Papago Park in Phoenix: Take a hayride out to the large pumpkin patch to choose a free pumpkin to take home for children 12 years and younger. There is also a large hay maze, a petting zoo and live music entertainment.
MacDonalds Ranch in Scottsdale: Enjoy the hayride to the pumpkin patch and the petting zoo, hay maze, gem mine, western golfing, horseshoes, sack races, miniature chocolate pony, many goats and miniature donkeys the whole month of October. MacDonalds Ranch is located in Scottsdale at: 26540 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale.
Schnepf's Farm Pumpkin & Chili Party: You don't want to miss this annual event with hay rides, a country road rally, carousel rides, miniature golf, pig races, pumpkin launches, glide slide, roller coaster, climbing wall, live entertainment, marshmallow roasting and bon fires.
They also have several old town gift shops and a fantastic nightly firework display. The chili and chicken dinners served at Schnepf's Farms are to die for. No pun intended! Be sure to catch the Frisbee dog show and take a ride on the spooky train.
Schnepf's Farms is also known for having one of the best corn mazes in the valley. Their open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night the whole month of October. The farm is located in Queen Creek at 24810 Rittenhouse Road.
Brooke's Pumpkin Patch: Brooke's Pumpkin Patch at Mother Nature's Farm is located in Mesa at 1663 East Baseline Road. Pumpkins vary in size from one ounce all the way up to 500 pound whopper's.
Don't miss the pumpkin weigh-off and be sure to stop by the pumpkin decorating booth's as well as the air bouncers, straw bouncers, petting and feeding zoo's, hay maze and hay ride's. They are open the whole month of October to the 2nd week in November.
Fear F arms in Phoenix: This is one the valleys most popular haunted houses and six acre corn maze. They are open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night beginning the last week in September through the entire month of October.
They are located at 99th Avenue between Thomas and McDowell Roads in Phoenix.
Halloween Monster Bash & Hot Air Balloon Illumination: Located at the Peoria Sports Complex. Features costume contests, carnival games and rides and trick or treating as well as bouncers, puppet shows and a fright zone.
They are located at: 16101 North 83rd Avenue in Peoria. They can be reached by calling: 623-773-8627.
Phoenix Zoo: Collect candy treats as you take a stroll through the Inner Tropic Trails. Ride the frightening carousel with haunting music, catch the creatures of the night show and go to the monster mash dance.
Other activities at the Phoenix Zoo include: camel rides, Halloween cartoons, mad scientist hands-on experiment booths, join the Phoenix Paranormal Society to experience real paranormal investigations, a dark and terrifying maze, a freak house fun show, ride a horse-drawn wagon for a scary adventure into the dead of the night, watch a horse-drawn hearse makes it way around the lake plus much more.
Ghost Tour & Historical Walk: Docents lead visitors below and beyond Main Street in Mesa to hear stories from local business owners about real accounts of paranormal activity in some of the areas oldest buildings as well as present day hauntings.
The event takes place at the Arizona Museum of Natural History located at: One East Main Street in Mesa. They can be reached by calling: 480-644-6500.
Ghost Tour of The Hotel Ho in Phoenix: Every Friday and Saturday night through the month of December, tour guides will lead guests to paranormal hotspots in the historic hotel and pool area. They will tell real life stories about past and present day hauntings.
Be sure to take a camera. The tour lasts about one hour. They are located at: 202 North Central Avenue in Phoenix. They can be reached by calling: 602-414-0004. You may access their web-site at: ghostsofphoenix.com.
Arizona Scream Park: This is Arizona's largest and oldest haunted houses featuring four different sceneries on a 15 acre park with over 80 actors.
Coffin rides, walking dead man and spooky mazes are just a few of the other encounters you will have. They are located at: 8823 East McDowell Road in Scottsdale. They can be reached by calling: 480-444-2590. They are open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night the entire month of October.