Storytellers ready to scare up spooky tales
The Davis County Library system will host "Spooktacular Storytelling" in county libraries during October.
The storytellers will be local librarians and members of the Utah Storytelling Guild. They will dress up in costumes and will encourage the children to do so as well.
There will be stories told for preschoolers at all locations, but the North, Central and South branches will also feature a separate session with scarier stories for elementary-age children.
Events are free and start at 7 p.m. each evening.
* Tuesday: South Branch, 725 S. Main St., Bountiful
* Wednesday: Central Branch, 155 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton
* Thursday: North Branch, 562 S. 1000 East, Clearfield
* Oct. 25: Headquarters Branch, 38 S. 100 East, Farmington
* Oct. 26: Kaysville Branch, 44 N. Main St., Kaysville; and Centerville Branch, 45 S. 400 West, Centerville
* Oct. 28: Syracuse Branch, 1875 S. 2000 West, Syracuse.
For more information on any of the locations, call 801-451-2322.
Pack's Pumpkin Patch piles up hay maze fun
FARMINGTON -- Bales of fun can be found in the hay maze at Pack's Pumpkin Patch, 1700 W. Glover Lane.
A maze about the size of a house, piled three bales high, is open for children of all ages, from 1 to 99, says DeVan Pack of West Bountiful.
Children can also explore an 8-acre pumpkin patch on the family-owned farm and choose their own pumpkin -- in many sizes, shapes or colors.
Admission to the maze is free; pumpkins are 25 cents per pound. Various types of squash are also available for purchase.
The pumpkin patch is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, through Oct. 30.
For more information, call 801-232-1637.
Heritage center fest brings fall's bounties
WELLSVILLE -- Celebrate autumn with cider pressing, threshing demonstrations and cornhusk doll making during the Fall Harvest Festival next Friday and Oct. 16.
The two-day event is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American West Heritage Center, 4025 S. U.S. 89-91.
The 1917 historical farm will host other harvest activities, including pie making, canning, gathering eggs and milking a cow. The millinery and woodwright shops will be open.
Visitors can make their own scarecrows at the scarecrow factory; for a $12 fee, they may create one to take home with them.
Wagon rides will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. both days, and train rides and pony rides will also be available.
Admission, which includes the center's corn maze, is $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. A combo ticket with entry to the Haunted Hollow is $10 for adults and $9 for children.
On Oct. 16, there will be a snack collection drive for the Child and Family Support Center in Logan. A donation of a snack food such as crackers, pudding, pretzels or string cheese earns a $1 admission discount.
For more information, call 435-245-6050 or visit www.awhc.org.
Scarecrows hanging out at historic depot
BRIGHAM CITY -- Scarecrows may scare birds away, but people flock to see them at the Brigham City Historic Depot.
Scarecrow Alley is an annual event inviting local families to create a scarecrow and show it off at the depot. Several scarecrows are already on display, and will be shown through Oct. 30.
The Brigham City Historic Depot is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, and Thursdays through Saturdays, at 833 W. Forest St. Admission is free.
For more information, or appointments for different viewing times, call 435-723-2989.