With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve rounded up both fall-centered and spooky festivities happening around Tucson that feature activities perfect for the whole family, as well as eerie experiences for those who don’t mind a dose of terror. From pumpkin patches to iconic haunted houses, here is your go-to guide to Halloween events in Tucson this year.
Beers, Bikes & Boos!
Get into the Halloween spirit and get some exercise at the same time during Beer, Bikes and Boos! on Saturday, October 28 between noon and 5 p.m. A spooky collaboration between Pueblo Vida Brewing, Dragoon Brewing and Tap & Bottle Downtown, the self-guided bike ride encourages you to put on your best Halloween costume and have a good time. Start at any of the three locations: Pueblo Vida Brewing, Dragoon Brewing or Tap & Bottle Downtown. Tickets are $15 and include a route map, a beer at each location and lots of fun. Learn more here.
Chiles, Chocolate & Day of the Dead Festival
Hosted by Tohono Chul, this two-day October festival features food vendors selling handmade chocolate, salsas and salts, along with artisans, entertainers, ofrendas and Día de los Muertos face painting for kids. The festival takes place October 27–28 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5–12. Learn more here.
Downtown Tucson Halloween Bar Crawl
The scariest bar crawl in town is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast. Held on October 28 from 4 p.m.–midnight, the Downtown Tucson Halloween Bar Crawl will feature exclusive drink and food specials at participating venues, a $1,000 costume contest, professional photographers, a spooky afterparty and more. Learn more and grab tickets here.
Fall Pumpkin Celebration at Apple Annie’s
Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, walk through a sunflower field, make your way through the 12.5-acre corn maze and pick some veggies to take home at Apple Annie’s this October. The corn maze is open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily through October 31, with the pumpkin patch is open until 5 p.m. daily. Hayrides are only available on the weekends. Find tickets and more information here.
Ghost Bar at the Savoy Opera House
Dress in black or in your finest funeral attire for an eerie evening of spirituous cocktails, bewitching snacks and dessert, live haunting tunes by Mamma Coal and other spine-tingling activities in the Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town, which will be transformed into Ghost Bar on Friday, Oct. 20 from 8 p.m.–11 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include two cocktails, charcuterie, desserts, live music and spooky activities. Find tickets and more information here.
Glowing Pumpkins at Tohono Chul
Glowing Pumpkins: A Jack-O-Lantern Adventure at Tohono Chul is an outdoor Halloween event where guests can explore magical pathways of over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkin sculptures and other displays lit up featuring music, sounds and special effects. Immerse yourself in a Halloween wonderland featuring Dinosaur Land, Under The Sea, Superheroes, a gift shop and more. Plus, bistro bites, cocktails, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages are available to enjoy now until October 31 from 6:30 p.m.–10 p.m. Learn more here.
Halloween at Casa Video
Enjoy Halloween-themed trivia nights, 10 days of Alfred Hitchcock films and double features on Mondays at Casa Video & Film Bar from now until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Learn more here.
Howl at the Museum
The Tucson Museum of Art is hosting a Howl at the Museum event on Friday, October 27 from 6 p.m.–10 p.m. featuring an evening of music, interactive performances, drinks and light bites along with Whiskey Del Bac’s Showdown—a cocktail competition premiering creations by Tucson bartenders. Tickets are $50 each and $45 for museum members. Costumes are encouraged. Learn more here.
Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival
Enjoy a day of pumpkin picking or explore the corn maze and have fun with a number of kid-friendly activities, including carnival rides and a jumping pillow. Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is open now through October 29 from 3 p.m.–8 p.m. on Thursdays through Fridays; 9 a.m.–8 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m.–7 p.m. on Sundays. Online tickets are $18 on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Find tickets and more information here.
Nightfall at Old Tucson returns for another year of screams with five new “terrifying haunted mazes,” plus four new scare zones, stunt shows, a seance and family-friendly attractions. Brave the spooky experience every Thursday through Sunday now through October 29. Tickets start at $35. Learn more here.
Nightmare on Congress Street
Halloweekend kicks off with Downtown Tucson’s biggest Halloween Party on Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. Nightmare on Congress Street in the haunted Hotel Congress will feature live music, costume contests, DJs, vendors, and spooky food and drink specials. Hotel Congress is also hosting multiple following events leading up to Halloween night on October 31. Learn more here.
Not Too Frightful Fridays at Trail Dust Town
Put on your costume and head over to Trail Dust Town on October 20 and 27 from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. for Not Too Frightful Fridays featuring $8 unlimited ride wristbands good for the train, carousel and a ferris wheel. Other attractions include the Not-Too-Spooky train ride, trick-or-treating at the rides, Halloween window displays, the Pistolero’s pirate-themed stunt show and fall-themed drinks and snacks. Learn more here.
Oro Valley Fall Artisan Market
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is hosting the third annual Oro Valley Fall Artisan Market on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Families can enjoy more than 125 artisans, food vendors, live music and a variety of fall activities, including a petting zoo, pumpkin painting and face painting. Food Network star Matt Harper from “Halloween Wars” in 2019 will also be present to perform a live pumpkin carving demonstration during both days of the market. Learn more here.
Terror in the Corn
Terror in the Corn is back for another year of scares featuring three scary attractions connected by a cornfield. Make your way through the terror on select Thursdays and Sundays and from 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The haunted experience is also open on October 30 and 31. Tickets start at $28 for general admission and $38 for fast passes. Learn more here.
If you dare, experience Tucson’s haunted attraction, The Slaughterhouse, which is rated the No. 1 Haunted House in the U.S., every Thursday–Sunday now through October 29, featuring an infested boiler room, creepy clowns and a graveyard. Other attractions include a zombie-shooting experience and “hellevators.” The Slaughterhouse will also be open from October 30–31 and on November 3. Tickets start at $29. Learn more here.
Tucson Organic Gardeners Fall Fair
Find locally-grown and organic fall plants and seeds, ranging from vegetables and herbs to flowers and native plants, as well as garden supplies and fertilizers that will be for sale. Plus, you can get advice on gardening and composting for a flourishing fall garden while you’re there. The Tucson Organic Gardeners Fall Fair takes place on Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Learn more here.
Tucson Terrorfest Horror-Con and Film Festival
The annual Tucson Terrorfest Horror-Con and Film Festival returns to celebrate all things horror at The Screening Room and 191 Toole. Prepare for a typical convention experience, like Tucson Comic-Con, but filled with horror. The convention and film festival takes place October 19–22. Tickets are $10 for the convention at 191 Toole and $45 for a pass to see all films and attend both days of the horror-con. Learn more here.