Things To Do In Phoenix This Weekend, Oct 6th - Oct 8th, 2017 - Kid 101

Things To Do In Phoenix This Weekend, Oct 6th – Oct 8th, 2017

Pumpkin and Chili Party

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm at Schnepf Farms, 24810 Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek.


Phone: (480) 987-3100

Grab your wagon and head over to the annual fall festival at Schnepf Farms. Pick out the perfect pumpkin, then enjoy a chili dinner. Uh – yum!  Admission includes rides, games, fall activities, pig races and the newest show, Gypsy Time Travelers. End the night roasting marshmallows by the fire. Sounds like a perfect time, doesn’t it? Admission is $20.00 per person but you can snag $15.00 tickets at Fry’s. This event is free for ages 2 and younger.

Pumpkin Festival

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Mortimer Family Farms, 12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey.


Phone: (928) 830-1116

Mortimer Farms always pulls out all of the stops when it comes to fall festivals and pumpkin shenanigans! This Pumpkin Festival will feature games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance and more. Come on by the farm this Friday and enjoy all of the plentiful bounty that fall brings us! Admission is $15.00 per person; free for ages 2 and younger.

Arizona State Fair

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix.


Phone: (602) 252-6771

For more than 100 years, Arizonans have gathered at this annual event to fill up on fried foods, seek thrill rides and master carnival games. New this year, families can face a life-sized dragon in the dragon’s den! Check listings for grandstand events, specials exhibits, petting zoos and concerts, which include Gary Allan, DNCE, Billy Currington and Gin Blossoms. Admission is $10.00 per person; $7.00 for ages 6 through 12 and seniors; and free for ages 5 and younger. There are additional costs for rides and concerts. You can also snag some good discounts online.

Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Ave, Glendale.


Phone: (602) 999-3276

Here’s another wonderful pumpkin patch that’s just ripe with all kinds of great fall fun! Tolmachoff Farms hosts fall fun all month with its six-acre family corn maze, a mini corn maze for little ones, petting zoo, jumping pillow, hay pyramid, farm activities and play areas for the little guys. Admission is $12.00 per person; free for ages 2 and younger; with additional cost for pumpkins, special activities and haunted corn maze.

Nightfall at Old Tucson

Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Old Tucson Studios, 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson.


Phone: (520) 883-0100

Nightfall has gobs and gobs of good, spooky fun. Whether you’re strolling down the hauntingly eerie streets of Terror Square amidst some of Nightfall’s more… ominous residents, or you’re being insulted from gargoyles perched thirty feet above the ground, or you’re enjoying any one of the numerous houses or live entertainment options, you’re sure to find something here to keep you entertained for hours on end. Seriously, this is one of the most diverse attractions in the whole of Arizona, and there’s something here for most every age, although it’s not recommended that you bring small children. Adult tickets are $22.00 per person.

Arizona Dance Festival

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe.


Phone: (480) 350-4311

The Arizona Dance Festival features performances by emerging artists and professional companies offer all dance genres and styles. Each evening will showcase different dance artists and boasts some really amazing talent that you just can’t miss out on. If you’re a fan of dance, then this is the biggest festival in all of Arizona dedicated to this art and you don’t want to miss out. Admission ranges from $15.00 to $20.00.

Run for Ryan House

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 7:00 am to 11:00 am at Riverview Park, 2100 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa.


Phone: (602) 200-0767

The 13th annual Run for Ryan House offers a 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run on Saturday at Mesa Riverview Park. Spend the morning helping provide world-class care and programs for the medically fragile children and their families. Runners, walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, dogs, teams and virtual runners welcome. Ryan House assists children and their families as they navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through palliative and respite care that addresses the emotional, spiritual, and social needs. The $15.00 to $45.00 registration includes a shirt, bib, goodie bag, and a participation medal.


Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale.


Phone: (480) 312-2312

The McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park celebrates all things railroad with model train displays and exhibits and a wide selection of the park’s seldom seen vintage railroad equipment on display along with special presentations on railroad and Arizona history. Take a free tour of the Roald Amundsen Pullman Car and the Scottsdale Railroad Museum.Train rides on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad and Charros Carousel are $2. Children two and under ride free with a paying adult. General admission is free.

Folk Music Festival

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Sharlot Hall Museum, 415 W. Gurley St, Prescott.


Phone: (928) 445-3122

If you’ve got a thing for some melodic, foot-stompin’ tunes then this folk music festival is the next best thing to Edmonton. Arizona’s oldest continuing folk music festival includes fiddlers, banjo players, storytellers, dancers, songwriters and more! Come on out for a fantastic time filled with sweet songs and talented musicians. Admission is $10.00 per person; free for ages 17 and younger.


Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm at Wheeler Park, Flagstaff.


Phone: (928) 606-7600

Oktoberfest is an essential part of early fall festivities, and it seems like the whole city of Flagstaff has caught onto this great party! Music, food and craft vendors, polka, games and activities will abound at Wheeler Park this Saturday – there will even be a root-beer garden for kids! Admission is $7.00 per person; free for ages 12 and younger.

Pumpkin Patch Train

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Grand Canyon Railway, 233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams.


Phone: (800) 843-8724

We didn’t think pumpkin patches could get any cooler until we heard about this patch that includes a train ride to and from finding your perfect Halloween pumpkin. Really – a train! Hop aboard an engine at the Grand Canyon Railway and ride to a pumpkin patch! Find the pumpkin that’s calling to you to take home, enjoy a haunted train car, refreshments, hay bale maze and crafts! Admission is $26.00 per person; $21.00 for ages 2 through 15.

Gilbert Feastival

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at 1385 E Warner Rd (SW Corner of Val Vista & Warner), Gilber.


Phone: (602) 432-5600

Can’t make it over to the Queen Creek Feastival? We’ve got you covered in Gilbert! The new location and name for the Gilbert Food Court has a new name, better location and all the same Family Fun! Join us Friday, rain or shine for 15 to 25 Food Trucks, Live Music and a Boutique Market full of local artists and crafters! They do provide seating, but feel free to bring your own chairs, tables and leashed pets! This event is free to attend.

Monster Jam

Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 7:00 pm at University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr, Glendale.


Get ready to rev up for another adrenaline-charged event for Phoenix motorsports fans, as Monster Jam is set to return to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on Saturday, October 7th. Celebrating 25 years of car-crushing, dirt-flying action, the popular 10,000 lb. Monster Jam metal beasts return for the ultimate event of demolition, speed, power and unbelievable driving stunts as the world’s best monster trucks and drivers take on Glendale, with three trucks making their Arizona debut appearances at this event including the all-new truck based on the iconic DC Comics legendary superhero Wonder Woman along with new 2017 season truck Mutant plus VP Racing Fuel’s Mad Scientist. Highlighted by the return of legendary 11-time champion Max-D driver Tom Meents (returning to Phoenix after 8-year hiatus), additional fan-favorite trucks appearing will be World Finals championship powerhouses Grave Digger and Son-uva Digger along with FS1 Cleatus, Gas Monkey Garage, Soldier Fortune, Team Hot Wheels, Lucas Oil Crusader and more! Believe it or not, tickets are only $15.00 each!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert

Friday, October 6th, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Phoenix Symphony, One North First Street, Suite 200, Phoenix.


Phone: (602) 495-1999

Potterheads and symphony aficionados unite in this once in a lifetime musical experience! Experience the film that started it all with the Arizona debut of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert. Relive the adventure of Harry and his friends as The Phoenix Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score with the full movie on the big screen above the orchestra. Don’t miss this magical live concert event of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in concert. Tickets start at $55.00.

Old MacDonald’s Pumpkin Patch

Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am at Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 West Latham Street, Phoenix.


Phone: (602) 262-2050

Our brand new Halloween show premieres with our favorite farmer and all his animals. This is a Halloween treat for our youngest audience members! See what happens when all Old MacDonald’s animals have to find a costume for Halloween. Told with hand puppets and rod puppets, this show has lots of sing-a-long fun. This show is great for preschool to grade 2. Admission is $7.00 for children and $10.00 for adults.


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