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October Utah Stories and Things to Do in Utah

Celebrate Utah and check out Local October activities.


Photo courtesy of Brett Hamilton

October 1-30: Oktoberfest at Porcupine Pub & Grille. Located at 3968 Fort Union Blvd and 258 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City. Visit http://porcupinepub.com/ for more information and menus.

October 13: Free Bicycle Mechanics Class. Classes are held at Ogden Bike Collective, 936 E 28th St. at 6 pm. The classes introduce basic bicycle maintenance. They run for 12 weeks and start over. Visit http://www.ogdencity.com/events.aspx#/?i=13 for more information and class subjects.

October 20-31: Halloween Lift Rides at Sundance Mountain Resort. Family friendly, the Lift Rides last 45 minutes to an hour on Ray’s Lift. Games, hot chocolate and snacks are on sale and weather permitting, a complimentary movie plays at the base. Monday-Thursday hours are 7 pm to 10 pm, Friday-Saturday 7 pm to 11 pm, closed Sunday. Tickets are available for purchase in person only at Sundance Mountain Outfitters Shop or Ray’s Base Ticket Office. Visit http://www.sundanceresort.com/summer/ for prices and more information.   

October 24-November 3: Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). Presented by the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, this event is $5 for children under 12. Students with I.D. are free. Lots of hands-on activities and a folk art exhibit about the holiday. The center is located at 1355 W 3100 S in West Valley City. Hours are 12-6 pm daily. Visit http://www.culturalcelebration.org/day-of-the-dead.html for more information.

October 27-30: 11th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival and Film Fest. This event is a fundraiser for local trails and the Moab Bike Park. Events include a dual stage enduro race, group shuttles, townie tour and poker run, dirt jump competition, skill camps, bike films at Star Hall, and a costume party with live music. For more information see http://www.moabhodown.com or call 435-259-4688.

October 28: Pumpkin Carving Contest at Central Utah Gardens, located at 355 W University Parkway in Orem, Utah. There is no fee to enter the contest and all age groups can enter. Pumpkins can be painted, carved or decorated. Entries are accepted from noon to 6 pm on the 28th, and the first 100 qualifying entries get a free baseball cap. Prizes will be award. Go to http://www.centralutahgardens.org/documents/2016PumpkinWalkRules.pdf for the rest of the rules and an entry form.

October 31: Park City Halloween on Main Street. Trick or treat from 3 pm to 6 pm and come to lower Main Street at 5:30 pm to see the famous dog parade!

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