I was planning on writing this post at the beginning of October that way you would have time to do some of these activities. But life kind of caught up to me and I kind of put it on the back burner. 🙂 I also wanted to attend some of the events and put the photos in here but some do overlap so if you miss some don’t worry they come along every year!
Without further ado here are some events happening around the valley! If you are stuck inside bored and complaining there is nothing to do grab your best friend or drag your family to some of these events! You won’t regret it. 😉
There are a bunch of pumpkin patches all around the valley so you won’t be disappointed if you want some cute photos with some pumpkins. The one I frequent every year is MacDonald Ranch since it is the closest to me. They run from October 1st-30th. Tickets are $10 on the weekday and $12 on the weekend. I like this one because I get to ride on a hay bail to the pumpkin patch enjoying the desert scenery, along with western games before the ride starts. A few others are Tolmachoff Farms, they have a pumpkin patch and corn maze, their admission is $12 and runs September 30th-November 5th. Finally, Schnepf Farms is another local patch that my family and I went to every year when I was little. They are from October 5th-29th from Thurs-Sun and admission is $20.
Arizona State Fair//
Growing up my favorite things to go to were fairs or carnivals. I love the food, all the noise, seeing everyone have a good time, and live music. I personally am scared of heights but I love watching everyone on the rides! The carousel is my absolute favorite. The state fair goes on October 6-29th and the tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids. This year they have Pitbull performing!
Phoenix Pizza Festival//
I think this is the event my friends and I have been looking forward to all year long. Your favorite food from some of your favorite pizza places all together in one place. Slices even start at just $2. You can compete with your friends at lawn games while listening to live music on November 20th downtown at Margaret Hance Park.
I am so sad that I ended up missing both of the Oktoberfest’s near me this year. Downtown Phoenix is on October 6th and is at Cityscape. They have the usual schnitzel, brats, and German beer. There was also an Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake October 12th-14th and admission to both are free. It actually was raining so hard the event got flooded this year!
Pumpkin Patch Train//
The Grand Canyon Railway puts on a Halloween fairytale ride for families and kids alike. You can dress in your favorite costume’s. You can take the train to a pumpkin patch then decorate it on your way back to the depot. It is open every Saturday and Sunday in October and costs $26 for adults, and $21 for ages 2-15.
Scottsdale Fall Festival//
This event is at Eldorado Park on November 11th! It is a perfect event to take your family out to for free going to different food vendors, small businesses booths, see the live entertainment. There will also be fireworks, a haunted forest, and face painting!
Herberger Theater Festival For The Arts//
My mom and brother both went to this year. MY brother was actually performing with his community theater their musical Honk they put on this fall. My family has always been a big supporter of the arts and I love going to these types of festivals with them. They have 25 performances that day, live music at two stages, and beer/wine tasting. This year they were celebrating 10 years! The event is held on October 27th.