Arizona has a wide variety of fall festivals in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November has things to do in Arizona including Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
At this point we have checked for 2021 dates on all festival events. Some websites had not been updated at all for this year, but where a date was available or a cancellation confirmed, we've updated our listing. We'll keep looking for new events to add, and we'll be working on updating Halloween and Thanksgiving events as well. We hope you find a fantastic event near you, enjoy!
All events showing 2021 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Saboten Con - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
Saboten Con is an American anime convention held in Phoenix, Arizona and organized by Monkey Paw Entertainment. The convention is held on Labor Day weekend and lasts for 4 days (Fri-Mon). It is currently hosted at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. Saboten Con is the largest anime convention in Arizona with attendance reaching over 13,000 for the 2018 event
Coconino County Fair - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
Held Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy entertainers and musicians, carnival rides, livestock exhibits, vendor, food, and lots of family type fun. Since its establishment in 1949, the Coconino County Fair has promoted community involvement and interest in agriculture, horticulture, livestock, household arts, and diverse traditions. This is accomplished by providing an educational and entertaining experience in a family-friendly environment that encourages the public to showcase their accomplishments in agriculture and other areas.
Woodland Wildlife and Science Festival - Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ - Sep 4, 2021
Interactive booths and displays, live wildlife, demonstrations, exhibits, plus presentations by the Wildlife World Zoo.
Arizona Street Cars Bikes and Racers - Bisbee, AZ - Sep 4, 2021
Lots of cars and bikes, food to eat, and music/fun.
Taylor Sweet Corn Festival - Taylor, AZ - Sep 4, 2021
It celebrates the primary crop of local farmers with a parade, fireworks, horseless rodeo, arts & crafts, entertainment, kids activities, and of course sweet corn!
Showdown in Tombstone - Tombstone, AZ - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
Features free street entertainment, costume contest, parade, dance, raffles, and reenactments.
Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - Sonoita, AZ - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
Over 700 participants compete for $40,000 in prizes at this Labor Day weekend rodeo contest. Held at the fairgrounds. Event dates back more than 100 years. Lots of concessions, steak fry, and even a dance following the rodeo on Saturday and Sunday.
Lumberjack Games - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 4, 2021
Ales on the Rails - Clarkdale, AZ - Sep 14 to Oct 31, 2021
The Oktoberfest-style brews are produced in Arizona breweries. Beers may then be purchased during the railroad’s Fall Colors Tour, along with Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-label beers from Sedona’s Oak Creek Brewing Company. $10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings. An optional lunch for $11 of grilled sausages, special-recipe potato salad and hot pretzels served with a variety of gourmet cheeses perfect for dipping.
Mohave County Fair - Kingman, AZ - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2021
Come and join in on the fun and excitement at the Mohave County Fairgrounds. A countywide fair livestock & crafts exhibits, live entertainment, tons of vendors, carnival and much more!
Arizona Underground Film Festival - Tucson, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 25, 2021
Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival, with 9 days of programming
Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Three days of music, jamming, camping, workshops, community dancing, kids activities and more.
Sierra Vista Oktoberfest - Sierra Vista, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
Get ready for Sierra Vista’s favorite fall festival! Live entertainment will enthrall you at Der Biergarten, while the whole family can enjoy a carnival in the park. Food vendors will offer delicious cuisine, including a taste of Germany. And local art and crafts will be on sale in the kuns und handwerk strasse (arts and handwork street).
Heber/Overgaard Oktoberfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Annual Oktoberfest in the Pines held at Tall Timbers County Park. Classic car show, beer garden, anvil shoots, hay rides, and kids inflatables. There will also be over 60 arts and crafts vendors.
Campbell Regatta - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
A fun filled weekend on the water at Lake Havasu. One of its premier boating events of the year.
Salsa Fest - Safford, AZ - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
The festival celebrates the Southeast US’ Salsa Trail restaurants by offering samples of their salsas in a “Taste of the Trail.” Amateur salsa makers can compete for the title of best salsa. There will be live music and entertainment throughout. Food trucks and vendors of all kind are invited to participate.
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest - Fountain Hills, AZ - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2021
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest celebrates adjacent to the Nations 4th tallest fountain with a band flown in from Germany, German food including footlong brats, sauerkraut and potato salad and of course German beer. Kids can enjoy a play area with bounce houses FREE of charge. $5, 12 and under are FREE. Wear your Dirndl and Lederhosen for FREE entrance.
Brew and Brats Oktoberfest - Kingman, AZ - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Two day Oktoberfest hosted by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club. Local craft beer, German food, kids games and live bands. Held at Metcalfe Park (315 W. Beale St.) in Downtown Kingman. Admission is free.
Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 2 to Oct 30, 2021
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago in 1905.
Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Oct 2, 2021
Flagstaff will see its 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.
Litchfield Park Oktoberfest - Litchfield Park, AZ - Oct 2, 2021
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. Admission: $10 for 12 and over. Food and drink are extra.
Pedal Haus Oktoberfest – Chandler - Chandler, AZ - Oct 2, 2021
A block party with live music; brats, burgers and beers; sausage eating contest; stein holding; polka bands and carnival games
Brat Haus Oktoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 3, 2021
Brat Haus is your full Oktoberfest headquarters! They offer a variety of different Bratwursts and European inspired food, including Haus-made pretzels. They always kick off Oktoberfest with a huge party, complete with stein holding contests, live polka bands, dancing and lots of other games and activities! All throughout Oktoberfest there will be food and drink specials including traditional German Festival Foods and all the great German Beers you can handle!
Dogtoberfest - Prescott, AZ - Oct 3, 2021
HUGE event with 30 rescues and animal-related vendors. Fun in the sun on the lake with 100’s of dogs. They need your help to find homes for their rescue pups.
Bisbee Plein Air Festival - Bisbee, AZ - Oct 6 to Oct 10, 2021
Join other artists in painting Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, staircases, colorful homes and more in this competition for prizes, plus sell your Festival pieces to the public at the Wet Paint Sale. There will also be an informal critique sessional, panels, and a youth paint out.
Phoenix Greek Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Greek food, music, dancing, jewelry, art, grocery items and activities for children at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center.
German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Seligman, AZ - Oct 9, 2021
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.
Bike MS: Arizona - Fort McDowell, AZ - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Cycle through the beautiful Arizona desert and join a community of riders dedicated to changing the world for people with MS along a ride. Whether you pedal through the stunning McDowell Mountain Park loop, up into the off-road mountain bike loop, or onto the road routes that will take you into Fountain Hills and beyond —the Arizona desert will surround you with beautiful sunrises, sunsets, cacti and majestic southwestern scenery. Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Snowflake Harvest Fest - Snowflake, AZ - Oct 9, 2021
Come on down to Pioneer Park for arts & crafts, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Willis Family Farm, plus food, live entertainment, and children’s activities!
Patagonia Fall Festival - Patagonia, AZ - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
For 2021, modified to artisan market. A celebration of music and art for over 30 years. Over 120 fine artists and artisans with quality food vendors, local non-profits, and world class entertainment.
Sedona Arts Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Showcases art against the stunning red rock backdrop in a fundraiser for arts education in Sedona.
Pedal Haus Oktoberfest – Tempe - Tempe, AZ - Oct 9, 2021
The Oktoberfest hoopla begins with a stein holding competition and fan-favorite sausage eating contest, all accompanied by a live German polka band from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and festive Oktoberfest decor. Oktoberfest attire is encouraged for the party
Bisbee 1000 - Bisbee, AZ - Oct 16, 2021
The Great Stair Climb is a unique physical challenge (run or walk) – a 4.5 mile course with nine staircases (1000+ steps total) connected by winding roads along some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee.The Stair Climb is followed by the Ironman Ice Competition – grab a 10lb block of ice with antique tongs, sprint up 155 stairs, across a trail down a steep road to the finish (approximately 1/4 mile total) and a Craft Beer Festival to celebrate your accomplishments.
Desperado LGBT Film Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 22 to Oct 31, 2021
Each year, Desperado showcases quality films that are related to the experiences of the LGBT community with the goal of creating an event that is educational, enlightening, entertaining and enjoyable. In addition to the screening of films, local artisans, painters and photographers are featured throughout this event.
ASH Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Chandler, AZ - Oct 23, 2021
The Arizona Society of Homebrewer’s annual Oktoberfest.
Anthem Autumnfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2021
Family friendly event with free admission and parking at ACC Community Park, featuring arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment.
Plein Air Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 23 to Oct 30, 2021
Enjoy paintings created outdoors rather than in a studio.
Trunk or Treat at Tall Timbers Park - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Oct 30, 2021
Head to Tall Timbers County Park for trick or treating, music, and more!
American Lebanese Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
The American Lebanese Festival features authentic Lebanese cuisine, music and entertainment. Come experience Lebanese culture, folk life and traditional Dabke Dance
All Souls Procession - Tucson, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
A two mile long procession of more than 150,000 through the streets of downtown Tucson to remember those who have passed.
Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival - Carefree, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
Arizona’s premiere fine art & wine festival showcases 165 juried, fine artists displaying paintings, bronzes, stone, clay, wood, metal and glass sculptures, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, intricate gourd sculptures, batiks and much more. In addition to the beautiful artwork and live musical entertainment, patrons may take part in the wine tasting program, for $10, which includes a collector glass and 6 sampling tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1
Scottsdale Film Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 5 to Nov 12, 2021
Uses film to share and create dialog about the unique perspectives of other countries and cultures, allowing attendees to gain a deeper connection to local and global communities. Founded in 2001.
Phoenix Pride Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
The annual Phoenix Pride Festival in Phoenix is a two-day celebration designed to bring the area’s diverse LGBTQ+ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of the past, present and future, while raising funds for the Phoenix Pride Community Programs and educating the public about the existence and continuing civil rights battle facing the community. The Phoenix Pride festival features over 150 entertainment performances on 6 stages and over 300 Exhibitors showcasing a huge variety of food options, shopping opportunities, and community resources.
Litchfield Park Festival of Arts - Litchfield Park, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
The Litchfield Park Festival of Arts will take place on the Library Lawn and Downtown District.
Phoenix 10k and Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 7, 2021
This is the race that started it all, bringing the City of Phoenix to its feet back in 1976. Founded by Dr. Art Mollen, his vision brought his growing, vibrant city together with a sport still in its infancy. This inaugural event set the charge used to ignite the running boom in Arizona. Over the years, the race has hosted Olympic Gold Medalists, American record holders and more first time race participants than any other event in the southwestern United States.
Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts - Fountain Hills, AZ - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
The Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts features nearly 500 artists, artisans and gourmet food provisioners. Over 200,000 visitors are attracted to this event to do their holiday shopping, purchase art and enjoy good food and live entertainment. Many of the artists in this fair offer unique holiday themed ornaments that have become family tradition. Enjoy live music, abundant breakfast and lunch selections in shaded seating areas make this a great way to spend the day in Fountain Hills
TusCon - Tucson, AZ - Nov 12 to Nov 14, 2021
A sci-fi, fantasy and horror convention in Arizona.
PHX Zine Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 13 to Nov 14, 2021
Virtual for 2021. An annual gathering for DIY Small Press enthusiasts who create and enjoy zines, indie comics, photography books, perzines, political pamphlets and the like.
Festival of the Superstitions - Apache Junction, AZ - Nov 13, 2021
Enjoy live music, beer garden, petting zoo, bounce houses, food vendors, a car show, veteran’s tribute and much more. Parking and admission are free.
Artfest of Scottsdale - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 20 to Nov 21, 2021
The annual ArtFest of Scottsdale is one of the valleys most popular holiday traditions. Downtown Scottsdale features 150 artists from across the country where you can find that one of a kind gift just in time for the holidays. Visitors will enjoy fine art, fine crafts, local authors, live music throughout the festival, tempting foods in a beautiful sculpture garden setting. Other amenities include hands on kids activities, Scottsdale art museum, great restaurants, plenty of close parking and unique shops
Encato Park Harvest Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 20 to Nov 21, 2021
Amusement park rides and harvest festival at Enchanted Island.
Winterfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Nov 27, 2021
Pictures with Santa, a hot dog roast, cookies, hot chocolate, bonfires, a marshmallow roast, and more
Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts - Tempe, AZ - Dec 3 to Dec 5, 2021
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a well-loved community event that showcases art, live entertainment, food and beverage. More than 300 artist booths will fill the streets of Downtown Tempe over a course of a 3-day weekend. Hundreds of artists from across North America will present unique, hand-made artwork that offers visitors a distinctive shopping experience
Arizona Taco Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Apr 9 to Apr 10, 2022
Postponed to April 2022. Normally: 2 Days of Love and $2 Tacos. Over 500,000 Tacos will be served with over 90% of vendors locally owned and operated businesses. More than 50 teams take up the challenge here as fans sample their creations. Event will have live music, food, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contests, and Chihuahua Beauty Pageant. Held at Salt River Fields.
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!
Desert Rose Octoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 20, 2018
Havasu Palooza - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Sep 14, 2019
60 foot floating stage for a country music boating festival
Lumberyard Brewery Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 21, 2019
Beer, music, food and contests with 100% of proceeds going to charity!
SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Runs from 3 PM to 11 PM. Typically includes beer, brats, live music/polka, stein races, keg rolling, tricycle races, keg contest, bratwurst eating contests and a beer pong tournament. $12 admission (kids 12 and under are free). Attendance is approximately 10,000 according to their sponsorship packet. Held at Dr AJ Chandler Park.
Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Sep 28 to Oct 26, 2019
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.
A Very Arizona Oktoberfest - Tucson, AZ - Sep 28, 2019
Enjoy Arizona brewed German-stule craft beers, German cuisine from Haus of Brats, food trucks and desserts, bounce castle, live music, stein hoisting contest, face painting, and more. Free admission.
Scottsdale Beer Fest – Oktoberfest Edition - Scottsdale, AZ - Sep 28, 2019
24 beer tastings from multiple breweries & more.
Oktoberfest Pineapple Race - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Oct 3, 2019
10th annual. Local businesses compete in this outrigger canoe race, starting at London Bridge Beach at the mouth of the channel, finishing at the Dog Park. Beer garden follows.
Scottstoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 5, 2019
Local food trucks and vendors serving classic German food will be on-site serving up delicious dishes including bratwurst, sauerkraut and spatetzle. The event will feature Samuel Adams Oktoberfest beer plus giant interactive games, a cornhole tournament and stein hoisting contests will take place throughout the day. Winner of the stein hoisting contest will win a trip to Boston for a two night stay and tour of the Sam Adams brewery. 21+ event
Latino Pride Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 12, 2019
Latino Pride Alliance invites you to join thousand of LGBTQ Latinos and allies in celebrating the culture and the traditions of the Latino community
Oktoberfest Goodyear - Goodyear, AZ - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
Posted a goodbye video on Facebook, unlikely to return. Normally: Bavarian Oktoberfest beer (first two included with ticket), all you can eat German food, soft drinks, live music, beer mug and T-Shirt to keep. Tickers are $65.
Red Rocks Oktoberfest - Sedona, AZ - Oct 26, 2019
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!
Scottsdale Fall Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 26, 2019
Game booths, a tot area for ages 4 and under, live entertainment, haunted forest, food vendors, face painting, and end the night with one of the best firework displays around.
Rainbows Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 3, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Arizona’s greatest street fair celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ community.
Sidepony Express Music Festival - Bisbee, AZ - Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2019
A free music festival with raffle tickets, vendors, food, and more! Since 2011
Galaxy Dancespot Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
A ballroom dance competition held annually in September at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa
Blues in Bisbee - Old Bisbee, AZ - Sep 19, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Feature live blues from different bands Saturday. Food and beverages will be available. Held in Old Bisbee.
Four Peaks Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake - Tempe, AZ - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
Canceled for 2021, will return in 2022.
Arizona Insect Festival - Tucson, AZ - Oct 18, 2020
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.
Safford Harvest Festival - Safford, AZ - Oct 24, 2020
10 to 4 pm at Safford City Hall Lawn. Kids games and activities including pumpkin carving contest and kids fashion show. Free admission.
Arizona Fall Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 7, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A free celebration of everything Arizona. Eat from AZ’s best restaurants, sample your way across the state in the beer and wine garden, shop with 200+ local vendors and enjoy live entertainment on multiple stages, including cultural groups from across the state. Kids can hang in the Kid Zone, making crafts and playing games designed for kids of all ages.
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