Worth The Drive: Corn mazes, concerts and a Bark in the Park

Worth The Drive: Corn mazes, concerts and a Bark in the Park
Serenity Castor, left, and Diego Alberto examine a map as they try to find their way out of one of the mazes at The Corn Maize in West Haven on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

As the air gets cooler and the trees start to turn color, it’s clear that fall is right around the corner.

While there’s always plenty to do around Ogden, here are a few things going on nearby that are well worth the drive.

Cornbelly’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest

“Utah’s original maze” will open for the season on Friday, Sept. 22. In addition to its namesake corn maze, which has a “superheroes” theme this year, Cornbelly’s has many other attractions, like pig races, Jack-o-Lantern train rides, a trick-or-treat trail and much more. If you stick around until after the sun goes down, check out Insanity Point for some spooky, scary fun.

When: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., running from Sept. 22 to Nov. 4

Where: Thanksgiving Point, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Cost: $11.95-29.95

Salt Lake City Gem Faire

Over 100 exhibitors from around the globe will be on hand for the Salt Lake City Gem Faire this weekend in Sandy. Fine jewelry, semi-precious stones, beads, crystals, minerals and more will be available and on display at the event. There will also be demonstrations and workshops for all who want to learn something new or refine their skills.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24

Where: South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State St., Sandy

Cost: $7

Habitat for Humanity Overall Ball Gala

Grab your tool belts — the Habitat for Humanity Fall Gala is taking place Friday in Park City. For this “dress down” event, attendees are encouraged to wear their best overalls and bring their hard hats. All proceeds from this seated dinner, live auction and dancing event will benefit Habitat. Must be 21 or over to attend.

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22

Where: Park City Mountain Resort’s Legacy Lodge, 1345 Lowell Ave., Park City

Cost: $150

Corn Maze on the Farm

Bring the whole family to the American West Heritage Center for their corn maze, which opens Friday. With plenty of attractions like a pumpkin patch, pony rides and human foosball, there’s something for everyone in your family. The hours for the corn maze will be from 4-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 3-11 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday.

When: Opens at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Open until Oct. 31.

Where: American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. Highway 89, Wellsville

Cost: $5-7

Bark in the Park

Looking for an event for you and your precious pooch? Head on over to Logan this Saturday for Bark in the Park, hosted by the Cache Humane Society. For humans, the event will offer food trucks, live music and plenty of other things to do. For your canine friend, there will be an obstacle course and dogs to interact with. Be sure to have your dog on a leash at the event.

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23

Where: Valley View Dog Park, 2370 W. 200 North, Logan

Cost: Free

David Archuleta

Pack up the car and head down to Kamas for a night of music from Utah’s own David Archuleta. The former American Idol runner-up will be performing at the DeJoria Center for a concert that will dazzle you and your family.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23

Where: DeJoria Center, 970 N. State Road 32, Kamas

Cost: $55-75

The Doobie Brothers

If classic rock ‘n’ roll is more your style, head over to the Eccles Theater on Tuesday for a performance by The Doobie Brothers. We all know the songs, so why not see them live in downtown Salt Lake City? The concert will feature a mix of original band members and new faces. Be sure to grab your tickets before they’re all gone.

When: Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26

Where: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Cost: $50-125

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