Fall is finally here! Cooler days and nights allow for us all to go out and enjoy all of the amazing events that are taking place this month in the Valley of the Sun. Here are some of the biggest and best to choose from:
Have some family fun at Schnepf Family Farm and see their organic gardens and orchards. At the farm, a designated Arizona treasure, guests can visit a country store and bakery along with farm tours, train rides, petting zoo and more. Check their calendar for family-friendly events throughout the year.
Take a step back in time to the Wild West at Goldfield Ghost Town. Take a tour of the town’s historic gold mine and learn about the town’s history at the museum. Stay alert when moseying through the town’s shops, as an Old West gunfight could break out at any time (all in fun, of course)
Take a step back in time to the Wild West at Goldfield Ghost Town. Take a tour of the town’s historic gold mine and learn about the town’s history at the museum. Stay alert when moseying through the town’s shops, as an Old West gunfight could break out at any time (all in fun, of course).
(For the Family, Children, Farmers’ Market, Holiday)
It’s that time of year again at Vertuccio Farms! Come enjoy Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze, celebrating 19 years of family-friendly fun! In partnership with #LovePup, bringing awareness to animals who need forever homes, this year’s maze design features their logo prominently displayed in 7 acres of corn. Opening Monday, October 2, 2017, this may be the best year yet. Guests can get lost in a 7-acre corn maze, bounce on a giant jump pad, fly on our mini zip line, and roll around the farm in a human-sized hamster wheel.
This October, prepare for one of the biggest and most exciting food festivals in the country held at Salt River Fields. Picture this: 50+ taco vendors slinging tacos left and right, lucha libre wrestlers battling it out for supremacy, top mixologists shaking up creative margaritas in a spirited competition, live music to dance the afternoon away, and a piñata safe zone to protect the gentle creatures, plus a heaping helping of fun with all of the Taco stands. Valley.
Event Info: October 14 & 15, on the gorgeous grounds of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.aztacofestival.com
Fall Plant Sale (FREE)- October 21-22
More than 30,000 plants – including cacti, succulents, trees, shrubs, groundcover, perennials, herbs, vegetables and unusual specimens of all sizes – are showcased. Garden volunteers and staff horticulturists are on hand to answer questions, assist in plant selections and offer advice. Phoenix Home & Garden is among the sponsors.
Event Info: Sa, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-941-1225.
Dia de los Muertos Festival (FREE) – October 28th & 29th
This spirited event features a variety of food, entertainment by local and regional acts, and a colorful Mercado with an assortment of Day of the Dead merchandise, jewelry and arts and crafts.
Event Info: Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Discover why the University of Phoenix Stadium is recognized as one of the top multi-purpose sports & entertainment facilities in the country and a marvel of engineering, technology, and design. Guests are invited for a “behind the scenes” tour of the areas rarely seen by the public and some of the unique operational features of the only stadium in North America with a roll-out natural grass field and retractable roof.
(For the Family, Community Event)
Wickenburg Municipal Airport hosts a free event in celebration of “Discover Aviation Month” in Arizona. Morning highlights include vehicle and static model airplane displays, community booths and aircraft flying in from all over. Food will be available for purchase as well.
Event Info: (928) 684-097
(Craft Show, Holiday, For the Family)
The holidays are approaching. What does that mean? It’s time to shop. Goodyear Community Park will be hosting a Halloween Extravaganza with over 30 vendors. This is a family-friendly event with candy for young trick or treaters, KONA Ice, and a book reading corner hosted by Usbourne Books. Over $1500 in raffle prizes with the big raffle being close to $1000 in value! Come out and start the Halloween and Holiday celebrations now while supporting your local women entrepreneurs!
Here are the vendors that will be attending: LuLaRoe, Gold Canyon, Stampin’ Up, Young Living, Scentsy, Signature Homestyles, Clever Container, DotDot Smile, Usbourne Books, Paparazzi Accessories, KEEP Collective, Lipscense, Thirty-One, ReJeweled, Fit4Mom, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Pure Romance, Younique, Origami Owl, Sunrider, Color STREET, Loving My Skin, Hubby’s Hobby, Suzie Q, L’BRI Pure n Natural, Crafti Creations by Jenni, Key Health Pharmacy, Bexx Fine Art, Norwex, Damsel in Defense, Healing Edge Acupuncture & Massage, WineShop at Home, KONA Ice, and AZ Gold Booster Club.