Don’t let work or school get in the way of your Halloween fun.
With the holiday falling on a Monday this year, some Davis County cities and organizations are celebrating the weekend before. From pumpkin walks to anti-crime fairs to fun in a pool, there’s plenty of spooky fun gearing up all across the county.
South Davis Recreation Center
The rec center is holding their annual Spooktacular on Oct. 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Activities include canoe rides through a haunted swamp, a trick-or-treat alley, crafts, treats and more. Admission is free, but all activities require 1-4 50-cent tickets to participate. Costumes are encouraged, though there’s a risk they’ll get wet.
The city has three activities planned from now until Halloween night, making sure residents get their entertainment no matter what their particular flavor of spooky celebrating is. The first event is the annual Pumpkin Walk, set for Oct. 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Founders Park (located just behind city hall). The free walk features rows of lit jack-o-lanterns and a seasonally-appropriate treat. If you have a carved pumpkin you want to contribute to the walk, please bring it to the park from 5-6 p.m.
On Oct. 29, the city is holding their annual Zombie Fun Run, which starts behind Centerville City Hall. Costumes are encouraged for the event, where tickets will be won for stealth rather than speed (zombies will be chasing you, after all). A prize drawing will be held at the end of the race using the tickets. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the children’s race begins at 9 a.m.
On Halloween night itself, however, the city is trying something a little different. They’re hosting a crime prevention open house that evening from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Centerville Community Park (1350 N. 400 West), featuring a Life Flight helicopter, the SWAT Bearcat, Zsiga the Centerville Police K9, and more.
Miss Farmington is the Halloween hostess of choice in Farmington, and this year 2016 winner Grace Murphy will carry on her duties at this year’s event. Set for Oct. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Farmington Community Arts Center (120 S. Main Street), the event will include treats and Halloween-themed activities. Costumes are encouraged at the event for both kids and adults, which is free to all Farmington residents.
Station Park is also rolling out the Halloween welcome mat with their upcoming Pumpkin Party in the Park, set for Oct. 29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The free event, held in The Village at Station Park, includes a variety of holiday-related games and activities for the whole family.
The city is holding their annual Halloween Bash on Oct. 28 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Central Davis High School gym (663 N. Church Street in Layton). The free event includes a variety of activities such as games, a pumpkin walk, a costume parade and more. Refreshments will be served.
On Oct. 29, residents can move on over to the Layton Surf ‘n Swim (465 N. Wasatch Drive) for their annual Pumpkin Dunk. Trick-or-treating will be held along the edge of the pool, and everyone gets to take home a pumpkin. Admission is $1, and tube rentals are an additional $2 per tube.
Davis County Library
The last day of the library’s Spooktacular Stories storytelling series will be held Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at both the Northwest Branch Library in Syracuse (1875 S. 2000 West) and the Central Branch Library in Layton (155 N. Wasatch Drive). The stories are geared toward kids, but adults are welcome to listen in.