What’s Happening Around Town This Month

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October is here and cooler weather is finally on its way. Time to get outside and revel in the weird, the wonderful and the spooky! Here’s what’s happening in Chandler and around town this month:


Arizona’s Best Haunted Houses

From the spookiest Haunted Houses, Spook Walks, Haunted Hay Rides, Zombie Hunts & Shootouts to the more kid-friendly Halloween attractions, you can find just the right amount of thrills and chills to make your October Spooktacular.



Halloween Spooktacular • October 26

The City of Chandler invites all ghosts, goblins, ghouls, creatures, characters and superheroes to join in an evening of safe family fun! Food, games, arts & crafts, costume contests, souvenir photos, and a Haunted House!

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
178 East Commonwealth Avenue


Arizona State Fair
1826 W. McDowell Road

October 5, 2018 to October 28, 2018

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Everyone loves the fair – and the Arizona State Fair is an autumn tradition! Seriously – who can resist the rides, games and of course – FOOD ON A STICK?! Concerts include .38 Special, The Wallflowers, Pitbull, Anthrax, Big & Rich and more.


You’ll definitely want to make time for the free Grandstand Events which has everything from high-intensity motorized events like Figure 8 and Monster Trucks to the competitive equine action of high school and All Indian Rodeo. Who doesn’t want to see Megasaurus rip a junk car in half?! You’ll find all the things to see and do here: https://azstatefair.com/


Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular

October 26 & 27 • 5 pm until 9:30 pm

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale


A spectacularly spooky festival with nightly firework shows and costume contests, live music, a pumpkin patch and a FREE KidsZone. More than 20 majestic hot air balloons light up the night sky as they participate in the world's longest continuous glow – currently clocking in at more than 3 hours! Want to get up, up, up in the air? Try a tethered balloon ride to take in the sights. Don’t forget the candy! The balloon candy stations will be serving up more than 4,000 pounds of candy.



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