Halloween in Phoenix

Pumpkin Patches, Parties, Haunted Houses and More

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!

  • 01 of 08
    Halloween Pumpkins
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    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, parties, shows and more. Here are some favorites for Halloween in the Valley, including safe alternatives to trick-or-treating. They are usually very reasonably priced!

  • 02 of 08
    Mortimer Farms pumpkins
    Mortimer Farms 

    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.

  • 03 of 08

    If you're looking for a good scare this Halloween season, there are several haunted houses around the Phoenix area where you can enjoy some frightful fun. Ghosts, goblins, blood, guts, body parts, screaming — what fun!

  • 04 of 08
    Picking a pumpkin at Schnepf Farms
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    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.
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  • 05 of 08
    El Dia de los Muertos
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    The Day of the Dead, or El Día de los Muertos, is not at all like Halloween. Day of the Dead is an important holiday in certain regions of Mexico and Phoenix has plenty of activities honoring the tradition. 

  • 06 of 08
    Montezuma Castle in Arizona
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    From hotels to high schools and even a Pizza Hut, Arizona has no shortage of haunted locations. These are locations in and around Phoenix that are said to be truly haunted. Are they? Read the stories and decide.

  • 07 of 08

    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 Halloween costumes of all types

  • 08 of 08
    Trick or treating kids
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    In some parts of the country there are designated hours when children are allowed to go door-to-door for Halloween trick-or-treating. Phoenix has a juvenile curfew to stay mindful of while trick-or-treating. We have a trick-or-treating guide with everything you'll need to know.