Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Arizona Festivals

Arizona has a wide variety of fall festivals.  Many have a wild west theme such as Gulch Daze or Labor Day Rodeo while others are more traditional harvest events.  Of course there are beer festivals and lots of music events.  Find below some great events from Labor Day to November 28th.

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Enjoy one or more of these fun fall festivals in Arizona:


Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - Sonoita, AZ - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2016
Over 700 participants in this weekend rodeo contest.  Held at the fairgrounds.  Lots of concessions, steak fry, and even a dance following the rodeo on Saturday and Sunday.

Coconino County Fair - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2016
Enjoy entertainers and musicians, trails, all day carnival rides, livestock exhibits, vendor, food, and lots of family type fun.

Showdown in Tombstone - Tombstone, AZ - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2016
Features free street entertainment, costume contest, parade, dance, raffles, and reenactments.

Taylor Sweet Corn Festival - Taylor, AZ - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2016
It celebrates the primary crop of local farmers with a parade, fireworks, horseless rodeo and more fair fun.

Cars and Bikes - Bisbee, AZ - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2016

Sierra Vista Oktoberfest - Sierra Vista, AZ - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
The Sierra Vista Oktoberfest returned to Veterans’ Memorial Park in 2012 after a two year hiatus. Beer garden, german cuisine via food vendors, live entertainment from the Hamptons, kid’s carnival and arts & craft vendors.

Wine in the Woods Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 11 to Sep 11, 2016
Explore the beautiful gardens at The Arboretum at Flagstaff.  Sample from local Arizona wineries and breweries.

Bisbee Blues Festival - Old Bisbee, AZ - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2016

Galaxy Dance Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
Held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.

Arizona Underground Film Festival - Tucson, AZ - Sep 16 to Sep 24, 2016
Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival

Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016

Brat Haus Oktoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Brat Haus is your full Oktoberfest headquarters! As Arizona’s premiere artisan sausage makers we offer a variety of different Bratwursts and European inspired food. Our Haus made pretzels are definitely the best in town! Whether you want to celebrate in our Beer Garden located in Old Town Scottsdale or have our catering team bring the Oktoberfest party to you, Your guaranteed to have one of the best Oktoberfest parties ever! We always kick off Oktoberfest at our place with a huge party, complete with stein holding contests, live polka bands, dancing and lots of other games and activities! All throughout Oktoberfest we will offer food and drink specials including traditional German Festival Foods and all the great German Beers you can handle!

Lumberyard Brewery Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016

Litchfield Park Oktoberfest - Litchfield Park, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
The Wigwam Resort hosts an annual Arizona Oktoberfest on its front lawn with a costume contest, dance demonstrations, live music by Denny and the Polka Dots, and more. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Admission: $10 for 12 and over. Food and drink are extra.

Heber/Overgaard Oktoberfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
2016 will be the 29th annual Oktoberfest in the Pines held at Tall Timbers County Park. Last year’s description: Sixth year for the classic car show. Beer garden, hay rides, kids inflatables and anvil shoots (probably not for kids). There will also be over 60 arts and crafts vendors.

Arizona Insect Festival - Tucson, AZ - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016
Put on by the University of Arizona College of Agriculture.  Lots of workshops and experts helping you see and learn about bugs, butterflies, and insects.

Campbell Regatta - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016
A fun filled weekend in Lake Havasu.

Brazilian Day Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Arizona’s Official Brazilian Independence Day Festival at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.  Bands, dancing, martial arts, food, drinks and more!

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest - Fountain Hills, AZ - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016
This Oktoberfest at Fountain Park is hosted by the Southwest German Society, AMVETS Post 7, Fountain Hills Elks Lodge #2846 and the Town of Fountain Hills. German music, food and beer.

Earth Harmony Festival - TUMACÁCORI, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2016
A free weekend celebration of eco-living & sustainability held on one of the world’s largest EcoVillages.

Great Tucson Beer Festival - Tucson, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Over 200 beers to taste along with great food from local vendors at the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Arizona Dragon Boat Festival - Tempe, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
They swapped dates with the San Diego event due to spring construction on the dam at Tempe Town Lake.

Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Flagstaff will see its 8th annual Arizona Oktoberfest on Saturday at Wheeler Park from 11 AM to 8 PM. The event supports the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club. Live polka music, German beer, and free root beer floats for kids in the root beer garden. Contests for yodeling, costume, brat eating and beer hoisting.

SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
2016 will be the ninth annual Oktoberfest for San Tan Brewing and Downtown Chandler. 3 PM to 11 PM. The event typically includes stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. $12 admission (kids 12 and under are free). Presale tickets go on sale for $10 on September 1. Attendance is approximately 10,000 according to their sponsorship packet.

German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Seligman, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
They’ll be serving brats, leberkase and pretzels, as well as Oktoberfest Bier from Hofbrau Munchen! They are along Scenic Route 66 (I-40) so make a day of it.

Desert Rose Octoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 15, 2016
October 1, 8 and 15 only.

Scottsdale Film Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 6 to Oct 10, 2016

Ales on the Rails - Clarkdale, AZ - Oct 6 to Oct 30, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October

Patagonia Fall Festival - Patagonia, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
A celebration of music and art. 28th annual event.

Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 30, 2016
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago.

Phoenix Greek Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016

Brew and Brats Oktoberfest - Kingman, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2016
Ninth annual two day Oktoberfest hosted at Locomotive Park by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club. In addition to the beer German food, kids games and live bands, there will also be a triathlon. Admission is free.

Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake - Tempe, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
Tempe Sister City holds the 43rd annual Tempe Oktoberfest as a fundraiser for its student and teacher exchange program. At the three day Oktoberfest, you will find a carnival, dachshund runs (Sunday) and a 5 Mile / 5K / 1 mile race (Saturday) in addition to German food, beer & wine gardens and live music. 15 german beers and three stages of live music! Kinderfest with craft zone and carnival amusements for kids. Six hours of polka music on Sunday. Eight 4 oz. smaples of German beer will also be served from noon – 6 for just $20. Admission is free. All day pass for kids amusements is $30. Tempe Beach Splash Park will also reopen for the weekend. Cash is needed to purchase tickets for food and beverages. Family pricing during the day on Saturday and Sunday is 25 food/activity tickets for $20.

Y Race Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Half marathon, 5K, 10K and Stroller Dash! 48th annual event.

Sedona Arts Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Showcases art against the stunning red rock backdrop in a fundraiser for arts education in Sedona.

Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

Old World Oktoberfest - Peoria, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

St. Rose Oktoberfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
The Saint Rose Phillipine Duchesne Catholic Church organizes this event. Bratwurst and soft pretzels. Friday night fireworks show. Huge children’s play area with bouncy houses and a rock wall. Saturday brings the car and motorcycle show as well as the singing competition.

Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 14 to Oct 22, 2016
Saturday and Sunday only. German restaurant Haus Murphy’s in Glendale hosts an Oktoberfest celebration for two weekends in October. Last year: $40 for two 16 oz German draft beers, a food ticket for one German meal (choice of braised pork shank, German sausage, grillfleish or half chicken) and one German dessert (apple strudel or chocolate sauerkraut cake). Die Guggenbach Buam flies in from Germany for entertainment. Bierstein holding and alpenhorn blowing contest.

Rainbows Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Arizona’s greatest street fair celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ community.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life Ride - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Charity ride to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Lots of bike ride distances plus an after party, dance, live music, food, craft beer and more at night.

Plein Air Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 15 to Oct 22, 2016
Enjoy paintings created outdoors rather than in a studio.

Arizona Taco Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016

Southwest Terror Fest - Tucson, AZ - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2016
An underground music concert for people who love metal bands.

Great Pumpkin Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2016

Safford Harvest Festival - Safford, AZ - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016

Anthem Autumnfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
Family friendly event with free admission and parking at ACC Community Park.

Red Rocks Oktoberfest - Sedona, AZ - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
This Sedona Oktoberfest happens 4-9 PM on Saturday night. Local Arizona craft brewers will bring Oktoberfest beers. German style bratwurst, potato salad, and big pretzels! Music by Big Willie and the Polka Meisters. Entry is $25 and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Sedona Rocks and the STEM program at Sedona Oak Creek School District.

Oktoberfest Goodyear - Goodyear, AZ - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016

All Souls Procession - Tucson, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 6, 2016
A two mile long procession of more than 150,000 through the streets of downtown Tucson to remember those who have passed.

Certified Local Fall Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2016

Phoenix 10K & Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2016

ASH Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 6, 2016
The Arizona Society of Homebrewers annual Oktoberfest.

TusCon - Tucson, AZ - Nov 11 to Nov 13, 2016
A Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror convention in Arizona.

El Tour de Tucson - Tucson, AZ - Nov 17 to Nov 20, 2016
One of the largest century rides in America, through the stunning desert landscape.

Encato Park Fall Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 19 to Nov 20, 2016
Amusement park rides and harvest festival at Enchanted Island.

Future Events – 2017

If we find the dates for a festival next fall (September or October 2017) which does not have an event in 2016, we will post them here.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

September 2015:

Brewery Gulch Daze – Bisbee, AZ – September 6, 2015

Pickin’ in the Pines – Flagstaff – Sept 18-20, 2015
Gila River Festival – Sept 24-27, 2015

Great Pineapple Race – Lake Havasu City – Sept 24, 2015
Woodland Wildlife and Science Festival- Lakeside, AZ – Sept 5, 2015

Arizona Taco Festival – Scottsdale, AZ – October 17-18, 2015
Arizona Jazz Festival – Phoenix, AZ – October 23-25, 2015

Snowflake Harvest Festival – Snowflake, AZ – October 10, 2015

The Great Pumpkin Festival – Phoenix, AZ – October 23-25, 2015

November 2015:
Certified Local Fall Fest – Phoenix, AZ – Nov 14, 2015
Grand Avenue Festival – Phoenix, AZ – Nov 14, 2015
Viva La Local Fall Food Festival – Tucson, AZ – Nov 2015

Find other fun things to do in Arizona in October:

Oktoberfest in Arizona
Arizona Corn Mazes
Arizona Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Arizona
Pumpkin Patches in Arizona


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