Seasonal Fun & Special Events

Seasonal Fun & Special Events


2019 Halloween & Harvest Festivities

Pumpkin Patch – Sept 28 to Oct 31: Something for the entire family.  Children can enjoy an OZ pumpkin, decorations for pumpkins, air bounce, hayride, spider crawl, feeding the animals and Alexander’s Adventure Maze. Bring your own picnic lunch or purchase snacks. $10 per child and $5 for an adult to tag along and ride the hayride. 9am-9pm daily. Mother Nature’s Farm, 1663 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert. 480-892-5874.

Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze – Oct 2 to Nov 3 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays, except for Columbus Day): 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, mini corn maze, and haunted corn maze.  Other activities include: petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, corn box, adult/child pedal cart track, jumping pillow and much more. Check online for specific dates and hours. $12 per person, age 2 & under free.  See our ad in AZ Parenting for discount coupon for up to 8 people. Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N 75th Ave., Glendale. 602-999-3276.

Pumpkin & Chili Party – Oct 4 to 28 (Thursdays-Sundays): Fall fun for the whole family! Activities include: hay rides, pig races, roller coaster, extreme hyperloop, mini ferris wheel, swinging lady bugz, honeybee adventure, miniature golf, 4-acre and 10-acre maze, flying farmers ride, bon fires, marshmallow roasting, carousel rides, rock wall, zip line, petting zoo, live entertainment and All-Star Stunt Dogs. Fireworks Fridays and Saturdays. Additional costs for food, pumpkins, and some activities. $22 per person. Kids 2 and under free. Discount tickets at Fry’s Food Stores. SRP Thrifty Thursdays are buy one get one free, with coupon available on our website. Open at 10am. Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek. 480-987-3100.

Halloween Town – Oct 10 to 31: We’re settling into Chandler for the season to bring your family fall festivities and Halloween fun. Halloween Town will feature a one of a kind pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, carnival games, rides, face painting, and food. Children of all ages will enjoy strolling through our pumpkin patch to find their perfect pick and fall-focused activities they won’t forget. Halloween Town is available for private parties including birthdays, work events, field trips, and more. Visit our website to learn more. Admission and parking are free! Weekdays 4:30 – 9:30 pm and weekends 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Phoenix Premium Outlets at I-10 and Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler.

Creep in the Deep – Oct. 19 to 31:  Join OdySea Aquarium for a hauntingly good time as the Deep Ocean Theatre transforms into “Creep in the Deep” for a limited time only. There will be costume parades, a trick-or-treat trail and eerie décor. The headline show ‘Creep in the Deep’ is hosted by none other than Fishabod Crane & Professor Slithers, plus a band of misfit monsters who teach visitors about a whole slew of creepy critters in this spooktacular show! Celebrate Halloween and sharpen your strange animal knowledge at the same time!! FREE with paid OdySea Aquarium admission. 9am-6pm daily. OdySea Aquarium, 9500 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale.

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden – Oct 18 to 27: World-renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane and his team host live pumpkin-carving demonstrations at the town of Carefree’s annual Enchanted Pumpkin Garden. Families can enjoy the live pumpkin-carving demonstrations, 3D pumpkin carvings, pumpkin vignettes, colossal pumpkin photo opportunities, and one-of-a-kind life-size scarecrows. Other activities include inflatable corn maze, face-painting, arts and crafts, costume and pie-eating contests. 10-8pm daily. Free. Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy St. 480-488-3686 or

Creepy Candy Crawl – Oct 19: Kiddos can trick-or-treat from store to store and enjoy music, prizes and spooky surprises at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Show off your Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize for best family/group costume, most unique and spookiest! 4 -6 p.m. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix.

Creepy Candy Crawl – Oct 25: Dress up in your spookiest and kookiest costumes to partake in contests, parade through The District, trick-or-treat from store to store, snap free photos in our booth and enjoy games, prizes and entertainment. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe.

Balloon Spooktacular – Oct 25 & 26: A fun-filled trick-or-treating Halloween festival will light up the night sky in Scottsdale. Twenty hot air balloons will be on display and nearly 4,000 pounds of candy will be passed out. Listen to live music, feast on food and beverages from vendors, play in a kid’s zone, walk a haunted trail and enjoy a fireworks display. 5-9:30 p.m. $12; $10 ages 3-12; free for ages 2 and younger. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale.

Strange Garden – Oct 25 & 26: Mad botanists will dazzle with fascinating and peculiar plants at Desert Botanical Garden’s Strange Garden event. Dance with groovy ghouls at the spooktacular Monster Bash, stroll Boo Alley and see pumpkins carved by Villafane Studios. Plus: live performances, face painting and food and beverage vendors. Ages 12 and younger get a pumpkin. Family-friendly costumes encouraged; see website for restrictions. 5:30-9pm. $24.95; $12.95 ages 3-17; free for ages 2 and younger. 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix. 480-941-1225.

Howl-O-Ween – Oct 25 & 26: Trick… or treat? A spooky event for all ages! Howl-O-Ween includes activities and experiences for the whole family. Looking for scary tricks? SCARY activities are for guests ages 8 and older who like a good scare! Sweet treats more your style? MERRY activities are appropriate for all ages. Meet superheroes, princesses and Star Wars characters; trick-or-treat; dance or play zombie laser tag. Costume restrictions apply; no weapons allowed. $12.95 general, $9.95 members, kids 2 and under are free. Please be aware of the activity’s description before participating. 6pm-10:30pm. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 602-286-3800.

Halloween Spook-Track-ula – Oct 25-31: Stop in for a spell as the railroad park transforms into a haunted hideaway! The family-friendly event features a spooky train ride created with younger children in mind… a bit spooky, but not too frightening. 6:30-9pm nightly. Free admission, $5 spooky train rides. McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale.

Halloween Bash – Oct 27: Celebrate Halloween with a free family-fun event that includes a costume contest, trick-or-treating, bounce houses/slides, face painting, live entertainment, family-friendly performances, prizes and more. 12-4pm. Free. OdySea in the Desert, 9500 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale. 480-291-8000 or

Creepy Crawloween: Visit your local shopping district for more Halloween fun. Dress up and trick-or-treat from store to store, enjoy games, prizes, contest and more! Free.

*Queen Creek Marketplace: Oct 28 from 4-6pm

*Lake Pleasant Towne Center:Oct 29 from 4-6pm.

*Surprise Towne Center: Oct 30 from 4-6pm

Trick-of-Treat at the Museum – Oct 31: Ghosts and ghouls will have a bewitchingly good time as they trick-or-treat through Museum exhibits, monster mash on the dance floor, and explore three floors of imaginative play! Costumes are optional but strongly encouraged! Treats are FREE with paid Museum admission (while supplies last). FREE with paid Museum admission. 9am-4pm. Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St., Phoenix.

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street – Oct 31:  Little ghouls and goblins are invited to Downtown Mesa for a safe, family-friendly afternoon. Participating businesses will be passing out candy. Over 25 participating businesses, crafts and vendors. This event is geared towards younger children.11am-2pm. Free. Downtown Mesa, 1 E. Main St.




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