Posted By Visit Mesa Team
October 14, 2021
Fall Inspiration in Mesa City Limitless
What is your favorite thing about fall? Is it the beautiful weather and the change of colors? Or maybe the smell of pumpkin spice and apple pies when you visit one of Arizona's fall festivals? There are so many reasons to love fall in the desert, and we listed out our favorite activities to partake in during October-November. Get ready for the ultimate fall inspiration in Mesa City Limitless!
Vertuccio Farms Annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze
Oct. 1 – OCT. 31 (All week long)
Come enjoy Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze, celebrating over 20 years of family-friendly fun! The Fall’s cooler weather in Arizona is a welcome end to summer’s scorching heat. Mesa-based Vertuccio Farms celebrates this time of year by offering ‘Cooler days in the Corn Maze,’ part of the outdoor fun available during the farm’s annual Fall Season Event. As the Valley’s longest running corn maze celebrating Arizona’s best time of year!
Pumpkin and Chili Party Festival at Schnepf Farms
Oct. 1 – OCT. 31 (Thurs. – Sun.)
This event was voted by Phoenix Magazine, New Times and Sunset Magazine as ‘The Best Fall Family Event in the Greater Phoenix Area’. Celebrating its 24th year, there will be numerous farm activities including amusement rides, zip lining, train rides, hayrides and outdoor games. Included in the experience will also be a 4-acre and a 10-acre corn maze, a petting zoo and two play yards for children. Chili dinners will be sold at the Main Food Grills, as well as a variety of other food options including burgers, BBQ, succotash, and peach wood-fired pizzas (Schnepf Farms is the largest organic peach grower in Arizona).
Best time to see fall colors is late November
This Arboretum located in Queen Creek Canyon, just 30 minutes from Mesa, is the state's oldest and largest botanical garden. With spectacular views of Picketpost Mountain, Boyce Thompson Arboretum features plant collections from the world’s deserts, historic buildings and hidden gardens along miles of trails. The Arboretum has been called "the most enchanting" Audubon Important Birding Area in Arizona and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Vibrant fall colors take over the lush flora, which makes late November the best time of the year to explore the gardens.
Pumpkin Pancakes and Lattes from T.C. Eggington's
Enjoy pumpkin breakfast and lunch at T.C. Eggingtons! Whether you want to start your day with pumpkin pancakes, or get cozy with a pumpkin latte, pumpkin lovers will rejoice with these seasonal eats!
The OktoberWest Fest Bier at 12 West Brewery in Downtown Mesa
Calling all beer lovers - this ones for you! Sit out on the patio and enjoy the OktoberWest Fest Bier while you listen to live music every weekend! Our breweries love fall!
Olive Oil Pairings at Queen Creek Olive Mill
The October pairing is....Pomegranate White Balsamic Vinegar & Mexican Lime Olive Oil! Tis the fall season - the Cranberry White Balsamic Reduction is back and tastier than ever!