Fall Home Maintenance

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As the cold weather months are approaching, you’re probably thinking of all the fall and winter fun you are going to have. Pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and leaf pile jumping. While you’re soaking in these moments, don’t forget about your home.

Before the snow settles in there are a few things you’ll want to check off your list to make sure you aren’t out in the blizzard making these fixes.

1. Rain Gutters

Be sure to clean your gutters of leaves and dirt, which can cause water buildup and damage to your roof.

2. Windows and Doors

Drafty doors and windows can let cold air in and raise your utility bills. Check for any drafts and apply weather stripping where needed.

3. Furnace

Change out your air filters and if needed, get any maintenance taken care of. Making sure that everything is running in tip top shape will increase your home’s heating efficiency.

4. Insulation

Insulation is a very cost-effective way to lower your heating bills. You can get a home energy audit to find out where you need additional insulation. Check with your utility company for deals on insulation upgrades. In many areas, your utility company will cover the cost.

5. Roofing

Check for any damaged shingles, flashing around the seams, and remove any branches that hang over your home.

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Halloween in Salt Lake County – 2016

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The Halloween season is upon us and there are many things to do!

We’ve created a list of events coming up in the Salt Lake area that you won’t want to miss out on. So get the family together, spruce up your costumes, and go out for some fun!

halloween walk with haunted house

BOO LIGHTS!  *** NEW THIS YEAR!
Hogle Zoo – Salt Lake City
SIX NIGHTS ONLY! October 19, 20, 21, 22
Ride the ‘not-so-spooky’ train – at night!
See the graveyard, the land of spiders, the pirates’ lair, and more!
mermaids at Rocky Shores
A labyrinth-themed maze with puppets. and more!

Heber Valley Railroad
Heber
October 21, 24, 28
90 minute, Halloween Train. Dress up! Departing at 7pm, you’ll be entertained by costumed characters, sing-a-long to seasonal favorites, and other fun. Includes a delicious pumpkin cookie and other surprises. You can also take home a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Gardner Village WITCHFEST
West Jordan
Open until October 31
Witch displays, food, music, scavenger huts, Witchapalooza, and more!

Garden After Dark
Salt Lake City
Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights, October 20-22 & 27-29
With crafts, activities, light displays, and more, this is a fun-filled evening you won’t want to miss! Join us for Garden After Dark, an indoor/outdoor, costume and kid-friendly experience in the Garden to celebrate Halloween.

Trick or Treat Street
Kearns
Olympic Oval
October 21
FREE ADMISSION. Indoor trick or treating at the Olympic Oval. Kids under 12 can skate for free.

Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta 2016
Daybreak
October 22
Watch these giant pumpkins race across the lake!

Derricott Dark Realm
West Valley City
October 28, 29, 31
FREE. Spooky haunted house, food drive, and even a no scare line for the little kids. Free hot chocolate at the end!

Trick or Treat Street
Soda Row – Daybreak
October 29, 2016
Costume parade, tricks, treats, and more!

Pumpkin Plunge
South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center
October 29
Swim in a spooky colored pool, enjoy swimming with creepy things and pick out a pumpkin from the pool pumpkin patch.

Cross E Ranch
Salt Lake City
Open until October 29
Salt Lake families will fall in love with the 14-acre corn maze at Cross E Ranch. There’s plenty to entertain the whole family with hayrides, animals, mini train rides, slides and a movie on the barn.

Boo at the Zoo
Hogle Zoo – Salt Lake City
October 29
Come dressed up and ready to trick or treat for kids 12 and under.

Trick or Treat at Scheels
Sandy
October 31
Trick or Treat safely at Scheels, fun activities, crafts, and a free ride on the ferris wheel!

Park City Halloween on Main Street
Park City
October 31
Trick or treat from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Dress up your pooch and stroll down to lower Main Street at 5:30 p.m. to see the famous Dog Parade!


 

While you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins at these great Pumpkin Patches!

Sun warms the Autumn Halloween Pumpkins
Sun warms the Autumn Halloween Pumpkins

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Halloween Utah County – 2016

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The Halloween season is upon us and there are many things to do!

We’ve created a list of events coming up in the Utah County area that you won’t want to miss out on. So get the family together, spruce up your costumes, and go out for some fun!

halloween walk with haunted house

Halloween Lift Rides
Sundance
October 20-31
Just like the Full Moon Lift ride, but a little spookier! Fun games, hot chocolate, & snacks are for sale, as well as blankets for those that forget. On weather permitting nights, a complimentary movie plays at the base.

Cornbelly’s Corn Maze
Thanksgiving Point
Open until October 29
Kid friendly and scary corn mazes, cow train, slides, zipline, pumpkins, corn cannons, pig races, and much more!

Halloween Carnival
Provo
October 29
Come in costume to the Recreation Center for a chance to wander the Wonderland Cake Walk, take a shot at Angry Birds, create some autumn crafts, and dozens of other activities. Entertainment, crafts, and character meet-and-greets will give every member of the family something to enjoy.
Older and scarier events for kids ages 10+

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Central Utah Gardens – Orem
October 28
Carved, painted, and decorated pumpkins can be dropped off from Noon – 6:00 pm
The pumpkins will be displayed at the pumpkin walk the following day.
Cash prizes will be awarded to contest winners.

Pumpkin Walk
Central Utah Gardens – Orem
October 29
Free admission. Come walk through the gardens and enjoy the fall colors as well as the pumpkin entries from the pumpkin carving contest. Fun activities for all members of the family. Free gift for each person wearing a costume. Puking Pumpkin demonstrations throughout the day.

Sundance Halloween Zipline
Sundance
October 23-31
Includes Demo and Outlaw spans, plus a Halloween Lift Ride.

Hee Haw Farms
Lindon
Open until November 5
Hee Haw Farms is the place to pick out the perfect pumpkin for your porch. Children of every age will enjoy the corn maze, silo slide, hayrides, petting farm and more great activities.

Halloween Cruise Down the Provo River
Provo
October 1-31
Get ready for an epic experience your kids will never forget with a Halloween cruise down the Provo River. Delight in jack-o-lanterns reflecting off the water and a spooky story, but beware of pirates, matey. Kids will love this fun event, with some candy handed out by a special visitor.

While you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins at these great Pumpkin Patches!

Sun warms the Autumn Halloween Pumpkins

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Halloween in Davis and Weber County – 2016

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The Halloween season is upon us and there are many things to do!

We’ve created a list of events coming up in the Davis and Weber County areas that you won’t want to miss out on. So get the family together, spruce up your costumes, and go out for some fun!

halloween walk with haunted house

Scary Hill
Kaysville
Open until October 29
Enjoy Halloween fun such as tractor rides, corn mazes, bounce houses, and more.

Frightmares
Lagoon – Farmington
Open until October 30
Come one, come all! Frightmares has something for everyone. With over seven haunted attractions, Halloween-themed entertainment and all of your favorite foods, rides and games.

Haunted Kays Cross
Kaysville
Open until October 31
Bring family and friends to this one of a kind haunted forest.

Black Island Farms
Syracuse
Open Until October 31
Bring your family to the farm this fall. Come hungry and enjoy farm-fresh goodies from the market! Visit the Corn Maze, Hayride, and Nightmare Acres, the Haunted Barn if you dare!

The Corn Maize
West Haven
Corn Maze, Haunted Trail, Pumpkin Patch, Paintball, and Family Activities.

Haunted Hollow
Ogden
Open until October 31
Utah’s longest haunted attraction is located deep inside a dark wooded hallow with 13 acres of haunted trails shadowed by 100-foot trees.

 

While you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up your pumpkins at these great Pumpkin Patches!

Panoramic Scene Farm Field Pumpkin Patch Vegetables Ripe Harvest Ready

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