witchfest activities and events

Join us for WitchFest at Gardner Village, one of Utah's premier Halloween events! Celebrate the season with our infamous Gardner Village Witches September 15-October 31, 2018. Whether you're 2 or 102, you'll experience the magic of the season. If you’re flying that broomstick into Gardner Village to be part of the festivities, here’s a list of what you can expect.







WITCH DISPLAYS & WITCH SCAVENGER HUNT
The broomsticks have landed and the witches have set up shop! Take a witchy walk through Gardner Village to see our green-faced gals on display. Print a Scavenger Hunt form to hunt for our cackling cuties. See how many you can find and snap a few pics.

Print your scavenger hunt form here.

Cost: Free*

Dates: September 15 to 5pm on Halloween, October 31, 2018

*Note: Due to the huge increase in traffic for Witches Night Out and Wee Witches Weekend, professional parking attendants are brought in to keep things running smoothly. Plan on a $5/car parking fee beginning at 9 am on Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2018. Receive valuable Village coupons with each paid car. An alternative option is to take the train. The ‘Historic Gardner’ TRAX stop is across the street from Gardner Village.




SIX HAGS WITCHES ADVENTURE
Get ready for a witchy adventure! Come by Six Hags Witches Adventure to snap a photo with a Gardner Village witch, let all your witchy wiggles loose on a giant pillow, climb thru spider webs and make it out of the Maze of Mayhem.

Cost: $6/person, 1 year old and above.*

Dates: Opens Friday, September 28, 2018, and will be open Monday-Saturday, 11am to 8pm, weather permitting. Open on Halloween til 4pm.

*Note: Due to the huge increase in traffic for Witches Night Out and Wee Witches Weekend, professional parking attendants are brought in to keep things running smoothly. Plan on a $5/car parking fee beginning at 9 am on Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2018. Receive valuable Village coupons with each paid car. An alternative option is to take the train. The ‘Historic Gardner’ TRAX stop is across the street from Gardner Village.




WITCH IN THE KITCHEN
Spend an entertaining evening with Lucinda, the Gardner Village witch, as she brews up some of her favorite autumn recipes on the Mill Plaza at Archibald's Restaurant!* Her spelltacular cauldron is bubbling over with cackling culinary curiosity!

Buy tickets: here

Cost: $25 per guest per class.

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, October 1-24, 2018, 6:30pm





WITCHES NIGHT OUT
Our hugely popular Witches Night Out is back at Gardner Village! Ladies...polish the point on that hat and stretch the stripes in those stockings. It’s time to get your witch on! Call your girls (ladies 18 years and older encouraged) and come out for an evening of scary-good sales in all of our shops, prize drawings, tasty concoctions, plenty of cackling and our annual parades. We'll even light the cauldron at the main stage to get the party started. There’s a Witches’ Parade nightly at 8pm for the ladies, and plenty to see and do around every corner. The witch mix concludes with a dance finale at 10pm around the main stage.

Please....WitchFest is for whimsical witches only, no masks allowed.

Cost: Admission is free. However, some activity fees may apply. *$5 parking fee per car.

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, October 12, 13, 26 and 27, 2018 from 6 to 10pm all four nights.

*Note: Due to the huge increase in traffic for Witches Night Out and Wee Witches Weekend, professional parking attendants are brought in to keep things running smoothly. Please plan on a $5/car parking fee beginning at 9 am on Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2018. Receive valuable Village coupons with each paid car. An alternative option is to take the train. The ‘Historic Gardner’ TRAX stop is across the street from Gardner Village.




moonstruck witches dinner buy tickets here
MOONSTRUCK WITCHES DINNER
Enjoy Gardner Village's WitchFest at the Moonstruck Witches Dinner, a new private dinner event held during Witches Night Out 2018. Mingle with the Gardner Village witches, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner, snap photos and take home a surprise gift. Make this novelty night the best ever as you and your ghoulfriends enjoy Witches Night Out. Book early as this will sell out.

Buy tickets: here

Cost: $32.50.*

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays, October 12, 13, 26 and 27, 2018, 5pm or 7pm seatings

*Note: Due to the huge increase in traffic for Witches Night Out and Wee Witches Weekend, professional parking attendants are brought in to keep things running smoothly. Please plan on a $5/car parking fee beginning at 9 am on Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2018. Receive valuable Village coupons with each paid car. An alternative option is to take the train. The ‘Historic Gardner’ TRAX stop is across the street from Gardner Village.




Wee Witches Weekend over UEA 2018
WEE WITCHES WEEKEND
This one's for the kids! Moms and dads - load up your witch wagon and head to Wee Witches Weekend. Discover our whimsical witch displays, visit the Six Hags Witches Adventure, enjoy the scavenger hunt, food, bewitching hour activities, petting zoo, pony rides and face painting. Let your little ones don their wee witchy wardrobe and join the Wee Witches Parade at 1 and 4pm. You may even spot a Gardner Village witch or two.

Please....WitchFest is for whimsical witches only, no masks allowed.

Cost: Admission is free. However, some activity fees may apply. Please see attractions or shops for details. *$5 parking fee per car.

Dates: Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 10am to 8pm and Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2018, from 10am to 9pm.

*Note: Due to the huge increase in traffic for Witches Night Out and Wee Witches Weekend, professional parking attendants are brought in to keep things running smoothly. Please plan on a $5/car parking fee beginning at 9 am on Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2018. Receive valuable Village coupons with each paid car. An alternative option is to take the train. The ‘Historic Gardner’ TRAX stop is across the street from Gardner Village.





Witchapalooza Dinner Theater buy tickets here
WITCHAPALOOZA DINNER THEATER
Get ready to celebrate the haunts of Halloween with Bewitched, Bothered, and Bedazzled! For those with a wacky sense of humor, finesse for fine food, and a zest for great entertainment, this furor of fun will keep you in stitches. Featuring some of Utah’s top musicians and actors, Witchapalooza has become an annual tradition for fall! Dress up with your friends and join us! Book your tickets early, as all shows do sell out.

Buy tickets: here

Cost: Tickets start at $22.50 for show only, and $35. 95 for show and dinner.*

Dates: Select showtimes are available beginning September 28, 2018 and run through the month of October. Click here for the full schedule.

*Note: Due to the huge increase in traffic for Witches Night Out and Wee Witches Weekend, professional parking attendants are brought in to keep things running smoothly. Please plan on a $5/car parking fee beginning at 9 am on Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2018. Receive valuable Village coupons with each paid car. An alternative option is to take the train. The ‘Historic Gardner’ TRAX stop is across the street from Gardner Village.





BREAKFAST WITH A WITCH
Hurry! Hurry! Step Right Up! Join us for the Greatest Fun on Earth during Gardner Village's WitchFest! Enjoy a warm breakfast buffet featuring fresh fruit, sausage, pancakes, eggs, potatoes, orange juice, hot cocoa and coffee. Mingle with our Gardner Village Witches, enjoy their shenanigans, take photos, get autographs and watch them perform their witchy tricks along with some of our audience on the stage of wonder! Book your tickets early, as this event does sell out.

Buy tickets: here

Cost: Tickets start at $16.*

Dates: Select showtimes are available beginning September 28, 2018 and run through the month of October. Click here for the full schedule.

*Note: Due to the huge increase in traffic for Witches Night Out and Wee Witches Weekend, professional parking attendants are brought in to keep things running smoothly. Please plan on a $5/car parking fee beginning at 9 am on Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2018. Receive valuable Village coupons with each paid car. An alternative option is to take the train. The ‘Historic Gardner’ TRAX stop is across the street from Gardner Village.





WITCH RUN
Which run? Why, the Witch Run, of course! The spell has been cast. It’s time to hop aboard your broomstick, don your witchy wardrobe and fly in for a 5k walk/run along a bewitching course. Witch hats and shirt provided, but you will want to replace those pointed shoes with your best racing variety.

Register: here

Cost: Registration fees begin at $35

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018. Check in 5pm to 7pm, cauldron lighting at 7:30pm, and the run begins at 8pm.





Halloween themed escape rooms near me
A GREAT ESCAPE
New! Challenge yourself at one of 4 exciting escape room adventures. Whether you're searching for Malcom’s Missing Millions, battling the dark arts in the Academy of Witchcraft & Wizardry, or working to free yourself from the Witches Mystic Manor, you and your group are bound to have a bewitching time in themed escape rooms. Have young witches looking to get in on the action? Try the kid-friendly, 20-minute adventure, The Enchanted Forest, a Hansel and Gretel themed adventure.

Buy tickets: here

Cost: Rooms start at $20, private bookings and dinner packages also available.

Date: Open Monday-Saturday, year round.





Mystique Dining in Utah
MYSTIQUE DINING - A MAGICAL DINING EXPERIENCE
New! Mystique's Grand Dining Chamber is an elaborately-themed and opulently-decorated room that's specifically designed to enhance your encounter with mystery, magic and flavor. The intimate chamber seats no more than 30 guests per performance which guarantees you'll be up close and personal. Witness the artistry and skill of the best magicians in the world along with dinner and dessert at Wizards of Awes.

Buy tickets: here

Cost: Starting at $55

Date: Open Monday-Saturday, year round.





witchfest souvenir mugs and tshirts
SOUVENIR MUGS & T-SHIRTS
Take a piece of the magic home. Souvenir mugs at Naborhood Bakery and Cafe and t-shirts at Shopaholics. While supplies last.






Gardner Village October Hours
Shops: Monday-Thursday 10am to 8pm and Friday-Saturday 10am to 9pm
Archibald's Restaurant: Monday-Thursday 11am to 9 pm and Friday-Saturday 11am to 10pm
Gardner Village closes at 5 pm on Halloween, October 31, 2018.
Specific WitchFest event and activity times may vary.

Please....WitchFest is for whimsical witches only, no masks allowed. Join us Monday through Saturday each week and enjoy shopping and dining year round.

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