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Fun Fall Activities in Scottsdale

School is back in session and we can see those cool fall days on the horizon – it’s almost Fall in Scottsdale! The weather is perfect to do just about anything you can imagine. The temperature is typically in the low 80s°F which means it’s still warm enough to enjoy time by the pool but cool enough to do things like golf, hike, explore the beautiful Sonoran desert, or enjoy the many different fall activities in Scottsdale!

Fun Fall Activities in Scottsdale

Pumpkin Patches Near Scottsdale

Want to enjoy some fall festivities on your trip to Scottsdale? The temperature in October is beautiful for spending the day at one of the many local pumpkin patches near Scottsdale such as MacDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch (October 1st – 30th), Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party (October 1st – 30th), Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival (September 30th – October 30th), and Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze (September 26th – October 31st).

Arizona State Fair

The Arizona State Fair runs from September 23rd – October 30th and has plenty of fun, attractions, food, concerts, and games for everyone you are traveling with! Have a blast on the rides, overindulge in the delicious fair food, or rock out to some of the headliners playing in concert – either way, it’s a fun time for all!

AZ Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival

Check out 20+ hot air balloons in true fall style at the AZ Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival! Wear your costumes, trick or treat at each balloon, ride in a tethered hot air balloon, and much more at this fun local event. They also have a free kids zone with bounce houses, slides, rides, and more!


With countless hiking trails suitable for all experience and capability levels, Arizona is a hiker’s paradise. Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, and Pinnacle peak are just a few of the many scenic Arizona hiking trails to consider visiting on your next vacation.

Guided Outdoor Adventures

The Sonoran desert is the perfect setting for a multitude of guided outdoor adventures in Arizona including ATV tours, jeep tours, desert segway tours, hot air balloon tours, horseback tours, kayak tours, and much more! See Arizona like you’ve never seen it before and have a blast while doing it!

Outdoor Dining with a View

Who doesn’t love dinner with a view? Scottsdale is home to many restaurants that have sweeping views of the Valley and gorgeous views of the desert. Sit back, relax, and enjoy delicious food on your vacation at one of many local restaurants with a view in Arizona!