Arizona has a wide variety of fall festivals in 2020. 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 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 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. 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!
Coconino County Fair - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
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.
Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - Sonoita, AZ - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2020
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 - Sep 5, 2020
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 5 to Sep 6, 2020
Features free street entertainment, costume contest, parade, dance, raffles, and reenactments.
Arizona Underground Film Festival - Tucson, AZ - Sep 11 to Sep 19, 2020
Arizona’s only premier genre cult film festival, with 9 days of programming
Ales on the Rails - Clarkdale, AZ - Sep 15 to Oct 31, 2020
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.
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
Heber/Overgaard Oktoberfest - Heber-Overgaard, AZ - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
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.
Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival - Flagstaff, AZ - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Three days of music, jamming, camping, workshops, community dancing, kids activities and more.
Blues in Bisbee - Old Bisbee, AZ - Sep 19, 2020
Feature live blues from different bands Saturday. Food and beverages will be available. Held in Old Bisbee.
Campbell Regatta - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
A fun filled weekend on the water at Lake Havasu. One of its premier boating events of the year.
Flagstaff Oktoberfest - Flagstaff, AZ - Oct 3, 2020
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.
Arizona State Fair - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 8 to Nov 1, 2020
An agricultural fair started over 100 years ago in 1905.
Four Peaks Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake - Tempe, AZ - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
ASH Oktoberfest - Chandler, AZ - Oct 10, 2020
The Arizona Society of Homebrewer’s annual Oktoberfest.
Sedona Arts Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Showcases art against the stunning red rock backdrop in a fundraiser for arts education in Sedona.
Snowflake Harvest Fest - Snowflake, AZ - Oct 10, 2020
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 10 to Oct 11, 2020
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.
Bisbee 1000 - Bisbee, AZ - Oct 17, 2020
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 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.
Desperado LGBT Film Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 23 to Oct 25, 2020
Going virtual for 2020. Normally: 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.
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.
Plein Air Festival - Sedona, AZ - Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2020
Enjoy paintings created outdoors rather than in a studio.
Arizona Taco Festival - Scottsdale, AZ - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
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.
Anthem Autumnfest - Anthem, AZ - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
Family friendly event with free admission and parking at ACC Community Park, featuring arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment.
All Souls Procession - Tucson, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 8, 2020
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 6 to Nov 15, 2020
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.
Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival - Carefree, AZ - Nov 6 to Nov 8, 2020
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
Arizona Fall Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 7, 2020
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.
Phoenix 10k and Half Marathon - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 8, 2020
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.
TusCon - Tucson, AZ - Nov 13 to Nov 15, 2020
A sci-fi, fantasy and horror convention in Arizona.
Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts - Fountain Hills, AZ - Nov 13 to Nov 15, 2020
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
Festival of the Superstitions - Apache Junction, AZ - Nov 14, 2020
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 21 to Nov 22, 2020
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
Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts - Tempe, AZ - Dec 4 to Dec 6, 2020
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
Oktoberfest Goodyear - Goodyear, AZ - Jan 1 to Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. 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.
Arizona Street Cars Bikes and Racers - Bisbee, AZ - Jan 1 to Aug 31, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for its return in 2021. Normally: Lots of cars and bikes, food to eat, and music/fun.
Rainbows Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Jan 1 to 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.
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
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!
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.
Desert Rose Octoberfest - Glendale, AZ - Oct 20, 2018
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.
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.
Havasu Palooza - Lake Havasu City, AZ - Sep 14, 2019
60 foot floating stage for a country music boating festival
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!
German Fest at Westside Lilo’s Cafe - Seligman, AZ - Sep 21, 2019
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 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.
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.
Salsa Fest - Safford, AZ - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Salsa contest, car show, beer garden and more.
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.
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.
Pedal Haus Oktoberfest - Tempe, AZ - Oct 4, 2019
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
PHX Zine Fest - Phoenix, AZ - Oct 20, 2019
An annual gathering for DIY Small Press enthusiasts who create and enjoy zines, indie comics, photography books, perzines, political pamphlets and the like.
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.
American Lebanese Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 1 to Nov 3, 2019
The American Lebanese Festival features authentic Lebanese cuisine, music and entertainment. Come experience Lebanese culture, folk life and traditional Dabke Dance
Litchfield Park Festival of Arts - Litchfield Park, AZ - Nov 2 to Nov 3, 2019
The Litchfield Park Festival of Arts will take place on the Library Lawn and Downtown District.
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
Encato Park Harvest Festival - Phoenix, AZ - Nov 23 to Nov 24, 2019
Amusement park rides and harvest festival at Enchanted Island.
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