Although we are known as Salt Lake City’s go-to spot for outdoor plants, houseplants and anything garden-related, come fall, Millcreek Gardens is HQ for Festival Transylvania, a spooky, fun event for kids and adults alike.

Purchase your timed tickets online, then head out to Millcreek Gardens between 6:30 and 8 p.m. most nights Oct. 16-31 for some much-needed outdoor fun with the kids.

Walk along a path flanked with silly, mischievous Halloween characters who take on an air of spookiness after dark. Enjoy tasty seasonal beverages at the Spooky Hollow Munchery, and bask in the beauty of fall in Salt Lake City and all its golden glory.

Download and print out a page for your kids to color before your visit, and bring it with you to enter into a contest. Millcreek Gardens is also sponsoring a pumpkin decorating contest — stop by ahead of time to buy pumpkins for the whole family.

Safety First at Festival Transylvania

We know that it may have been some time since you have been to a festival. The challenges that come with living in the era of COVID-19 are many, and sometimes it seems like we can hardly remember the days when we used to have fun. But rest assured, the team at Millcreek Gardens is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our guests and employees throughout this 14-day festival.

At the festival:

  • Everyone must wear masks.
  • Groups are limited. Although you may buy tickets in groups up to 50, when you arrive at the festival, your party will be broken up into smaller groups for safety reasons.
  • Millcreek Gardens employees practice social distancing, keeping 6 feet away from guests as well as wearing masks.

In the last six months, we have canceled many of the events we usually hold throughout the year in an abundance of caution. The reason we decided to go ahead with this one is because it is traditionally held outdoors. We felt that, combined with our dedication to limiting group sizes and ensuring guests wear masks, the event will be safe.

Moreover, we want to acknowledge that practicing social distancing all these months has been extraordinarily difficult for everyone, so we are rejoicing in our ability to be able to offer the chance for families to participate in a fun, safe experience again. It is not often we get the opportunity nowadays to forget what’s going on in the world for an hour or so and remember what life used to be like. The fact that we can help the people of Salt Lake City this way is truly an honor.

Escape to Millcreek Gardens

We hope you and your family will have fun at Festival Transylvania, and remember us for all your gardening supply, nursery and outdoor and indoor plant needs.