Flock to Arizona’s fall festivals

A family searches for the perfect pumpkin at a fall festival in Marana, Arizona on October 25, 2014. Photo by: Morrena Villanueva/Arizona Sonora News Service
A family searches for the perfect pumpkin at a fall festival in Marana, Arizona on October 25, 2014. Photo by: Morrena Villanueva/Arizona Sonora News Service

Scorching summer days are coming to end, which means comfortable sunny days are ahead for Arizona residents and tourists. Fall is the perfect season in the desert to get outside and enjoy time with friends and family. Take advantage of all fall has to offer in Arizona at one of these popular festivals.

September Festivals

  • Sept. 19. 14th Annual Roasted Chile Festival. Indulge on fresh roasted chiles at the 14th Annual Roasted Chile Festival. The event will feature live music by John Grant & the Guilty Bystanders, an alternative country/ rock band from Tucson, arts and crafts, organic produce and a beer garden. This festival is held in Tucson, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.rvfm.org.
  • Sept. 18- 26. 8th Annual Arizona Underground Film Festival. Arizona Underground Film Festival in Tucson showcases independent films from all over the country and from a variety of genres including horror, documentaries, animation, experimental, narrative and new this year, the exploitation category. For more information, visit http://www.azundergroundfilmfest.com.
  • Sept. 25- 27. 9th Annual Prescott Social Pow Wow & Native Art Show. Attend the Prescott Pow Wow for a weekend filled of dancing, music, food and arts. Pow Wow’s allow for Native American families to spend time together and maintain their native culture.  There will be gourd dances every day and a hand drum contest Saturday night. For more informaiton, visit http://www.prescottpowwow.org.
  • Sept. 25- 27. Annual Best of the West on Route 66 Festival. This festival features Kingman’s favorite elements, cowboys and cars. The popular festival features car shows, live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) rodeo on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.bestoftheweston66.com.
  • Sept. 25- 26. 9th Annual SalsaFest. Enter your favorite salsa in the SalsaChallenge or come just to enjoy salsa-making, tasting and live entertainment. This pet friendly festival even features Chihuahua races and a dog costume contest. This festival is held in Safford, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.salsatrail.com.
  • Sept. 26- Nov. 1. 17th Annual Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival features a seven-acre corn maze, giant jump pad, pony rides, petting zoo and more. This fall event is held in Mesa, Arizona. For more information, visit http://vertucciofarms.com.

Visit the map above for each festivals location. Red tabs are for September festivals, yellow tabs for October festivals and blue tabs for November festivals. 

October Festivals

  • Oct. 3- 4. 4th Annual Earth Harmony Festival. The Annual Earth Harmony Festival is held at one of the world’s largest EcoVillages in Tumacacori, Arizona. This weekend celebrates eco-living and sustainability with live music, art, hands-on demonstrations, and garden tours. For more information, visit http://earthharmonyfestival.org.
  • Oct. 9- 11. 27th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival. This three-day festival attracts more than 15,000 visitors, according to the Patagonia Fall Festival website, and features a variety of talented musicians and artists. In addition to the top-of-the-line performers is a plethora of food and beverage options. For more information, visit http://www.patagoniaaz.com/event/27th-annual-patagonia-fall-festival.
  • Oct. 9- 11. Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival. Come celebrate the traditional arts and diverse ethic backgrounds of Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico. This three-day festival features artists, traditional meals, musicians, and exhibits celebrating the regions culture. For more information, visit http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org
  • Oct. 10. Vintage Bisbee Wine Festival. Taste fine wine and enjoy live music at the Vintage Bisbee Wine Festival, sponsored by the Bisbee Rotary Club. For more information, visit http://www.bisbeerotaryclub.org/events.
  • Oct. 16- 18. 85th Annual Helldorado Days. Helldorado Days in Tombstone features gunfight reenactments, street entertainment, 1880s themed fashion show, carnival and live music. For more information, visit http://www.tombstonehelldoradodays.com.
  • Oct.17- 18. Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival. Enjoy over 70 types of wine from Arizona’s favorite winemakers and wineries. Admission is free, however tasting glasses and tickets may be purchased. For more information, visit http://www.willcoxwines.com/events.html.

November Festivals 

  • Nov. 5- 7. Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival. Stay up to date and learn what is new in the quilting, crafting and sewing world at this year’s festival in Tucson, Arizona. Enjoy free seminars and workshops. For more information, visit http://quiltcraftsew.com/tucson.htmlhttp://quiltcraftsew.com/tucson.html.
  • Nov. 7- 8. Celebrate Irish, Scottish and Wale heritage at Tucson’s Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games. There will be musical performances, traditional food and drinks, Highland dancing and bagpipe competitions. For more information, visit http://tucson-celtic-festival.ticketleap.com/2015-tucson-celtic-festival–scottish-highland-games/.
  • Nov. 7. Green Planet Festival. This green event in Phoenix features vegan and vegetarian cooking demonstrations, eco-friendly businesses and products, live music and activities for all ages. There will also be yoga, Pilates and fitness workshops. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/GreenFestivalPlanet.
  • Nov. 7. 13th Annual Page Lake Powell Hot Air Balloon Regatta. Come and admire a collection of colorful hot air balloons lift and float over the Lake Powell area. There will be a street fair during the day and balloon glow in the evening. For more information, visit http://pagechamber.com.
  • Nov. 21- 22. 10th Annual Pooch in the Park. This festival is all about you and your four-legged companion. With dog adoptions from local shelters, a dog show with prizes and pet-friendly carnival Pooch Party in the Park will get your pup’s tail wagging. This festival takes place in Lake Havasu, Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/516/9th-annual-pooch-party-in-the-park/.


For more information on addition fall festivals in Arizona, visit visitarizona.com

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