October is here! That means fall fun and amazing weather, so make sure you get out there with the family to enjoy it! Here’s a list of some fun filled and SPOOKtacular family activities happening around the Valley this month. Get your pumpkin-picking hands ready and dust off your best costume!
All of October – Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze and Fall Festival – MESA
Enjoy over a month long of fun fall activities going all the way until November 5th! Admission to this family owned fall festival in Mesa includes not only pumpkins but an endless array of activities for all ages such as a 7-acre corn maze, a mini zip line, pumpkin bowling, mini golf, mule drawn covered wagon rides and a barrel train ride. Find out more HERE
All of October- Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – GLENDALE
Weave through a 6-acre corn maze, pick out that perfect pumpkin and check out the petting zoo at this festival in Glendale that goes all of October into the beginning of November. Find out more HERE
All of October – Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party – QUEEN CREEK
Thursday through Sunday families can enjoy this Queen Creek Festival that includes a petting zoo, hayrides, amusement rides, a rock climbing wall, dog shows, and corn mazes. After you pick out your pumpkin finish your festive day off by roasting marshmallow under the stars. Find out more HERE
Friday, October 13th– 2nd Friday Night Out: Nightmare on Main – MESA
Come in costume with the whole family (even bring your furry friends- it is dog friendly) and enter the costume contest with many categories and prizes! This Downtown Mesa festival brings with it some history lessons as well teaching and seeing the buildings secret room and tunnels from the prohibition era. Live music will be filling the streets while people enjoy dinner from food trucks or a downtown restaurant. Find out more HERE
Friday, October 20- Halloween Spooktacular and Car Show – HAPPY VALLEY
It is the season for trunk-or-treating! Come participate in the Halloween- themed car show that is sure to give your kids a sweet tooth. Enter the kids costume contest, and dance the night away with food and live music in Happy Valley. Find out more HERE
Friday, October 20-29 – Enchanted Pumpkin Garden – CAREFREE
Come tour this four-acre pumpkin garden that is returning to the city of Carefree for the third year. Come dressed up for the kids and adult costume contest, and come hungry to participate in the pumpkin pie eating competition. Other activities will include face painting, a corn maze, a new harvest market, and food trucks and fall treats. Find out more HERE
Saturday, October 21-22 – Autumnfest Arts and Crafts Fair – ANTHEM
The city of Anthem is coming together to get into the holiday spirit for a weekend of everything fall. The family- friendly event will include arts and crafts vendors, carnival and hay rides, and pumpkin decorating after picking your pumpkin. Find out more HERE
Friday, October 27-28 – Salt River Fields Spooktacular Balloon Festival – SCOTTSDALE
Come watch more than 20 hot air balloons that will be on display while satisfying your sweet tooth with over 4,000 pounds of candy this festival has to offer all visitors. You can take a ride in a tethered balloon, check out the spooky haunted house, and stay for the live music and fireworks display to finish the night. Find out more HERE
Saturday, October 28th – Eastmark: A Very Scary Carnival – MESA
Shea Homes® very own Eastmark community in Mesa will be celebrating this spooky season carnival style with performances, trick-or-treating, music, and food trucks.
Saturday, October 28th – Scottsdale Fall Festival – SCOTTSDALE
Win candy at the multiple game booths, watch live entertainment all night, and get your kids energy out by jumping around the many bounce houses at this one night event. Find out more HERE
Saturday, October 28-29 – Dia De Los Muertos Festival – MESA
The Day of the Dead Festival in Mesa will feature live entertainment from local and regional musical performers as well as a delicious variety of food, and arts and crafts vendors. Find out more HERE
Have an amazing October!
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