SPOOKTACULAR Events: Your guide to creepy fun in Northern Utah

FRIDAY, OCT. 5

JACK-O-LANTERN CONTEST

Capitalize on your carving skills by bringing your best carved pumpkin to the shop by 5 p.m., to be judged by the public for the chance to win prizes, 6 p.m. Oct. 5, The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave., Ogden. $5 entry fee for adults; $1 for children.

HALLOWEEN LOVE POEM POSTCARDS

Pick a postcard and a topic, and get a unique love poem written for you , 6-9 p.m. Oct. 5, The Monarch, 455 25th St., Ogden. $5 per card.

HALLOWEEN FAMILY STORYTELLING

Creative crafts and not-so-spooky stories will kick-off your Halloween month right, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 5, The Queen Bee, 270 25th St., Ogden. FREE.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Learn about creatures that come out at night, creep around the nature preserve in your costume, enjoy food, games, crafts and more, 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6, Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. $6-$7 at the door.

BOO LIGHTS

Enter a dimension of fall lights at this not-quite-spooky event that features animals and additional fun, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6, 11-13, 17-20 and 26, Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City. $7.95-$12.95, www.hoglezoo.org.

PUMPKIN NIGHTS

Be mystified by this pumpkin extravaganza, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5-Nov. 4, Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, Salt Lake City. $12-$60, pumpkinnights.com/salt-lake-city.

SATURDAY, OCT. 6

MOVIE IN THE WOODS

Watch the iconic "Hocus Pocus" at this interactive outdoor experience, 6 p.m. Oct. 6, Rivers Edge Festival Grounds, 7000 Old Highway 40, Heber City. $9.99-$19.99, secure.eventselevated.com.

UTAH PARANORMAL EXPO

Slake your paranormal curiosity by exploring folklore, mythology, the supernatural and more, 10:30 a.m-7 p.m. Oct. 6, University Guest House & Conference Center, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd., Salt Lake City. $10-$35, eventbrite.com.

FIELDING GARR RANCH GHOST INVESTIGATIONS

Find out if Fielding Garr is still at his ranch on this ghost investigation, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 13 and 19, Antelope Island State park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse. Park entrance fees apply. 801-725-9263, stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island.

SUNDAY, OCT. 7

"THE LOST BOYS"

Watch a little bloodlust with your brunch, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7, Brewvies, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. FREE admission.

MONDAY, OCT. 8

"SHAUN OF THE DEAD"

Just in time for Halloween, see the 2004 horror-comedy for free, 10 p.m. Oct. 8, Brewvies, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. FREE admission.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10

"SILENCE OF THE LAMBS"

Thriller nights in October continue with the 1991 classic starring Jodie Foster, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Brewvies, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. FREE admission.

"LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS"

Enjoy on the big screen a cult classic about an alien plant with a unique appetite, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $5, smithstix.com.

BREW LIGHTS

Roam the zoo with a brew in hand at this after-hours adults-only event with seasonal lights, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Ave., Salt Lake City. $19.95, www.hoglezoo.org.

THURSDAY, OCT. 11

HA-HA-HAUNTED! COMEDY SHOW

Add a little funny to your fright with Funny Business improv comedy troupe’s spooky-themed show, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, Weber County Library Pleasant Valley Branch, 5568 S. Adams Ave., Washington Terrace. FREE.

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

"THE ADDAMS FAMILY"

The ooky, spooky Addams family jumps from TV to the stage in a hilariously creepy and heartwarming musical comedy, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 27 (and Oct. 22), 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $17-$19, zigarts.com.

FEARCON

Celebrate all things Halloween, horror and fantastical at this convention that includes live, interactive performances, activities, vendors and more, 2-10 p.m. Oct. 12, noon-8 p.m. Oct. 13, Riverbend Event Center, 1085 Winding River Cove, Salt Lake City. $20-$99, fearcon.com/tickets.

SATURDAY, OCT. 13

HALLOWEEN HAVOC DEMOLITION DERBY

Add some demolition derby madness to your Halloween plans, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Golden Spike Event Center, 1000 N. 1200 West, Ogden. $20-$25, smithstix.com.

FUNCTION HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL

Bring your creepiest costumes out of the closet for a costume ball with plenty of music for your Monster Mashing needs, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, The Sand Trap, 2851 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $10 without costume, $5 with, 801-394-4446.

ACTIVE PAGES: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW

Journey through the park in the dark and hear the Washington Irving classic told at six different stations. Kids 12 and under receive a free book, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 13, Layton Commons Park, 437 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. FREE.

BREWS AND BOOS

An epic Halloween bash with boo-tiful brews, food, live music, all to support Rape Recovery Center, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 13, Shades of Pale Beer, 154 W. Utopia Ave., South Salt Lake. 435-200-3009.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16

HAUNTED UNION STATION

Paranormal Pulse, a local research team, shares what they’ve found about our local history’s mysteries using a scientific approach and the latest equipment, 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Weber County Library Southwest Branch, 2039 W. 4000 South, Roy. FREE.

HALLOWEEN YOGA

Feel great by folding into these Halloween poses, 4 p.m. Oct. 16, Liberty Park, 751 21st St., Ogden. FREE.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

GARDEN AFTER DARK: OAKLORE ACADEMY OF MAGIC

Utah’s own school of witchcraft and wizardry presents a few enchanted evenings full of magical education, 6 p.m. Oct. 18-20, 25-27, Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. $11-$14, redbuttegarden.org.

CARNIVORE CARNIVAL

A carnivorous carnival in a haunted forest with prehistoric spooks — your chance to experience the park in the dark with thousands of strands of lights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20, 26-27, George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, 1544 E. Park Blvd., Ogden. $3-$5, dinosaurpark.org/carnival-2018.

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

WEST POINT HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

Put your costumes on for a night of games, coloring, activities, stories and more, 7 p.m. Oct. 19, West Point City, 3200 W. 300 North, West Point. FREE for West Point residents, 801-776-0970.

JACK-O-LANTERN JAMBOREE

Have a frightful good time decorating cookies, trick-or-treating and wandering through a spook alley, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 19, Legacy House of Ogden, 5526 S. Adams Ave., Ogden. 801-476-7111.

"THRILLER"

Odyssey Dance Theatre pays homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve with the technical aspects of dance, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $22-$27, smithstix.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

GOTHIC HOMECOMING

Don your finest Gothic duds for this fundraiser that includes a performance of "The Addams Family," food and more, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 Washington Blvd., Ogden. $30, zigarts.com.

HALLOWEEN PARTY 2018

Food, activities, dancing, trick-or-treating and more, 6 p.m. Oct. 20, 309 W. 1300 North, Sunset. $5-$10 in advance, $15 at the door, eventbrite.com.

HALLOWEEN SHENANIGANS

Join 801 Rocks for a special event featuring rock dropping, rock finding, trunk-or-treating, music, dancing and more, 5 p.m. Oct. 20, Sunset Central Park, 85 W. 1800 North, Sunset.

HOGWARTS HALLOWEEN

Step into the world of Harry Potter, complete with Quidditch, classes and shopping in Diagon Alley. Earn points for your house by playing games and possibly win a prize for best costume, 4-9 p.m. Oct. 20, The Meadows at Riverbend, 319 Park Blvd., Ogden. All proceeds go to J.K. Rowling’s Lumos Foundation. FREE attendance.

CLEARFIELD BOONANZA HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

Crossover to "The Land of the Dead" with games, entertainment, prizes and a pumpkin launch. Kids can show off their costumes and try their luck in the creepy corridor spook alley, 6 p.m. Oct. 20, Clearfield Aquatic & Fitness Center, 825 S. State St., Clearfield. $7.50 at the door, 801-525-2641.

MONDAY, OCT. 22

HALLOWEEN YOGA

Feel great by folding into these Halloween poses, 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Friendship Park, 5500 S. 650 East, South Ogden. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24

OGDEN’S SPOKE-TACULAR HALLOWEEN RIDE

Join Ogden Trails and fellow boo-rific bikers on this annual bike ride along the Ogden River Parkway, 6 p.m. Oct. 24, Ogden Botanical Gardens, 1750 Monroe Blvd., Ogden. FREE.

THURSDAY, OCT. 25

CULT HORROR MOVIE NIGHT

See the cult horror classic "Return of the Living Dead," 9:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Brewvies, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. FREE admission.

HALLOWEEN KARAOKE

Show off your costume, sing and drink, 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Funk ‘n Dive, 2550 Washington Blvd., Ogden. 801-621-3483.

CRAWL-O-WEEN

Experience a nightmare on main street at this creepy crawl along Ogden’s eeriest strip. Participating bars will be divulged to ticket holders, 8-11 p.m. Oct. 25, downtown Ogden. $18-$25, eventbrite.com.

SYRACUSE CITY PUMPKIN WALK

Seasonal food and craft vendors, plus pumpkins, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25-26, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Founders Park, 1904 W. 1700 South, Syracuse. Children’s carnival on Saturday includes bounce houses, face painting, games and more. $2 carnival admission, pumpkin walk FREE.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM PARANORMAL TOURS

Professional guides tell you about Ogden’s haunted history and lead you on a paranormal investigation, 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Ogden’s Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. $15, eventbrite.com.

HALLOWEEN HOOT: AFTER HOURS "BIRDLESQUE"

A unique, adults-only experience featuring tasteful "birdlesque," adult beverages, shenanigans, dancing and more, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 26, Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. $20-$35, tracyaviary.org.

STOCKMANS 10TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY

Pull together your best costume and come out to this contest where you can win cash prizes, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 26, Stockmans Bar, 80 N. Main St., Layton. 801-544-8102.

WITCHES NIGHT OUT

‘Tis the season for witches! Shop, eat, dance, cackle and more, 4-9 p.m. Oct. 26, Box Elder County Fairgrounds, 342 N. 1000 West, Tremonton. Admission is one can of food per person.

"THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW"

Celebrate the cult classic by dancing, singing and flinging toast, 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Pre-show entertainment and prop bags included, don’t forget your costume. $16, smithstix.com.

HALLOWEEN HAPPENING

Don’t miss out on this annual party with a costume contest and photo booth, 8 p.m. Oct. 26-27, Alleged, 201 25th St., Ogden. 801-990-0692.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27

FRONT ROW FILM ROAST OF "FINAL DESTINATION"

Add a little humor to your Halloween with a roast of one of the greatest horror thrillers. This event includes a costume contest and other Halloween activities, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Brewvies, 2293 Grant Ave., Ogden. $10, frontrowfilmroast.com.

HALLOWEEN BEER YOGA

Beer yoga returns with a special Halloween edition. Wear your costume for an all-levels yoga class followed by a beer tasting, 10 a.m. Oct. 27, Talisman Brewing Company, 1258 S. Gibson Ave., Ogden. $10, 385-389-2945.

WITCHSTOCK FESTIVAL

Join witches, zombies, monsters and more at this annual event featuring live entertainment, food, vendors, a witches tea, zombie crawl, monster bash and more, 4-10 p.m. Oct. 27, Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St., Ogden. Witches Tea at 4 p.m., Zombie Crawl at 7 p.m. (meet up at 6 p.m.), Monster Bash begins at 8 p.m. Witches Tea is $25, at eventbrite.com, all other events FREE.

NCM SPOOKTACULAR

Bring your elementary-age kids to this safe, fun and creative Halloween experience, 4 p.m. Oct. 27, Nurture the Creative Mind, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. FREE.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

Games, candy, fun and prizes for kids, noon-4 p.m. Oct. 27, WSU Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd., Layton. Costumes welcome. FREE

HARTMAN HOGWARTS

Platform 9 3/4 opens for one night with butterbeer, a zip line, your favorite characters and more, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 27, 6101 Spring Canyon Road, Ogden. FREE.

FRIGHT TRAIN

The train is spookified for Halloween. Bring the whole family down for some frightful fun, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 27, Meadow Park, 631 E. Peterson Parkway, South Weber. FREE, donations appreciated.

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Have a scary good time with a live DJ, games, a buffet and more, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Snowbasin, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road. Reservations recommended. $19-$38, 801-620-1021.

HALLOWEEN SHOW: BEYOND THE UPSIDE DOWN

Desert Journey School of Dance wants to help you celebrate All Hallow’s Eve with spooky performances, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Utah Arts Alliance, 663 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City. $5 at the door.

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT OGDEN EAGLES LODGE

Enjoy covers from 1.21 Gigawatts, a rib dinner, drinks, prizes, a photo booth and more, 9 p.m. Oct. 27, Eagles Lodge & Campground, FOE #2472, 975 Wall Ave., Ogden. $8, at the door.

THE HALLOWEEN HALF & 5K OGDEN

Preemptively work off your sugar in your costume, 7 a.m. Oct. 27, Utah Military Academy, 5120 S. 1050 West, Riverdale. $29.99-$54.99, thehalloweenhalf.com/Ogden.

6TH ANNUAL BOO CREW BASH

Adults-only Halloween party featuring food, drinks, live DJ and more, 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 27, Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton. $18/advance, $20/door, eventbrite.com.

TRICK-OR-TREAT HUNT

Hunt for Halloween eggs filled with prizes and candy, noon-1 p.m. Oct. 27, Willard Bay State Park, 900 W. 650 North, Willard. Park entrance fees apply.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA

Family fun Halloween-style with live shows, bounce houses, shopping, candy and more, noon-8 p.m. Oct. 27, Davis County Fairgrounds, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington. FREE admission.

HARVEST PARTY

Celebrate the season with traditional games, crafts and treats, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Weber County Library Southwest Branch, 2039 W. 4000 South, Roy. FREE.

HALLOWEEN HOOT

See the birds and enjoy Halloween activities, crafts and more, 9 a.m. Oct. 27-28, 31, Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, Salt Lake City. $7.95-$11.95, free for age 12-under in costume, tracyaviary.org.

SUNDAY, OCT. 28

COSTUME PARTY AND PUMPKIN CARVING EVENT

Celebrate Halloween, 18 years in business and a new location with costumes and pumpkin carving, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 28, Jessie Jean’s on Historic 25th, 195 25th St., Suite 4, Ogden. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31

THRILLER: HALLOWEEN DANCE 2018

Show off your costume and dance the scares away. You can learn "Thriller" dance and win prizes, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. $8, at the door.

ROY CITY TRUNK-OR-TREAT

Come out for trunk-or-treating, pumpkin walking and scarecrow decorating, plus food trucks and candy, 5 p.m. Oct. 31, Roy City Offices, 5051 S. 1900 West, Roy. FREE.

6TH ANNUAL TRUNK-OR-TREAT

Bring your goodies, wear your costumes and enjoy this annual event featuring candy, refreshments and a spook alley, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Leavitt’s Mortuary & Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 26th St., Ogden. FREE.

UINTAH CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL TRUNK-OR-TREAT

Meet the Uintah City Fire Department, play Halloween games and collect candy, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Uintah City Fire Department, 2405 E. 6600 South, Uintah. FREE.

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