Arizona Fall Festivals
Santan Brewing Oktoberfest
178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler
Fans of German food, craft beer, and polka will gather in Downtown Chandler to celebrate SanTan Brewing’s 9th annual Oktoberfest. The entertainment lineup includes: Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Reel Big Fish and other local acts. This year Santan will highlight Von Hanson’s brat eating contest, a stein holding contest, beer games, and weiner dog races for Oktoberfest’s 10th Anniversary.
Chile Pepper Festival
922 N 2nd St, Phoenix
Chile Pepper Festival is a local food, music and talent event hosted by Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC). Onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing, activities for kids, a talent show hosted by PEP Rally, a beer garden presented by Deschutes Brewery and a gourmet margarita station will all be on the menu.
Corn Maze and Fall Festival at Vertuccio Farms
Oct 2- Nov 5
4011 S Power Road, Mesa
Celebrate the fall season at Vertuccio Farms with this family-friendly festival. A pumpkin patch, seven-acre corn maze, farm animals, barrel train rides, and much more. Pick up a perfect pumpkin for your halloween carving while you’re there.
Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze at Tolmachoff Farms
Oct 1- Nov 5: Tuesday & Friday- Sunday in October, and Thursday- Sunday in November
5726 N 75th Ave, Glendale
A six-acre family corn maze, big pumpkin patch, haunted corn maze, and a mini corn maze. Other highlights of the festival include a hay pyramid, petting zoo, train ride, corn box and more.
Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party
Thurdays- Sundays through October
24610 S Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek
All through October, Schnepf Farms is offering fun fall activities that include, hayrides, pig races, a pumpkin patch, a 4-acre corn maze, and of course the chili. Friday and Saturday nights fireworks light up the sky. Take a ride on the farms train or grab party food like a burger or chili dinner!
Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake
80 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
Three full days of activities at Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake. Festivities include a variety of German beer and food, kid’s zone, musical performances, and a 5k fun run.
Harvest Fest at Pioneer Living History Museum
October 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29
3901 W Pioneer Road, Phoenix
Harvest Fest is family-friendly experience with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, and more games. Food and live music.
Arizona State Fair
Wednesday-Sunday October 6-29
1826 W McDowell Road, Phoenix
The AZ state fair is back for another year of carnival rides and food, motor racing, a petting zoo, musical guests and much more. The concert line up this year features Snoop Dog, Gin Blossoms, Billy Currington, and more.
Arizona Taco Festival
7555 N Pima Road Scottsdale
Over 50 teams take up the taco-making challenge as fans sample their creations. Taco teams are judged by officials of the National Taco Association. The cash prize is $10,000 this year so the stakes are higher than ever. The festivities include music, food, luche libre wrestling, taco eating contest, and over 100 different types of tequila.
Rainbows and festival and Street Fair
801 N 2nd Ave Phoenix
The event is location in the historic Heritage Square Park in downtown Phoenix and is a celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ community. This is free and open to the public. There will be nearly 150 exhibitors and sponsors as well as two stages of entertainment throughout the two day event.
Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Road, Scottsdale
Kids will love this spooky festival featuring nightly fireworks, live music, a pumpkin patch and kids zone. Over 20 hot air balloons light the sky as they participate in the world’s longest continuous glow at over three hours. Balloon rides are available. There will be a balloon candy stations serving more than 4,000 pounds of candy.