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October 2022 Events and Activities in Salt Lake and Beyond

What to do for fun in October 2022? Here is a list of fun events and activities that take place in Salt Lake and beyond.



Visit any of the nearby canyons for a hike or a drive and enjoy the changing leaves and color. Logan Canyon and the Alpine Loop always put on a spectacular show. 


Gardner Village Witches. Scavenger hunts throughout the village are free and lots of witches will be on display. Other activities include Witchapalooza, Witches Night Out, and a Witch 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon run. Visit gardnervillage.com for a complete list of activities. 

October 15

Strut Your Mutt at Liberty Park! Sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society, this is a walk and fundraiser to save homeless pets. It will be held from 9am to 12pm. Pre-registration can be found at support.bestfriends.org. The fund raising portion is ongoing through October. 

October 15 

6th Annual Ogden Hispianic Festival. Held at Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue from 2pm to 7pm. This is a celebration and promotion of Ogden’s Hispanic heritage along with an art and literature show. This year’s theme is “Civic Engagement & Culture, the Path to Education and Success.” The event is free and open to the public. 

October 15

Castle Valley Gourd Festival. This annual festival, started in 2001, is to celebrate the beauty and versatility of hard shelled gourds and gourd art in Castle Valley at the Castle Valley Community Lot. All kinds of gourds will be on display with gourd artists showing their work. Activities will be available for kids and adults. Admission is free. 

October 22

Pumpkin Festival at The Gateway. From 6pm to 9pm this pumpkin festival will have all kinds of hand-carved and painted pumpkins decorated by local artists on display. There will also be pumpkin painting stations, scary photo-ops, games, zombies and more. The Gateway is located at 400 W 200 S. 

Photo from Antelope Island by Golda Markosian.

October 29

Antelope Island Bison Roundup. This event is hosted each year at Antelope Island State Park and helps ensure the continued health of the island’s bison herds. Join the watch party and exposition at White Rock Bay and watch horseback riders move around 700 bison in the corrals. Crafts, games, food, and activities will also be available. The event begins at 10am


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