Fall Arizona Festivals

Arizona has a wide variety of fall festivals in 2019. 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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2019 Festivals

Coconino County Fair - Flagstaff, AZ - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
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.

Arizona Street Cars Bikes and Racers - Bisbee, AZ - Aug 30 to Aug 31, 2019
Lots of cars and bikes, food to eat, and music/fun.

Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - Sonoita, AZ - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
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.

Taylor Sweet Corn Festival - Taylor, AZ - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
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 - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Features free street entertainment, costume contest, parade, dance, raffles, and reenactments.

Woodland Wildlife and Science Festival - Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ - Aug 31, 2019
Interactive booths and displays, live wildlife, demonstrations, exhibits, plus presentations by the Wildlife World Zoo.

Bisbee Blues Festival - Old Bisbee, AZ - Sep 7, 2019
Feature live blues from different bands Saturday. Food and beverages will be available. Held in Old Bisbee.

Galaxy Dancespot Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
A ballroom dance competition held annually in September at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa

Mohave County Fair - Kingman, AZ - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
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!

Sierra Vista Oktoberfest - Sierra Vista, AZ - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
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.

Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Three days of music, jamming, camping, workshops, community dancing, kids activities and more.

Arizona Underground Film Festival - Tucson, AZ - Sep 13 to Sep 22, 2019
Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival, with 9 days of programming

Havasu Palooza - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Sep 14, 2019
60 foot floating stage for a country music boating festival

Ales on the Rails - Clarkdale, AZ - Sep 17 to Oct 31, 2019
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.

Brat Haus Oktoberfest - Scottsdale, AZ - Sep 21, 2019
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!

Lumberyard Brewery Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 21, 2019
Beer, music, food and contests with 100% of proceeds going to charity!

Fountain Hills Oktoberfest - Fountain Hills, AZ - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
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.

Campbell Regatta - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
A fun filled weekend on the water at Lake Havasu. One of its premier boating events of the year.

Salsa Fest - Safford, AZ - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Salsa contest, car show, beer garden and more.

Heber/Overgaard Oktoberfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
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.

Brew and Brats Oktoberfest - Kingman, AZ - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
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 4 to Oct 27, 2019
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago in 1905.

Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Oct 5, 2019
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 5, 2019
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.

Bisbee Plein Air Festival - Bisbee, AZ - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
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.

Four Peaks Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake - Tempe, AZ - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019

Phoenix Greek Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
Greek food, music, dancing, jewelry, art, grocery items and activities for children at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Community Center.

Sedona Arts Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Showcases art against the stunning red rock backdrop in a fundraiser for arts education in Sedona.

Plein Air Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 12 to Oct 19, 2019
Enjoy paintings created outdoors rather than in a studio.

Arizona Taco Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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.

Snowflake Harvest Fest - Snowflake, AZ - Oct 12, 2019
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 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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.

Strut Your Mutt Phoenix - Laveen Village, AZ - Oct 19, 2019
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.

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!

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.

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

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

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

Wine in the Woods Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 9, 2018
Arb is not hosting this event this year (2019) – per announcement on linked website. Normally: Explore the beautiful gardens at The Arboretum at Flagstaff.  Sample from local Arizona wineries and breweries.

SanTan Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Sep 29, 2018
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.

German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Seligman, AZ - Sep 29, 2018
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.

A Very Arizona Oktoberfest - Tucson, AZ - Sep 29, 2018
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.

Oktoberfest Pineapple Race - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Oct 4, 2018
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.

Old World Oktoberfest - Peoria, AZ - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
Authentic German entertainment and meals, competitions with prizes, and amusements/rides for all ages. $5 Admission. 20 years and under FREE. FREE Parking.

Haus Murphy’s Oktoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 20, 2018
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.

Desert Rose Octoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 20, 2018

Red Rocks Oktoberfest - Sedona, AZ - Oct 20, 2018
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!

Rainbows Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
Arizona’s greatest street fair celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ community.

Anthem Autumnfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
Family friendly event with free admission and parking at ACC Community Park, featuring arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment.

Bisbee 1000 - Bisbee, AZ - Oct 20, 2018
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.

Arizona Insect Festival - Tucson, AZ - Oct 21, 2018
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 27, 2018
10 to 5 pm at Safford City Hall Lawn. Kids games and activities including pumpkin carving contest and kids fashion show. Free admission.

Oktoberfest Goodyear - Goodyear, AZ - Oct 27, 2018
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.

All Souls Procession - Tucson, AZ - Nov 2 to Nov 4, 2018
A two mile long procession of more than 150,000 through the streets of downtown Tucson to remember those who have passed.

Scottsdale Film Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 2 to Nov 11, 2018
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.

Arizona Fall Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 3, 2018
A free, three day 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.

Phoenix 10K & Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 4, 2018

TusCon - Tucson, AZ - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2018
A Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror convention in Arizona.

Sidepony Express Music Festival - Bisbee, AZ - Nov 9 to Nov 11, 2018
A free music festival with raffle tickets, vendors, food, and more! Since 2011

El Tour de Tucson - Tucson, AZ - Nov 17, 2018
One of the largest century rides in America, through the stunning desert landscape.There are several different distances to choose from, but all end at Armory Park for the El Tour Downtown Fiesta! Finishers will receive medals before partying with their favorite people with non-stop music, a Beer Garden, food and merchandise vendors, and kids activities!

Encato Park Harvest Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 17 to Nov 18, 2018
Amusement park rides and harvest festival at Enchanted Island.

September 2015:

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

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