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!


Tacotopia Phoenix

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

Gondola Ride

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 

Price: Free

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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