2018 Halloween Events

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October 10, 2018

The Valley is bursting with Halloween events this month.

Fear Farm 
Now-November 3 
Fun for all ages with scary attractions and a haunted house for older kids and teens, and ages 12 and younger can enjoy and fair food, games and carnival-style excitement.

AZ Field of Screams 
Now -November 3 
Dare to takea. Walk through the haunted corn maze at Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale. An adult must accompany children younger than 15.

Enchanted Trail 
October 5-6
Explore a bat cave, crafts, live wildlife and more at this Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center fall festival. 

Pumpkin Patch Train 
October 6-25
Take the Grand Canyon Railway to a pumpkin patch. Train runs every Saturday and Sunday in October and includes a pumpkin to take home. Refreshments, hay-bale maze and crafts are included. Costumes encouraged! 

Little Bunny’s Halloween 
October 10-28
Children in preschool to grade 2 can enjoy singing along with Little Bunny and his mom while exploring the fun side of Halloween.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
October 12-28
Theater Works presents the battle between a civilized doctor and a villain at Peoria Center for the Arts. Multiple Hydes are portrayed by cast members in this new version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale.

Coco 
October 12
The free screening of the popular film by Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures will be presented outdoors at CitiScape in downtown Phoenix. The event is presented in partnership with St. Mary’s Basilica and  the Dia de Los Muertos Festival.

Barktoberfest 
October 13
Friends for Life Animal Rescue will host their 20th annual Barktoberfest in downtown Gilbert. The event will feature shopping, fine arts and crafts, live entertainment, dog wash, agility course, dog adoptions, dog costume contests, raffles and more fun.

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden 
October 19-28
World-renowned pumpkin carver Ray Villafane and his team host live demonstrations at Carefree’s annual event with pumpkin photo ops, inflatable corn maze, face painting, crafts and costume and pie-eating contests. This is one event not to miss. 

Legoland Discovery Center Brick-or-Treat
October 20-31
Enjoy Halloween-themed lego builds, costume contests, scavenger hunts, prizes and more at Legoland Discovery Center inside Arizona Mills in Tempe on weekends Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27-28 and Oct. 31. 

Spooktacular Kids Night Out & Sleepover 
October 20
Flip over this Halloween fun! Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center will host a Halloween-themed kids’ night out.

Goodyear Ballpark Fall Festival 
October 20
A family friendly fall festival that will include costume contests, trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, inflatables, live entertainment and more. Free parking and admission.

Pumpkins at the Peak 
October 26
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak will host its annual family Halloween bash with candy, face painting, pumpkins, BBQ, arts and crafts, games, music and more.

Halloween Movie Night 
October 26
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale hosts a free screening of Disney/Pixar’s “Coco.” Trick-or-treat and costume contests start at 4:30 p.m.

Halloween Spooktacular 
October 26
The City of Chandler invites you out for a safe trunk-or-treat experience featuring ghoulish games, arts and crafts, haunted houses, and costume contest for toddlers to teens.

Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular 
October 26-27
Families can enjoy a safe, fun-filled trick-or-treating Halloween festival that will light up the night sky with 20 hot-air balloons. 4,000 pounds of candy will be passed out.

Strange Garden 
October 26-27
Dance with groovy ghouls, stroll Boo Alley and see pumpkins carved by Villafane Studios at the Desert Botanical Garden. The event will feature live performances and face painting. Ages 12 and younger get a pumpkin. Family-friendly costumes encouraged.

Howl-O-Ween 
October 26-27
The Phoenix Zoo hosts a delightfully spooky event that includes scary and merry activities! Meet superheroes, princesses and Star Wars characters; trick-or-treat; dance or play zombie laser tag.

Family Halloween Carnival 
October 27
Beware of a bewitching great time at the Kiwanis Park Softball Complex in Tempe. Carnival games, costume contests, mini-train rides, inflatables, a toddler play area, live entertainment, face painting and food.

Creepy Candy Crawl 
October 27
Desert Ridge Marketplace invites kiddos to trick-or-treat from store to store and enjoy music, prizes and spooky surprises. Show off your Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize for best family/group costume, most unique and spookiest! 

Halloween Monster Bash 
October 27
The City of Peoria invites you to have a scary good time at its annual bash. Partake in a costume parade, carnival games, inflatables, crafts, live entertainment and balloon illumination.

Halloween Comic Fest 
October 27
Participating local comic book stores celebrate Halloween by giving away Halloween-themed comic books and hosting fun costume contests. 

Kids Halloween Storytime 
October 27
Changing Hands Tempe will host a Halloween storytime with “Three Little Ghosts” author K.M. Waldvogel. Enjoy a fun craft following a reading about the antics of three ghosts on Halloween night.

Scottsdale Fall Festival 
October 27
The City of Scottsdale hosts a night of treats, fun and frights for the whole family. Food and of course candy, a tot area, game booths, live entertainment and even a fireworks show. There will also be inflatables, a rock wall, face painting and more. 

Family Halloween Party
October 28
Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix invites you to their free Halloween bash with a mad scientist’s theme promising “wicked fun” for the whole family. Enjoy Halloween-themed experiments, crafts and treats. Plus, costume contests for “ghouls and boos!”

Trick-or-Treat at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix 
October 31
Get your Halloween costume ready and plan to trick-or-treat throughout three floors of hands-on exhibits. Little ghosts and ghouls are also invited to a “Monster Mash” on the dance floor. And kids can make their own caramel apples.

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street 
October 31
Little Ghouls and goblins head to downtown Mesa for a safe, family friendly afternoon. Participating businesses will be passing out candy to all trick or treaters. Enjoy kettle corn, candy and a balloon artist and face painting.

Halloween in the Hills 
October 31
Hit the streets of Fountain Hills for a Halloween carnival like no other. More than 40 local businesses and charities will set up in carnival-style family game booths along the avenue, and businesses will be open for trick-or-treating. Plus bounce houses, costume contests, live entertainment and food vendors. 

Dia de los Muertos
November 3-4
Honor departed loved ones at the Desert Botanical Garden with a two-day traditional Dia de los Muertos festival featuring music, dancing and storytelling. Experience the Ofrenda exhibition, authentic Mexican food, a mercado and activities.

 


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