October Halloween Fun - All Month Long!
By Judy Hedding
- Halloween Festivals, Activities and Events
- Haunted Houses
- Halloween Pumpkin Patches
- Find a Halloween Costume
- Images of Halloween
- Pumpkin and Other Halloween Recipes / Halloween Cocktails
- You'll Also Want to Know....
Halloween Festivals, Activities and Events
If you are looking for a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, a costume contest, a zombie get together, ghost hunting, a spooky concert or puppet show, or other Halloween activities for people of all ages, this is the place. Don't wait until the last weekend in October -- you can find Halloween events in metro Phoenix all month long.
- All Over Town - Family Fun For Halloween
- Halloween Parties at Restaurants, Bars and Resorts
- Halloween Events With Your Pet (In Costume, Naturally)
If you're looking for a good scare this Halloween season, there is sure to be a haunted attraction near you. Ghosts, goblins, blood, guts, body parts, screaming -- what fun! These are usually suitable for older kids, teens and adults. Most of them are open many days in October, not just on Halloween.
- Find a Haunted Attraction in Greater Phoenix
- Pictures: Arizona's Original Scream Park
- Pictures: AZ Field of Screams
- Pictures: Jack and Jill's Haunted Hill
- Pictures: The Nest
- Pitcures: Doomtown
- Pictures: The Gauntlet
- Pictures: Chambers of Fear
- Pictures: Monsterland
- Pictures: The Crypt
Halloween Pumpkin Patches
Farms and gardens, both in town and within a couple of hours of Phoenix, where the primary activities are pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hay rides, and general family fall fun. These festivals typically last all October long.
- Phoenix Area Pumpkin Patches and Harvest Festivals
- Day Trip Pumpkin Patches and Harvest Festivals
- Pictures: Desert Botanical Garden Pumpkin Patch
- Pictures: MacDonald’s Ranch
- Pictures: Mother Nature's Farm
Find a Halloween Costume
There are several places in the metro Phoenix area where you can purchase or rent a Halloween costume. You'll find costumes for infants and toddlers, scary costumes, sexy costumes, funny costumes, and one-of-a-kind costumes. Tip: Don't dress your kids in heavy, furry costumes -- it can be warm here on Halloween!
Images of Halloween
Enjoy these photos of some of the events, festivals and attractions that you'll find in Greater Phoenix for fall harvest and Halloween.
Pumpkin and Other Halloween Recipes / Halloween Cocktails
After you've carved that pumpkin, what do you do with all that pumpkin meat? Here are a few ideas, as well as something to drink when you aren't using sharp implements! These recipes are all contributed by local Arizona chefs.
- Caramel Apples with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds & Pistachios
- Healthy Cat Skeleton
- Pumpkin and Ginger Soup
- Pumpkin Ravioli
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding
- Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Pie
- Mini Orange Jack-O-Lanterns with Milk Chocolate Mousse
- Berries & Bubbles
- Fresh Pumpkin Martini
- Trick or Treat Cocktail
- The Cauldron
- Curry Bloody Mary
You'll Also Want to Know....
Here are some other Halloween-related bits and pieces of information.