Searching for the best place to get dressed up for this Halloween? Whether you're looking for something scary or sweet, here's 15 options at and near Scorpion Bay in Peoria and even across the state to get your fright on from our own annual Halloween Bash to Peoria's Monster Bash, to pumpkin patches and haunted houses across the state.
1. Scorpion Bay's Halloween Bash
Celebrate the spookiest day of the year on the lake at Scorpion Bay Grill's annual Halloween event. Live music from Audio Freak playing classic rock covers, plus plenty of dancing, a costume contest, drink specials, prizes and more. Costume contest begins at 8 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 5-9 p.m.
Location: 10970 W. Peninsula Rd. Morristown, AZ 85342
Cost: Free, first come - first served
Enjoy a frightfully fun evening for the whole family at Peoria's annual Halloween Monster Bash full of delicious treats, live entertainment, the annual costume contest, and a variety of engaging activities for all ages. The Monster March Costume Contest begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes divisions for children 0-10 years old, plus a family group/contest division. Judges will score on criteria such as scariest, funniest, cutest, and most original costumes. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners in each age group.
Date: Saturday, October 28, 5-9 p.m., Costume Contest begins at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Ave. (Entrance at 83rd and Mariners Way)
Haunted Houses and Pumpkin Patches Across the State
Whether you're looking for a scary or sweet Halloween activity, these patches and haunted houses across Arizona have options for every level of fright of delight desired. Because these options span the entire state of Arizona, please double check the address and location for each before heading out for Halloween fun.
The unforgettable fall season memories began at Tolmachoff Farms on October 4 and last until October 29. There's something for the whole family: Great big pumpkin patch, six-acre family corn maze, mini corn maze, and haunted corn maze. Other activities: petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, corn box, adult/child pedal cart track, jumping pillow and much more. The haunted corn maze is only open Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween night from 7-11 p.m.
Dates: October 4th – October 29th, 2023 (Oct 31st open for pumpkin sales/haunted maze only)
Location: 5726 N. 75th Ave. Glendale, AZ
Cost: Haunted maze ticket: $25.00 all ages (last ticket sales and entry into the farm is 10 p.m.) Combo tickets: Haunt and Family maze $30.00 all ages (last ticket sales and entry into the farm is 8:00 pm)
Rocker 7 Farm Patch educates children and adults through hands-on experience with a real working farm, creating awareness about the benefits of farm fresh produce and provides families with a fun and safe farm environment to learn and experience agriculture firsthand. During the fall, they offer exciting, family oriented activities, u-pick pumpkins from their pick-your-own pumpkin patch, and tons of memories for the whole family.
Location: 19601 West Broadway Road, Buckeye, AZ
Often named Phoenix's Best Haunted House, this is an intense interactive experience, so may be too much for ages under 13. Guests enter a maze in complete darkness and have many physical experiences.
Dates: September 23 – October 31
Location: 2710 W. Bell Rd., Suite 1180, Phoenix
Cost: $19.99, limited tickets left
Twenty acres of pure terror with only the moonlight to guide you. Who's lurking in the corn?
Dates: September 22 – October 31
Location: 6801 N 99th Ave, Glendale
Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze is a celebration for all ages, offering a delightful array of activities that promise unforgettable memories. This year, the corn maze is themed around water conservation. Since converting the farm from historical flood irrigation to pivot and drip irrigation, they've saved 90% of the water that was previously used. Discover the joy of pumpkin picking in the bountiful pumpkin patch. Indulge in farm-inspired rides, games, and activities that promise laughter and excitement.
Dates: September 29th - October 29th
Location: 12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey, AZ
Recognized as the Best Pumpkin Patch in Ahwatukee. Pumpkins are ready for pick up every day from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Halloween Night.
Location: 4803 E Chandler Blvd, Phoenix
Find the perfect pumpkin at Apple Annies. Forty acres of pumpkins are planted each summer, and by late September the fields are a spectacular sight. Find pumpkins ranging from the Jack-Be-Littles, which fit in the palm of your hand, to pumpkins that will tip the scale at over 100 pounds.
Dates: September – Oct. 31
Location: 6405 W. Williams Rd., Wilcox, about 250 miles from Estrella
So much fun with 50 acres of pumpkins, plus a train, a corn maze and other exciting attractions.
Dates: October 7-29
Location: 14950 N. Trico Rd., Marana, about 145 miles south of Estrella
Don't miss this autumn extravaganza that's bound to delight kids and families alike. Macaroni Kid Scottsdale presents their annual "Free Fall Festival," a day of seasonal fun, games, and cherished memories.
Dates: October 21, 2-5 p.m.
Location: Arizona Boardwalk, 9500 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
Cost: Free ticket, but bring ticket for giveaways
Railroad is transformed into a haunted park of fun for our Spook-Track-Ula. The family-friendly event is perfect for kids all ages. Events feature a spooky train ride created with younger children in mind—a bit spooky but not frightening.
Dates: October 6- October 31
Location: 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
The farm entrance fee is $12.00 per person, this includes a pumpkin, the air bounce, a hayride, spider web crawl, feeding the animals and Alexander's Adventure Maze. Food available, it's a fun place for a picnic.
Dates: September 23-October 31
Location: 1663 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert
Cost: $12 per person, includes pumpkins
More than 20 Hot Air Balloons on display and 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters, live music, food and beverage, a FREE Kids Zone, vendor market, tethered balloon rides, a FREE Haunter Trail and much more!
Dates: October 27-October 29
Location: 7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
Cost: Adult $17, Children $12
Corn maze, air playground, train ride, tube slide, farm animals and bouncy houses for all ages.
Dates: September 29-October 29
Location: 14011 S. Power Rd., Mesa
Cost: $12 per person, 2 and under are free
Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix. https://www.scorpionbayaz.com/