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9 spooky Tucson events to get you into the Halloween spirit

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Posted at 8:07 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 11:37:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — There are several Halloween-themed events in Tucson this month!

Whether you're looking for something kid-friendly, or something a little scarier, there's something for everyone.

Here are nine spooky events that should not be missed:

Apple Annie's Fall Pumpkin Celebration | Every weekend through Oct. 27 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Halloween-fanatics can get a hands on experience here. Pick your own apples, vegetables, pumpkins and more! The farm recommends bringing a jacket just in case the weather cools down.

Terror in the Corn | Every Friday and Saturday in Oct. | 6:00 p.m. - Midnight

If you're looking to test your scare-limit, this is one spooky place. This haunted attraction has been voted Tucson's best 3 years in a row, according to its website. Take a trip out to Buckelew Farm if you dare, but leave the children at home.

Monster Mash at Steam pump Ranch | Oct. 4 | 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This Oro Valley event takes place at the 1870's Steam pump Ranch. It's free to all and features carnival games, food trucks and a scavenger hunt!

Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival | Oct. 5-30 | Hours vary

If you're looking to experience fall in the Sonoran Desert, this is a great option. Marana's annual event offers a 60-acre pumpkin patch and a family-friendly corn maze. The perfect pumpkin is waiting for you!

Trunk or Treat at PACC | Oct. 19 | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

You celebrate Halloween and adopt a new pet at this event! PACC is waiving adoption fees for anyone looking to add a furry friend to their family. "This event is for our 2 legged friends to enjoy. We encourage you to leave your personal pets at home.," PACC said on its Facebook page.

Boo at the Zoo | Oct. 25-27 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reid Park is getting in on the Halloween fun this year. During Boo at the Zoo, children can play games, listen to music and explore a western skele-town all while taking a stroll through the Tucson's favorite zoo. Ticket prices and a schedule of events are listed on Reid Park's website.

Night of Fright at Pima Air & Space Museum | Oct. 26 | 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

This non-scary event is perfect for little ghosts and ghouls. Families can partake in the event's carnival and trick or treating activities. In addition, the aircraft and exhibits in the Main Hangar will be open for viewing.

Halloween Bar Crawl | Oct. 26 | 4:00 p.m. - Midnight
If you're in the mood for pumpkin beer, or just beer in general, this event goes all night. Guests can expect drink specials at various bars in Downtown Tucson. Check-in time starts at The Playground. Tickets can be purchased at

Halloween Bash at Trail Dust Town & Golf N' Stuff |Oct. 27 | 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

If you're looking to show off your costume, this is your moment. The Halloween Bash is holding a costume contest and Golf N' Stuff prizes are on the line. For the full list of events, visit