Fall Arizona Festivals

Arizona has a wide variety of fall festivals in 2017. 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.

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2017 Festivals

Coconino County Fair - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
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.

Showdown in Tombstone - Tombstone, AZ - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017
Features free street entertainment, costume contest, parade, dance, raffles, and reenactments.

Taylor Sweet Corn Festival - Taylor, AZ - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
It celebrates the primary crop of local farmers with a parade, fireworks, horseless rodeo and more fair fun.

Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - Sonoita, AZ - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017
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.

Cars and Bikes - Bisbee, AZ - Sep 2, 2017
Lots of cars and bikes, food to eat, and music/fun.

Sierra Vista Oktoberfest - Sierra Vista, AZ - Sep 8, 2017
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.

Bisbee Blues Festival - Old Bisbee, AZ - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Feature live blues from different bands on Friday night and all day Saturday. Food and beverages will be available. Held in Old Bisbee.

Wine in the Woods Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 10, 2017
Explore the beautiful gardens at The Arboretum at Flagstaff.  Sample from local Arizona wineries and breweries.

Galaxy Dance Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2017
A ballroom dance competition held annually in September at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa

Mohave County Fair - Kingman, AZ - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2017
Come and join in on the fun and excitement at the “Mohave County Fair 2017”, located at the Mohave County Fairgrounds (2600 Fairgrounds Blvd.) in Kingman. A countywide fair livestock & crafts exhibits, live entertainment, tons of vendors, carnival and much more!

Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017

Lumberyard Brewery Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 16, 2017

Heber/Overgaard Oktoberfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
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 22 to Sep 24, 2017
A fun filled weekend on the water at Lake Havasu. One of its premier boating events of the year.

Old World Oktoberfest - Peoria, AZ - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017
Authentic German entertainment and meals, competitions with prizes, and amusements/rides for all ages. $5 Admission. 20 years and under FREE. FREE Parking.

Brazilian Day Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Sep 23, 2017
Arizona’s Official Brazilian Independence Day Festival at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.  Bands, dancing, martial arts, food, drinks and more!

German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Seligman, AZ - Sep 23, 2017
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.

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest - Fountain Hills, AZ - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
Fountain Hills Oktoberfest celebrates its 10th anniversary adjacent to the Nations 4th tallest fountain on September 29 and 30 from 5 to ten pm. There will be 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.

Great Tucson Beer Festival - Tucson, AZ - Sep 30, 2017
Over 200 beers to taste along with great food from local vendors at the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Sep 30, 2017
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.

Arizona Insect Festival - Tucson, AZ - Oct 1, 2017
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.

Ales on the Rails - Clarkdale, AZ - Oct 5, 2017
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. 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.

Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 6 to Oct 29, 2017
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago.

Brew and Brats Oktoberfest - Kingman, AZ - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
Two day Oktoberfest hosted at Locomotive Park 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. Hours are Friday at 3:00pm until 10:00pm and Saturday 10:00am until 10:00pm. Admission is free.

Earth Harmony Festival - TUMACÁCORI, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
A free weekend celebration of eco-living & sustainability held on one of the world’s largest EcoVillages.

Sedona Arts Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Showcases art against the stunning red rock backdrop in a fundraiser for arts education in Sedona.

Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Oct 7, 2017
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.

Phoenix Greek Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Greek food, music, dancing, jewelry, art, grocery items and activities for children at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center, 1973 East Maryland Avenue in Phoenix. Admission is $3.00 and free for children under 12. Parking: is FREE at Charles Schwab—24th St. & Lincoln with a free shuttle bus to festival every 15 minutes. $5.00 Charge to park in church parking lot

Patagonia Fall Festival - Patagonia, AZ - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
A celebration of music and art for around 30 years. Over 120 fine artists and artisans with quality food vendors, local non-profits, and world class entertainment.

Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake - Tempe, AZ - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Tempe Sister City holds its 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. samples 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.

Plein Air Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 14 to Oct 21, 2017
Enjoy paintings created outdoors rather than in a studio.

Arizona Taco Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
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. General admission (per day) $12; VIP $100; Tequila Expo $20; Margarita Lover’s (Includes GA Ticket) $18

Arizona Underground Film Festival - Tucson, AZ - Oct 15 to Oct 23, 2017
Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival

Y Race Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 21, 2017
Half marathon, 5K, 10K and Stroller Dash! 48th annual event.

Rainbows Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Arizona’s greatest street fair celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ community.

Anthem Autumnfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Family friendly event with free admission and parking at ACC Community Park.

Oktoberfest for Parkinson’s - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 21, 2017

Safford Harvest Festival - Safford, AZ - Oct 21, 2017
10 to 5 pm at Safford City Hall Lawn. Kids games and activities including pumpkin carving contest and kids fashion show. Free admission.

Strut Your Mutt Phoenix - Laveen Village, AZ - Oct 21, 2017
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

Oktoberfest Goodyear - Goodyear, AZ - Oct 28, 2017
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.

Scottsdale Film Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 2 to Nov 6, 2017
A five-day event that 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.

All Souls Procession - Tucson, AZ - Nov 4 to Nov 5, 2017
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 4, 2017

Phoenix 10K & Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 5, 2017

TusCon - Tucson, AZ - Nov 10 to Nov 12, 2017
A Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror convention in Arizona.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life Ride - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 11, 2017
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.

ASH Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Nov 11, 2017
The Arizona Society of Homebrewers annual Oktoberfest.

El Tour de Tucson - Tucson, AZ - Nov 16 to Nov 19, 2017
One of the largest century rides in America, through the stunning desert landscape.

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!

Brat Haus Oktoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - 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!

Litchfield Park Oktoberfest - Litchfield Park, AZ - 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Red Rocks Oktoberfest - Sedona, AZ - 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.

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

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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