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Top 10 Things To Do in Phoenix This Weekend

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Halloween weekend has arrived and we're betting you can't wait to suit-up for some rockin' Valley events! Don't miss out on one of the most festive weekends of the year and check out what's in store for you. Here are our picks for Oct. 30-Nov. 2. 

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Seeking 2015 Most Eligible Phoenicians

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Arizona Foothills Magazine seeks the Valley’s most eligible ladies and gents for its February 2015 issue.

Are you or someone you know 25+ years old, single, successful, attractive and a Valley resident? AFM wants to know!

In the February 2015 issue, AFM spotlights its third annual Most Eligible Phoenicians feature—just in time for Valentine’s Day. Who knows? Mr. or Mrs. Right might be a reader.

To see last year's feature, click here.

To nominate you or a friend as one of the Most Eligible Phoenicians, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please include the following and a photo by Thurs., Nov. 20:

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10 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend: Family Edition

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Halloweekend will be full of all-you-can-eat candy, spooky zombies and ghosts, spine-tingling haunted house experiences, and so much more. Make this your family’s most memorable Halloween yet with these thrilling events!

 

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Halloween Spooktacular

Chandler will host a “spooktacular" event this Halloween, and every spooky creature is invited. This event is designed to be fun and safe, with food, cupcake walks, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, souvenir photos and more. The event goes from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Go to http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=605 for more information.

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Halloween in the Hills

Put on your best costume and head over to Fountain Hills for a night of costume contests, trick-or-treating, a petting zoo, games and more. Bring the whole family, even your pets, along the Avenue of the Fountains from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. Check halloweeninthehills.com for more info.

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Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

If your family is up for a scare, go to any of three haunted attractions at WestWorld. Spend a night at Clown School, Salem or with devils — at your own risk. General admission tickets start at $25. The attractions are open from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. To learn more, go to http://frightened.com/index3.html#.

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Halloween Party

Spend your Halloween playing around at Great Play of Chandler. The Halloween Party includes a costume parade, trick-or-treating, games and even a snack for the kiddos. The event goes from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Prices are $30 per child, while adults get in free. Preregister at greatplay.com/chandler

 

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Dia de los Muertos

Honor your loved ones and celebrate a cultural Halloween at the Dia de los Muertos event at Desert Botanical Garden. The Garden will be filled with delicious Mexican food, beautiful art and jewelry pieces and lively entertainment. Prices range from $22-$10. For more info, go to http://dbg.org/events-exhibitions/dia-de-los-muertos.

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Fright Nights

Visit The Gauntlet Haunted House or a spooked-out mini golf course for a scary night this Halloweekend. Both attractions are hosted by Golfland in Mesa, which is open from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $15. Check http://golflandfrightnights.com for more info.

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Circus Vargas

Lighten up the weekend with a Big Top Circus act, featuring illusions, acrobats and extreme magic. Located at the Desert Sky Mall, Circus Vargas will bring a smile to your face and is sure to stump you with its insane tricks. There will be three performances on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets range from $30-$65. Go to circusvargas.com to find out more.

 

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13th Floor Haunted House

Your Halloweekend wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the 13th Floor Haunted House, a legendary haunted house in Phoenix. Visit the floor nobody can stay away from for $25 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Find out more at http://13thflooraz.com/index.html.

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Mirror Maze Experience

If haunted houses aren’t your thing, try a haunted maze at OdySea Mirror Maze in Scottsdale. Doesn’t sound scary enough? Spooky music will be playing as you make your way to the end. The maze is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All-day admission is just $10. For more info, check http://odyseamirrormaze.com.

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“Night of the Living Dead”

End your weekend with a classic horror movie that comes to life. Peoria’s Theater Works presents a thrilling tale of flesh-eating zombies with a shocking ending you can’t miss. Show starts at 1:30 p.m., with ticket prices at $14. Recommended for ages 10 and up. See more info at http://theaterworks.org/calendar/night-of-the-living-dead/.

 

Top Ten Things To Do This Weekend in Phoenix

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Halloween is slowly creeping up—slowly? Who are we kidding!—but with these Valley events you’ll at least be able to savour part of the year's sweetest season. Be sure to catch festivities from all corners of the Valley for a fabulous Halloween treat. From The Day of the Dead to tasty wholesome dining, you'll have every reason to rock this beautiful fall weekend! Here are our picks for Oct. 23-Oct. 26.  

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Phoenix Pumpkin Patches

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There are so many different ways and places to pick out your perfect pumpkin this year, from a farm to a train to a zoo. Which one will you choose?

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Tolmachoff Farms, Glendale

In addition to letting you pick out the perfect pumpkin, Tolmachoff Farms offers an array of other fun activities for your day at the patch, from haunted corn mazes to petting zoos to train rides and more. Admission is $9 for ages 2 and up. Throughout October, the farm is open from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Check here for coupons and November hours.

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MacDonald’s Ranch, Scottsdale

Make your pumpkin-picking experience a little more country at MacDonald’s Ranch. Learn how to pan for gold and play old western games while petting cute farm animals. Admission is $10 Monday-Friday (closed Tuesdays) and $15 on Saturdays and Sundays. The ranch is open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. until Oct. 31. http://www.macdonaldsranch.com/pumpkin-patch-info.htm

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Mother Nature’s Farm, Gilbert

No pumpkin is too big or too small at Mother Nature’s Farm, offering pumpkins of up to 500 pounds! The entrance fee is $10, which includes pumpkin decorating, hayride, corn maze and air bounce. The farm is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week through the month of October. For more information, go to http://www.mothernaturesfarm.com/pumpkinpatch.aspx.

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Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek

If pumpkin picking just isn’t enough for you, then join Schenpf Farms for their Pumpkin & Chili Party, complete with all your favorite things about fall such as yummy food, pig races and marshmallow roasting. The farm is open Thursdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission is $17. http://www.schnepffarms.com/event/pumpkin-chili-party/

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Apple Annie’s Orchard Farm, Willcox

Apple Annie’s doesn’t just specialize in apples, but pumpkins of all shapes and colors too. Get lost in the huge pumpkin patch and stop by the Snack Shack for lunch. The patch is open from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. until the end of October. Pumpkin prices range from $3-$25. Go here for more info.

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Crooked Sky Farms, Phoenix

Support local community-supported farming when going on your pumpkin hunt this year and select the perfect one in addition to gourds and other vegetables of your choice. The farm will be open from 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. through Oct. 31. Each pumpkin is about $5. http://www.crookedskyfarms.com.

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Vertuccio Farms, Mesa

If you’re just interested in getting a pumpkin, Vertuccio Farms makes it easy by just charging you for the pumpkin and not for the entire park. If you want to make a day of your search, though, the farm offers a seven-acre corn maze, mule rides, a giant tube slide, rope climb, race cars, and more. Through Nov. 2, visit the farms Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Friday- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. or Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $9. http://www.vertucciofarms.com.

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Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

For any last-minute pumpkin pickings, the Desert Botanical Garden’s has you covered with the Great Pumpkin Festival. The festival runs from Oct. 23-26 and offers special pumpkins for every guest, crafts and activities, a hayride to the patch and live entertainment. The patch is open Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Prices range from $10 to $22. Check here for more info.

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Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon

Why take your car to the pumpkin patch, when you could take a train? The Pumpkin Train will take you to find your perfect pumpkin, as long as you’re dressed up for the occasion in your best costume. Tickets prices are about $20 for adults and $15 for children. Go here to make your reservation.

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Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix

For one week only, the Phoenix Zoo will be participating in the pumpkin festivities with seven different themed pumpkin patches. You can also participate in a Click or Treat Scavenger Hunt and watch the zoo animals “chomp and stomp” their own pumpkins. The Boo! at the Zoo event is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Oct. 20-26. Admission is $20 for adults and $14 for children. http://www.thetrain.com/special-events/the-pumpkin-patch/.

 
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