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Valley Girl’s Five Favorite Phoenix Fall Fests

by Ashley Beth Santos

Temps are finally below the ninety-degree mark which means Fall is in the air for Phoenicians. Grab your (iced) Pumpkin Spice Latte and head to one of these five fun Fall festivities.

Fear Farm

What’s the season without some good spooks? Fear Farm is just the ticket for terror with 5 different haunted attractions which include Bunker, Slaughterhouse, pumpkin witch, Fallout, and the Plague. Upgrade your ticket for just ten dollars and add the almost impossible to escape corn maze to your experience. Put your friends to the test to see who can make it out first. Check out all the thrills and chills at fearfarm.com/attractions.

Arizona Harvest Festival & Open-Air Market

Autumn enthusiasts this is your day! The fourth annual Arizona Harvest Festival & Open-Air Market will take place on November 10 in Downtown Chandler. Enjoy activities like pumpkin tossing, pumpkin decorating, a pie-eating contest, corn shucking, cake walk and tons of other kid-friendly activities. The event also features live music along with 150 local merchants showcasing their products and services including holiday gifts, home décor and furnishings, jewelry, clothing, art, home improvements, health and wellness services and products. Get the full rundown at www.arizonaharvestfest.com.

Pizza & Donut Festival 

Talk about a match made in carb-loving heaven. The 5th Annual Phoenix Pizza Festival and 2nd Annual Downtown Donut Festival are sister events scheduled for Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. Attendees will have access to 20+ vendors and a park-filled festival with lawn games, live bands, kid’s craft zone, and local vendor marketplace. Pizza makers will serve $2-$4 slices, full pies, and everything in between on Saturday while donut purveyors will offer $1 samples as well as a full selection of items on Sunday. Wash it all down with craft beer from Arizona Wilderness DTPHX, wines from Acrobat, Korbel mimosas and specialty coffee beverages. Visit phoenix.pizza and downtowndonutfest.com for all the delicious deets. 

Barrels, Bottles & Brews

Toast to the Fall season at the annual AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews on Saturday, November 23 at Salt River Fields. Attendees will be able to sip on craft beer, spirits and wine from around Arizona with over 25 local breweries, distilleries and wineries from the Copper state. Don’t worry, some of the state’s best food trucks will also be on hand to help you soak up some of the booze. Check out the whole list of libations and snag tickets at azbottlesandbrews.com.

Tempe Festival of the Arts

Closeout the fall season with this award-winning art lovers paradise on December 6 – 8. The bi-annual Valley event attracts hundreds of thousands of people with as many as 375 artist booths lining Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets presenting unique, and hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience. The perfect place to pick up some cool pieces for your home or dorm room or gifts for the holidays. Visit www.tempefestivalofthearts.com for more info. 

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