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From pumpkins to poltergeists: Where to find your Park City fall frights

SUMMIT and WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — Park City and its surrounding areas are ready to scare and entertain you this fall.

Heber Valley Railroad: The Pumpkin Train

Oct. 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

You will be entertained on board and get to take home a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch after the short 40-minute train ride. Tickets are $15 for ages 2 and older and $10 per child age 1 and under. Children age 1 and under must sit on a lap. Best availability of seats is  Oct. 28.

Heber Valley Railroad: The Halloween Express

This 90-minute ride departs at 7 p.m. sharp on Monday, Thursday and Friday nights through Oct. 30. You will head to the village at Decker Bay as you search for the ghost who’s been haunting the train. You’ll be laughing and singing with the cast of wizards, baby dragons, zombies, monsters, ghosts and more on this family-friendly adventure. Tickets are $25 for ages 2 years and older, and $5 for a toddler ticket, which means you are 1 year old and younger and sitting on a lap. First class and more exclusive seats are also available.

Stroll through the Haunted Forest

At Park City Gardens, 4459 North S.R. 224, you can take photos in the gardens and stroll through the Haunted Forest during the Halloween season. You can also buy pumpkins and gourds for your own seasonal creations.

Park City Ghost Tours

This is a nightly event departing at 8 p.m. if at least four people have signed up.  You will meet at 415 Main Street and be guided on an outdoor tour highlighting 15 of Park City’s best ghost stories.  Tours are $30 for adults and $15 for those 16 years old and younger. Be prepared to be scared.

Haunted Mines & Wines

On Oct. 27, enjoy a spooktacular evening of haunted fun and tasty wines beginning at 480 Swede Alley in Park City. Get ready to be thrilled and chilled as you travel to historical mining landmarks to hear bone-chilling stories. You will begin your tour with a famous North Coast, California, sparkling wine. Stops include the Ontario Mine paired to a French Chablis, Main Street paired to a Park City-made Rosé, Miners’ Hospital paired to a Sonoma Coast boutique Pinot Noir, and Spiro Tunnel paired to a French Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Each ticket includes a $25 donation to the Park City Museum, 2-ounce tastes of five wines and a snack bag with four paired nibbles, luxury transportation, a tasting card along with scary stories and the history of Park City’s mining operations.

Celebrate the Spirits Trick-or-Treat Event

Whip out the Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat with Basin Recreation! This family-favorite event is perfect for all ages. Drop-in any time during the event and enjoy festive activities, local vendors, costume contests, and trick-or-treating along the way. Register now for this Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-to-1 p.m. event at Willow Creek Park (4460 Split Rail Lane). Cost is $15 per trick-or-treater; kids 2 and under are free!

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