Fall Fun All Around

Dated: 10/12/2017

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Don't you just love FALL!!  What do you do in the Fall in Arizona???  Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather since the temps are finally below 100 degrees!!! Check out some of the activities happening this weekend and beyond!!

10/13-15: Phoenix Greek Festival

This festival has been transporting attendees to Greece for nearly 60 years through music, dancing and food such as gyros, pastitsio, roasted lamb and pastries baked by yiayias (grandmothers). Jewelry, art, wines, beer, cheeses and other Greek items will be sold, and there will be kids activities, dance lessons and church tours. Park at the church for $5 or at Charles Schwab at 24th Street and Lincoln Drive for free. A free shuttle runs every 15 minutes.

Details: Oct. 13-15: 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1973 E. Maryland Ave., Phoenix. $3 for ages 13 and up. Kids 12 and under free. Seniors over 60 free from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. 602-264-2791, phoenixgreekfestival.org.

10/13-15: Four Peaks Oktoberfest

This family-friendly event features music, dancing, local and international food and over 30 varieties of beer. Other highlights of the 45th annual outdoor Bavarian-themed festival include adult and kinderfest carnivals, a soccer tournament, and Dachshund races.

Details: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe. Free admission. fourpeaksoktoberfest.com.

10/13-14: Front Porch Pickins Vintage & Handmade Market

Enjoy shopping for and browsing through plenty of shabby chic, mid-century, retro, farmhouse and other items from Arizona’s top vintage and handmade vendors. The kid-friendly event also includes food trucks and a vintage and classic car show.

Details: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14. Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, 20000 S. Maricopa Road, Chandler. $10, free for 12 and under. frontporchpickins.com.

10/13-14, 20-21: Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest

If you have a hankering to try to play an alpenhorn, you’re in luck. Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest features an alpenhorn blowing contest, along with plenty of beer, food including brats and pretzels and much more. The band Die Guggenback Buam flies in from Germany to perform for the crowd.

Details: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 13-14, and 20-21. Times to be announced; check website for updates. Haus Murphy’s, 5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 623-939-2480, hausmurphys.com.

10/14: Turf Paradise Opening Day

Celebrate the start of the live racing season at Turf Paradise’s Opening Day. The event features live music and plenty of fun activities for the kids.

Details: Saturday, Oct. 14. Turf Paradise, 1501 W. Bell Road, Phoenix. turfparadise

Joyride tacos were sold at the annual Arizona Taco10/14-15: Arizona Taco Festival

Now in its 8th year, the Arizona Taco Festival has to date served over 500,000 tacos, and it's not stopping now. The festival includes tacos, guacamole, tequila, margaritas, and more. The event also features live bands playing everything from surf rock to mariachi music. There are also eating contests and chile pepper-eating challenges. When you're not eating, enjoy lucha libre wrestling and a chihuahua beauty pageant.

Details: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15. Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. $12-$15 general admission, $18 Mucho Margarita Package with souvenir cup, additional $20 for Tequila Expo (Saturday only) or Margarita Expo (Sunday only), $100 VIP. 480-270-5000, aztacofestival.com.

10/2-11/5: Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze & Fall Festival

For more than a month, head to Vertuccio Farms for a variety of fall activities. Admission to this Mesa festival includes a 7-acre corn maze, mini golf, mule-drawn covered wagon rides (weekends only), a mini zip line, a barrel train ride and pumpkin bowling. Certain weekends also have special events, such as a pumpkin-painting event on Oct. 14, 21, and 28 and magic shows each weekend. The farm is also selling pumpkins, hay bales, and corn stalks throughout the month.

Details: From Oct. 2 to Nov. 5: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa. $9 per person Monday-Thursday, $10 Friday-Sunday. Kids 2 and under always free. Season passes are $25. 480-882-1482, vertucciofarms.com.

10/5-29: Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

Fall for autumn while enjoying the fresh farm air during the annual Pumpkin and Chili Party. Every Thursday through Sunday, families can enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, corn mazes and dog shows. Gypsy Time Travelers, a storytelling husband and wife duo, will be performing at the festival again after their appearance last year. The party also includes amusement rides, a rock-climbing wall and marshmallow roasting. Train and pony rides, food and pumpkins are available for an extra cost.

Details: Oct. 5-29: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. $19 at the gate or $15 at Fry's locations starting Sept. 14. Kids 2 and under are free. Free admission for military members Oct. 5-8 and 12-15. 480-987-3100, schnepffarms.com.

10/7-4/21: Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts

From jewelry to candles, the Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts offers a variety of artist creations. Lining the streets of downtown Mesa, the family-friendly festival will also feature live music. Formerly known as MACFest, this event will be held on the first and third Saturdays of each month (with a few exceptions).

Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 21, Nov. 4 and 18, Jan. 6 and 20, Feb. 3 and 17, Mar. 3 and 17, and Apr. 7 and 21. 2-8 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 16. 2-8 p.m. on Nov. 11 in conjunction with Mesa Music Festival. Downtown Mesa on N. Macdonald between Main Street and Pepper Place. dtmesafest.com.

10/9-23: Maricopa Stagecoach Days

Celebrate the city of Maricopa's founding and its history during two weeks of Stagecoach Days. A 24-hour Shutter Shots photo contest — meant to capture life in the city in a moment — is set for Saturday, Oct. 15. As a nod to the rich history of farming in the community, the Pecan Pride Celebration starts on Monday, Oct. 9. Local restaurants will offer pecan dishes during this time; a list is available at maricopa-az.gov.

Details: Various events Saturday, Oct. 9 to Monday, Oct. 23. 520-316-6960, maricopa-az.gov.

Another great thing to do in Fall is house hunting!!  Arizona is a great place to live this time of year so if you are looking for winter home or a permanent home check out our website for some to the great homes that are available here!


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