Whether it’s watching a spooky movie every night, or hunting for the most extreme haunted attraction, Halloween is coming and Salt Lake Community College students are celebrating. Events are happening on and off campus, but if you are like me, it’s hard to figure the best place to experience some frights.
All around Utah, and at SLCC campuses, you can find all sorts of Halloween related events to where you can get some thrills and chills, or go the friendly ghost route with the family. Here are some events and activities that students and staff are taking advantage of this October at SLCC campuses and around Utah.
Looking for a truly unique Halloween experience this year? Fear Con is just that. This annual event has grown every year since its 2015 debut, and this year looks extra spooky.
Events include a Miss Fear Con and Pumpkin King pageant, A Cake Wars spooky cake competition, Evil Jester Juggling, Cosplay Competition and The Vampire Circus. Fear Con is Oct. 27 and 28 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Trunk or Treat or “Hocus Pocus”
SLCC students with children can dress up a day early and come to a trunk-or-treat at South City Campus on Monday, Oct. 30. The SLCC Student Association is hosting the event in the east parking lot.
If a trunk-or-treat isn’t up your alley this Halloween season, you can make your way to the Jordan Campus and watch the classic Bette Midler movie “Hocus Pocus” on Monday. The event is free and goes from 6 to 9 p.m. Pizza and treats will be served.
If you are into illustrating or want to challenge yourself, Inktober is a way to celebrate Halloween from just about anywhere.
Inktober is a challenge where you draw a picture every day during the month of October. Some students and staff go for an October-themed challenge, such as drawing a different monster made famous by cinema.
Make sure you look up #Inktober on social media to see lots of awesome, original art.
Frightmares at Lagoon is a great Halloween activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. There are fun decorations, activities and people dressed up as your favorite Halloween characters. This one is especially good for students and staff that may have small kids. However, sensitive children may want to avoid some of the attractions at the park.
These are just some of the ways students can get in the Halloween mood this year, so whether you plan on passing out candy, getting together with friends or watching a movie at home, have a happy Halloween.