Photo: The Arizona State Fair runs through Oct. 27.
The Fair is back!
Arizona State Fair (Wed.-Sun. Oct. 4-27). Gates open at noon Wed-Fri, 11 am Sat-Sun. Prices vary; check website for discounts. Family entertainment, Monster Trucks, animals, food, characters, concerts, rides, exhibits, rodeo and more. Gates open at noon. Prices vary; check website for discounts. Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W McDowell Rd. azstatefair.com
Pumpkin and Chili Party
Pumpkin and Chili Party (Thur.-Sun. Oct 3-27). 10 am-9 pm Thur & Sun, 10 am-10 pm Fri-Sat. $22, under 2 free (discounted tickets available at Fry’s food stores). Hay rides, miniature golf, 10-acre maze, petting barn, inflatables, rides, climbing wall, live entertainment, extreme canine dog show and more. Schnepf Farms, 24610 S Rittenhouse Rd, Queen Creek. schnepffarms.com
A Taste of Greece – Greek Festival of Chandler (Fri.-Sun. Oct. 4-6). 5-10 pm Fri, 11 am-10 pm Sat, 11am-7 pm Sun. $5; ages 12 & under free. Greek foods, live entertainment, Kids Fun Zone and more. St. Katherine Church, 2716 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. atasteofgreeceaz.com
Oktoberfest (Sat. Oct. 5). 6-9 pm. $15/person. Enjoy German-inspired cuisine, Polka dance contest, kids’ zone, game, activities and live music. The Wigwam, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Blvd. wigwamarizona.com
Tempe Tardeada (Sun. Oct. 7). Noon-8 pm. Free. Hispanic Heritage festival with live entertainment, dancing arts & crafts, inflatables, exhibits and more. Tempe Community Complex, 3500 S Rural Road, Tempe. tempe.gov
Find a Furry Friend
Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival (Sat. Oct. 5). 8 am-2 pm. $5/person, $10/family. Features animal-themed arts, paw readings, pet adoptions, kid’s activities, live music, food vendors and more. Shemer Art Center, 5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. shemerartcenter.org
Dogtoberfest (Sun. Oct. 6). 10 am-3 pm. Features games, contest, activities for the whole family, vendors and pet adoptions. Watson Lake Park, 3101 Watson Lake Park Road, Prescott. petsreturnhome.org
While you’re headed to Prescott…
Pumpkin Festival (Daily through Oct. 27). 7 am-7 pm Mon-Thur, 9 am-9 pm Fri & Sat, 9 am-6 pm Sun. Bring the whole family out for a day of pick-your-own pumpkins, corn maze, hay rides, 40+ farm inspired rides, farm animals, Friday night barn dances, fun shows and more. Mortimer Farms, 12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey. mortimerfarmsaz.com