Married 17 years to my accountant, keyboard playing husband. Mother to one clever 13 year old boy and two brilliant girls age 10 and 6. My third appendage is my laptop as I manage and edit my online lifestyle magazine for Southern Utah --aliveutah.com and my food blog -- Pantry Eats. I love to write about parenting, food, exploring and home and garden. I am also a gardener, a semi-decent cook (I learned to cook so late in life) a voracious reader and, like all moms, an accomplished chauffeur.

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Southern Utah Halloween and Fall Fix

photo courtesy of judd pumpkin patch. They offer $1.50 pumpkin rides.

I really can’t believe it’s the end of October this week. That means Halloween, which just happens to be one of my favorite holidays. I love the costumes and the fact that I can let my kids run wildly down the sidewalks bulking up on Halloween candy. I am such a candy miser the rest of the year. I think it is fun to let them have a night of wildness (safe wildness). Plus I love fall in general (check out the Judd Pumpkin Patch in Paragonah. It is one of our favorite family traditions) and I love all the activities that go along with it. While many fall events in my neck of the woods have come and gone already there are a few events still happening that will help us get our Halloween fix. This year I come upon a strange phase of my life. My oldest won’t be trick or treating. But he still loves Halloween.

Sooo, here is where he might be this weekend or next with his zombie loving friends.

Haunted Hollow At Willow Glen Inn

October 18-20, 22 & October 25-27,  29-30

7 to 10 p.m.

Willow Glen Theatre in cooperation with Willow Glen Inn and Second Studio at SUU is hosting the Haunted Hollow.  Staying in line with Willow Glen Theatre’s promise of family fun entertainment the haunted hollow offers different themes for the walks.  Monday is family night and does not have zombies prowling.  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday the zombies rise to stop any trespassers on their grounds.

Price: $8 Adults, $6 kids (under 10)

And for all my kids? We are going to try and make it to the premier corn maze in Southern Utah at Staheli Farms. I have always wanted to try this 15 Acre maze.

This year they teamed up with the Biggest Loser Resort in Ivins, Utah. Look at that maze.

I also think this sounds like a ton of fun. Is anyone in Southern Utah going to the Haunted Cave?

“Halloween on the Town” features Southern Utah’s first “Haunted Cave” plus the family-friendly “Spooky Town Fair.”

The Haunted Cave will be open every weekend during October and will highlight local high school talent and creativity inside a 12,000 square foot solid rock cave.

While the Haunted Cave will entertain the community all month long, the Spooky Town Fair will be a one-day Halloween-themed fair-style event in downtown St. George at Town Square.  Admission is FREE and open to the public.  The Spooky Town Fair is Saturday October 27th from 10am to 6pm. It will include continuous live entertainment for the whole family, with everything from 13 bounce houses to a Witches Tea to a Pirate Gold Dig.

All profits benefit the students in the Washington County School District.

Halloween on the Town Information:

“The Haunted Cave” details:

Open October 2012 on the 5th-6th, 12th-13th, 19th-20th, 26th-27th, 29th-31st from 6pm to 11pm

Located at 1436 Redledge Rd. in Washington, UT

$10 per person.

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