Photo: The Arizona Taco Festival moves to WestWorld this year.
Fall is Festival time!
Arizona Taco Festival (Sat.-Sun. Oct. 12-13). 11am-7pm. $15. Sample tacos from more than 50 restaurants and food trucks, live entertainment, taco eating contests, Chihuahua beauty pageant, kid’s zone and more. WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. aztacofestival.com
Phoenix Greek Festival (Fri.-Sun. Oct. 11-13). 5-10 pm Fri., 11 am-10 pm Sat., 11 am-8 pm Sun. $5; children under 12 free. Greek music, food, drinks, dancing, art, jewelry and children’s activities. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1973 E Maryland Ave. phoenixgreekfestival.org
Four Peaks Oktoberfest (Fri.-Sun. Oct. 11-13). 5 pm-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., 10 am-8 pm Sun. Free general admission. German Food and Shoppe, food vendors, non-stop polka, Dachshund racing, Kids Zone, carnival and more. Tempe Beach Park, Mill Ave & Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe. fourpeaksoktoberfest.com
Otsukimi Moonviewing Festival (Fri.-Sat. Oct. 11-12). 6:30-10pm. $35 ($30 members), $7 ages 3-12, under 3 free. Live entertainment, beer garden, telescope viewing and more. Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, 1125 N. Third Ave., Phoenix. japanesefriendshipgarden.org
Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace (Sat. Oct. 12). 10 am-close. Free. Features activities, demonstrations, make & take crafts, treats and more. Historic downtown Glendale and Catlin Court. visitglendale.com
Event for train lovers
Railfair (Sat.-Sun. Oct. 12-13). 10am-5pm. Free; $2 train and carousel rides. Model train displays, displays, face painting, exhibits, tours and kids’ activities. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale. therailroadpark.com
Fun with the pups
Barktoberfest (Sat. Oct. 12). 8:30 am-1:30 pm. Free. Friends for Life Animal Rescue hosts their annual Barktoberfest, featuring shopping, fine arts and crafts, life entertainment, dog wash, agility course, dog adoptions, dog costume contests, raffles and more. Gilbert Town Center, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert. azfriends.org
HelzaRockin’ Gem & Mineral Show (Fri.-Sun. Oct. 11-13). 9 am-5 pm Fri.-Sat., 9 am-2 pm Sun. $3, under 12 free. Rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, beads, gold panning, scavenger hunt and more. Buckeye Arena, 802 N First St., Buckeye. westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com