15 Fall Date Ideas in Utah Valley


With the weather cooling down and the leaves changing color, the year transitions into what young adults affectionately call “boyfriend season.” This is when girls everywhere abandon hot girl summer in exchange for a more permanent cuddle partner to battle the cold. Embrace boyfriend season and couple up with these fall date ideas!

Cornbelly’s

Cornbelly’s is a Utah fall classic. There are now two Cornbelly’s locations – one at Thanksgiving Point, and one in Spanish Fork. The theme park is separated into two categories: Insanity Point and Attractions. Insanity Point is a scary, haunted-forest-type experience – and a great excuse to cuddle up to your date out of “fright.” Attractions include food and activity options such as churros, cookies, carousels, paintball, and bungee jumping.

You can pre-purchase tickets at their website, or upon arrival. Tickets are designed as punch cards. They include admission to your chosen park (Insanity Point or Attractions) and, depending on which ticket option you choose, a designated number of “punches.” Different food/activities are worth other numbers of punches, and you can decide how you want to arrange your day at Cornbelly’s based on the number of punches your ticket allows.

Pumpkin Spice Tasting

All white girl jokes aside, pumpkin spice does feel like fall. There are lots of food joints that offer special pumpkin spice options for the season. Some great ones to add to your pumpkin spice taste test list are the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino (can ask to be made without coffee), the Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice Donut, and, if you go on the right week, a Crumbl Pumpkin Spice cake cookie.

Scary Movie Marathon

A scary movie marathon is a great way to commemorate the spooky season and get close to your date. My favorites are Lights Out, A Quiet Place 1 and 2, Insidious, and World War Z.

Haunted Forest

Haunted Forest is a frightening walk-through experience located in American Fork. As you venture through the many horrifying settings of the forest, characters pop out and make the event all too real.

If you’re seeking an excuse to latch onto your partner, the Haunted Forest provides the perfect opportunity.

Regular admission tickets cost $27 per person, plus tax and a $2 service fee. Fast pass tickets, which allow you to skip the entrance line, cost $34 plus tax and a $2 service fee.

Pumpkin Patch

Every fall-lover knows you can’t get through the season without visiting a pumpkin patch, and Utah Valley has so many to choose from!

My favorite is Kuwahara’s Pumpkin Patch and Thriller Park, located in Draper. It offers a pumpkin patch, a Halloween park, a haunted house, a variety of kid’s attractions, and a selection of food trucks. With so many fun activities to choose from, Kuwahara’s is great for those obsessed with all things pumpkins and those who have never before understood the allure of pumpkin patches.

One of the unique parts of Kuwahara’s is their famous pumpkin walls, which are great for taking photos. Pumpkins are priced based on weight, and if you visit Kuwahara’s between Monday and Thursday, your $5 price of admission goes towards your pumpkin purchase.

Sports Game

Let’s face it – there are a ton of schools in Utah Valley. And each of them has sports programs. Whether you want to sit in the stands of Timpanogos High School, BYU, or of a pro field, a sports game is a perfect fall date.

Drive the Alpine Loop

The Alpine Loop is a 20-mile scenic drive through the alpine canyons. It provides an incredible view of Utah’s mountain ranges and, in the fall, a breathtaking display of color-changing leaves.

I find that going for drives on dates provides the perfect opportunity to relax and talk.

The Alpine Loop is open from late May to late October. It can be accessed from either American Fork Canyon or Provo Canyon. Visitors to the area are required to purchase recreation passes. A 3-day pass is $6, a 7-day pass is $12, and an annual pass is $45.

Costume Shopping

Halloween is coming up FAST. We all know what that means – another year of finding the perfect costume. Why not do it together? Plus, you might be more attracted to them as a pirate.

Horseback Riding

As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to strap on your favorite jeans, a flannel, and some brown boots. The horseback riding experience is made even better with someone special to share it with.

Lagoon’s Frightmares

This exciting Halloween addition to Utah’s favorite theme park includes the following attractions:

  • Fun House of Fear: “Come one come all, and step inside to a world where strange, freakish and odd collide.”
  • Treat Street: “In this fun, non-scary children’s trick-or-treat trail, you will meet the friendly spirits inside the rides.”
  • Nightmare Midway: “As you watch your nightmares come alive, you may wonder if you will survive. In this house of illusion, your eyes will deceive.  Prepare for the fright you’ll undoubtedly receive.”
  • Malevolent Mansion: “Tour this mansion if you dare, but beware, the malevolent spirits inside are prepared to scare!”
  • Frightening Frisco: “Something sinister has taken ahold of this ghost town.  Beware the lingering evil of Frisco, where the outlaws have taken control!”
  • Spook-A-Boo Walkthrough: “A fun, non-scary children’s walk-thru inhabited by friendly characters.”
  • Scary and Crow’s Straw Maze: “A fun, non-scary children’s outdoor walk-thru, inhabited by friendly characters.”
  • Nightwalk: “Vampires and demons lead the way; those who enter may have to stay. Nightwalk is not for the faint of heart; contemplate your fate before you start.”
  • Streetmosphere: “An array of amusing characters roam the park at night. Most are friendly; some bring a bit of fright, but all here to delight.”

Frightmares is especially perfect if you and your date already have Lagoon passes – Frightmares is included in your pass! If not, this date is pretty pricey. Day passes can be purchased for $73.95 each. Still, if you don’t mind putting down the extra cash, this fall date will be unforgettable.

Make Caramel Apples

You may think that caramel apples are cheesy and overdone. But, done right, this fall classic is a cheap, easy way to have a cute night with a cute date.

Hike

Utah is full of beautiful hikes; they just get better in the fall! With fantastic weather and changing leaves, being out in nature with a special someone is a recipe for love.

Pick Fruit

Fruit picking is one of those things that nobody remembers is an option. But, once you remember that it exists, you cannot live another week without doing it. There are so many yummy crops of fruit that ripen in the fall!

McBride’s Briar Patch:

  • Fall Crops: blackberries, currants (red), currants (black), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries,
  • Address: 1849 S. 2100 W, Mapleton, UT 84664.
  • Phone: (801) 477-5323
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to 8 pm
  • Other: Honey from hives on the farm, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food).

MJ Millers Farm and Orchard:

  • Fall Crops: beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Spring, yellow), raspberries (Autumn, yellow), summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables.
  • Address: 5759 W 11300 South, Payson, UT 84651
  • Phone: 801-465-2493
  • Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7 am to 7 pm

One Seed Gardens:

  • Fall Crops: beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, onions, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, other fruit or veg, fresh eggs.
  • Address: 840 Grove Creek Dr, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
  • Phone: (801) 830-0368
  • Other: “Please call before coming as we do not live at this location and will need to schedule a meeting time.”

Perry’s Berries:

  • Fall crops: raspberries
  • Address: 325 E 1600 S, Mapleton, UT 84664
  • Phone: 801-372-7744
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to Dark
  • Other: No pesticides used, picnic area.

Rocky Top Fruit Farm, LLC:

  • Fall crops: apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, lavender, peaches, peppers, raspberries (Autumn, red), tomatoes
  • Address: 8648 South 6200 West, Payson, UT 84651
  • Phone: (801) 465-4408
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 am to noon and 5 pm to 8 pm
  • Other: Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties

Loveland Haunted Aquarium

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, located in Draper, Utah, gets spooky for fall! Aquarium dates are always a success, but they can be even more special with this Halloween twist.

Petting Zoo

Everyone knows how girls feel about baby animals.

Some Petting Zoo options in Utah County:

Auntie B’s Barn:

  • Address: 295 W 200 S Pleasant Grove, UT 84062
  • Phone: (385) 273-9015
  • Hours: Monday 2 pm-8 pm, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 11 am-5:30 pm

Farm Country at Thanksgiving Point:

  • Address: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way Lehi, UT 84043
  • Phone: 801.768.2300
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

All Fall Dates are Good Dates

With so many fall activities, there is no excuse not to spice up your dating life. Don’t let the season pass you by!

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