October Events in Davis County: Frightmares, Bison Roundup & more!

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October is special in Davis County, Utah. Not only are our trails illuminated with fall colors, but only here can you find Utah’s only Amusement Park – Lagoon – that transforms into Frightmares for Halloween. For slower pace, find quaint farms with pumpkin patches, corn mazes or see the night light up with stars on Antelope Island. Use this blog as your resource to plan all your fun in Davis County this month!


Frightmares at Lagoon


When: Every weekend in October + 29th & 30th
Where: Lagoon Amusement Park, Farmington, Utah

What: Every Fall Lagoon creates a haunted house around every corner in their park, plus Halloween-themed entertainment and more. Learn more on this blog post

Art Exhibits at Bountiful Davis Arts Center (FREE)

Bountiful Davis Arts Center

When: Sept. 28th – Nov. 2nd, Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 12-5pm
Where: Bountiful Davis Arts Center, Main Street, Bountiful, Utah

What: Four exhibits will be on display during this time:
More info: https://www.bdac.org/

Pumpkin Painting at Wildlife Education Center (Every Saturday, FREE)

pumpkin painting

When: Every Saturday in October, 11am-3pm
Where: Eccles Wildlife Education Center at 1700 W Glovers Ln, Farmington, Utah 84025

What: Join us for free pumpkin painting between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each Saturday in October! Bring your own pumpkin — or pick one up from the Pack Farms Pumpkin Patch (just across the street from us on Glovers Lane) — and we will provide the painting supplies and a staff member or volunteer to help. Meet in the L.S. Skaggs Wetland Discovery Classroom. Kids are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes! Click here for more info

Shaping the Arts Exhibition at CenterPoint

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Remnants of Life by James Rees

When: till Oct. 31st, 2018.
Opening during CPT Hours: 

  • Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Where: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 North 400 West, Centerville, Utah

What: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre presents, Shaping the Arts Exhibition, part of the Utah Arts Museums’ Traveling Exhibition Program. Original artworks by eleven Utah artists who also teach at high schools will be displayed at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. Shaping the Arts is a group exhibit of Utah artists who play a significant role in arts education at the High School level. All young artists start somewhere and often this begins with focused attention and encouragement from teachers.


Halloween Spooky Hike on Lagoon Trail
with Farmington Trails Committee

When: Monday, Oct. 29th at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
: Lagoon Trail, Farmington, Utah 84025

What: Bring the kiddos and join the Farmington Trails Committee for a Halloween Spooky Hike along a section of the Lagoon Trail. We will meet at the cul-de-sac on 300 N just west of Main Street. Bring your flashlights, dress up, and enjoy trick-or-treats along the trail. More info, click here.

Forever Plaid Opens at OPPA

Pictured: Joel Badger, Dan Tate, Daniel Peet, Jaxon Alvord. Photo Credit: SNAP SHOP PHOTO

When: Oct. 25th through Nov. 3rd, 7:30pm showings each day + 2pm Saturday showing
: On Pitch Performing Arts (OPPA), 587 North Main Street, Layton, UT

What: Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins…
Tickets: Starting at $12 More infoOPPAC.yapsody.com

Centerville City’s Annual Pumpkin Walk

When: Monday, Oct. 29th at 7pm to 8:30pm
: Smith Park, 300 N. 100 E., Centerville, Utah

What: Bring carved pumpkins to Smith Park from 5 to 5:30pm. Event starts at 7, prizes awarded at 8:15pm. Hot chocolate served. More info: https://centervilleut.net/

Kaysville Police Dept. Truck or Treat

When: Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 6pm to 8pm
: Kaysville Police Station parking lot

What: Come and Trunk-or-Treat with our officers on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 6 PM to 8 PM. The event will be in the Kaysville Police Station parking lot, which is on the southeast side of the building. If you have any questions, please contact us at (801) 546-1131. Click here for more info.

Frary Homestead Sunset Hike/Ghost Hunt

sunset over frary peak

When: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6:45pm
: Frary Peak Trailhead, Antelope Island State Park

What: In Sept. of 1897, Antelope Island resident Alice Frary passed away as her husband fought for his own life to bring her medicine from the mainland. Meet at the Frary Homestead trailhead and take a half-mile guided hike to the Frary homestead as the sun sets. Then spend some time at the homestead site to see if Mrs. Frary is still there. Hike will leave the parking lot at 6:45 pm. This program is limited to 15 participants – register by email to caldrich@utah.gov, or by phone (call or text) at 801-927-0545.

Layton Hills Mall Trick-or-Treating

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 5pm
: Layton Hills Mall

What: Join us on October 31 from 5pm-7pm for a mall-wide trick-or-treat event. Enjoy a safe and friendly trick-or-treating environment with our participating retailers! Please no masks. Click here for more info.

Centerville Police Dept. Night Out Against Crime

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 6pm to 8:30pm
: The Community Park, 400 W. 1350 N., Centerville, Utah

What: This ghoulish event will include: Fire Truck, Ambulance, Command Vehicle, Helicopter, Police K-9, SWAT, Centerville’s new DARE car, BAT-mobile, DUI Risk Demo, and the KC – remote-controlled Crime Fighting Dog. Of course it wouldn’t be Halloween without free candy, glow sticks, free gun locks and much more. Click here for more info.

Lee’s Marketplace Trick-or-Treating

All locations. Click here for more info.


Ragtime at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Ragtime at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

When: Sept. 28th – Oct. 27th, M-F at 7:30pm, Sat 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Where: CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Centerville, Utah

What: Set in the turn-of-the-century New York City, Ragtime weaves a musical tapestry of an African American musician, an immigrant Jewish father, and a wealthy suburban family and tells how their lives are knit together by hope for the future and the intricacies of love, during a time when dreams seem as close to reality as the nose on the end of your face.  With alluring music and compelling characters, audiences will be swept up in the story of the hopes and fears that live within all of us.
Click here for Review. Click here for *Parent Advisory* and Tickets.


Last Course Grand Opening

When: Thursday, Oct. 4th, 4:30-9:00pm
Where: Last Course (Station Park) at 835 W E Promontory, Farmington, UT 84025 

What: During their Grand Opening they will offer $1 Scoops (1 scoop per person), and have amazing giveaways – including Kelly Clarkson concert tickets. Click here to learn more.

Night Sky Program on Antelope Island State Park

Buffalo Point, Antelope Island

When: Friday, Oct. 5, starts at 7:30pm
: Visitor’s Center, Antelope Island State Park

What: Join long time night sky enthusiast, Tom Sevcik, for a program about stars and constellations. Meet in the visitor center at 7:30pm but dress to go outside as well. We will have a few telescopes to view some of our night sky wonders. Learn more about the park being a Dark Sky certified park, by clicking here

Spotlight Social at Layton Hills Mall

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11am-2pm
Where: Layton Hills Mall, Layton, Utah

What: Join us as we kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month during our Spotlight Social! Fall in love with the season’s hottest looks, top makeup trends and more as we build a community Wall of Hope. Celebrate breast cancer survivors & spread hope to those still fighting. Enjoy prize giveaways, exclusive offers, and more!
Be one of the first 50 to check in and receive a good bag!

Fielding Garr Ranch Ghost Investigations

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30-11pm
Where: Fielding Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park

What: Is Fielding Garr still at his ranch? Find out during our ghost investigations! Program begins at 8:30pm with a presentation in the barn, followed by on-your-own investigating until 11pm. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver and check in/out. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and any paranormal investigation gear you need. For info, contact caldrich@utah.gov.


Pumpkin Stroll – Kaysville

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 8:30-11pm
Where: Main Street, Kaysville, Utah

What: On top of the normal Stroll Kaysville – an art stroll filling main street with artisan vendors – you’re welcome to bring a carved pumpkin for prizes. 

Jr Ranger program: Who Lives on Antelope Island?

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, starts at 10am
Where: Visitor’s Center, Antelope Island State Park

What: Join the park naturalist at 10:00 am in the visitor center amphitheater to learn about the critters that live on Antelope Island and what makes the island a good home for them. There will be furs and antlers to touch for a hands on experience.  This program is geared for ages 8-12 but all ages are welcome.  Children under the age of 12 will earn a Antelope Island Jr Ranger badge for attending.

Davis Arts Council’s Active Pages: Explorers in Literature (FREE)

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 6-8pm
Where: Layton Commons Park, Layton, Utah

What: The first Active Pages event will feature the story of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Taking place in Layton Commons Park on October 13, 2018 from 6-8PM, walk from station to station to hear the story of Ichabod Crane and his ill-fated attempt to win the heart of Katrina Van Tassel, all the while dealing with the ghosts of Sleepy Hollow. 
This program is completely free and open to kids of all ages. Kids 12 and under will leave with a free book provided by Gibbs Smith and Shadow Mountain Publishing.
More info: davisarts.org/activepages/

Fielding Garr Ranch Ghost Investigations

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 8:30-11pm
Where: Fielding Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park

What: Is Fielding Garr still at his ranch? Find out during our ghost investigations. Program begins at 8:30pm with a presentation in the barn, followed by on-your-own investigating until 11pm. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver and check in/out. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and any paranormal investigation gear you need. For information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

Public Star Party

When: October 13
: White Rock Bay (West side of island), Antelope Island State Park

What: Join Ogden Astronomical Society for a public star party beginning at 5:00 pm in White Rock Bay. Solar viewing will take place from 5:00 pm to sunset. Deep space viewing will begin at dark. Experience the wonder of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and more. Feel free to bring camp chairs and snacks to enjoy the evening with us. If you bring a flashlight, please make sure it has a red filter on it. No white lights. When entering the parking area, please switch your car headlights to parking lights only. For more information, contact wendywilson@utah.gov


Fielding Garr Ranch Ghost Investigations

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30-11pm
Where: Fielding Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park

What: Is Fielding Garr still at his ranch? Find out during our ghost investigations! Program begins at 8:30pm with a presentation in the barn, followed by on-your-own investigating until 11pm. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver and check in/out. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight and any paranormal investigation gear you need. For information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.

Fielding Garr Ranch Sunset Tour

When: Monday, Oct. 22, 6pm till sun sets
: Fielding Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park

What: This evening tour of Fielding Garr Ranch is for visitors of all ages! Meet at the ranch at 6:00 pm, as it gets dark, and imagine yourself there after a long day’s work. This is a family-friendly program without the ghost stories and investigations taking place at other evening ranch programs this month. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather–there is no power or heat. For more information, contact caldrich@utah.gov.


Burger Stop’s Truck or Treat (FREE)

When: Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 5pm to 8pm
Where: Burger Stop, Layton, Utah

What: Bring the kids and enjoy the annual trunk or treat during our October car show, prizes for best costume and car costume, music from JC Hackett, dash plaques to the first 100 cars registered. FREE family fun event! Click here for more info

Syracuse City Pumpkin Walk (FREE*)

When:  Thurs. Oct. 25th thru Sat. Oct. 27th
Where: Founder’s Park, Syracuse, Utah

What: Sponsored by Black Island Farms. FREE ENTRANCE! $2 Admission to *Children’s Carnival on Saturday gets you access to Bounce houses, Games, face painting, ect. We will be accepting non perishable food items from those wishing to donate to the Utah Food Bank. Click here for more info

Layton City Halloween Bash (Free)

Click here for more info.

Pumpkin Party at Station Park (Free)

When: Friday, Oct. 26th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
: Fountain Square, Station Park, Utah

What: Join us for our annual Pumpkin Party in the Park, in Fountain Square. Bring your little goblins out for a visits with witches, wizards, and villains. Face painters, balloon twisters, interactive games and more! Comment down below what you and your family are being for Halloween!

Villains Scary Breakfast at ParkStone Wood Kitchen

When: Saturday, Oct. 27th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
: ParkStone Kitchen, Station Park, Farmington, Utah

What: We still have a few spots left for this Saturday’s Breakfast with the Villains! It’s only $7.99 to meet your favorite Halloween villains, play games, and eat yummy food! Plus proceeds benefit Primary Children’s Hospital! RSVP to Parkstone Wood Kitchen: 801-451-9800 to reserve your spot! 

Annual Bison Roundup

davis county bison range ride and roundup

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Allen Stokes)

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
: Antelope Island State Park

What: Come witness a true Western experience as hundreds of horseback riders round up nearly 700 bison from around the Island and move them north into the holding corrals. Riders begin at 9am from Fielding Garr Ranch and move the herd north. Visitors can watch this event from the east side road, as well as witnessing the final push into the corrals from a viewing area at White Rock Bay. In the viewing area at White Rock Bay there will be food vendors, music, educational booths, and some games available to play.  Bring a camp chair or blanket for seating. Learn more on this blog post

Pumpkin Palooza at Legacy Events Center

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 12pm to 8pm
: Legacy Events Center at 151 S 1100 W, Farmington, Utah

What: Come dressed in costume, trick or treat at over 60 amazing vendors & businesses, sit down & enjoy a fun show, enter our pumpkin or costume contests and grab some amazing stuff from one of our local vendors and businesses on hand. They will be offering great products, food & decorations all in time to grab something for Halloween or get an early start on your holiday shopping! Click here for more info.

Wildcat Halloween Carnival at WSU Davis Campus (Free)

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 12pm to 4pm
: WSU Davis Campus (Building D3)

What: Weber State University is hosting a family-friendly Halloween carnival. Join us at WSU Davis (2750 University Park Blvd, Layton) for games, candy, prizes, food trucks and trick-or-treating for the kids. It will take place throughout the D3 ballroom, atrium and parking lot. Costumes are encouraged. Click here for more info.

NSL Trot or Treat 3K (Free)

Click here for more info.

Fright Train at Canyon Meadows Park

Click here for more info.

Woods Cross City’s Pumpkins in the Park (Free)

Click here for more info.