Fall weather is pretty much perfect everywhere in Arizona, so it’s a great time for a road trip.
Lots of communities are hosting festivals to celebrate Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and autumn. Choices range from family-friendly options such as hay rides and flashlight jack-o-lantern walks to a decidedly adult trick-or-treat-themed wine tasting.
Here are places to celebrate fall all around Arizona. Check out www.azcentral.com/things-to-do/day-dead/ for everything you need to know to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.
The Haunted Jail at Globe
Experience thrills and scary moments inside the original jail cells at historic Globe County Jail. Visitors will explore the ground-floor jail cells and adjacent grounds. Zombie prisoners and jail guards, ghosts of past prisoners, an electric chair and spooky mazes add to the frights.
Details: 6-10 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through Oct. 28 plus Oct. 31. 149 E. Oak St., Globe. $16. globehauntedjail.com.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village in Sedona is hosting a Day of the Dead celebration that includes music, food and traditional altars. There also will be fire dancers and face painting booths and costumes are encouraged.
Details: 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, 336 State Route 179, Sedona. 928-282-4838, www.tlaq.com.
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Main Street Spooktacular Festival
If you’re going to be in the White Mountains, check out this event. Activities include trick or treating, hay rides, pony rides, a haunted house, pumpkin bowling, Halloween-themed games, costume contests, a car bash, food vendors, entertainment and scaryoke.
Details: Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. 1031 E Deuce of Clubs, Show Low. Free. 928-532-4124, www.showlowchamber.com.
Pumpkin Walk and Fall Fest
Bring your flashlight for a walk through the gardens of the Arboretum at Flagstaff, where you’ll follow a path illuminated by creatively carved pumpkins. Enjoy hot cider, a fire pit and nocturnal animal displays. Costumes are encouraged.
Details: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Arboretum at Flagstaff, 4001 S. Woody Mountain Road. $8, $5 for age 6 and older. 928-774-1442, www.thearb.org/events/pumpkin-walk.
Old-fashioned Halloween fun is the spirit of this Kingman festival. It includes a youth costume contest, carnival games, a pie-eating contest, cupcake walk and candy in the hay.
Details: 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Centennial Park, 3333 Harrison St., Kingman. Free. 928-753-6106, www.gokingman.com.
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Grapes and Goodies: Tricks and Treats
Here’s a Halloween event for grownups. During Grapes and Goodies: Tricks and Treats, at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in Elgin and Willcox, every 12 wine tasters will get an unusual wine-pairing goody, while the 13th person gets the trick.
Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29. Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Road, Elgin. Also, 4923 E. Arzberger, Willcox. Tasting fees are $10 ($7 with your wine glass). 520-455-5582, kj-vineyards.com/events.asp.
Fall Pumpkin Celebration
Head south to Willcox for you-pick pumpkins and a corn maze with two levels of difficulty. Also enjoy a pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast and apple-smoked burger lunch, homemade pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts. Proceeds benefit the Lupus Foundation of Southern Arizona, March of Dimes and Youth Haven Ranch.
Details: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October. Apple Annie’s Produce and Pumpkins, 6405 Williams Road, Willcox. Free admission; charges for food and produce. 520-384-2084, www.appleannies.com.
Dia de los Muertos Celebration
The Smoki Museum in Prescott presents the 10th annual event. Highlights include mariachis, traditional Mexican dancers and authentic foods and drinks for purchase, including green corn tamales and pan de muerto (bread of the dead).
Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott. Free. 924-445-1230, smokimuseum.org.
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Route 66 Cruizers Halloween Bash
Kids will enjoy a safe and fun environment in which to trick or treat at the 15th annual event hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Kingman, Kingman Route 66 Association and Precision Productions. Kids must be accompanied by an adult as they make their way along the candy-filled route.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Beale Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, Kingman. Free. 928-303-0073, www.gokingman.com/event-route-66-cruizers-halloween-2017.
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