Thanksgiving Point is one of Utah's favorite attractions for families, and Halloween activities at Thanksgiving Point kick off this weekend with the opening of Cornbelly's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest Friday, Sept. 28. The 12-acre corn maze this year features presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Guests can take the left or right entrance, according to their political preference, and then spend an hour or so navigating to the only exit. At dark, a portion of Cornbelly's becomes "Insanity Point" and creates a more haunted experience for guests who like to get scared.
The Cornbelly's Pumpkin Fest includes a Pumpkin Princess Playland, pumpkin cannons, mining for gems, and picking the perfect pumpkin. Admissions to Cornbelly's range from $8.95-$19.95.
Thanksgiving Point's other venues, including the Museum of Ancient Life and Farm Country, also have fun Halloween activities planned:
- Spooky Saturdays - Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Thanksgiving Point's Museum of Ancient Life gets a little spooky with Halloween activities, games and crafts. Guests can play along with Super Rex and become superheroes to solve the case of the missing giant pumpkin. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Admissions $8-$10.
- Barnyard Boo - October 11-13, 20, 27 (10 a.m.-8 p.m.); October 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 (4-8 p.m.) Barnyard Boo offers lots of less-spooky fun for your littlest ones. Activities include pony and wagon rides, face painting, boo bowling, spider toss, hairy horseshoes, obstacle courses and more. Witch Millie who is back with stories from Pumpkin Hill and her magical pumpkin patch. Guests will learn how many seeds are in a pumpkin, meet her pet spider and learn fun songs and dances. Admission $5.
- Franks with Frankenstein - Oct. 27 and 29 (5-7 p.m.) Franks with Frankenstein is a new event this year. Guests can come dressed in Halloween costumes to have dinner with Frankenstein and some of his friends. Set in a Halloween laboratory, families will feast on hot dogs and haunted treats, see live creepy crawlies from the Bean Museum, try electrifying experiments, and make creepy crafts to take home. Families are encouraged to come in a themed family costume to enter in a contest for prizes. Cost is $15-$20.
Call 801-768-2300 or visit the Thanksgiving Point website for more information.
Photo by Sandra Ivany