50 Things to do in the Fall in Utah

I love Fall with its vivid colors, comforting foods and crisp air. I think I treasure the sights, sounds and smells because they can seem short lived between the hot Utah summers that last well into September and the snow showers of mid-November. So don't let Fall pass you by this year. Instead, check out our list of 50 Things To Do In Utah In The Fall.

I love lists. So, I made you this printable list that you can print out, refer to, circle your favorites and cross things off. Many of these activities are free and some aren't. You can take these suggestions and use the ones that fit your schedule and budget.

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  1. Go to a pumpkin patch - Nothings says Fall like picking a pumpkin right from the farm. See our list of pumpkin patches for one near you.
  2. Watch a football game - There is lots of football to be had in the fall. Check out your favorite team on TV or in person wearing this team gear!
  3. Carve pumpkins - For the best price on pumpkins, buy them just a few days before Halloween. If you need some carving inspiration, we have gathered hundreds of carving designs here.
  4. Take a hayride - There are quite a few locations to take a hay ride in Utah, see our list of hayrides and other fun activities here.
  5. Drink apple cider - Apple cider is so easy to make from scratch in your slow cooker, my favorite recipe is this Homemade Apple Cider.
  6. Make chili - Is there anything better than having dinner ready in the slow cooker when you get home? Try this Crock Pot Chili from The Country Cook for the perfect fall dinner.
  7. Go to a haunted house - Love a good scare? There are quite a few haunted houses throughout Utah that promise to scare you right out of your skin!
  8. See Thriller at Odyssey Dance - Thriller at Odyssey Dance Theater is a Utah tradition that is worth a splurge. Get tickets here.
  9. Go for a hike-  Fall is a great time to take a hike and enjoy the fall foliage. See our list of Great Day Hikes Near Salt Lake and 16 Places To See Fall Leaves.
  10. Make a fall craft - If you need inspiration, we love these 50+ Fall Crafts from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.
  11. Jump in leaves - After jumping in the leaf pile, try this fun leaf hunt for younger kids or these leaf animal pictures for older kids.
  12. Watch Hocus Pocus - Currently, Amazon has Hocus Pocus on DVD for $7.50.
  13. Make a bonfire - A backyard bonfire is a fun way to entertain in the fall when the temperatures go down and the air is crisp. This DIY Firepit is inexpensive and quick to make.
  14. Go Trick or Treating - Don't forget these Trick or Treating safety rules.
  15. Buy a new scarf - When new boots aren't in the budget, treat yourself to a new scarf check out these 40 Ways to Tie a Scarf.
  16. Fall family photos - The beautiful leaves make a great back for family photos. Get them taken now for your Christmas cards. Fall photo tips/ideas here.
  17. Watch a new TV series - Fall is when many of your favorite TV shows come back on as well as many new series. I can't wait to check out, The Good Doctor on ABC.
  18. Attend a Veteran's Day concert - Utah's 23rd Army Band and combined Granite school district choirs present an amazing concert on Veteran's Day at the Huntsman Center each year. See their Facebook page for more info as it gets closer.
  19. Tailgate with friends - Our Fiesta Ranch 7 Layer Dip travels well and it perfect for tailgating before the big game.
  20. Plant Fall bulbs - If you want to see tulips next Spring, you need to plant them now. Visit our friends at Western Gardens for help in choosing the best bulbs.
  21. Pig Out at Thanksgiving Dinner - Gather with family and friends and enjoy a good meal. I highly recommend you try these Butterhorn Rolls, a Thanksgiving tradition in my home.
  22. Go to a farmers market - Many farmers markets last into October and the cooler temperatures make wandering through the market even more enjoyable. Look here for a farmer's market near you.
  23. Decorate pumpkins - If carving pumpkins isn't your thing, we have 25 No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas to help you out.
  24. Volunteer at a soup kitchen - You can search for a soup kitchen/food pantry near you on the Homeless Shelter Directory website.
  25. Go see the Gardner Village Witchfest - So many fun activities in a beautiful setting. Get more info here.
  26. Make caramel apples - A caramel apple bar is an annual tradition in my family.
  27. Go to a corn maze - Corn mazes can be found all over the state, check here for a list of corn mazes by county.
  28. Pick apples at an apple orchard - Go here for our list of apple orchards around the state.
  29. Read a good book - Grab a blanket and curl up on the couch with a good book. We have some amazing Utah authors, check with your local library for some suggestions or go to Good Reads.
  30. Go to a state or local fair - Go here for info on the Utah State Fair or find a local fair near you.
  31. Take a Fall color drive - If you need an idea of where the best places to see beautiful fall leaves are, see our 16 favorite spots here.
  32. Scarecrow Festival - Two fun ones are the Homestead Scarecrow Festival in Heber and the Thanksgiving Point Scarecrow Festival in Lehi.
  33. Make a pie - Fall is a great time to bake pies. Try one of these delicious pies at Remodelaholic.
  34. Watch It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - Check your local listings or if you want to own it, you can buy it here.
  35. Try a new soup recipe - Fall is soup weather! Try our easy Potato Corn Chowder, Vegetable Cheese Soup tonight!
  36. Family board game night - A super fun way to spend time with family or friends. We like to play board games after Thanksgiving dinner. Some of our favorites are Qwirkle, Catan Jr. and Apples to Apples.
  37. Pick up Square Pumpkin's at Arctic Circle - Utah based Arctic Circle has Square Pumpkin kids meals in October and while you are there pick up a Pumpkin Pie Shake. Yum!
  38. Check your fire detector batteries - The International Fire Chiefs Association recommends changing fire detector batteries once a year with the Daylight Savings Time Shift on the first Sunday in November.
  39. Make a gratitude list - Here are some fun ideas that will help you keep the Thanks in Thanksgiving.
  40. Burn a Fall scented candle - Love these candles from Bath and Body Works and they are currently Buy 2, Get 2 Free!
  41. Make pumpkin muffins - Oh, these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip muffins smell wonderful and taste even better!
  42. Buy or make a Halloween costume - If you need some last minute kid costume ideas, we have some cute DIY ones here.
  43. Go to Oktoberfest at Snowbird - For more info about attending Snowbird's 44th annual Oktoberfest, go here.
  44. Get sweaters and boots out - Fall is a great time to get out your warm clothing and organize your closet. Get your whole house organized before winter with these ideas.
  45. Visit a local farm - Wheeler Farm is one of my favorites in the fall. The leaves are beautiful, the kids love to see the animals and they have wagon rides too.
  46. Decorate your porch - I love to decorate my porch for fall, here are 120 ideas to make your porch stand out this Fall.
  47. Make playdough - On rainy days, playdough can keep kids busy for hours. For a fun twist, see our Peanut Butter Play Dough recipe.
  48. Go horseback riding - This is the Place Heritage Park offers trail rides for ages 5 and up. This one is on my fall bucket list. Go here, to get more information. 
  49. Make caramel popcorn - For a yummy special caramel popcorn, try our Take 5 Popcorn. 
  50. Put together a new puzzle - I adore these Dowdle Folk Art puzzles with Utah-themed designs. Puzzles can make great art too, we have a couple of framed puzzles in our family room.

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