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- 2020 Halloween and Fall Events In and Around Scottsdale -2016

Heather Tawes Nelson

Heather holds an MBA as well as a Masters in International Management...

Heather holds an MBA as well as a Masters in International Management...

Feb 7 5 minutes read

Fall and Halloween bring us pumpkin patches, Fall Festivals, haunted houses and more in Scottsdale and the Greater Phoenix area.

But, as with pretty much everything this year, things will be different. Please be sure to check with the event venue on any limitations and special requirements for admission and participation. Halloween and Fall Festivals Scottsdale 2020

Halloween and Fall Festivals in Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix

  • Mother Nature's Farm - September 26th - October 1st - Head on over to Gilbert to visit this farm. The $10 admission covers a pumpkin, a hayride, a spider web crawl, cute animals and a maze. You are encouraged to bring your own picnic as there as plenty of tables and open areas. They will also have food for sale if you prefer not to picnic.
  • Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms - October 1st -November 1st - Thursdays through Sundays - Schnepf Farms is back with this fun event, but they are limiting the number of people onsite, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance. Besides pumpkins, you have multiple mazes to explore, you can feed the deer and visit the petting zoo, play mini-golf, zip along the zipline and more. Do not forget to try the chili or one of the farm's amazing baked goods.  There are special days and times for home-schooling families. Please see the website for more information.  (Season passes available and some activities have an additional fee.)
  • Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze and Fall Festival - October 1st - November 1st - Vertuccio Farms in Mesa will be offering another year of fun. Besides the amazing corn maze, you can also there will be a zip line, mini-golf, a jump pad, a new and improved barrel train, an animal area and so much more. It will be closed on  October 5th and 12th. 
  • Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Days - October 1st - November 1st - Tompalchoff Farms is back with another year of fun. There are multiple mazes, a petting zoo, train rides, a hay pyramid and more. Like a challenge? Search the maze for the missing pieces of your map. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except for Columbus Day.
  • MacDonald's Ranch Annual Pumpkin Festival - October 3rd - November 1st - MacDonald's Ranch is a fun place to visit year-round, but in October it becomes a pumpkin patch wonderland. Visit the petting zoo, pan for some gold, find your way through the hay bale maze, go around the track in your petal car and more. Food will be available for purchase. (Closed Tuesdays. Some activities have an additional fee. Please see the website for the full list.)
  • Boo-tanical Nights at the Desert Botanical Garden - October 23rd - 24th - This is a Members Only Event. Peruse the pumpkin displays, dance away to the DJ and enjoy food from various food trucks. Feel free to wear costumes!
  • Glass Pumpkin Patch at the Holland Center - October 16th - 18th - Over 1,000 beautifully hand-blown glass pumpkins will be on display and for sale over these three days. Proceeds will benefit the Desert Foothills Theater. 
  • Pumpkin Nights at the Princess- Now - October 31st - This family-friendly event will feature a pumpkin patch, a Haunted Plaza, a Jack-O-Lantern Lawn, fireworks and more. 


Here are some activities that will not be back for 2020:

  • Howl-o-ween at the Phoenix Zoo
  • Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Fest at Salt River Fields
  • Carefree Enchanted Pumpkin Garden
  • City of Scottsdale's Fall Festival
  • Cave Creek Wicked


Prefer to be Scared Out of Your Wits? These Haunted Events Are Not for the Faint of Heart


Scottsdale Haunted House


Arizona Haunted Houses
If zombies, ghouls, terrifying creatures and getting frightened out of your mind are your preferred way to celebrate Halloween, here is a website that has all of the haunted houses, scary events and more.

Even though several of them are closed for 2020, there are still quite a few options to get your scream on... 


This collection only includes a small number of Halloween and Fall festivals and events. Enjoy!



Disclaimer: Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Event dates, times and pricing subject to change. Most events are paid admission.

Originally posted on Live Better in Scottsdale

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