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October West Valley Events

Arizona State Fair

September 22, 2023 – October 29, 2023, Weekly Thurs-Sunday 12PM – 9 PM | Arizona State Fair, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007

The 2023 Arizona State Fair opens Friday, September 22 through Sunday, October 29, Thursdays – Sundays. Whether it’s the heart-pounding excitement of the amusement park rides, the awe-inspiring craftsmanship on display, the mouthwatering aromas wafting from food stalls, or the joyful laughter of families and friends, the fair will create lasting memories for everyone who attends. The Arizona State Fair is proud to announce its highly-anticipated Coliseum Concert Series for 2023, featuring some of the hottest names in music today. This year’s lineup features Becky G, Walker Hayes, NE-YO, Brothers Osborne, and Carly Pearce, each performing on select dates throughout the fair. Join us for an unforgettable experience at the 2023 Arizona State Fair, where you can enjoy amazing live music and all the excitement and fun of the fair.

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Mill of Madness Halloween Haunt

September 22nd –  November 1st, Times Vary by Day | Mill of Madness Haunt, 3749 E Atlanta Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Unleash the terror and be prepared for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Enter the Mill of Madness, a place so sinister and mysterious that even the bravest souls will shudder with anticipation. This haunted experience takes place in an eerie, abandoned mill, shrouded in darkness and filled with nightmares that come to life. As you navigate through the twisted corridors and creepy rooms, a sense of dread will consume you, and every turn will test your courage.

Immerse yourself in an interactive horror adventure like no other. The Mill of Madness is brought to life by a team of professional actors, who will stop at nothing to ensure that your heart pounds with fear and exhilaration. Their terrifying performances will make you doubt reality and question your sanity. Prepare to be amazed as the boundaries between the living and the dead blend together in this spine-chilling journey.

But beware, as you explore the Mill of Madness, the line between observer and participant becomes blurred. This is not your typical haunted attraction – it is an immersive and interactive experience that will test your wits and your bravery. You will be confronted with terrifying scenarios, solve puzzles, and make life-or-death decisions. The choices you make will have real consequences, and your courage will determine your fate. Whether you come alone, with friends, or as a group, the Mill of Madness promises an unforgettable experience.

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PBR Ridge Riders Days

September 29th – October1st, Event Times Vary | Desert Diamond Arena, 9400 W Maryland Ave, Glendale, AZ 85303

Arizona’s newest professional sports team, the Ridge Riders will again call Glendale, Arizona’s Desert Diamond Arena home! The professional bull riding team will host their second-annual homestand event and surrounding festivities Friday, September 29, 2024 through Sunday, October 1, 2024. Tickets for the action-packed, three-day event can be purchased at Ticketmaster.

To follow the Ridge Riders journey please visit them online, follow along @arizonaridgeriders on Facebook or Instagram, or @AZRidgeRiders on Twitter.

9/29 – 7:45PM
9/30 – 6:45PM
10/1 – 1:45PM

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Mid-Autumn Festival

October 1st, 2023, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 Tatum Blvd, Ste 46-1515, Phoenix, AZ 85050

This is a free event celebrating the culture and tradition of the Moon Festival! Also called Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Festival is celebrated in Chinese culture. We invite you to come celebrate and share this tradition with us! There will be lion dance performances, dragon dance performances, Kung Fu demonstrations including weapon demonstrations, Tai Chi performances, and free crafts! The origin story of the Moon Festival will also be displayed. This is a family-friendly event for children and adults of all ages. We hope to see you there!

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Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze at Tolmachoff Farms

October 4th – 29th, Weekly, Wed-Sun, Times Vary by Day | Phoenix Raceway, 7602 Jimmie Johnson Dr., Avondale, AZ 85325

Let the unforgettable fall season memories began at Tolmachoff Farms and experience the ultimate holiday outing where there is something for the whole family: Great big pumpkin patch, 6 acre family corn maze with a new theme every year (search for pieces of your map as you walk through), mini corn maze (perfect for the little ones), haunted corn maze (Do you dare enter?).

Other activities: petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, corn box, adult/child pedal cart track, jumping pillow and much more.

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Hot Rod Nights at Westgate

October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Westgate Entertainment District, 6770 N Sunrise Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305

Classic cars & hot rods make a return to Westgate every other Wednesday. Cruise in for a classic car show, live music & more. Stroll to see incredible makes & models and enjoy great happy hour deals from our surrounding bars & restaurants. All cars are welcome. ‘80s & older park in WaterDance Plaza. ‘90s & newer park on Westgate Boulevard near Fountain Park. Parking opens at 4pm.

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Heritage Night Market

October 5th & 19th, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Sportsman’s Park, 9600 W Sportsmans Park South, Glendale, AZ 85035

Heritage Night Market brings a new twist after dark to the traditional farmers market in Arizona. Enjoy local artisan vendors, unique creations and fresh foods just steps from State Farm Stadium in the West Valley.

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Arizona Bao Dumpling Festival

October 7th, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM | The Martin Auto Museum, 4320 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306

The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is in its fourth year with over 15 local food businesses at this Asian food festival. Bao or a steamed bun is a type of bread dumpling, either baked or steamed with a variety of fillings inside. You can also try different dumplings from various cultures from Takoyaki to potstickers.

We specialize in food events that highlight ethnic diversity, expanding the footprint of Asian inspired food festivals in Arizona. Our goal is to show more than fair type of food and help small businesses grow. Our events are also a place for people to discover new foods and try new items. We strongly believe in creativity such as fusion foods like ice cream bao. We also believe creativity stems from ethnic diversity. For example, a previous food vendor created their own version of cha siu bao. Cha siu bao is a traditional baked or steamed bun with a fluffy milk bread and sweet BBQ pork inside. They created a smoked version and uses smoked pork belly as the filling. This is also what we consider the creativity bedrock and for businesses to experiment and create fusion flavors. Our goal for these food events is to discover new foods and foster creativity.

The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is partnering with the Martin Auto Museum. The Martin Auto Museum is indoors with more than 170 vehicles, including classic cars, hot rods, customs, and imports. Explore a variety of cars on a self-guided tour and most vehicles you can step in behind the driver’s seat and take a photo! The museum also features a large collection of auto memorabilia, antique gas pumps, and signage. The arcade is free. There will also be a curated marketplace with over 15 local businesses. Find unique retail goods, purchase anime merchandise, and discover new artists.

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Goldrush Music Festival

October 7th – 8th, 6:30 PM to 2:00 AM Daily | Phoenix Raceway, 7602 Jimmie Johnson Dr, Avondale, AZ 85323

Step into a world of bright lights and wild west spectacle as Goldrush: Neon Dreams takes over Phoenix Raceway on October 7-8, 2023! Featuring Tiësto, Zeds Dead, Zhu and more.

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Saturday Market at Arrowhead

Every Saturday, October 7th – April 27th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Arrowhead Towne Center, 7700 W Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale, AZ 853008

Join us at Arrowhead Towne Center for the Saturday Market! The market will run every Saturday from October-April from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each week there will be over 80 vendors including farmers, local market vendors, artisans, food trucks, kids’ activities and much, much more! Admission is free and vendors accept both cash and card. Leashed, friendly dogs are also allowed. Come join the fun! For more information, or to see current vendor list for each week, please visit Information, including weekly market lineups or schedule changes, can be found on their pages on Facebook (Get Local AZ Farmer’s Market/Momma’s Organics) and Instagram (@getlocalazfarmersmarkets).

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