Discover Davis in October 2021

by mgubler

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 annual Bison Roundup at Antelope Island!

Syracuse Pumpkin Walk

Hundreds of beautifully carved pumpkins, vendors booths, and activities for the whole family!

Where: Founders Park

When: October 21 – October 23

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Visit the Dark Side of our Amusement Parks…

Cherry Hill Scary Hill

Scary Hill

“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!”

Where: Cherry Hill

When: October 1 – October 30

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Lagoon Frightmares Family Halloween Fun


“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.”

Where: Lagoon Amusement Park

When: September 10 – October 31

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Halloween Events

North Salt Lake: Monster Mash Drive-Thru

October 30 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Centerville: Pumpkin Festival

October 25 | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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South Davis Spooktacular!

October 23 | 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Villains in the Village (Station Park)

October 21 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Layton Halloween Bash

October 22 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Dracular Drive-In

October 15 & October 22 | 7:00 pm

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Active Pages featuring Dracula

October 9 | 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Hauntings in Davis

Photo: Kays Cross

Haunted Kays Cross

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 on Oct 22 & 23!


When: September 25 – October 30

Time: Fridays & Saturday 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Nightmare Acres

A 16-acre, haunted corn maze at Black Island Farms, now featuring zombie apocalypse laser tag!

Where: Black Island Farms

When: September 17 – October 30

Time: Friday – Saturday 7:00 pm – Midnight

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Island News & Events

Island Events

Ogden Astronomical Society (OAS) Star Party

October 9 | 5:00 pm – Dark

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Full Moon Hike

October 20 | 6:15 pm

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Annual Bison Roundup

October 30

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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:  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

October 12: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Mars Highway at the Syracuse Museum

October 22 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Museum of the Weird at Layton Heritage Museum

October 22

Craving some Live Music?

Musicfest 2021 | A Bluegrass Celebration with Cold Creek

October 14 | 7:30 pm

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“Comical Classics” by the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

October 4 | 6:30 pm

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Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches

Pack Farms

September 24 – October 30

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Black Island Farms

September 17 – October 30

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Cross E Ranch

September 17 – October 30

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Where: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

When: September 24 – October 23

Where: On Pitch Performing Arts!

When: September 24 – October 16



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.

Art 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 10 am 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.

  • Clearfield Library Grand Opening

    October 23 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Surf ‘n Swim Bubble Opening

October 4

465 N Wasatch Dr, Layton, UT

Learn more here.