Festival SZN

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Festival SZN

Festival season is upon us! Salt River is home to some of the best festivals in the Valley. Check out the line up:

First up is the Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival at Salt River FIelds! This signature event is a fan favorite. Spooktacular is a two-day festival features over 20 Hot Air Balloons on display and passing out over 4,000 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters, live music, food and beverage, a Kids Zone, vendor market, tethered balloon rides, a haunted Spooky trail, fireworks and much more. It is a safe, fun filled trick-or-treating Halloween Festival that is highly anticipated. Get your tickets now for Friday, October 25 or Saturday October 26!

What do you get when you mix music, games, prizes and kids in costume? An amazing evening of FREE family fun you won’t want to miss! Join us on Saturday, October 26th from 1pm – 6pm at OdySea in the Desert for the third annual OdySea Fall Festival. Kids 16 and under and families are invited to participate in our not-so-spooky costume contest.

Did someone say wine AND food?! The azcentral Wine & Food Experience presents rich and colorful moments for guests to taste, savor and explore the Scottsdale culinary scene, from local trends to regional traditions on November 2 and November 3 at Salt River Fields. Enjoy the Grand Tasting: a gourmet showcase by local chefs, emerging talent and nationally renowned culinary leaders who mix with patrons in a convivial setting. Lively cooking demonstrations, chef meet & greets, and seminars deliver unforgettable experiences for fans, connoisseurs, partners, purveyors, and industry personalities. Indulge in the VIP experience for an hour early admittance into the experience, plus a chance to mix and mingle with chefs. Elevate your experience even further with additional Meet & Greet opportunities with celebrity talent.

The biggest bug bash of the year! The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation and OdySea in the Desert present the 4th Annual Bug Fest! Enjoy cockroach races, butterfly and ladybug releases, insect petting zoos, crafts, edible insect treats and more! Yes, we did say edible insects. This event is free and recommended for bug-lovers of all ages.

The Valley’s first and only festival dedicated to Mac and Cheese is back for a two-day festival on November 16 and 17, 2019, Salt River Fields will turn into a cheesy wonderland – The Mac and Cheese Fest! With 30+ restaurants and chefs bringing their tasty and cheesiest creations as they compete for the Golden Noodle Trophy. Guests will be able to taste samples of the mac & cheese creations, along with a Beer Tent featuring a variety of fresh brews, a game area for kids and adults, a Demonstration Tent sponsored by American Beauty Pasta featuring local chefs cooking up their versions of the dish, plus live music.

We love that our festival season is in the Fall. Celebrate the season at the 3rd Annual Family Fun Harvest Festival at OdySea in the Desert on November 16, 2019. Enjoy a live band in center stage while the kids decorate pumpkins, bounce in the bounce houses, get their face painted, enter fun contests for prizes and much more! Be on the lookout because there will also be some special character guests.

Local only! Grab your best buds and join us on Saturday, November 23, 2019 for the annual AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews event at Salt River Fields. Enjoy & celebrate craft beer, spirits and wine from around Arizona. With over 25 local breweries, distilleries and wineries from the Copper state! Guests can vote on their Designated Driver, General Admission and VIP tickets are now on sale.


For more Salt River events, check out our Calendar.

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