Halloween has grown into much more than a couple of hours when the kids go to neighbors' homes and collect candy. Halloween costume parties are increasingly popular, family outings and festivals related to the Halloween are in every community, and Halloween haunted houses get bigger and better every year. Here are some of your best Phoenix Halloween bets, year after year -- the hottest Halloween haunts in Arizona!
There are several places, both in town and within a couple of hours of Phoenix, where you and your family can enjoy pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hay rides, and more fun family fall season and Halloween entertainment.
If trick or treating door-to-door is not your style, you and your family can still participate the Halloween spirit by attending neighborhood festivals and parties shows and more. Here are some Valley favorites, including safe alternatives to trick or treating. They are usually very reasonably priced!
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Pumpkin patches, petting zoos, mazes, hay rides, pony rides, pie eating and all those other great family activities that just seem right in October, seem even more fun when you all pile up in the car and make a day trip out of it. These are real, working farms within a few hours of Phoenix where you can get your pumpkin on.
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If you're looking for a good scare this Halloween season, there are several places around the Phoenix area where you can enjoy some frightful fun. Ghosts, goblins, blood, guts, body parts, screaming -- what fun!
Sometimes restaurants, bars and hotels let me know that they are having some kind of Halloween celebration. Here's where you can find that information.
Children and adults enjoy dressing up for Halloween. Some offices even allow employees to wear costumes on this one unusual day of the year. There are several places around the metro Phoenix area where you can purchase or rent a Halloween costume. There are costumes for infants and toddlers, pets, scary costumes, sexy costumes, funny costumes, and one-of-a-kind costumes.
We wouldn't want to leave out any of the family members. Create a costume for your pet and get together with other pet owners for a casual and fun pooch party. Most of the participants are dogs, but if you have a parakeet that likes to dress up....
© Judy Hedding
During October, there's a haunted house near you waiting to provide good, clean, bloodcurdling fun. Now . . . come a little closer . . . this won't hurt a bit . . . or will it?
City of Glendale, AZ
During October, there is a festival near you with safe fun. There are Halloween costume contests, candy, rides, mazes and activities. Enjoy these photos of some of the festivals and attractions that you'll find in Greater Phoenix for Halloween.