15 Things You Must Do at AZ Fall Fest

You may have heard, we’re celebrating the 15th year of Arizona Fall Fest! Nothing celebrates Arizona quite like it —and we’ve got your ultimate guide with 15 must-do things for you to do while there.


Event details:
When: Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Margaret T. Hance Park: 200 E. Moreland Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
FREE ADMISSION, get the details here: https://www.localfirstaz.com/fall-festival

1. 🥡 Sample Tour of Arizona

This year, the festival boasts DOUBLE the amount of restaurants and food trucks with over 40 on the line up that will be giving out samples all day long. To get your samples, just purchase your tasting tickets for $1 each at any of Local First Arizona tents throughout the event.

2. 🍹 Drinks: Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Hensley Beverage Garden is a craft beer and wine lover’s dream with over 30 local breweries, wineries, and distilleries pouring Arizona-inspired concoctions. (Get plenty of tasting tickets!)

3. 🎸 Music, Rock Out or Chill Out

Not one, not two, but THREE stages will be featuring some of the best live local entertainment with a multi-cultural stage, the main stage presented by Zia Records and an acoustic 360 stage sponsored by Carvana. Performers include Moonlight Magic, Orphan Ears, Carol Pacey and the Honeyshakers, Pretty Years, Lost in the Sun, Young Mothers, Sydney Sprague, Juniper Ridge, Revizor, Jules Quimby and DJ A Claire Slattery.

4. 🗺️ AZ Fall Fest Passport

Love a scavenger hunt? You’re going to love the passport - and the prize! Get your passport from the Local First Arizona booth and start hunting for the vendors on the sheet. Once you’ve found them all drop it back off at the LFA booth for your chance to win prizes!

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5. 🤫 Bid in the Silent Auction

Over 100 prizes, staycations, and curated experiences will be on display at the event, and all bidding will happen online! The Silent Auction will open on October 27th and bidding will run through November 3rd, giving you plenty of time to shop, bid, and win big.

6. 🥁 Captivating Cultural Performances

Along with musical acts, the Arizona Fall Fest brings the best local and international performances of Arizona’s diverse cultures to the stage including Taiko (Japanese) drumming Artist, Ken Koshio.

7. 👕 Get the Latest State Forty Eight x Localist T-Shirt

Show your Arizona pride with your own State Forty Eight Localist branded t-shirt. Stay tuned for sneak peeks of the new design coming soon.

8. 🤹 Explore the Kid Zone

Planning to make it a family-fun day? The Kid Zone, presented by Risas Dental, has everything for kids of all ages - face painting, giant flossing display, kid-friendly bounce houses, a musical instrument petting zoo, and a chance for kids to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog with PBS KIDS.

9. ⚽ SportZone Overload, Get Active

Join the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Rising, and Arizona Coyotes for games and activities any kid (or adult!) will love! Back by popular demand: Coyotes will have a street hockey arena near the Hensley Beverage Garden for anyone to enjoy.

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10. ♻️ AZ Fall Fest is Sustainable

Did you know the AZ Fall Fest was awarded the Platinum Level Green Event by ASU’s Sustainable Cities Network? Help us keep up the good work by bringing a reusable water bottle and filling up at our many water stations; take the light rail, carpool, or bike down to the festival. Help us leave only good memories behind, join our Green Team !

11. 🎙️ Follow our AZ Fall Fest Podcast

In anticipation of our 15th year, we’re bringing together local businesses who will be out at the event - and some that have been with us year after year. Starting September 23rd, tune in to Local First’s social media channels to hear all of the unique stories. Listen here & subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

12. 🛍️ Grab Your SWAG Bag

Thanks to HP2 Promo, this bag is like no other - filled to the brim with tons of local gifts, keepsakes, and goodies - but you better get there early, these 500 bags go quick!

13. 🎁 Shop Unique & Local Gifts

The Arizona Fall Fest is the largest event at Hance park with over 200 local vendors. Perfect for holiday gifts, or a “treat-yo-self” purchase, you’re sure to find local, handmade, homegrown items for everyone on your list.

14. 🐶 Strut Your Pup

The festival is dog-friendly, so make sure to bring your pup to the festival and visit the official Canine Corner! Brought to you by Phoenix Dog Magazine and Realtor to the Rescue, take a fun keepsake photo with your dog(s) and treat them to locally-sourced goodies!

15. 📱 AZ Fall Fest Has Gone Digital

For the first time ever, attendees can see on their phone which businesses are at the event. Made possible by Festival Title Sponsor and Local First AZ Legacy Partner Hownd, attendees will be able to enjoy every aspect of the festival by viewing participating vendors as well as any special offers available to them by downloading the MyHownd app. The app will be available in your favorite app store on October 18. And the Hownd team will be at the Festival so you can stop by their booth to say hi!


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About Arizona Fall Fest:
Arizona Fall Fest was started in 2004 by Local First Arizona and is the largest celebration of local businesses and unique cultures in the state. This free, family-friendly festival features hundreds of locally owned businesses, Hensley Beverage Garden with AZ craft breweries, wineries and spirits, an elaborate KidZone with crafts and activities, Arizona’s professional sports teams, dozens of local restaurants and food trucks, silent auction with Arizona-only gifts and experiences, and live local entertainment and cultural performances on three stages. The 15th Annual Arizona Fall Fest will take place on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Phoenix. Visit www.localfirstaz.com/fall-festival.