The Arizona State Fair is the state's largest festival, attracting over 1 million guests annually to rank as the 3rd highest attended state fair in the country and in the top 15 of North American Fairs. Featuring professional midway rides and games by Ray Cammack Shows, unique Fair foods, livestock and animal attractions, national headline and local entertainment, special shopping vendors, and various contests, the Arizona State Fair has something for everyone! The Fair is a showcase of Arizona talent, community, and spirit all in one location.
Do you have what it takes to enter the corn field planted over an old forgotten cemetery, where the dead now seek revenge on anyone trespassing on their grounds? Do you dare enter where your most horrifying nightmares become a reality? Don't let what happened to the others happen to you!
A new Fall family experience is creeping into the Garden and you’re invited. Join the Desert Botanical Garden at Strange Garden and encounter weird sights, fun tricks and enchanting creatures. Look out for our Mad Botanists as they dazzle you with tales of fascinating and peculiar plants. Dance ‘til you drop with groovy ghouls at the spooktacular Monster Bash.
The annual Balloon Spooktacular offers a safe, fun and memorable trick-or-treat experience for the whole family. Kids of all ages will love this spectacularly spooky festival featuring nightly firework shows, live music, a pumpkin patch and a free KidsZone. More than 20 majestic hot air balloons illuminate the sky as they participate in the world's longest continuous glow at over 3 hours, as well as offering tethered balloon rides and balloon candy stations serving up more than 4,000 pounds of candy.
Celebrate the spooky season at Apache Junction's Halloween Festival, featuring games, food, live music, bounce houses, a petting zoo, a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, Howl-o-ween canine costume contest, and more.
Spirits will connect at the Mesa Arts Center's annual Dìa de los Muertos Festival .The Day of The Dead festival will feature delicious foods, a colorful mercado featuring an assortment of Dìa de los Muertos merchandise, jewelry, arts and crafts. Our attendees have been treated to wonderful live entertainment every year, by noted local and regional acts such as Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix, Ballet Folklorico Amistad, Sol Gitana, Joe Granado y su Orquestra Kaliente, Noemy Esparza and Nosotrosound just to name a few.