In Mesa, Arizona the bountiful harvest is one that is proudly shared with visitors. Mesa celebrates the cooler temps with a line-up of outdoor fun and an assortment of seasonal fall-inspired activities. With social distancing enforced the following fall events are ready for visitors and keeping guest safety as their top priority. From advanced purchase online ticketing to no-contact food and sanitation stations and timed entry windows to control attendee counts, the change of seasons will be celebrated here in Arizona.
Visitors that book a two-night hotel stay in Mesa can also be eligible for
$150 toward Mesa attractions and dining. Learn more at www.EscapetoMesa.com.
VERTUCCIO FARMS FALL FESTIVAL & CORN MAZE
Oct. 1 – Nov. 1, 2020 (Some closures apply, check online for exact dates)
Monday-Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday-Saturday 9am – 10pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
4011 S. Power Rd., Mesa
Pricing: $12 per person, ages 2 yrs. and under free
INFO & ADVANCE TICKETS: https://vertucciofarms.com/fall-festival/
Vertuccio Farms is a great event for all ages this fall. From the Mini Hay Maze to the pedal race cars to the barrel train ride, giant spider web, extreme air pillow and of course the pumpkin patch and iconic 5-acre corn maze – this is the perfect family-friendly festival to celebrate the season!
SPECIAL NOTES: Visitors will select their timed entry window online and purchase their ticket. Guests may enter the farm anytime that day between those hours. Guests are welcome to stay if they like once inside the farm. Due to crowd control measures this year, Vertuccio Farms is not allowing re-entry to the farm or offering group rates.
PUMPKIN AND CHILI PARTY AT SCHNEPF FARMS
Oct. 1 – Nov. 1, 2020
Every Tuesday through Sunday – check website for special hours
24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek
Pricing: $23 per person (adults and children)
INFO & ADVANCE TICKETS: www.SchnepfFarms.com
Voted by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, Sunset Magazine and numerous others as THE Best FALL Family event in Greater Phoenix. Celebrating its 23rd year, farm favorites like vintage amusement rides, a roller coaster, zip lines, the extreme Hyper loop, and a new Super Slide, 4 acre & 10-acre corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoo and outdoor games, bonfires, country line dancing and a musical revue show are all part of the experience.
SPECIAL NOTES: Check online for current hours and special themed dates. Advance no-contact online ticketing is encouraged and limited daily guest counts have all been added to this year’s event. Rides will undergo regular sanitation and all farm staff will be required to wear a mask. For vulnerable and at-risk guests, every Friday from 10 AM – 2 PM is designated Grandparents Morning. Masks are required by all farm visitors during this time. *ADMISSION DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOD, PUMPKINS OR TRAIN RIDE
10th ANNUAL PUMPKIN SPLASH AT MESA CITY POOLS
Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 AM – 4 PM
Pricing: $8 per entry/pumpkin
TWO LOCATIONS: Brimhall Aquatic Complex & Mesa Aquatic Complex
INFO & ADVANCE TICKETS: https://www.mesaparks.com/parks-facilities/pools/pumpkin-splash
Take a dip in our floating pumpkin patch. Admission includes one pumpkin per person, pumpkin decorating, and 45 minutes of swim time in Mesa’s heated pool. There will be a max of 40 participants per time frame with time for staff to clean and sanitize between event times.
SPECIAL NOTES: Pumpkin Splash is limited to the first 500 people. Advanced tickets can be purchased at timed intervals. Mesa Cares donations accepted for those who do not wish to keep their pumpkin. No ticket will be mailed, you will check-in by name at the event. All people entering the facility must be pre-registered. Call 480-644-PLAY (7529).
RED MOUNTAIN FARMERS MARKET
Saturdays starting Oct. 10, 8 AM – 12 PM
Zaharis Elementary School, 9410 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa
FREE TO ATTEND: https://redmountainfarmersmarket.com/
The Farmers Market offers a great variety of fresh produce as well as a variety of local artisan vendors and food to eat. Come out and support small local businesses and have a great Saturday morning.
MESA FARMER’S MARKET & FLEA
Saturdays, 7 AM – 11 AM
Pioneer Park, 526 E. Main St., Mesa
FREE TO ATTEND: https://www.mesafarmersmarketandflea.com/
SPECIAL NOTES: Several vendors are offering pre-order options. Currently, the market features essential vendors for grocery and hot to-go food. In addition to the hand washing stations at individual vendor’s booths, we will be providing our own hand washing station for guests as well as hand sanitizer at the info booth. Guests are encouraged to utilize the park’s open spaces for dining and social distancing.
MESA CARS & COFFEE
3rd Saturday, Monthly, 7 AM – 10 AM
6611 E. McDowell Rd., Mesa
Cruise in, park, and have a good time! Located in the Red Mountain Promenade, on the SW corner of Power & McDowell in Northeast Mesa (right off the Loop 202 nearby Kneaders and What’s Crackin Cafe). Enjoy breakfast and good company all while sharing your passion for cars! *Open to all makes/models.
VINTAGE AND VINO FALL EXPERIENCE
Oct. 23, 2020, 11 AM – 9 PM
Oct. 24, 2020, 9 AM – 4 PM
Queen Creek Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre
20464 E. Riggs Rd., Queen Creek
INFO & ADVANCE TICKETS: https://www.vintageandvinoaz.com/
With over 100 antique, handmade and vintage vendors, our bi-annual event is a shopping experience for everyone. The event features unique shopping plus wine tasting, loaded mimosas, beer and a great lounge to relax in. While you relax, listen to music from our great local musicians. Ticket packages available online.
GARLIC WEEK AT QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL
Oct., 24 – Nov. 1, 2020
25062 South Meridian Road, Queen Creek
Celebrate the garlic harvest at Queen Creek Olive Mill with their Annual Garlic Week. Hosted during regular Mill hours, they will feature live music all week long, a variety of organically-grown garlic, cooking demos, games in the Olive Grove, Olive Oil 101 Tours, and a special garlic-inspired menu with garlic fries, garlic gelato, garlic cupcakes and so much more! Their Everything Garlic! Shop features garlic accessories, cooking utensils, garlic products like oils, and other garlic-flavored packaged foods like pasta, sauces, seasonings, t-shirts and more.
15TH ANNUAL AUTISM SPEAKS WALK ON WHEELS (DRIVE-THRU)
Sat., Oct. 31, 2020
9 AM – Noon
Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa
INFO & REGISTRATION: https://autismcenter.org/autism-speaks-walk-partnership-sarrc-1
This year’s annual Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC is now a Walk on Wheels celebration event. Join this festive, and socially distanced car parade at the Mesa Convention Center. Registration is free. To fundraise and join the movement, register your walking team online and complete your 1.54 mile walk with your team and then celebrate at this event.