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Phoenix events calendar: 20 things to do this week around the Valley (Oct. 2-8)

Posted: 12:22 PM, Oct 03, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-03 18:22:07Z

Welcome to October!

Farms and pumpkin patches around the Valley have begun to open this week. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a big game this week, and the Arizona State Fair starts.

Scroll down to check out the other top events happening around the Valley.

Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival (Oct. 2 - Nov. 5)
Where: 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa AZ 85212
Time: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: $9 - $10 per person. Children two and younger are free.

Tolmachoff Farms ( through Nov. 5)
Where: 5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale AZ 85303
Time: Tuesday - Thursday, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m, Friday, noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Admission: $12 per person. Children two and younger are free.

Wild Card Game - Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies (Oct. 3)
Where: Chase Field
Time: 5:08 p.m. (gates open at 3 p.m.)
Admission: Sold Out
** The D-backs will host a street festival between Fourth Street and Jackson. That starts at 3 p.m.

Phoenix Rising vs Tulsa Roughnecks FC (Oct. 4)
Where: Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $10+

Schnepf Farms' Pumpkin and Chili Festival (Oct. 6-29)
Where: Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek AZ 85142
Time: Thursday - Sunday, hours vary by day.
Admission: $15 at Fry's, $20 at the gate

Arizona State Fair (Oct. 6 - 29)
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds, 19th Avenue and McDowell Road
Time: Open Wed. - Sun. Hours vary by day,
Admission: $7 - $10 (kids 5 and under are free)

First Fridays Art Walk (Oct. 6)
Where: Roosevelt Road in downtown Phoenix
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Dinosaurs in the Desert at Phoenix Zoo (Oct. 6 - April 30, 2018)
Where: Phoenix Zoo
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Admission: $5 per person, $4 for members. In addition to regular zoo admission.

Phoenix Symphony: Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in concert (Oct. 6-8)
Where: Symphony Hall
Time: Performance time varies by day.
Admission: $45+

Howie Mandel (Oct. 6-7)
Where: Stand Up Live Phoenix
Time: performance varies by date
Admission: $40

Inaugural Mac and Cheese Festival (Oct. 7)
Where: Scottsdale Waterfront
Time: Noon to 7 p.m.
Admission: General admission is $15 (food and drink extra).

Tour de Fat Tempe: Michael Franti & Spearhead (Oct. 7)
Where: Tempe Beach Park
Time: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: $24 (12 and under are free)

Bacon and Beer Classic (Oct. 7) **21+ event
Where: Scottsdale Stadium
Time: Timed-ticket entry. Sessions vary between noon and 9 p.m.
Admission: $49+

Marco Antonio Solis ( Oct. 7)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $65+

Phoenix Rising vs Rio Grande FC (Oct. 7)
Where: Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10+

AZ Battle of the Brews (Oct. 7)
Where: Downtown Glendale
Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: 30 - general admission, $25 - designated driver 

Uncorked: Phoenix Wine Festival (Oct. 7)
Where: Civic Space Park in downtown Phoenix
Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $59 - $70

Arizona Coyotes vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights (Oct. 7)
Where: Gila River Arena
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $24.50+

Natalia Lafourcade (Oct. 7)
Where: ASU Gammage
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20

Scorpions: 2017 Crazy World Tour (Oct. 8)
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40+