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4 Best Fall Festivals Around Phoenix

While many of us hate to see summer go, fall certainly has its perks. From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to fall-themed games and shopping, fall festivals are the perfect way to celebrate the best parts of fall. If you’re looking for things to do in and around Phoenix this October, the Phelps LaClair team has you covered. Here are the four best fall events in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area to check out in the fall of 2022. 

Four Fall Festivals to Experience in the Greater Phoenix Area

1: Arizona State Fair in Phoenix

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 30th

The Arizona State Fair has been a fall staple in Phoenix ever since 1905. People of all ages from all across Arizona can enjoy thrilling fair rides, exciting carnival games, delicious food, and more. The fair opens at noon every Thursday through Sunday until October 30th 2022 and closes around 11 pm, so you’ll have plenty of chances to take in all that the fair has to offer. 

1826 West McDowell Road

Phoenix, AZ 85007

2: Four Peaks Oktoberfest in Tempe

Oct. 7th – 9th

Oktoberfest isn’t complete without beer, so it’s a good thing this event is hosted by Four Peaks, a local brewery in Tempe. But that’s not all you’ll find at the Four Peaks Oktoberfest—you can enjoy live entertainment and amusement rides, as well as mouthwatering German foods and desserts. Oktoberfest runs on Friday, 10/7 from 5pm to 12am; Saturday, 10/8 from 10am to 12am; and Sunday, 10/9 from 10 am to 8 pm.

Kids are also invited to join in on the fun with Kinderfest, which is also hosted by Four Peaks and features carnival games, a Hansel and Gretel village, and more activities for kids of all ages. Kinderfest runs October 7th from 5pm – 8pm, October 8th from 11am – 8pm, and October 9th from 10am – 6 pm. 

Tempe Beach Park

80 West Rio Salado Parkway

Tempe, AZ 85281

3: Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival in Mesa

Oct. 1st – 31st

If you’re looking for a corn maze or a place to purchase pumpkins for carving, check out the Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival in Mesa. Other family activities on this 25-acre farm include the super mega slide (new in 2022!), pumpkin painting, duck races, a petting zoo, giant tube rolling, and much more. This annual fall festival is open Monday-Thursday 3pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm, and Sunday 12pm-7pm until October 30th, 2022. 

4011 South Power Road 

Mesa, AZ 85212

4: Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival in Scottsdale

Oct 29th & 30th

If you’re interested in some more sophisticated fall fun, the Kierland Fine Art & Wine Festival is the event for you (check out all of their events year-round). More than 100 artists from around the world will come to Scottsdale to transform Main Street into a unique outdoor gallery. There will also be a wine garden where those over the age of 21 can enjoy tastings from Arizona’s best wineries and enjoy live entertainment. The art festival runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday 10/29 and Sunday 10/30. The wine garden is open from 11am-8pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. 

15205 North Kierland Boulevard 

Suite 150 

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Don’t Fall Behind on Estate Planning

As the end of the year approaches, it’s a good time to make sure all your affairs are in order. At Phelps LaClair, we provide expert estate planning services throughout the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. If you need help drafting a will, setting up a trust, or otherwise providing for your loved ones, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call 480-892-2488 today to schedule a consultation in Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, or one of our other convenient Arizona offices

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (10/6/2022). Photo by Gerda on Unsplash

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