Fall in Love with Arizona This Season.Posted 10/09/2019
Fall in the Valley brings cooler temperatures, sensational sunsets and an array of kaleidoscopic colors that paint the desert landscape, cultivating an ideal destination for seasonal visitors and desert dwellers alike.
And, with numerous festivals, outdoor activities and culinary events, there’s no shortage of fun this time of year – no matter which part of the city you live in.
Need some inspiration? Here’s a closer look at some upcoming Valley events that must be added to your calendar this season:
Create lasting memories and experience the ultimate autumn outing at Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Days this October. Located in Glendale, Tolmachoff Farms offers endless fall activities fit for the whole family, including a large pumpkin patch, a 6-acre corn maze, a mini corn maze, a petting zoo, a train ride and much more. And, for the bravest of the bunch, the farm’s new spine-chilling AZ Field of Screams Haunted Corn Maze will turn your trip into an unforgettably spooky event.
It’s scary how much fun the whole family will have at the City of Peoria’s Halloween Monster Bash. Held on Saturday, October 26 at Peoria Sports Complex, the fun and ghostly event is an ideal spot for younger children wanting to get into the spirit of the season. The Halloween Monster Bash features a parade of costumes, trick-or-treating, inflatable activities, carnival games, make-n-take crafts, entertainment and much more. As an added bonus, admission is free for attendees who bring a canned food item to help support the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance.
Voted one of the top fall festivals in the Valley, Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party is a fun and delicious festivity for food connoisseurs across the region. Every Thursday through Sunday in October, Schnepf Farms will feature a 4-acre corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, pumpkin launch, hillbilly pig races, fireworks, a full chili dinner and so much more. Guest admission is $22, plus tax at the gate and free for children under the age of two. Plus, discount tickets are available on select days and at all Fry’s Food Store locations.
Grab your lederhosen and celebrate the season German-style at Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake, October 11-13. Enjoy three days of live music on three stages, brats and carnival treats, cold brews, and adult- and kid-friendly carnival rides. The best part? Admission is free! You’ll also want to check out the festival’s main event, the annual Dachshund Invitational, produced by Arizona Adopt a Greyhound, Inc. Watch thirty-two pure-bred German Dachshunds race for their owner’s treats. Click here for the racing lineup and place a charitable bet on your favorite dog.
The Día de los Muertos Festival is a beloved community celebration filled with Latin-American art, food and culture. Celebrating the traditional Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead, the festival hosts more than 50 vendors, featuring a variety of crafts, jewelry and furniture, live muralist painting, beautifully crafted alters, live entertainment and a giant community celebration to honor the deceased. The festival runs from October 26-27 and admission is free.
Immerse yourself in a wonderland of amusement at the iconic Arizona State Fair, featuring live entertainment, delicious fried food, carnival games, esports and a retro arcade, rides, monster trucks, farm animals, and much more. Open now through October 27, the State Fair has long been known as a premier destination for top entertainment, bringing some of the nation’s most popular musical artists to the desert. This year, check out world-famous performers like Billy Currington, Lee Brice, Trace Adkins and many more.
Fall Festival season starts off with the Arizona State Fair this Friday, October 4! We open at 12pm….Posted by Arizona State Fair on Monday, September 30, 2019
This November, discover the best of Arizona in one place at the Arizona Fall Fest in Phoenix. Celebrating all things local, this Valley favorite features more than 200 vendors, including restaurants, food trucks, breweries, wineries and live entertainment – all from our great state. The free, family-friendly event features multiple stages with exclusive Arizona talent and live cultural performances; not to mention, a KidZone with crafts, games and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained throughout your visit. And pets are welcome, too!
From all of us at Maracay, we hope you have a festive fall season!
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