Looking for great fall fun around our state? From the Arizona State Fair to the American Heritage Festival, we have the top ten fall festivals you won't want to miss.
Oct. 11-Nov. 3: With the Webster definition of a festival, the Arizona State Fair has a wide variety of food, carnival rides, concerts and petting zoo along with much more. You can find out more at azstatefair.com . Prices vary.
Oct. 4-8: Calling all movie lovers! With 55 films from 31 different countries there’s plenty to see. There are also Q&A panels on opening and closing night. Tickets start at $8 a night. Check out scottsdalefilmfestival.com for more.
Oct. 11-13: Admission is free for this beer and sausage filled festival. Kids can still have fun with activities like rides and games during the day but it turns to bands and beer at night for the adults. Find out more at tempeoktoberfest.com .
Dec. 13-15: This free festival includes 80 performances cultural exhibitors to start off. There will be a community mural, food trucks, flash performances, a beer and wine garden and a Family Zone play area. Check out phoenixfestivalofthearts.org .
Oct. 26-27: Arts and crafts, carnival rides, games, train rides, live entertainment and a wine and beer garden make up this festival. Admission and parking is free for this family fun event. For more information visit onlineatanthem.com .
Oct. 19-April 19: This arts and crafts festival showcases Arizona culture in display booths with art and jewelry for sale. There is also live entertainment. MACfest is free and held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Check out macfestmesa.com .
Nov. 9: The “best and biggest party in Chandler” has music, a Chandler’s Got Talent competition and local vendors. And with a beer garden a kid’s show as well there’s something for everyone and all for free. Visit Chandlerblockparty.com.
Nov. 22-24: The educational and entertaining reenactments, historic music and fashion show this festival offers are just a few things to see. The event is $15 for the day and you can find out more at americanheritagefestival.com .
Nov. 8-10: Teams compete to make the best meals from a historically correct ‘chuck wagon.’ With live music, a lesson in historic cooking and wagon rides, this festival has a lot to offer. Admission is free and more information is at chandleraz.gov .
Oct. 26-27: The unique festival celebrates the living while honoring the dead. It takes place 12- 5 p.m. and is free to the public. There will be cultural food, jewelry and arts and crafts and an altar contest. Check out Mesaartcenter.com .