What’s Poppin’: Halloween Weekend

This is it! It’s Halloween weekend. Have you figured out what to do yet?

If you’re still planning on carving pumpkins, make sure to take the advice of Babs:


@brunchwithbabs 🎃Do’s and Don’ts of Pumpkin Carving 🎃It is a treasured tradition in our family to carve jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.  But with all the yuck and mess, sometimes my kids would quit the project before we even started.  Babs’ Do’s and Don’ts for Pumpkin Carving, saves the mess and speeds up carving so you can have the perfect jack-o-lantern with no mess and no fuss.  Happy Halloween 🎃XO Babs 1. Carve from bottom.  That way you have the stem to hold onto and you can easily slip the pumpkin right over a candle or flashlight. 2. Hold pumpkin in your lap to carve.  You will have a much steadier pumpkin to cut.    3. Use a red dry erase marker to sketch your design. It erases easily and if you miss a spot, it blends in. 4. Use a hand mixer to clean out your pumpkin. 5. Use cookie cutters and a rubber mallet to carve your design. 6. Cover all cut surfaces with Vaseline to keep the pumpkin moist after carving.  Pumpkins should last 1-2 weeks carved! 7. Sprinkle some cinnamon on the inside top of your pumpkin for festive pumpkin spice smell when a candle is lit inside the pumpkin.  🎃 #pumpkincarving ♬ original sound – everyone’s grandmother

Outside of pumpkin carving, here are some other fun things to do.


Paw-Palooza Howl-oween at City Creek

Starts at 5pm

Dress up your pup and enjoy trick-or-treating for you dog



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Pumpkin Promenade by South Jordan Parks and Rec

Join us for some spooky pumpkin carving fun, win prizes, and get tasty fall treats!

Schedule: October 24 – 27 – Pumpkin Pick-Up at the Gale Center of History and Culture

October 28 – Pumpkin Drop-Off at Mulligans Golf and Games

October 28, 5 to 9 pm at Mulligans Golf and Games

October 29, 3 to 9 pm at Mulligans Golf and Games


Cottonwood Heights Monster Mash

Join us at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center (7500 S. 2700 E.) for the Monster Mash. Free activities for kids 12 and under include ice skating and carnival games. Scales and Tails will also be there with snakes, lizards, and spiders.


Quick plug for myself…I’ll be broadcasting live from The NPS Store in Salt Lake from 1-3p. Stop by and say hi!


Rocky Horror Picture Show at Broadway Centre Cinemas

4 unique opportunities to experience this cult classic. The Out Of The Shadows cast is back for all screenings with live performances that occur with the movie. There are different       performances with two separate emcees and one with a shadow cast. They will also be providing a screening of the film that is the movie only if you’d rather. Screenings with live performers will have the doors open and a live pre-show that starts 30 minutes prior to the movie. Prop bags are included in your ticket price and will be handed out at entry. No outside props will be accepted into the theater.


Station Park is having a skeleton scavenger hunt!

Pick up your Skeleton Scavenger Hunt check list starting at 10a at Concierge Services located in Building J. Use your best searching skills and return to Concierge Services with your complete checklist for a special prize provided by Rhodes Physical Therapy during the month of October.



This year’s celebration features the legendary Golden Pollinators of Nefertiti on loan from the Museum of Fantastical Antiquities. Plants from around the world are visiting the Garden to see these ancient treasures. But before their grand unveiling in the Herb Garden, the Golden Pollinators are discovered missing!

But have no fear! Sherlock Chauncey, the world’s most famous gnome detective, is on the case.

The crime scene evidence points to one of the visiting plants being the thief. But who took them? Was it Bagheera Bat Flower in the Enchanted Forest? Dulce Datura in the Poisonous Apothecary? Or one of the other mysterious plant guests?

Join Sherlock Chauncey as you investigate the crime scene, gather clues, and uncover which plant is the thief.

Can you solve the mystery of this Garden whodunit? Join us for our annual outdoor, family-friendly fall celebration of Halloween and find out



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Day of the Dead

West Valley Arts presents Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The event features traditional Mexican dance & musical  performances, traditional food, a beer garden, and a variety of complimentary hands-on activities for the whole family. Plus a chance to win prizes in our Catrina/Catrin dress-up contest!

International Halloween Fest at the Utah State Fair Park


International Food Trucks & Stands

5:30 Costume Contest (all ages)

Beer Garden

Interactive Games

World Entertainment

Day of the Dead Ofrenda Display




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