The best way to celebrate the arrival of fall and some cool weather is to spend time outside. Even if the leaves in Valley don’t always change, the autumns in the state are still special. To welcome the fall, people will want to attend one of their local festivals to enjoy some sunshine, culture, and sub-100-degree temperatures. If you are ready to experience something fun and excitement, below are some festivals in Arizona should not miss this fall:
This festival highlights carnival rides, arts, crafts, and pumping picking for visitors to enjoy. You might be able to see a magician walking around and doing random acts throughout the festival. The festival is free so you can bring your family to create memories that you will all cherish for years to come.
Arizona Taco Festival
The people in Arizona have a thing or two about good Mexican food. That is why they honor their love for all thing taco at the annual Arizona Taco Festival. This festival serves up more than 100 varieties of tacos for $3 each. You and your family or friends can enjoy a selection of tacos from some of the best Mexican restaurants in the state. Some of the highlights of the festival are the famous lucha libre wrestling, a selection of more than 100 kinds of tequila, and a taco eating contest.
Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration
Apple Annie’s in Willcox allows guests to pick and buy pumpkins and fall vegetables from the patch. The orchard, which is located down the street from the farm, provides an all-you-can-eat pumpkin and pancake breakfast in the morning. For lunch, guests will be served with smoked burgers, together with homemade cider, and different pumpkin desserts.
Salt River Fields Balloon Festival
During the fall, Salt River Fields come alive with this festival which takes place in the lead up to Halloween. Aside from the many candies to go around for the children, there will be live music, a pumpkin patch, a haunted trail, and firework displays at the festival. The main highlight of the event is the presence of more than 20 hot air balloons. Hopping on a tethered balloon ride will give you a great view of Scottsdale.
Four Peaks Oktoberfest
This Tempe Town Lake festival offers guests a wide selection of craft beer. This multi-day festival includes a beer garden with different German beer, fun-filled events, and live music. Carnival rides, dachshund races, tasty food can be expected from this festival.