Mesa Top 10

1. Queen Creek Olive Mill’s Garlic Fest

The annual Garlic Fest will showcase garlic-infused food, cooking demos by owners Perry and Brenda Rea, live music, tours of the Olive Mill, and games. Saturday, September 30 - 10AM-7PM Sunday, October 1 - 10AM-5PM 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ

2. Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party

Voted the Best Fall Family Event in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, and Sunset Magazine, the annual Pumpkin and Chili Party has something for all ages. Savor a bowl of delicious chili and select a pumpkin for carving in the pumpkin patch, but don’t miss out on the corn mazes, hayrides, entertainment, and The Outbreak, their nightly zombie paintball hunts. October 5, 2017 - October 29, 2017 Address: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85242 Times: Thurs, 10-9; Fri-Sat, 10-10; Sun, 10-9 Admission: $15-19

3. Vertuccio Farm’s Annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze

Vertuccio Farms will be celebrating their 19th Annual Fall Festival and Corn Maze. Tractor train rides, rubber duck races, a giant tube slide, and petting zoo will accompany their 7-acre corn maze. October 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017 Location: Vertuccio Farms Address: 4011 S Power Rd Mesa, AZ 85212 Times: Starting: 09:00 AM
Admission: $9-10, season pass $25 

4. Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts

The Downtown Mesa Festival of the Arts is a free event featuring unique artist creations, music, and fun for the whole family. Address: N MacDonald Street, Downtown Mesa Mesa, AZ 85201
Times: From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM First and third (1st & 3rd) Saturdays of each month, October through April Additional Show on Saturday, November 11th from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
*December shows will be 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm., in conjunction with Merry Main Street activities.

5. Olivepalooza at Queen Creek Olive Mill

Taste extra virgin olive oil direct from the milling machine, attend cooking demos and workshops, satisfy your food cravings with local food trucks, and hang out in the grove with live music and games. 25062 S Meridian Rd, Queen Creek, AZ Time and Date: TBD

6. 34th Annual Roy Track Memorial Mesa Pow Wow

Immerse yourself in the Native American culture and experience the longest- running annual tribal celebration in the East Valley. October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017 Address: 526 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201 Times: From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

7. Dia de los Muertos Festival at the Mesa Arts Center

Spirits will connect at the Mesa Arts Center’s annual Dia de los Muertos Festival Oct. 28 and 29. Soak up the colorful community alter and displays, unique merchandise at the mercado, and live entertainment that will bring life to this Day of the Dead festival.  October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017 Address: 1 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85201 Times: From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM 

8. Mesa Music Festival

Mesa Music Festival is billed as one of the up-and-coming outlets for new independent and alternative music artists on the verge of discovery. More than 200 bands will take Main Street by storm, Nov. 9 – 12. Multiple venues will host bands throughout the weekend, essentially creating a three-quarter mile block party. Activity zones and public-art displays also line Main Street during the event. November 9, 2017 - November 11, 2017 Location: Downtown Mesa Address: Main Street Mesa, AZ 85201 Times: Varies Admission: Free for spectators

9. Merry Main Street

Celebrate the holiday season as Downtown Mesa illuminates with lights and turns
into Merry Main Street. The festivities will kick o with the tree lighting and an appearance from Santa Claus.
December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 Address: Downtown Mesa Mesa, AZ 85201

10. 13th Annual Mesa Arts Festival

Featuring original works of art for sale from local, regional and national artists, the Mesa Arts Festival is the place to find unique gi s for the holidays. December 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017 Address: 1 E Main St Mesa, AZ 85201 Times: From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM 


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11 Nov 2017

By Elaine Earle