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Halloween events happening in Tucson and southern Arizona

Posted: 2:49 PM, Oct 13, 2021
Updated: 2021-10-28 17:32:27-04
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Here's our list of spooktacular events for kids and adults happening around Tucson and southern Arizona. To have an event added to this list, email details to

"A" Mountain Lighting and Halloween Celebration + Homecoming Kick-off!
Join students, alumni, and the Tucson community as UArizona Homecoming festivities begin with the traditional lighting of "A" Mountain on October 31 at 5:00 p.m.. Celebrate homecoming and Halloween in one night! Bring the whole family and wear your Halloween costumes. Kids can trick-or-treat at student organization tables during the event. Located at the MSA Annex, 267 South Avenida Del Convento.

Agape Acres Therapeutic Riding Center Fall Festival & Fundraiser
This annual event is taking place on Saturday, October 23, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and features a silent auction, home style dinner, dancing and fall festival photo ops. Singer, songwriter, and Guinness World Record holder Scott Helmer will perform live.

Apple Annie's Fall Fun on the Farm
The largest corn maze in Arizona resides at Apple Annie's. In addition, the produce farm has plenty of pumpkins and vegetables to choose from. The fall celebration is happening daily now through October 31.

Boo at the Zoo 2021
Reid Park Zoo is scaring up some excitement with four spooky evenings of family-fun featuring princesses, superheroes and characters inspired by movies and storybooks. Admission includes the Rancho Sahuaraita Fall Festival Zone with music, hay maze, pumpkin patch, games and more. Note: This is an evening event with limited animal viewing. Boo at the Zoo is happening October 21 – 24, from 6-8:30 p.m..

City of Fun Carnival
Opens Friday, October 15 at Tucson Premium Outlets (I-10 & Twin Peaks) and runs through October 31. Over 16 rides with unlimited access if you purchase a wristband. Or, purchase tickets individually. Closed Monday - Wednesday. Open Thursday 5-10 p.m., Friday 5-11:30 p.m. and weekends 1-11 p.m..

Halloween Spooktacular
This family-friendly event offers free games, hayrides and trick-or-treating. The spooktacular takes place Friday, October 29, from 5-8 p.m. at the Oro Valley Community Center.

Haunted Hayride at Steam Pump Ranch
The Haunted Hayrides at Steam Pump Ranch are uniquely themed to Arizona's haunts, scary stories and spooky lore. This creepy, fun hayride is a great addition to the Halloween season. Visit for dates and times. Note: In order to participate in this years Haunted Hayride tickets must be purchased ahead of time at

HoCo Halloween Party
Sunday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m., step into the decked out, haunted Hotel Congress for downtown Tucson's legendary Halloween Party. This year's celebration features live entertainment all night long from The Spice Pistols and DJs PC Party,, and Hot Leather Disco. There will also be two costume contests with $1,000 in cash and prizes, spooky food, and drink specials. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Note: This even usually sells out in advance.

Life Under the Oaks Lavender Witch Festival
Celebrate the cooler weather by indulging in a Witch's Brew at the Lavender Farm! Decorate your witch's hat or make a Lavender Witch's Broom! Create mini witch hats, pointy shoes, and pumpkins with clay. There will be lavender witch soaps, lavender wands, lavender corn husk dolls, & lots of goodies to eat. Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival
This pumpkin patch has 50 acres of homegrown pumpkins to browse through. Admission includes a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, a tractor train ride, access to two corn mazes, access to the Jumping Pillow for kids, and many more activities for the whole family. Visitors can attend now through October 31.

Rollin' Haunt Drive-Thru Halloween event at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds
Saturday, October 30, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department will host a drive-thru event filled with Halloween Treats, tons of fun costumes and characters for the kids to enjoy. Families are encouraged to decorate their cars to add to the Halloween spirit! All children present in the car will receive a candy bad as they exit the event.

Sierra Vista Elks Haunted house
The 6th Annual Haunted House is back for 2021 at the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge. Haunted House dates: Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday, October 29 & 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and on Halloween Sunday, October 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. Cost: $3.00 per person or 3 non-expired, non-perishable foods. All proceeds will go to Peach’s Pantry- a food pantry that provides needed weekend meals for children on the school lunch program.

Slaughterhouse Tucson
Slaughterhouse really wants to bring out the scares. The former meatpacking plant features five haunted areas named Boiler Room, Cirque du Slay, City Meats, The Apocalypse, and Voodoo Bayou. Attend if you dare.

Sonoita Fairgrounds Community Halloween Party
Head to the Sonoita Fairgrounds on October 29, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. for a costume contest, tractor treat, haunted house, hay rides and much more!

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum Halloween Party
Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring FREE family fun! Costume contest at noon, games, candy, and the Fun Farm Choo Choo! 414 N. Toole Avenue - and free parking. Visit for more information.

SPOOKtacular at Sahuarita Town Hall
October 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Sahuarita Town Hall and featuring a trunk-or-treat, live DJ, food trucks, activities, crafts and fun for the whole family. Free for all ages.

Terrror in the Corn!
Voted Tucson's best haunted attraction for multiple years. "Enjoy a variety of haunts and Halloween fun, all connected by a totally immersive and terrifying cornfield. When darkness falls and the moon comes out, so do the scares, screams and surrounding terror! The corn is calling…enter if you dare. All new, including a new location. Note: Terror In the Corn closes at 12 midnight. It is strongly recommended that you arrive early and allow approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to explore the complete experience.

Victorian style Séances at the haunted Hotel Congress
Live theatrical Victorian style Séances at the haunted Hotel Congress in the only 3rd floor room to survive the 1934 fire. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in October, 4 shows per night. 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.. Be a part of the Séance with a Séance table seat, or be a seated witness to the session. Note: The séances take place on the 3rd floor—the only room on the 3rd floor to survive the 1934 Hotel Congress fire... the fire that also destroyed the elevator. Be prepared to go up a couple flights of stairs.

Trunk-or-Treat at New Spirit Lutheran Church
October 30, from 6-8 p.m.. The event is free to all and features free hog dogs to the first 200 people. Located at Camino Seco and Old Spanish Trail northeast corner, 8701 E Old Spanish Trail, 85710.

Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Festival at Grace Community Church
Sunday, October 31, 5:00-7:30 p.m.. Drive-thru even with food, prizes, music, prayer, and bibles. Bring a canned food donation to support Interfaith Community Services.