Let the spooky festivities commence. Halloween attractions are popping up in and around Phoenix, ranging from pumpkin patches and family-friendly events to haunted houses, corn mazes and other frightening scenes for those looking for a little more scares and screams this holiday.
6th Annual Boo & Brew Festival at Scottsdale Quarter
The sixth annual Boo & Brew festival returns to Scottsdale Quarter on Saturday, October 28 from 2 p.m.–7 p.m., where kids and adults alike will enjoy an afternoon of Halloween fun. Grown-ups can treat their taste buds to beer specials from the Zinburger Beer Garden, while the younger crowd will enjoy crafts, character appearances, balloon twisting and face painting. The event will also feature a pumpkin patch, master pumpkin carving demonstration, seasonal treats and live music from a DJ followed by an evening performance by local band, Rock Lobster. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs to Boo & Brew and show off their Halloween style for a chance to win the Doggie Costume Contest.
Also taking place, is Scottsdale Quarter’s Candy Crawl, which offers families a fun, interactive location for kids to sport their best costumes and trick-or-treat around the center, collecting candy from participating retailers. Pre-registration on Eventbrite is recommended to secure a bag of treats.
13th Floor Haunted House
The 13th Floor Haunted House in Phoenix is now open through November 4, leaving guests with Halloween chills through haunted experiences, including The Deadlands, Repossessed and Depths of Darkness. General admission starts at $24.99 with fast pass and skip-the-line add-on options. View the schedule and purchase tickets at 13thflooraz.com.
AZ Field of Screams
AZ Field of Screams at Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale is now open every Friday and Saturday from 7-11 p.m. for daring individuals to find their way out of the haunted corn maze, which features “new spine-chilling scenes” like killer clowns, goblins, monsters and lots of jump scares. For even more screams, try the haunted hayride at the property, too. Learn more at azfieldofscreams.com.
Fear Farm in Glendale
Fear Farm in Glendale is back with new attractions for 2023. The legendary Haunted Fairgrounds & Corn Maze brings Halloween alive with heart-pounding experiences, including Infestation, The Rot Shop, Hollow House and Depths of Darkness. Plus, guests can feel the terror of a haunted trail and a spooky carnival. General admission tickets are timed and start at $27.99. Add-ons include a fast pass and skip-the-line pass for quicker wait times and “immediate access.” For tickets and more information, visit fearfarm.com.
Hallo-Wine Nights at the Museum of Illusions
This October, Museum of Illusions is getting into the Halloween spirit with two exclusive 21+ Hallo-Wine Nights featuring The Wine Collective on October 19 and 26 from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Tickets include exclusive access to the museum and all exhibits, festive Halloween decor, DJ, Halloween treats and two glasses of wine courtesy of The Wine Collective. The event is 21+ only and guests must show proof of age to enter. Limited tickets are available here and will go fast.
‘Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince’ at Phoenix Symphony Hall
Watch the sixth Harry Potter installment on a giant projector at Phoenix Symphony Hall while the Phoenix symphony performs the film’s score live. Show dates are October 20–22 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $65. All witches and wizards are welcome to wear their finest robes or costumes, according to the website. Find more information and tickets here.
House of Haunts in Scottsdale
The family-run House of Haunts in Scottsdale returns this October for five nights leading up to Halloween. The eight-minute walk-through experience leads guests past huge yard displays, featuring a synchronized thunder and lightning show and themed elements, including the Lost Dutchman mine, the Haunted Mansion, the hotel from “The Shining” and a laser swamp with a skeleton horseback rider.
Scottsdale resident Stephen Birkett has run the House of Haunts since 1983, which is located at 8325 E. Lincoln Drive. The experience is free and open October 27–31 from 6:45 p.m.–10 p.m. Learn more at facebook.com/houseofhauntsarizona.
JAJA-lloween at Rise Uptown Hotel
Don Woods at Rise Uptown Hotel is hosting a fun halloween-themed cocktail party on October 28 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring JAJA tequila specialty cocktails and DJ spins. Show up in your best costume for a chance to win prizes. No tickets are necessary and walk-ins are welcome.
Mill of Madness in Phoenix
Brand new for 2023, the Mill of Madness in Phoenix takes Halloween to a new level featuring a theatrical spin designed by horror filmmakers. Make your way through the eerie haunt as you explore an abandoned warehouse in complete darkness and psychedelic sights and sounds, while uncovering the secrets of human experiments gone wrong. The haunt will be open on select dates now through October 31. Reserve tickets here.
MacDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Find the perfect pumpkin at MacDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch in North Scottsdale featuring fall festivities for the whole family, including a hay bale maze, pedal cars and track for the kids, scavenger hunts, panning for gold and more. The patch is open through October 29 and is $15 to enter. Kids under age two are free. Learn more here.
Pumpkin Days at Tolmachoff Farms
Bring the whole family to pick your pumpkin and explore the six-acre corn maze, ride the train, pet zoo animals and enjoy many other activities at Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale on Wednesdays–Sundays through October 29. The pumpkin patch and corn maze will stay open on Halloween. Tickets to enter are $17 for ages two and up. Learn more here.
Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze at Mortimer Farms
Delight in the bountiful pumpkin patch, expansive corn maze and farm-to-table experiences at Mortimer Farms in Dewey, Ariz. through October 29. Each Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day, visitors will enjoy an extensive lineup of shows, entertainment, Grain Train rides, Barrel Train rides, hayrides and a bustling marketplace. As the sun sets on Friday and Saturday, the festivities continue with mesmerizing fire dancers, lively karaoke, spirited barn dances on Friday night, navigating the corn maze in the dark and more thrilling entertainment. Tickets are $16.50 to $25.50. Learn more here.
Queen Creek Olive Mill
Queen Creek Olive Mill is hosting a Fall Sangria Social Saturday, October 21 complete with seasonal-inspired house made sangria flights which include Apple Pie (White Sangria), Cranberry Basil (White Sangria), Pomegranate, Pear & Sage (Red Sangria) and Spiced Orange (Red Sangria). Guests can also take advantage of the beautiful fall weather while dining with Di Oliva Italian Bistro & Bar—the outdoor dining venue at the Mill with an open-air kitchen.
Get ready to scream at Scarizona Scaregrounds in Mesa throughout October featuring several haunted house experiences to choose from, including Mayhem in the Madness where creepy chaos and disorder await, as well as Startled Darkness featuring spiders, snakes and clowns in a dark, confined space. Find tickets and more info at scarizona.com.
Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party
Enjoy pumpkin picking, chili tasting, live entertainment, rides, petting zoos, a 10-acre corn maze, pig races and more outstanding attractions at the Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party held Thursday-Sundays through Oct. 29. Tickets are $25.95 while kids age two and younger get in free. Learn more here.
Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival
Brought to you by Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co., the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival in Scottsdale takes place on October 27–29 and features over 20 hot air balloons designated as trick-or-treat stops with over 4,000 pounds of candy, costume contests and tethered hot air balloon rides. There will also be a kids zone with over 30 slides and inflatable attractions and fireworks on the weekend. Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for children. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Terror Nights Haunted House Tempe
The neighborhood Terror Nights Haunted House returns for its 13th season in Tempe this October for three nights only. Brave souls can walk through the Halloween-themed home located at 511 E. La Donna Drive on October 27, 28 and 30 for free, plus a food drive will be available to support the Tempe Community Action Agency. Donations are appreciated. Learn more at facebook.com/TerrorNightsAZ.
‘The Addams Family’ Theatrical Performance
Celebrate the Halloween season and enjoy a live musical stage performance with the family that’s mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky at Herberger Theater Center. Select show dates run from October 19 through October 29. Tickets start at $22.50. Learn more and reserve seats here.
The Hot Chick
Get ready to take a trip this Halloween—a psychedelic trip! The Hot Chickin Old Town Scottsdale is getting ready for a trippy Halloween party Saturday, October 28, complete with giant mushroom décor and your favorite DJs spinning all night including Madd Rich, Joey T, Skreamcutz, MJ and McWhite! The drink specials will be pouring with $40 High Noon Buckets and $5 Coronas & Dos Equis. Guests can also sip on $5 Spooky Tangs, a spooky twist on a Hot Chick classic. Costumes are of course encouraged. Guests can reserve a table by calling 480.255.7733. For more information, visit www.thehotchickaz.com or follow them on social at @TheHotChickAz.
Looking for somewhere to celebrate the Day of the Dead? Beginning October 31 through November 2, from open to close, The Mexicano will be pouring all-day specials including $5 margaritas and Draft Modelo. Guests can expect an over-the-top experience including Day of the Dead décor, live entertainment by DJs, fire dancers, Day of the Dead stilt walkers, custom Modelo print tote bags and Day of the Dead masks for guests to get into the spirit. www.themexicano.com.
Trick-or-Treating at Uptown Plaza
Get into the Halloween spirit with trick-or-treating at the Uptown Plaza on Saturday, October 28 from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. Plus, keep your eyes out for a spooky surprise that will be roaming the plaza from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Participating businesses include: AJ’s Fine Foods, Scoopwell’s Dough Bar, Lou Malnati’s, Huss Brewing Co, Chula Seafood, Hi, skin, Manor, Shake Shack (featuring complimentary custard), LATHER, Boardroom Styling Lounge and Camelback Sports Therapy.
W Scottsdale’s Nevermore Halloween Party
Those that enjoyed Wednesday, the highly talked about Netflix series, are welcomed to dive into the eerie and enchanting at W Scottsdale as the hotel introduces an Addams Family-inspired world of haunting allure. Nevermore Halloween at W Scottsdale will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 9 p.m.–2 a.m. Tickets and tables must be reserved and purchased here. For those seeking a VIP experience, reservations can be made at email@example.com or by calling 602.405.0099.
Event-goers can elevate this spooky fun experience with W Scottsdale’s room package, which includes luxurious overnight accommodations, in addition to two event tickets per room to Nevermore Halloween Party, a $40 food and beverage credit, and 20% off at AWAY Spa. Reservations can be made at www.wscottsdale.com by using booking code: XY0 for stays between October 27–29.
Scottsdale’s Wine Girl is hosting a spooktacular pumpkin sip and paint Wednesday, October 25 from 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Grab your girls or a date for a night filled with bubbly and pumpkin painting. Tickets will include all the tools needed such as a pumpkin, paints, brushes, a palette, and a glass of bubbles for guest to enjoy. There will be no instructor giving guests the freedom to get creative and paint freely. To purchase tickets and for information on upcoming events, visit here or call (480) 686-9077.