10 fun things to do this week in the Valley

While the work week is beginning for most, it doesn't mean that the fun has to stop. There are many exciting events going on this week in the Valley.
 
Bring the entire family out to the Arizona State Fair. Eat a deep-fried Snickers after riding some of the thrilling rides and take a stroll through some of the exhibits.
 
Or take the night off to head out to a show. Brad Paisley will be in the Valley this week, and so will Adam Lambert and Bassnectar. If you're not in the mood for a concert, buy some tickets to see Oklahoma! at the Arizona Broadway Theater in Peoria.
 
If you're gearing up for Halloween and planning how to carve your jack-o-lantern masterpiece, take a trip out to Queen Creek for Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party to pick your own pumpkin from their large patch.
 
Where: Phoenix, Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
When: Wednesday Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Cost: Start at $41
 
Come see this country star tear up the stage in Phoenix.
 
Where: Phoenix, Arizona State Fairgrounds
When: Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 4
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Cost: $10 general admission 
More Info: 602.252.6771
 
Enjoy some funky fried food, catch some thrilling rides, and watch some exciting concerts all at the Arizona State Fair!
 
Where: Tempe, Sun Devil Stadium
When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m.
Cost: Start at $40
More Info: 480.727.0000
 
Show your Sun Devil pride Wednesday night and watch the Sun Devil football team take on the Ducks.
 
Where: Dos Gringos South Tempe Mexigrill
When: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
More Info:  480.753.4577
 
Enjoy some Mexican food at Dos Gringos while getting a good laugh at this weekly comedy event.
 
Where: Queen Creek, Schnepf Farms
When: Thursdays through Sundays, all October
Cost: $16 per person
 
This family event is fun for all! You can pick your own pumpkin, ride a spooky train, or get lost in a huge corn maze. Enter if you dare!
 
Where: Chandler, La Stalla Cucina Rustica
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m.
More Info: 480.855.9990
 
Listen to beautiful Spanish flamenco guitar music performed by artist Ricardo de Cristobal at this Chandler Mexican restaurant.
 
Where: Peoria, Arizona Broadway Theater
When: Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Start at $99
More Info: 623.776.8400
 
Rogers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway show is at Arizona Broadway Theater. Bring the  whole family to come see this musical.
 
Where: Phoenix, Veterans Memorial Coliseum
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.
Cost: Start at $29
More Info:  888.892.6701
 
The former American Idol contestant is coming to Arizona! Come see his theatrical performance live on stage.
 
Where: Mesa, The Stray Cat
When: Monday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
 
Show everyone what you've got at open mic night at the Stray Cat. Enjoy some food and drinks while others perform.
 
Where: Tempe, Marquee Theatre
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Start at $75
 
This electronica group is coming to the Valley! He's been making a name for himself since the nineties, and his reputation is continuing to grow. Don't miss the show!
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