5 Great Things Not to Be Missed

Where Phoenix - - WHERE CALENDAR -

PUMP­KIN & CHILI PARTY > OCT. 1 30

A 4-acre corn maze, pig races, a pet­ting zoo, carousel rides, hayrides, and of course pump­kins and chili are just some of the high­lights of this pop­u­lar an­nual fes­ti­val at Sch­nepf Farms. New this year: A zip line and a gypsy time trav­el­ers show. View fire­works on F and Sa nights. www.schnep arms.com

FANGORIA FEARCON >

Pre­pare to be horrified at this ul­ti­mate hor­ror event fea­tur­ing film screen­ings, panel dis­cus­sions, the Phoenix de­but of Model Hunger and a Q& A, a zom­bie beauty pageant, and celebrity au­to­graph and photo op­por­tu­ni­ties. www.phoenix fearcon.com

ARI­ZONA STATE FAIR >

Thrill-seek­ers find fun on rides while food­ies en­joy “The Ed­i­ble Jour­ney In­ter­ac­tive Ex­hibit” and car­ni­val fare. Con­certs, rodeos, mon­ster trucks, food con­tests, a pet­ting zoo and more. Open W-Su. www.azs­tate­fair.com

26TH AN­NUAL SE­DONA ARTS FES­TI­VAL > OCT. 8 9

Head north 90 min­utes to Se­dona and view art from 125 juried artists from around the coun­try. The works of pre­em­i­nent Oax­a­can wood carver Mario Castel­lanos Gon­za­les will be on dis­play too. www.se­donaarts­fes­ti­val.org

DIA DE LOS MUER­TOS PHX FES­TI­VAL > OCT. 23

Find hun­dreds of masked en­ter­tain­ers per­form­ing mu­sic, dance and the­ater acts that honor an­ces­tors and cel­e­brate her­itage and tra­di­tions at this free fes­ti­val at Steele In­dian School Park. www.di­ade­los­muer­tosphx.com

Pump­kin & Chili Party cap­tion here

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