🍂 Cooler Weather Brings Increased Events and Festivals to Queen Creek 🍂
As the temperatures continue to drop, the fall season is the perfect time to enjoy fun events happening throughout the community.
Pumpkin & Chili Party | Oct. 5 - 29, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road
Offering hayrides, bonfires, two corn mazes, entertainment and more, the Pumpkin & Chili Party at Schnepf Farms is always an exciting event. The party takes place every Thursday through Sunday in October, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are available for $15 at Fry’s Food and $20 at the event; children two and under are free. For more information, visit SchnepfFarms.com.
QC Food Truck Feastival | Every Friday night, 5:30-9 p.m., 21802 S. Ellsworth Road
The Queen Creek Food Truck Feastival continues every Friday night with a variety of food trucks. The event includes music, and boutique vendors. For more information, visit AZFeastivals.com.
Vintage & Vino | Oct. 13 & 14, 20464 E. Riggs Road
Enjoy a vintage market with repurposed furniture, handmade goods and vintage trinkets while sipping on wine from around the world. With a variety of vendors, the event will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. To purchase tickets and for more information visit VintageandVinoAZ.com.
Fall Cultural Festival | Oct. 7, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 21802 S. Ellsworth Road
Hosted by Pan de Vida, this annual event includes free health screenings, health and social information, and flu shots. The event will also feature food vendors, entertainment and activities for all ages. For more information, visit PandeVidaaz.org.
Trunk or Treat | Oct. 21, 5 – 9 p.m., 21802 S. Ellsworth Road
Trunk or Treat provides a fun and safe Halloween experience for families to enjoy. Presented by Dignity Health, the event includes carnival games, food vendors, a teen zombie yard, escape room, and the popular Trunk or Treat Street. The event will be held on Ellsworth Road north of Ocotillo Road in Town Center. Visit QueenCreek.org/TrunkorTreat for more information.
MCSO Take Back | Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 - Queen Creek is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host a prescription drug take back event. The take-back is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications. The event will be held at the MCSO District 6 substation in Queen Creek.
Coffee with a Cop | Oct. 28, 9-11 a.m., 21398 S. Ellsworth Loop Road
Meet your Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 - Queen Creek deputies at Coffee with a Cop on Oct. 28 at the Queen Creek Target. Discuss community issues and build relationships while enjoying a cup of coffee. The event will also include festivities for the kids including McGruff the crime dog, operation Child ID fingerprinting, and lots of giveaways. For additional information, please contact MCSO Community Services at (602) 876-5055 or MCSO@queencreek.org.
There are also a variety of events happening throughout the month of October at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, the Queen Creek Library and the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. For a full listing of events visit QueenCreek.org/Calendar.
Additional community events can cause an increase in traffic, especially in areas with construction. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for travel. To receive weekly traffic alerts for construction happening in Queen Creek, sign up for eNotifications on the Town’s website.
For additional information on special events happening in Queen Creek, please visit QueenCreek.org/SpecialEvents. To stay updated on events and activities, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QCRecreation or Twitter.com/TOQC_official.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer