Made With Love Gilbert Market

Made With Love is a local, curated weekend market filled with local bites, drinks, and products. In addition to shopping and snacking, there are also hands-on activities including free photos, kids activities, and a braid bar!

  • Opening Day Sept 28th, 8 am -Noon 
  • Every other Saturday from 8/9 am – 12/1 pm (excluding the Saturday after Thanksgiving)
  • Downtown Gilbert 388 N Gilbert Rd (north of Barrio Queen along the greenbelt) 
  • Starting November 29th there will also be a Market location at San Tan Village 2218 E Williamsfield Rd from 10 am – 8 pm 
  • FREE
  • Dog-Friendly, Family Friendly 
  • Free Parking available 

Arizona Restaurant Week 

  • Sept 25th – 29th daily
  • Restaurants prices ranging from $33 – $44 per person or couple 
  • Hosted by the Arizona Restaurant Association

Oktoberfest

While you might not have been able to make it to Munich to celebrate, venues and people around the Valley will be putting on similar events to celebrate German culture including German beers, foods and typical festival fun! 

Oktoberfest in the Hills 

  • Sept. 27-28th 
  • 5-10pm 
  • Fountain Park N Saguaro Blvd Fountain Hills
  • $5 for Adults – 12 & Younger Free 
  • If you wear Lederhosen or Dirndls Free
  • Family Friendly 

SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest 

  • Sept 27 (5-11pm) Sept 28 (3-11 pm) 
  • Dr. AJ Chandler Park 1787 E Commonwealth Ave Chandler 
  • Friday Tickets $10 – $50 – Saturday Tickets $15 – $100 
  • Family Friendly 

Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest 

  • 21 and Older Only 
  • Saturday, Sept 28th, 3-9 pm 
  • 424 N Central Ave 
  • $10/person or $30 for a group of four 

Four Peaks Oktoberfest

  • October 11th – 13th 
  • Friday (5 pm – Midnight) Saturday (10am – Midnight) Sunday (10am – 8pm) 
  • Tempe Town Lake 80 W Rio Salado Parkway 
  • Free Entrance – Food, Drinks and Games/Rides range in price
  • Family Friendly 

Taco Festival

  • October 12th and 13th (11 am – 7 pm)
  • Westworld of Scottsdale 
  • Tickets range in price and must be purchased online 
  • Be aware it is a cashless event – only debit and credit cards are accepted
  • On top of sampling tacos from local vendors, there will be a tequila expo, hot sauce tent, DJs, music and more!

Immersive Experiences

Whether you love posting on social media or not, these experiences are incredibly fun and both include snacks! With fun, vibrant and immersive experiences these are great outings for families, friends, couples and everything in between! 

Tacotopia

  • Sept 26th – Nov 24th (11 am – 7:30 pm) *closed Wednesdays*
  • $25 (adults) $20 (with student ID) $15 kids FREE (kids 3 and under) 
  • Tempe Marketplace 2000 E Rio Salado Parkway Tempe, AZ
  • Ticket includes 30+ immersive experiences, one taco, Jarritos soft drink, and chips & hot sauce sample bar

Candytopia

  • October 11th – December 29th 
  • Monday – Sunday 10am – 8:30pm 
  • 15147 N Scottsdale Rd. Suite 180 Scottsdale AZ 85254
  • Adults $28 Kids 4-12 $20 
  • Ticket includes various immersive experiences and 9 samples of candy items throughout the experience including chocolate truffles and bags of gummy bears

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Pumpkin Picking & More

Mother Nature’s Farm 

  • October 1st – 30th (Monday – Sunday 9am -9pm)
  • October 31st (9am – 9pm)
  • Kids $10 (includes access to all games, rides and play area) Adults $5 
  • Food available including hotdogs, popcorn and more
  • Pumpkins and more available for purchase 

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party 

    • $22 (children under 2 free) *discounted tickets available*
    • Every Thursday – Sunday in October (Th: 10am-9pm Fri&Sat: 10am -10pm Sun:10am -9pm)
    • Admission includes hayrides, roller coaster, and other rides, bonfires, marshmallow roasting, corn mazes, farmhouse museum, pig races, live entertainment, dog show, zip line, fireworks on Fridays and Saturdays **does not include food, pumpkin train ride or pony rides**
    • The menu is available online of offerings including chili, hamburgers, snacks and more!

Arizona State Fair

  • October 4th – 27th 
  • 1826 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85007
  • Tickets Ranging in Price – GA ($6-$8) additional fees for parking, unlimited rides, etc. can be found on their website
    • Collect Undeniably Dairy Milk Caps in Stores (5) and exchange for one free Child Admission 
    • Get TWO FREE adult admissions when you spend $50 or more at any Fry’s Food Store Location starting Sept 26th. Be sure to bring your receipt to the fair admission gate!
    • FREE admission until 6 pm with a donation of 5 cans of nonperishable food to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank every Wednesday until 6 pm!
    • BOGO admission when you purchase one ticket from a MetroPCS store. Admission valid for Wednesday’s after 6 pm.
    • When you buy $10 or more on a single Powerball ticket, you’ll get one voucher for 50% off adult admission (MUST BE 21+ to participate)
    • If you’re 55 and older you can enjoy complimentary admission to the Fair on Wednesday, Oct 17th by clicking on this page and entering the Password HUMANA
  • Concert Series
    • 4th Billy Currington $40-$60
    • 5th The Cult $40
    • 9th Stryper $30 – $50
    • 10th Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – $40
    • 11 Fiesta Friday $30-$100
    • 12 Lee Brice $40 – $60
    • 16 Matthew West and Zach Williams $40 – $100
    • 17 Trace Adkins $40 – $100
    • 18 Becky G $40 – $60
    • 19 Lil Pump $40 – $100
    • 23 AWOLNATION $40 – $100
    • 24 Chase Rice $40 – $60
    • 25 Hammers House Party $40 – $100

Halloween Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival 

Over 20 Hot Air Balloons will be on display with over 4,000 pounds of candy being passed out for trick-or-treaters! Live music, food, and beverages, vendor market, balloon rides, fireworks plus a FREE kids zone will also be at the family fun event!

  • October 25th and 26th (5 pm -9:30 pm)
  • Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Spring Training home to the AZ Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies)
  • Adult ($15) Kids 3-12 ($10) Kids 2 & Under (FREE) 

Even though fall has just begun, there is so much around the Valley to look forward to this season! Do you have a personal favorite activity or event this time of year? We’d love to know!