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Salt Lake City October Events



Beautiful October is one of the best months of the year in Salt Lake City. Here's a list of great SLC October events to help you enjoy the best of the fall season.

Halloween Events

By Victoria Snowber

Fall festivals, haunted houses, corn mazes, zoo and museum events, theater, music, dance . . . here's a list of the best Halloween events in the Salt Lake City area.

Farmers Markets


Many Salt Lake area farmers markets continue through October with pumpkins, apples, cider and much more.

Utah Utes Football

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The University of Utah Utes have two exciting Pac-12 home games and two away games. Click on the link above for the Utes' full 2013 schedule, plus TV and radio info.

  • Oct. 3: Utah vs. USC, 8 p.m. MT (FOX SPORTS 1)
  • Oct. 12: Utah vs. Stanford, time TBA
  • Oct. 19: Utah @ Arizona Wildcats, time TBA
  • Oct. 26: Utah @ USC, time TBA (PAC-12 NETWORK)

Oktoberfest at Snowbird

Courtesy Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

Oktoberfest at Snowbird features music, dancing and traditional German cuisine. Enjoy a bratwurst and sauerkraut, apfelstrudel and more. Kids young and old can enjoy face painting, a caricature artist, inflatable rides, yo-yo demonstrations, clowns, music, balloons and other activities.

Saturday and Sundays Aug. 17-Oct. 13, 2013
Noon-6 p.m.
Free admission

The Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City

Courtesy Utah Shakespeare Festival

The summer season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival features King John, Love's Labour's Lost, The Tempest, Anything Goes, Twelve Angry Men, Peter and the Starcatcher, and selections from the New American Playwrights Project. The fall season includes Richard II, The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Peter and the Starcatcher. Hosted by Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is a great event that's definitely worth the trip to Cedar City.

June 24 through October 19, 2013

300 W. Center Street in Cedar City

Tickets $23-$72

'The Hungry Games' at Desert Star Playhouse

Desert Star Playhouse

Desert Star Playhouse takes aim at the controversial book series in its new parody: The Hungry Games: You’ve Been Chopped! But don’t expect the violence and dark themes of the original – this production is played for laughs. The Hungry Games: You've Been Chopped! at Desert Star Playhouse.

Desert Star is a dinner theater with pizza, hamburgers, wraps, desserts and more served at tableside seating. Appropriate for all ages.

Aug. 29-Nov. 8, 2013, except Tuesdays and Sundays

4861 S. State St.

Tickets $9.95-$17.95

Utah Humanities Council Book Festival

By Paul Sutherland

The Utah Humanities Council Book Festival features author appearances and book discussions throughout the month of October and throughout the state of Utah. Click on the link for a list of events in the Salt Lake City area:

Utah Humanities Council Book Festival, Salt Lake City area

Free Movies

John Eder

Movie lovers can find a huge variety of free film screenings in Salt Lake City, including major Hollywood productions, experimental films, classics, kids' movies, documentaries and more. This month's highlights include Jaws Oct. 8 and Screaming Men Oct. 10 at the Salt Lake City Public Library.

Wiseguys Comedy Club

Wiseguys Comedy Club

Wiseguys comedy clubs at Trolley Square, West Valley City and Ogden bring live comedy to Utah audiences including national touring acts, local favorites, open mic nights, clean comedy nights and more. Shows Tuesday through Saturday. This month's special events include Aaron Woodall, Cash Levy, Jimmy Pardo, Shawn Paulsen, Jenna Kim Jones, and Matt Iseman and PJ Walsh.

Wiseguys Trolley Square
505 S. 600 E.

Wiseguys West Valley
2194 W. 3500 S.

Wiseguys Ogden
269 Historic 25th Street in Ogden

Real Salt Lake

Courtesy Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake ends the regular season with three MLS games in October:

  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. vs. FC Dallas (CW 30)
  • Saturday, Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m. @ Portland Timbers (CW30)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. vs. Chivas USA (CW30)
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