Fall in Tucson and the surrounding areas is a beautiful time of year. The famous red rocks act as a perfect back drop for the changing colors of the season. There are plenty of things to do during the fall season in Tucson that take advantage of the beautiful fall backdrop. Fall festivals are a great way to experience Autumn in Tucson. Each festival pays tribute to the beauty of the nature in the area. Fall festivals are a great way for you to get closer nature, your friends, and family. Get out there and enjoy one of the many different fall festivals around Tucson.

Fall Festivals Around Tucson

Slide Rock Fall Festival | October 8th | 6871 N Highway 89A, Sedona

Slide Rock is a popular destination in the area no matter what time of year. However, during the fall, everyone comes together to celebrate the season. At the festival, there are plenty of activities like an apple cider press, black-smithing, quilt displays, scarecrow workshops, and so much more. The event is from 9 am until 3:30 pm so arrive early to enjoy everything they have to offer throughout the day. 

Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival 2016 | October 7th-October 9th | Tucson

The Tucson area has a rich history of folk and ethnic communities. During the Meet Yourself Folklife Festival you get a chance to celebrate that rich history. During the event, there will be folk art demonstrations, ethnic food, and performance exhibits! There is tons of great entertainment happening during the festival. The event times vary by the day so be sure to check out the website for more details.

28th Annual Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze | October 8th- October 30th | 17000 W Ajo Way

During the month of October the pumpkin is king! What better way to celebrate than with an entire festival dedicated to the pumpkin? The event is for the whole family with activities that will put a smile on everyone’s face. Some of those activities include scavenger hunts, corn mazes, farm investigations and much more. The festival is every weekend in October from 10 am until 5 pm.

Cotton Festival | October 15th | 12375 N Heritage Park Dr. Marana

Marana has deep Agrarian roots, the Cotton Festival celebrates the background of the area. The farm is transformed into a festive scene where everyone can come and join in the fun and celebrations. Food will be offered from many different gourmet food trucks and there will even be a rodeo for your viewing pleasure. The event is from 4 pm until 9 pm on October 15th.

30th Annual Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games | November 4th- November 6th | 4205 N. 1st Ave

Step outside of the world you’re familiar with and celebrate the culture of another country. The annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Games is an excellent way to experience another culture. There will be Welsh dancing, food, and competitions, as well as tents with military re-creations. Times will vary so check the website for more information.

46th Annual Fourth Avenue Fall Street Fair | December 9th-December 11th | Tucson

Enjoy the end of the fall season with a bang at the 46th Annual Fourth Avenue Fall Street Fair. The street fair is a very popular event that has grown over the years. With everything there is to do at the street fair, it’s become more of a carnival. Arts and crafts, food and drinks, entertainment and street performers all make the Fall Street Fair a must see event! 

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