Amanda Rumore, Online Editor and Valley Specialist with Arizona Foothills , says there are plenty of places to enjoy Halloween events this weekend!
MacDonald's Ranch Annual Pumpkin Festival
Halloween is all about pumpkins. This year start a tradition of doing to the Pumpkin Patch with friends and family. MacDonald's Ranch Annual Pumpkin Festival is happening until October 31st. Take a hay ride to the pumpkins; pony rides, bounce house, corn maze games and a bbq fixens when you're hungry.
$8 per person (1 year and younger are FREE) macdonaldsranch.com
13th Floor Haunted House
This year, 13th Floor Haunted House in Phoenix is all the rage! Over 60,000 square feet of terror! Two haunted houses (13th Floor and Weekend Rise) Zombie Land and a graveyard. Discovery Channel even picked it as one of the scariest haunted houses in the country! This place is so awesome they even have parties in the parking lot on the weekends. Costumes and make-up are even more outrageous than you can imagine.
Tickets start at $25, however I have seen some deals online. 13thflooraz.com/
Cave Creek Wicked
Cave Creek Wicked is Arizona's All Day All Night Halloween Event. It's on Saturday Oct. 27th, 2012. Family & Pet Events are from 11am - 4pm and Adult Costume Contest and Bar Crawl are from 7pm - 2am.
Day time events: Thriller Dances every 20 min, Haunted Kids Maze, Horse and Dog Costume Contest, Chilli Cook Off and El Encanto Margarita Garden and Taco Stand!
Adult Events: Nighttime Haunted Maze, Costume Contest and Bar Crawl through the most fun bars in Cave Creek: Big Earls Greasy EATS, Smokehouse Grill, Buffalo Chip Saloon, Harold's Cave Creek Corral and Tap Haus
W Scottsdale is presenting "Carn-EVIL," a freakshow-themed Halloween celebration that will shock and surprise guests as they are transported into a nightmarish world full of creepy creatures and performers on Saturday, October 27.
Guests will experience a night of horror as they make their way up the grand staircase to the entrance of the Carn-EVIL where the possessed carnival leader will invite them to watch the freakish performers that await their arrival. Once inside the torturous amusement, party goers will be scared around every corner as demented clowns, ghoulish characters and more jump out from dark corners or are on display in their cages.
Star attractions of Carn-EVIL will include an exhibition of the bizarre, deformed performers such as convoluted contortionists, twisted temptresses, looming stilt walkers and tortured souls. If guests are looking for even more chills and thrills, they are welcome to compete in various terrifying carnival games booths for prizes that will satisfy even the ultimate thrill seekers. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at wscottsdaletickets.com
Canine Halloween party
Join W Scottsdale, Oh, My Dog Boutique and Home Fur Good Animal Rescue for a Halloween party where canines are the main event on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Dress your four-legged friend in their favorite Halloween costume and you (or your dog) may win a prize for the best doggie costume!
The voting categories this year for the dog costume contest are funniest, cutest and most creative.
The event will feature a cash bar and $5 Sushi Roku specialty rolls. Dogs from Home Fur Good Animal Rescue will be available for adoption during the event. Guests can also purchase a specialty cocktail, with proceeds benefiting the Rescue.
Admission is free, however, they do ask that all guests attending this event bring an item to donate to the rescue, such as cat/dog food, cat litter, pet toys, etc. www.wscottsdaletickets.com "
For more information go to Arizona Foothills.