2022 Pumpkin Patches, Haunted Houses, & Fall Fun in Arizona

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Make the most of the fall season with pumpkin patches, spooky corn mazes, and fun fall or Halloween themed events at all your favorite local haunts!

Last updated October 5, 2022

AVONDALE

Billy Moore Days (Oct. 13-16). A City of Avondale yearly event for over 50 years. Enjoy carnival rides, barrel wars, cornhole tournaments, and more! Get in touch with your wild west spirit and join the fun. Free. Check for times and schedule of activities. 

CHANDLER

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween (Sept. 25-Oct. 31). Hauntingly colorful activities are sure to wrap families in a web of SPOOK-tacular creative play. Kids will be spellbound by the BEWITCHING crafts, pumpkin painting*, and FRIGHTFULLY fun photo ops. They’ll also have a skele-TON of fun starring in their own MONSTER-ific coloring page and finding their SPOOKY color name! Guests are encouraged to dress-up in their most colorful costumes.

Pedal  Haus Brewery Octoberfest (Oct.1).Enjoy authentic German Oktoberfest fare and beer, live music by local bands and a spirited polka band, a sausage eating contest, a stein holding contest, carnival games and more at the Pedal Haus Chandler Oktoberfest block party.

Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch (Oct. 13-31).  have some fall fun with arts and crafts, carnival games, rides, face painting, food and more. Costumes encouraged! Located at Chandler Fashion Square.

DEWEY

Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze (Sept. 26-Oct. 31). Farm-inspired rides, hayride farm tours, barrel train rides, pig races, circus shows, grain train rides, tetherball, zip lines, dog races, farm-to-table foods and ropes course races, obstacle course, and the “pick your own” experience. And of course the signature 15-acre pumpkin patch and corn maze!

FLAGSTAFF

Coming Soon. Hitching Post Stables Pumpkin Patch Festival (Oct. 1-31) features horse/tractor-drawn hayrides, hay maze, petting zoo, bounce house, games and more. Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $12; free for ages 2 and younger. Additional fees for pumpkin purchase and hayrides. 

Viola’s Pumpkin Patch at Viola’s Flower Garden (Oct 1-31) has a little bit of everything! Bring the family to enjoy a straw-bale maze, pumpkin decorating, old fashioned games, and lots of photos ops! Open daily all October, 10am-4pm on event days and 10am-6pm on non-event days. $3/person. Children 3 and younger are free. $1/pumpkin for decorating. 

GILBERT

The Pumpkin Patch at Mother Nature’s Farm (Sept. 24-Oct. 31) includes a hayride, spider web crawl, feeding the farm animals and Alexander’s Adventure Maze. Bring a picnic lunch; there are picnic tables, grassy fields and big shade trees.

Gilbert Oktoberfest (Oct. 15). Gilbert Oktoberfest taking place at Gilbert Regional Park in Gilbert is an authentic, family-friendly celebration of German culture with several Oktoberfest-themed activities including stein holding competitions, a bratwurst eating competition, traditional polka music and a performance by event host and musician, the ”Queen of Oktoberfest.” The family-focused celebration will have oversized games, a kids’ zone, and themed food and drinks.

GLENDALE

Coming Soon. Ghosts and Goodies (Oct. 16). Get ready ghouls & girls for a chilling day of spooky activities! From 3 to 6 p.m well-dressed pirates & pixies, wizards & warlocks of all kinds can indulge in costume contests, fill up treat bags with candy & goodies from participating Westgate restaurants & retailers & enjoy games, prizes & entertainment! The little goblins won’t be the only ones going home with bags full of delicious treats, adult trick-or-treaters will be gifted several discount cards from participating Westgate businesses!

Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Days (Oct. 1-Oct 31). Six-acre corn maze, mini corn maze, haunted corn maze, petting zoo, jumping pillow, hay pyramid, farm activities and play areas.

Fear Farm Haunted House & Corn Maze (Sept.24-Oct.31). WARNING: may be too intense for those under 12 years old. Phoenix’s Largest Halloween event! Featuring 5 haunted houses and a haunted hayride all at one location!

PEORIA

Crawolween Party (Oct 7). Lake Pleasant Towne Center. 6 to 8 p.m Join the Boo Crew for a spooky celebration at Lake Pleasant Towne Center! Enjoy free entertainment, games, photo ops, costume contests & more! PLUS, the first 100 guests will receive a free gift. Dress up in your spooky-best for a chance to win a $50 Kohl’s gift card! Event will be held in the Food Court near Chipotle.

Boo Bash (Oct. 29). 6 to 8 p.m at Park West. A frightfully fun night with Halloween vignettes, magic shows, master pumpkin carver, music, fire eater, balloon artist, photo ops, and creepy characters.

PHOENIX

Creep Candy Crawl (Oct 15). Venture out to Desert Ridge Marketplace from 7 to 7 p.m. for an evening of spooky surprises during Creepy Candy Crawl. Children and families are invited to dress to impress for the annual Halloween costume contest and trick-or-treating. Plus, enjoy Halloween-themed music, dancing, games, prizes and more.

Desert Ridge Pumpkin Patch (Oct. 14-30). The fourth annual Pumpkin Patch returns to The District near AMC Theatres. Pick the perfect pumpkin (while supplies last), snap a seasonal photo and enjoy free face painting and balloon twisting on select dates. 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Dia de los Muertos Festival (Oct 30). Enjoy a family day in the park at the 10th annual MIKIZTLI: Dia de los Muertos Festival at Steele Indian School Park on October 30 from 1 to 7 p.m. Presented by Cultural Coalition, featuring multicultural music, dance, food, and interactive arts activities for children. A celebration of ancestors, culture, and family, attendees are invited to add photos or gifts to the community altar and join the candlelight procession with giant animated skeleton puppets!
Dino Trick or Treat (Oct 26-30). Welcome to Trick or Treating with Dinosaurs! Enjoy a stroll around the Phoenix Zoo at night with games, activities and candy/treat stations, also don’t forget to visit the Dinosaurs in the Desert, featuring the massive Giganotosaurus.

Dr. Zombie’s Puppet Slam of Doom. (Oct. 14-15). Spooky and scary puppets will menace you with their terrifying stories and shows. Puppet Slams showcase short form puppet theater pieces to adult audiences. You never know what’s going to happen at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater’s Puppet Slams!  Recommended for adults. 8:00pm. $18 for members, $20 for non-members. Advance ticket purchase required.

Dino Trick or Treat (Oct. 26-28). Welcome to Trick or Treating with Dinosaurs. Enjoy a stroll around the Phoenix Zoo at night with games, activities and candy/treat stations, also don’t forget to visit the Dinosaurs in the Desert, featuring the massive GIGANTOSAURUS! Tickets required, must be booked online.

Trucks and Treats (Oct. 29). 10 a.m to 2 p.m at the Hall of Flame Museum.Once again, the Hall of Flame invites kids and their families to dress up in their best Halloween costumes and join us for some trick or treating fun!

13th Floor Haunted House (Sept.24-Oct.31). WARNING: may be too intense for those under 12 years old. Created by nationally recognized and award winning haunted house designers, the 13th Floor will transport you to new levels of horror. Prepare to be terrified by two epic haunted attraction walk-through for one all inclusive price including 60,000 square feet of shocking twists and horrifying turns are waiting for you at 13th Floor Haunted House!

Strange Garden Spirit Walk at Desert Botanical Garden (Oct. 21). Spirits and ghosts are welcome to a night at Desert Botanical Garden to uncover botanical history and mysteries with a “spirited” cocktail in hand. Ages 21 or older. Included with general admission or membership.

Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden (Oct. 21-22). Lift your spirits at Strange Garden. Encounter weird sights, fun tricks and curious creatures. Kids, if you dare, come dressed in your Halloween best. Dance ‘til you drop at the spook-tacular monster bash. 5:30pm-9:30pm. Don’t leave empty handed, kids 12 and younger can pick the perfect pumpkin to take home.Included with admission or membership.

Trick or Treat at the Museum (Oct. 29-31). 9 a.m to 4 p.m at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix…a day of spooktacular fun! Ghosts and ghouls are invited to trick-or-treat through the Museum, monster mash on the dance floor, create a Spooky Tree in the Art Studio, take part in the fashion fright show, and explore three floors of imaginative exhibits! Costumes are optional but strongly encouraged! Please no costume masks that fully cover your face or prop weapons.

PRESCOTT

Fallfest in the Park (Oct 1-2) offers hundreds of local arts and crafts vendors under the cool American Elm Trees at Prescott’s Historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm.

Costumes for Kids 5K Fun Run (Oct 28). Halloween comes early in Prescott this year with Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation’s 8th annual Costumes for Kids 5K Fun Run. Grab your costumes and join us Saturday, October 28th at the Courthouse Square for a 5k that makes its way through beautiful historic downtown Prescott.

Monster Mash (Oct. 28). Zombies, Ghosts & Ghouls are all invited to the incredibly fun, family-friendly, Halloween-themed DEAD MAN’S PARTY known as MONSTER MASH. Come to the party dressed in your favorite costume and let’s TIME WARP with the WITCH DOCTOR and the WEREWOLVES OF LONDON as Transylvania descendants Lynzee 4man, John Knispel and Taylor Caprara rock out with songs such as THRILLER, EVIL WOMAN and SUPERSTITION.

Boo at the Zoo (Oct. 31). Boo at the Zoo is a fun family event held every October 31st. 2021 is extra special since Boo falls on a Sunday! This year gates will open for Boo at 5:00 pm for families with children 6 and under and at 6pm for all ages. Last admission will be at 8:30 pm. Come in costume and trick-or-treat at different stations around the Sanctuary with your favorite animals. Bring a flashlight and see all the nocturnal residents and don’t forget to visit the new Boo Zone!

MARANA

Marana Pumpkin Patch (Oct. 1-30). Take a wagon ride to the 50-acre pumpkin field and enjoy a corn maze, straw mountain, sand toy area, Coronado swing, cyclone swing, super slide, petting zoo, pig races, a 1/4-scale diesel train, pedal cart ride, tractor train ride and little tractors.

Marana Fall Festival (Oct. 15). Marana Fall Festival brings all the joys of fall on the farm to the public. Can your little daredevil master the sheep ridin’ challenge? Sign them up for mutton bustin’! Spend the afternoon at the arena, then head over to the carnival for an evening of thrills. Play games or just sit back and enjoy live music under the night sky. 

MESA

Scarizona Haunted House (October 7 – October 31). Scarizona Scaregrounds is Arizona’s premier haunted house event. Featuring haunted attractions recommended for those ages 12 and up, the annual event is a favorite among Valley thrill seekers. This year’s frightening themes include Mayhem in the Madness and Startled Darkness.
Check for hours as it varies. Starting at $24.95 per person. Scarizona Scaregrounds, 1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa.

Frights in the Lights(October 7 – October 31). Scarizona features a separate Halloween mile long drive-through light show, Frights in the Lights, a separately ticketed event intended for families with young children and kids of all ages. See larger than life pumpkins, spiders, ghosts, goblins and more. Starting at $24.95 per car load, available online and at the gate. Check for hours as it varies. Scarizona Scaregrounds, 1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa.

Celebrate Mesa (Oct. 8). A free family event. Activities include: tot spot, live music, food trucks, carnival rides ($5 wristband for unlimited rides), inflatables, a movie and more. Free event. 5 to 9 p.m. 

Día de los Muertos Festival (Oct. 22-23). Spirits collide at the annual Día de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center! This FREE two-day festival features cultural performances, live music, delicious food, beautifully created Altars by local artists and a GIANT community altar and a colorful Mercado with jewelry, arts & crafts and more!

Pumpkin Splash (Oct. 22). Take a dip in the heated, floating pumpkin patch! Then pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate. Enjoy swimming, pumpkin decorating, and spooky music. $7 entry fee, includes pumpkin. Locations at Brimhall Aquatic Complex and Mesa Aquatic Complex.

Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze & Fall Festival (Sept. 30-Oct. 30) features a five-acre corn maze, mini golf, pumpkin patch, inflatables, petting zoo, mini zip line, barrel train ride, giant jump pad (requires socks), giant tube roll, mini hay maze, spiderweb climb, duck races, train ride, animal area, pumpkin bowling and more.

MORRISTOWN

Hay…Boo-Fest (Oct. 8). Dillon’s Western Trails Ranch. 4 p.m. Filled with a Haunted Hay Ride, delicious KC Style BBQ, live music and dancing. It will be a family friendly event with face painting, wax hand souvenirs, tons of local vendors, food trucks and more! Dillon’s at Western Trails Ranch also hosts an amazing petting zoo; with donkey’s, goats, alpacas and now lambs!

QUEEN CREEK

Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms (Oct. 1-Oct.30). Pick out the perfect pumpkin and enjoy a chili dinner, rides, corn maze, mini golf, petting zoo, tractor play yard, deer feeding, Carousel Museum, giant yard games, corn hole games line dancing, face painting and more.

Trunk or Treat (Oct 15). Enjoy all of your favorite activities taking place including carnival games, escape rooms, food vendors, nerf wars and more.  Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere.  Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies.

SCOTTSDALE

Fall Festival (Oct. 22). 2 to 5 p.m at the Arizona Boardwalk Courtyard. Kids 16 and under and families are invited to participate in our not-so-spooky costume contest for HUGE PRIZES! Other activities Include character meet and greets, face painting, trick or treating, crafts, activity centers, music, games, and more. .

Free Family Fun Halloween Bash (Oct. 29). 11 a.m to 3 p.m at the Arizona Boardwalk Courtyard. At the Annual Family Fun Halloween Bash kids 18 and under can win amazing PRIZES in the Halloween costume contest with first place receiving $500 CASH! Then trick-or-treat for candy, enjoy bounce houses, slides, face painting, live entertainment, family-friendly performances, shopping, raffles, and giveaways.

Glass Pumpkin Patch (Oct. 21-23). This festive event will showcase over 1,000 whimsical, vibrantly colored glass pumpkins handmade by Gregory Tomb, an acclaimed local glass artist known for his unique, intricate designs. These one-of-a-kind works of art will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Holland Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to enhancing arts, education and community in the Desert Foothills region. Free to attend. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Halloween Spook-Track-ula (Oct. 7-31). The family-friendly event is perfect for kids of all ages. We’ll creep it real with the event’s feature, a spooky train ride created with younger children in mind… a bit spooky, but not too frightening. The event will feature limited capacity of 750 people per one and a half hour time blocks at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly. The park will only be accessible to those who have purchased tickets during a specific time block. Visitors will have an opportunity to ride the train and carousel as many times as they’d like during their time block. 6 to 9:30 p.m. $15, Free ages 2 and younger. Tickets must be purchased online.

Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival (Oct. 28-29). Over 20 Hot Air Balloons on display and passing out over 4,000 pounds of candy to Trick-or-Treaters, live music, food and beverage, a FREE Kids Zone with over 30 inflatable slides and attractions, costume contest, vendor market, tethered balloon rides, fireworks, and much more. Please note that balloons will begin coming down before the event time is over. There will be no refunds issued if you arrive after balloons are deflated. Arrive early to ensure maximum happiness! 5-9:30pm.

Bug Fest: Halloween Edition (Oct. 30). 10 a.m to 2 p.m at the Arizona Boardwalk. Enjoy cockroach races, butterfly releases, a photo ‘hissing booth’, interactive bug zoo learning stations, edible insect treats, crafts and more! This event is free and recommended for bug-lovers of all ages! Wear your Halloween costume and be entered to win PRIZES!

Happy Howl-o-ween (Oct. 29). 5 p.m at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. Guests will (trick-or-) treat themselves to a self-guided tour of the sanctuary and enjoy family-friendly activities like a scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch, games, and a spot for a family photo. Family-friendly costumes are highly encouraged – as long as they feature close-toed shoes!

SHOW LOW & SURROUNDING AREAS

Trunk or Treat (Oct 29). This award winning event is a fun community gathering for everyone. It’s a time to dress up in your favorite costumes, decorate your vehicles and hand out goodies to the kids. There will be vendors, games for the children and prizes for best costume. 4pm-7pm.

The Willis Farm (Sept 24-Oct 31). Come pick your own pumpkin at this 4th generation local farm! Families can also partake in movie nights, family dances, hayrides, corn mazes, kid zones, train tickets, games, and laser tag. Please check the weather before arriving.

SUPERIOR

Burro Run and Apache Leap Mining Festival (Oct. 22). Celebrate Superior’s rich history as a mining town with a series of fun, family-friendly activities, ranging from pack burro racing to a hands-on mining competition and more. Free, except for the race participants. Dogs are not allowed.

TEMPE

Creepy Candy Crawl (Oct. 22).Venture out to Tempe Marketplace from 6 to 8 p.m. for an evening of spooky surprises during Creepy Candy Crawl. Children and families are invited to dress to impress for the annual Halloween costume contest and trick-or-treating. Plus, enjoy Halloween-themed music, dancing, games, prizes and more.

Halloween Stroll Downtown Tempe (Oct. 30). Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages are invited to head over to Downtown Tempe for some not-so-spooky Halloween fun. This free event includes Halloween-themed crafts, games, a costume contest and outdoor trick-or-treating at various Downtown Tempe merchants. All participants will be given a map with a list of businesses. 2 to 5 p.m.

Coming Soon. Moonlight Jack-o-Lantern (Oct.1-Oct. 31). Snap the perfect fall photo at Tempe Marketplace with the Moonlit Jack-o-Lantern. The giant, seven foot Halloween installation will be on display for the entire month of October in front of Harkins Theatre.

TUCSON

Tucson Fall Festival (Nov. 2-6). Enjoy delicious food, exhilarating rides, daily concerts and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. More details to come.

Spooktacular (Oct. 29). Children will be able to to experience a haunted house, scary good music with an on-site DJ, food vendors and 80 available cars and trucks for our unique trunk-or-treat tradition.The festivities are set to begin at 5:00 P.M

WILLCOX

Fall Pumpkin Celebration at Apple Annie’s Orchard (weekends Sept. 24-Oct. 31). Go back in time for some old-fashioned family fun picking pumpkins and vegetables, exploring a 12.5 acre corn maze (with two levels of difficulty), taking a hayride and more.

VALLEY WIDE

Coming Soon. Bashas’ Halloween Celebrations (Oct 30). Families across the state are invited to creep and crawl into their neighborhood Bashas’ supermarket for some fun-filled holiday treats and activities the day before Halloween. There will be employees in costumes, trick-or-treat candy stations at each department. A free cookie (individually wrapped from the Bakery Department) and free apple cider. At 1 p.m. each store location will award $25 and a dozen donuts for the best children’s costume. Plus seasonal treats will be available to purchase and take home decorating kits. Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., no advance registration required.

Coming Soon. October Fright Nights. Celebrate the spookiest time of the year at select Harkins Theaters all month long. See your favorite frightening films on the big screen every Friday and Saturday for only $5. The Exorcist (Oct.1-2), The Frighteners (Oct. 8-9), The Shining (Oct. 15-16), Halloween (Oct. 22-23), A Nightmare on Elm Street (Oct. 29-30). Check for times. 

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