th
Nothing defines fall like a good old-fashioned corn maze. Heading into its 5th year, McCoard’s Provo Corn Maze continues to be fun event for both children and adults alike. The maze itself is separated into three levels: the Kids Maze (only .3 miles long), the Adventurous Maze (1.4 miles long) and the Insane Maze (coming in at 3.8 miles). Test your skills and create long-lasting memories here with both your little ones and teenagers. McCoard’s Mystery Maze proves an excellent way to get outside and enjoy the crisp air of Fall before the cold season sets in. Transcending the typical corn maze, however, McCoard’s interactive experience will set you upon a mission to search for Farmer Joe’s missing pie or send you and the kids on the hunt for monsters. And, whoever is out first earns family bragging rights, which is worth more than the $5 – $10 you spent to participate.
Big Bodacious Fall Expo in Spanish Fork | October 20 – 21st
If the feeling of Fall could be summed up in one happening, it would be through the Big Bodacious Fall Expo in Spanish Fork on October 20th and 21st. This massive event is a culmination of vendors who love Fall as much as you do. There, you’ll find arts and crafts, home goods, products useful for your day-to-day life as well as a host of delicious fare and raffles throughout the day. A fun way to connect with friends, friends and local vendors throughout Utah, the Big Bodacious Fall Expo is comprised of nearly everything you could imagine. Spend a day strolling through the aisles and bring both your memories treasures back home to Summit Creek.
Halloween Lift Rides at Sundance | October 19 – 31
Get your family together and head to Sundance for a 45 minute Halloween Lift Ride that’s as fresh and fun as it is spooky. You’ll hop aboard Ray’s Lift to behold pumpkin farmers situated on tractors and hanging around after dark. The rides kick off at 7 p.m. and run until 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Take part in games, sip hot chocolate and enjoy seasonal snacks, or opt to grab blanket and observe (you can purchase one there if you forget your own). Additionally, when the weather is optimal, you can catch a complimentary halloween movie at the base. If you were looking for a way break up the week and get your family in the Halloween mood, this is it.
Diá de los Muertos at Thanksgiving Point | October 28th
Just as we’re celebrating Halloween and mingling with all of the “scaries,” the Latin American celebration of Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), kicks off. Dia de los Muertos at Thanksgiving Point is a family-friendly, fun-filled happening where the Show Barn is overloaded with the sights and sounds of the holiday. That means your children—and you—can learn more about the history of the celebration, as well as admire and learn from rich artwork and calaveras (skeletons and skulls). And, while the calaveras are bedecked in colorful outfits, you, too, can get lost in the vibrancy of live music and mariachi bands, food, and the storytellers and dancers who represent the history and rich traditions of Latin America.