Best Play Date in Phoenix: Arizona Fall Fest

Live music, pop-up shops, food trucks, and a full-on beer, wine and spirits garden will keep you busy at this year’s Arizona Fall Fest on November 2nd (10am - 4pm). But don’t worry about entertaining the kids, too: This year’s Kid Zone is the best place for a play date. Here’s what’s in store at the Kid’s Zone, sponsored by Risas Dental.

Play with Dinosaurs

Dino Crew Entertainment’s huge mechanical dinosaurs roam, roar and play; these Jurassic giants are an awesome interactive experience for pint-sized paleontologists.


Meet your Heroes 

Clifford the Big Red Dog, Captain America and Moana will be in the flesh and ready for fun photos with their biggest little fans, thanks to Fair Maidens and Masks and PBS KIDS.


Get a Sugar Rush

Buster, the vintage yellow bus, goes places way sweeter than school: Stop by The Old School Ice Cream Bus for cool treats like ice cream sandwiches, ice cream bars, classic cones and popsicles. 


Play with Your Food

Handrolled, from-scratch pretzels are always a fest favorite, but the twisted treats from the Mustache Pretzel food truck are extra fun! Dip the ‘stache in a side of green chile queso, and it’s also super delicious.


Make some Music

Your future frontman will get a kick out of playing the violin, concertina, bongos, maracas, gongs, rainmakers and more, thanks to the Musical Instrument Museum and its musical instrument “petting zoo.” Also, learn more about MIMkids programs and win tickets to an upcoming show. 


Bounce off the Walls

Keep active kids moving at Arizona Fun Services castle bouncy house and obstacle course; they can jump, skip and run all day, then crash for a super-restful night at home. 

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