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Spook-Trackula, pumpkin festivals and more! Check out these fall events in the Valley

There are dozens of events planned through November.

ARIZONA, USA — It's hard to believe, but fall is officially here! 

Many communities around the Valley are welcoming the cooler weather by holding fall-inspired events.

Check them out below: 

Halloween Spook-Trackula
October 7-31
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Stop in for a spell as the Paradise & Pacific Railroad is transformed into a haunted park of fun for our Halloween Spook-Track-ula. The family-friendly event is perfect for kids of all ages.

RELATED: Mysterious giant skull part of Halloween Spook-Track-Ula in Scottsdale

Arizona State Fair
Sept. 23 - Oct. 30
Arizona State Fairgrounds
For over a century, the Arizona State Fair has been a gathering place for residents from the far corners of the state. Guests come here to enjoy the richness and diversity of communities, honor the past, celebrate the current, and explore the future. get out of your daily routine, and immerse yourself in a wonderland of amusement right in their own backyard.

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party
Thursday thru Sunday, Oct. 1 - 31
Queen Creek
Schnepf's annual fall party is fun for both kids and adults. Spend your time playing mini-golf, wandering two corn mazes and riding the roller coaster. Or take a seat on the miniature train—day and night times are available.

Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival
Oct. 29-30
Kierland Commons
More than 100 artists from around the globe will converge on Main Street, creating a unique outdoor gallery. On display will be a collection of original art representing a wide variety of cultures and artwork in a range of subject matter and media. Subjects include still life, landscape, portraiture, nature, and abstract.

Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest
Dewey, Arizona
September 30-October 31
Get lost in a giant corn maze, find the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, and enjoy farm-inspired rides, games, activities, and farm-to-table food.

Music in the Garden
Sept. 30 - November 18
Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden presents a spectacular lineup of talent at Music in the Garden’s fall concert series, September 30th through November 18th. Situated at the base of a butte, Ullman Terrace provides an unmatchable backdrop for audiences to experience one of the Valley’s most iconic outdoor concert venues.

Movies on the Field 
Sept. 30- Dec. 2
ASU Sun Devil Stadium
Bring a blanket, sit on the grass and enjoy your favorite films on the big screen under the stars at Movies on the Field at ASU Sun Devil Stadium, September 30 through December 2.

Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze
Oct. 1 - 31
The highlights here is the huge pumpkin patch and the farm's three themed corn mazes: one for kids, another with a hidden puzzle, and a haunted maze (Fridays and Saturdays thru October 31 only).

Mother Nature's Farm Halloween Pumpkin Patch
Late Sept. - Oct. 31
Visit the Pumpkin Patch, rated Arizona's best in the New Times. Come pick out that perfect pumpkin, and check out the fall activities.

MacDonald's Ranch Pumpkin Patch
October 1 - 31
What: Come horse around at MacDonald's Ranch! Pick your pumpkin or pan for gold at this family-run and family-friendly ranch. Other activities include a hay-bale maze, petting zoo, photo areas, lawn games, as well as a barrel train and mechanical bull.

24th Annual Barktoberfest
October 29
Join the Friends for Life Adoption Center for their biggest event! This fall-themed block party celebrates the love we have for our dogs. It's happening two weeks later than normal, and they'll have extra tends & shade for you to relax with your pup.

10th Annual Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival
Talking Stick
October 28-29 Join the party on October 28 and  October 29 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm for the most exciting Halloween event the Valley has ever seen!!! Bring the entire family to experience Halloween in a fun and safe environment.

Dia de Los Muertos
October 30
The Dia de los Muertos Phx Festival is interactive, multi-generational, and participatory. Free and open to the public. Families are welcomed. The festival aims to instill a sense of history, pride and knowledge about our multicultural roots to the community at large.

Macaroni KID Scottsdale Fall Festival
October 22
What do you get when you mix music, games, prizes and kids in costumes? An amazing evening of FREE family fun you won't want to miss! Join us for our annual Macaroni KID Scottsdale Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22nd at the Arizona Boardwalk

“Spirit of Halloween” Event at Skysill Rooftop Lounge in Tempe
Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 p.m. to midnight
For a wicked fun time this Halloweekend, bring your fa-boo-lous costumes, most spooky dance moves and your favorite witches and ghoul friends to the “Spirit of Halloween” event at Skysill Rooftop Lounge, the Valley’s highest open-air rooftop bar perched atop The Westin Tempe.

Arizona Fall Fest 2022
Nov. 5
Margaret T. Hance Park
Started 16 years ago with just 27 vendors at the Duck and Decanter parking lot, the festival was a way to bring local businesses and Arizonans together to build pride in our local community and support our local economy. Now, it has grown to host over 200 vendors - the biggest community event at Margaret T. Hance Park!

Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts
Nov. 13-15
Avenue of the Fountains
This individual art festival boasts one of the “World’s Highest Fountains” that sends a snow-white jet stream of water 560 feet into the blue desert sky. Water from the fountain bursts into the air fifteen times a day. Every day since 1971.

Credit: Arizona Taco Festival

Arizona Taco Festival
Nov. 12-13
Bell Bank Park, Mesa
Check out more than 50 local taco vendors, tequila, margaritas, Lucha Libre Wrestlers, the Ay Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Hot Chili Pepper & Taco eating contests, and more at the annual Arizona Taco Festival.

Phoenix Pizza Festival
Nov. 12-13
Margaret T. Hance Park
At the annual Phoenix Pizza Festival, 20+ pizza makers sell all types of pizza slices and full pies. The event also features live music, lawn games, desserts, local market vendors, kid's activities, and more. Bars will offer a selection of wine, beer, cocktails, and N/A beverages.

Phoenix/Tempe Water Lantern Festival
Nov. 12
Kiwanis Park
The Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness and hope. This is a family-friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

Phoenix Flea Market
Nov. 26
Heritage Square
Phoenix Flea is a modern market showcasing the best makers and curators around! This is not your typical flea market. You'll find small businesses showcasing handcrafted goods & fine art, curated vintage, modern fashion & design, and delicious food & drinks,

Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival
Oct.1 - 31
Activities on this 25-acre farm include a pumpkin patch, corn maze, zip line, hay climb, "spider web" crawl, giant tube roll, and playground.

Credit: Tolmachoff Farms

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