By Vicki DeLuzio
Guest Blogger

My family loves going to the fall fairs in Arizona, especially when the weather is under 100° so we can enjoy being outside!

Here are some of the fall events happening in our area that are sure to bring a crowd and start some great family traditions:

Arizona State Fair

The Arizona State Fair in downtown Phoenix. Make sure you check out their discount’s page, and you can even get in for Free on certain days! Artists such as Big and Rich, Cheap Trick, Iggy Azalea, Scotty McCreery and more headline the stage. There are also rides, animals, tractor pulls, shopping and of course food!


Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Festival

Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Festival– located about 45 minutes North of Phoenix, this farm location brings you out of the city and into some cooler temperatures. With pumpkin patches, hayrides, farm animals, fresh farm produce for sale and a huge corn maze, this trip will get you feeling invigorated and ready to celebrate the fall.


Schnepf Farms Festival

Schnepf Farms Festival in Queen Creek/South East of Phoenix has hayrides, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, a canine show, and even fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights. While you are in the area, check out some great hiking spots in the area and catch an arial view of the entire valley!


Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days

Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days and AZ Field of Screams —located more centrally in Glendale AZ, Tolmachoff farms has a large corn maze and a mini maze, petting zoo, jumping pillow, train rides, food and haunted maze on weekend nights for the older kids!

Vertuccio Farms

Vertuccio Farms Also located more centrally in Mesa, Vertucci farms has a 7 acre maze, jump pad, tube slide, hay maze, duck races and barrel trains!

Along with all the big festivals in the area, a few cities also put on great, free events for the residents! El Mirage Halloween Harvest Fest, Goodyear Fall Festival, Autumnfest Anthem , Buckeye Annual Halloween Carnival, and Peoria’s Halloween Monster Bash. Be sure to check them out.


Plus, check out Spouselink’s 10 favorite fall recipe ideas for military families.

Vicki DeLuzio

About Vicki DeLuzio:

Vicki is a mom of three kids seven and under. After graduating college in Connecticut with a major in Psychology and minors in Early Childhood Education and Communication, she tried her hand at retail management at Target. Then, while working at the Juvenile Court, she met her web designing (and Army Vet) husband through mutual friends. Wanting a change of pace, cheaper taxes and warmer temperatures, they sold their home and relocated across the country in Surprise, Arizona. Vicki now blogs about all the places they go with reviews about the amenities in Surprise. She is also a licensed Real Estate Agent and loves helping people find homes in the area. 

What fun fall events are happening where you are? Let us know in the comments below.

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