Hey friends! I just love everything about fall — cooler weather, football, pumpkins, you name it! Fall in Phoenix is warmer than other parts of the country, but anything’s better than the triple digits of summer, and there are still plenty of ways to celebrate the changing seasons. So today, I’m sharing 7 fun fall activities in Arizona that my family and I really enjoy. Most of these are in the greater Phoenix area or just a short drive away.
Tolmachoff Farms — Located in Glendale, this family farm features a pumpkin patch, produce stand, corn maze, petting zoo and lots more. We’ve been taking the kids here on and off for a long time, and one of the things I like about it is that they have a nice fall display filled with pumpkins up front at the produce stand, so you can snap a few pictures of the kids picking out pumpkins without actually going into the patch. This is great if you need to save some cash or you’re pressed for time.
Front Porch Festival at Catlin Court — I wrote about this historic neighborhood last year, and while it’s a great place to visit anytime, it’s especially nice to stroll around the place during the fall festival when the weather is just ideal. If you enjoy crafts, retro or antiques, this one’s for you!
Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lakes — This event is huge, but it’s a lot of fun for the whole family.
Railfair 2015 at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park — This park open throughout the year, but there are a lot of different things going on during this annual event. It’s perfect for families and model train lovers of all ages.
Mortimer Family Farms — Located in Dewey, AZ, near Prescott, this family farm has a huge pumpkin festival each fall. It’s a nice way to go pumpkin hunting and enjoy much cooler temperatures.
Rock Springs Cafe — I talked about this little gem before, but their pies are amazing, and whenever we travel up north, we always stop on the way home to get a pie. Their pumpkin and pecan pies are perfect for Thanksgiving, especially if you don’t bake your
See the Fall Colors at Sedona/Oak Creek and Flagstaff — We don’t see many leaves changing colors in the desert, but you can take a short drive up to Northern Arizona and see the gorgeous colors of fall. My kids have always loved stomping on crunchy leaves, and I usually frame a leaf or two as a souvenir.
There are tons of other events going on this fall in Arizona, but I hope these ideas can get you started.
What are some of your favorite local fall activities?
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