October in Ogden is so uniquely different that it merits it’s own brand: Ogtober.
Ogtober ramps up to the ghosts and ghouls thing toward the end of the month...and does so with enthusiasm...but we’ll get to that in a bit.
Farmer’s Market Ogden runs an extended Fall Market every Saturday of the month on the 300 block of Historic 25th Street through October 22rd. This summer heat has made for some fantastic late-season, full-of-flavor harvests of locally grown fruits and vegetables, and arts and crafts vendors have continued to increase virtually every week. The last two Markets are probably the ones you don’t want to miss.
The First Friday Art Stroll will take place on October 7th. Wherever you start your stroll, be sure to land at The Monarch for open studio night, and watch The Banyan Collective as they record/broadcast their Van Sessions and purchase some local art.
The Monarch puts art stollers in the heart of a lot of great public art in Ogden. Ogtober's First Friday Art Stroll is an amazing chance to check out the new Dumke Arts Plaza just West of the Monarch where you can see the current sculptor installation by Chakaia Booker.
Whether you're a believer or die-hard skeptic, Ogtober is the perfect time to join Story Tours for an Ogden Ghost Tour. With a couple of different options for ghost walks as well as a bus tour, it won't just be the cooler temperatures that are causing those goosebumps.
For those of us where candy is not enough get a taste of the great outdoors with this years Northern Utah Trailfest Or the NUT for short. October 7-9th participants can camp, hike, bike around iconic North Fork Park. Enjoy a day of fall weather and outdoor reaction and nights in a national designated dark sky area.
Don't forget to attend Ogden's Dia De Los Meurtos where you can find stunning alters prepared by locals to welcome the souls loved ones lost as well enjoy local Mexican foods, art and music. This even is free and takes place at Ben Lomond High School on October 8th, from 12-10PM.
Those familiar with Peery’s Egyptian Theater know that it’s a spectacle in and of itself and worth a visit anytime. However, in Ogtober, it will host screenings of some amazing films in its one-of-a-kind setting.
On October 28th, 29th, and 30th screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will play to sold-out audiences. Pre-show entertainment is provided as well as “prop bags” for the full “Rocky Horror” experience. Costumes are highly encouraged and advance ticket purchase is pretty much required for this popular event.
Ogden breweries even catch the Ogtober fever. Looking to try an excellent seasonal beer? Local brews are available from UTOG Brewing Company, Talisman Brewing Company and Roosters Brewing Co., or check out Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria to find some pumpkin and harvest-style beer.
Whatever your inclinations are for Ogtober, be sure to have a spectacular time!