As the desert sun sets earlier and the nights in Phoenix begin to cool, a different kind of heat is rising – the excitement for Halloween! The Valley of the Sun is not just about its scorching summers; it’s also a hotspot for some of the most spine-chilling and fun-filled Halloween events. From haunted houses that will send shivers down your spine to family-friendly pumpkin patches and eerie outdoor escapades, Phoenix and its surrounding areas have something for every ghoul and goblin. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a Halloween enthusiast, or just looking for some festive fun, join us as we unearth the best Halloween happenings in and around Phoenix this October. Prepare to be bewitched!

The Best Pumpkin Patches

This year, Phoenix’s pumpkin patches have outdone themselves, offering more than just the perfect pumpkin for your front porch. Sprawling across the Valley of the Sun, these patches have transformed into vibrant hubs of autumnal celebration. Families can navigate through intricate corn mazes, children can revel in hayrides and face-painting sessions, and everyone can indulge in freshly baked pumpkin pies and treats. Local artisans have also set up stalls, showcasing handcrafted goods and seasonal decor. Amidst the rows of bright orange pumpkins, you’ll find spots perfect for those Instagram-worthy photos. Whether you’re on a quest for the grandest pumpkin or simply seeking a day of fall fun, Phoenix’s pumpkin patches promise a harvest of memories this year.

  • Vertuccio Farms 4011 S. Power Road Mesa, AZ 85212
    • $15 per person. Ages 2 and younger free.
    • Mesa’s Vertuccio Farms rings in the season with their ‘Cooler days in the Corn Maze,’ a highlight of their yearly Fall Season Event. Proudly standing as the Valley’s most enduring corn maze, it’s a tribute to Arizona’s most delightful time of the year!
  • MacDonald’s Ranch 26540 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    • $15 Regular Entry. $13 for Veterans, Active Military, First Responders, Teachers, Senior Citizens (55+) & Clergy. $13 for Parents & Grandparents – Available on Thursdays. $14 for canned food or non-perishable food donation. Limit $1.00 off per person.
    • Come and enjoy the petting zoo, try your hand at gold panning, navigate the hay maze, partake in Western-style games, and hop on a hayride or pony ride. Plus, don’t miss out on the Blazin’ BBQ available to tantalize your taste buds!
  • Mother Nature’s Farm 1663 E. Baseline Road Gilbert, AZ 85233
    • Entry is $15/person
    • Gather your family, invite your friends and neighbors, and head over to The Pumpkin Patch at Mother Nature’s Farm. Celebrated as Arizona’s finest by the New Times, it’s a must-visit this season!
  • Tolmachoff Farms 5726 N. 75th Ave Glendale, AZ 85303
    • $17.00 each (children 1 & under free). $15.00 each cash ONLY price (children 1 & under free).
    • Kick off memorable fall moments at Tolmachoff Farms! Enjoy a festive outing with something for everyone: a vast pumpkin patch, an annually-themed 6-acre family corn maze, a mini maze for kids, and a spine-chilling haunted corn maze. Dare to enter?

The Scariest Halloween Events in Town!

Step it up a notch with some of the most haunting sights in town! For those who crave adrenaline, escape rooms with horror themes challenge the bravest souls. From the whispers of the old town’s spirits to the modern-day spectacles of horror, Phoenix promises a Halloween experience that will send shivers down even the most seasoned spine.

  • Mill of Madness Haunt 3749 E Atlanta Ave Phoenix, AZ 85040
    • Embrace the fear and brace yourself for an unparalleled thrill. Step into the Mill of Madness, an enigmatic and foreboding location where even the most courageous tremble in anticipation. Set within a desolate, long-forgotten mill, this haunting journey plunges you into shadows teeming with living nightmares.
  • The 13th Floor 2710 W Bell Rd Ste 1180 Phoenix, AZ 85053
    • With a variety of terrifying attractions, no one will go home without a fright! Only the strong will survive.
  • Scarizona 1901 N Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201
    • Brand new fears to explore this year, Scarizona will leave you absolutely shaking in your boots!
  • Mount Mayhem 1740 E. Purdue Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020
    • Enter at your own risk! Mount Mayhem might be in a backyard, but it is full of scary surprises.

As the golden hues of October fade into the chilling embrace of Halloween night, Phoenix has proven once again to be a cauldron of festive frights and delightful scares. From family-friendly pumpkin patches to heart-stopping haunted attractions, the Valley of the Sun ensures that every ghost, ghoul, and goblin finds their perfect haunt. As the witching hour approaches, we hope you’ve found our guide helpful in navigating the spectral offerings of Phoenix this season. May your Halloween be filled with spine-tingling adventures, unforgettable memories, and just the right amount of spookiness. Until next year, brave souls!