Valley Halloween Events

There are many great options for celebrating Halloween with your friends and family here in the Valley of the Sun. Check out just a few of the local Halloween Events – there is something happening in almost every part of the city. However you perfer to spend your Halloween, the Russo Team wishes you and your loved ones a happy and safe Halloween!

Pumpkin Days and Fall Maze, Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale, Arizona
Opens daily from 9am-8pm, Sun-Thurs open until 11pm. You can enjoy a pumpkin patch, various corn mazes, a petting zoo, train rides and so much more. Tickets are $8.00. Located at 5726 N 75th Ave. 623-386-1301. www.tolmachoff-farms.com

Pumpkin and Chili Party, Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, Arizona
Open 10am-9pm Thursdays, 10am –10pm Friday/Saturday and 10am-9pm on Sunday. Shnepf Farms is known for their huge bowls of chili, fresh cornbread, roasted sweet corn and warm brownies! Come pick out a pumpkin, take a hay ride, watch a pig race, make your way through the corn maze or do a little fall shopping at the country store. They even have a roller coaster ride for kids and a petting zoo. Tickets are $15.00 or you can purchase at Fry’s for $12.00. Located at 24810 Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. 480-987-3100. www.schnepffarms.com

Halloween Extravaganza 2011, Valley YMCA in Scottsdale, Arizona
Oct. 29th from 5-8pm, enjoy riding on a pirate boat, spooky haunted rooms, see Alice’s Wonderland, bouncy houses and arts and crafts. Families will receive prizes and treat bags for the kiddos. $10.00 per family. Located at Scottsdale/Paradise Valley Family YMCA at 6869 E Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. 480-951-9622 www.valleyymca.org/scottsdaleparadise

The NEST Haunted House, Rawhide at Wild Horse Pass, Gila River Reservation
Open Thursdays 7-10pm, Friday 7pm-midnight, Saturdays/Sundays 7pm-10pm. This huge haunted house is based on a fictional story, set in the rural Arizona town where guests encounter a reborn serial killer named Jacob Kell. Freakish characters greet the guests along “Monster Midway” on Rawhide’s Main Street which leads to the huge haunted house. Tickets are $25-40.00, visit their website for discounts.  Located at 5700 W North Loop Road, Gila River Reservation. 480-502-5600 www.frightened.com

Monster Mash and Ice Cream Bash, Tundra Extreme Ice Cream in Glendale, Arizona
Open Oct. 28th 7-9pm. Costume contest for kids under 16 years old with ice cream, pie and cupcakes as prizes for winners. Special Halloween treats are offered as well. Free admission. Located at 5350 W Bell Rd, #130, Glendale. 602-866-0377 www.tundraicecream.com

San Tan Valley Fall Festival, Ocotillo Trails Farmers Market in Mesa, Arizona
Open Thursday 4-9pm, Friday 4pm-midnight, Saturday 11am-midnight and Sunday noon-7pm. The San Tan Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first San Tan Valley Fall Festival with a four day event starting on Thursday, Oct. 27th. The event will have carnival rides, games, costume contest and a Halloween parade on Saturday. Tickets are $20-25.00 with unlimited ride-passes. Located at 40975 N Ironwood Drive, Mesa. 480-626-7757 www.santanchamber.com

Halloween Fun Night, The Shops at Norterra , North Phoenix, Arizona
Oct. 28th from 6-8pm. Children dressed in costumes can trick-or-treat throughout the shopping center. They will also have free face painting and a Halloween craft workshop. Some stores will be offering specials and coupons. Free admission. Located at 2546 W Halley Valley Rd, Phoenix. 623-582-9599 www.norterrashopping.com

Halloween Fangtastic Fall Festival, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Waddell, Arizona
Oct 29th at 10am. Infants and kids up to 12 years old can dress up and be a part of a Halloween costume parade. Prizes will be awarded for each age group. Event will include storytellers and face painting. $6.00 per vehicle. Located at 13025 N White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell. 623-935-2505 www.maricopa.gov/parks/white_tank

Fall Festival, Vertuccio Farms, Mesa, Arizona
Open Thursdays 9am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm and Sunday 9am-9pm. Come enjoy the season with a 10-acre corn maze, mini hay maze for the youngsters, barrel train rides, farm animals, air pillows, hop-along pony rides, bounce house pedal race cars, pumpkin patch and much more. $7.00 tickets, free for age 4 and younger. Located at 4011 S Power Rd, Mesa. 480-650-6606 or 480-650-6611 www.vertucciofarms.com

Trick or Treat Off the Street Halloween, Glendale, Arizona
Oct. 28th from 6pm-8pm. Trick-or-treat at Foothills Center in Glendale. Come and enjoy an evening of activities like carnival games, face painting, costume parade and arts and crafts. There will also be a “Thriller” dance performance by the Lil’ Drama Dance Troupe. $5.00 for non-Glendale residents, $4.00 for Glendale residents. Located at 5600 W Union Hills Drive, Glendale. 623-930-4610. www.glendaleaz.com/foothillscenter/index.cfm

Howl-o-Ween, Phoenix Zoo
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28/20 from 6:30pm-11pm. Enter through the zombie graveyard, then escape an alien invasion and take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the darkest, most frightening corners of the zoo. Haunted trails, trick-or-treating plus DJ entertainment. Recommended for children 8 and older. Admission $8.00 and $6.00 for Zoo members. Phoenix Zoo is located at 455 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix. 602-273-1341 www.phoenixzoo.org/events/special_events


Halloween Carnival, Buckeye Community Center, Buckeye, Arizona
Oct. 28th from 6pm-9pm. Come enjoy a themed carnival, contests, candy, a petting zoo, mystery bingo and a crazy cars carnival ride. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, and chili. All proceeds will benefit area charities and non-profit service organizations. Event is hosted by the town of Buckeye and Community Services Department. Free admission, 50cent tickets for food and attractions. 201 E Centre Ave, Buckeye. 623-349-6604
www.buckeyeaz.gov/index

Fall Fright Fest, Mountain View Community Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Oct. 29th from 10am-2pm. Face painting, trick-or-treating, costume contests broken into age categories. KZON (101.50) radio station will be there with Phoenix Fire and Police Department with fire trucks on display, and will be offering car-safety checks and vehicle VIN etching. Home Depot will be offering hands-on activities for kids. Hot dogs, chips and water included plus Jamba Juice and bakery samples from Costco. Special appearance from Phoenix mayoral candidates Greg Stanton and Wes Gullett. Admission is free. Located at 1104 E Grovers Ave, Phoenix. 602-534-2500. www.phoenix.gov/PARKS/mvcc.html

Trick or Treat for an Anthem Sweet, Community of Anthem, Arizona
Oct. 30th from 4pm-6pm. Dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat to collect candy and spooky surprises from business located down Anthem Way, Daisy Mountain Drive, Venture Drive and Vision Way. Participating stores will have an orange pumpkin decal showing in a window or for a list of businesses, you can access online. Free admission. www.onlineatanthem.com

Candy Apply Family Fright Night, Luci’s Healthy Marketplace, Phoenix, Arizona
Oct. 30th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Join Chef Slade Grove while he teaches participants how to make candy apples dipped in caramel or chocolate. This is a hands-on, family and kid friendly event. They will have a costume contest where winners can win gift certificates for Slade Grove’s creative Gourmets. There is limited space, so don’t wait to RSVP. $29.99 for one adult-child pair, $10.00 per additional adult-child pair. Located at 1590 E Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. 602-773-1339 www.lucishealthymarketplace.com

Kids Kamp at Cabela’s, Glendale, Arizona
Trick-or-treating at Cabela’s, Oct. 31st 7:00-7:45pm.  This is a part of an ongoing, weekly Kid’s Kamp program offering classes like hiking, camping, shooting, wild life conservation. Call the store for more details. Free admission. Cabela’s is located at 9380 W Glendale Ave, Glendale. 623-872-6761 www.cabelas.com

Halloween Carnival, Rio Vista Community Park and Recreation, Peoria, Arizona
Oct. 31st from 9:30am-noon.  Costume contest, carnival games and a mummy wrap. Prizes will be given for the funniest, most original, scariest and best couples costumes. Lunch will be provided with cupcakes for dessert (lunch reservations are required 24 hours in advance). All attendees will receive a complimentary fun bag. Admission is a $3.00 donation for lunch. Located at 8866 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria. 623-979-3911 www.peoriaaz.gov