It's that time of the year where it's finally starting to cool down in the desert. You can finally invite your friends over this October to help celebrate the cool weather and enjoy some fall fun. We've got 10 super fun things to do in Phoenix this October.
Weekend of October 4-6, 2019
Arizona State Fair
Price: $6-$100 per ticket
When: October 4-27
Location: 1826 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Why you should go: You can indulge in your favorite fair foods like churros, funnel cakes and more. Fair games and rides are a bonus too!
Price: $23-$35 per person
When: September 28-December 1
Location: Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, AZ 85281
Why you should go: This interactive taco paradise is perfect for the taco lover in you. You can swing on a lime wedge and ride a mechanical ground-beef taco!
Phoenix Donut Fest
Price: $20-$50 per ticket
When: October 6, 2019, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: 3935 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Cuisine: Donuts and more!
Why you should go: You can treat yourself to some sweet treats and a variety of different donut samples, while sipping on your favorite boozy drink.
Weekend of October 11-13, 2019
Price: $28 per person
When: October 11-December 29 from 10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on specific days
Location: 15147 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 180, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Why you should go: You can go to a candy paradise this fall. This interactive exhibit will feature flying pigs and a marshmallow tsunami for your never-ending sweet tooth.
Price: Free or up to $35 per ticket
When: October 12 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Location: Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201
Why you should go: This is Arizona's first-ever Halloween convention celebrating everything Halloween and spooky. You can wear your best costume for the costume contest.
Weekend of October 18-20, 2019
Price: $10 per person
When: Open year-round from 7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Location: 7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Why you should go: This inexpensive date night idea will make you feel like you're on the waterways of Venice.
Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Patch
Price: $12 per person
When: October 2-November 3 with various hours
Location: 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85303
Why you should go: You and your friends can go to this huge pumpkin patch and corn maze for a fall adventure. There's even a haunted corn maze perfect for a Saturday night.
Weekend of October 25-27, 2019
Desert Botanical Gardens Strange Garden
Price: $24.95+ per person
When: October 25-26 from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Why you should go: You will be in picture heaven when you walk through this cactus garden filled with glowing pumpkins, and unique cacti. Bring a pumpkin home when you're done!
Dia De Los Muertos Festival
When: October 26-October 27 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday
Location: One East Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201
Why you should go: This free festival celebrates Latin American food, arts, and more. You can indulge in delicious food and shop for vibrant colorful jewelry and more.
13th Floor Haunted House
Price: $27.99 per person
When: Select dates from September 28 through November 2, you can check the calendar here
Location: 2814 W. BELL RD. PHOENIX, AZ 85053
Why you should go: This haunted house will give you shivers down your spine. Will you be able to make it through the night?
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