Cooler Weather Brings Increased Events and Festivals to Queen Creek
As the temperatures continue to drop, the fall season is the perfect time to enjoy fun events happening throughout the community.
Pumpkin & Chili Party | Oct. 4 - 28, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road
Offering hayrides, bonfires, corn mazes, entertainment and more, the Pumpkin & Chili Party at Schnepf Farms is always an exciting event. The party takes place every Thursday through Sunday in October, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Sundays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are available for $15 at Fry’s Food and $20 at the event; children two and under are free. For more information, visit SchnepfFarms.com.
Fall Cultural Festival | Oct. 13, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 21802 S. Ellsworth Road
Hosted by Pan de Vida, this annual event includes free health screenings, health and social information, and flu shots. The event will also feature food vendors, entertainment and activities for all ages. For more information, visit PandeVidaaz.org.
Relay for Life of Queen Creek & San Tan Valley | Oct. 13, 4 - 10 p.m., 20061 E. Rittenhouse Road
Join the community in the fight against cancer in the Relay for Life event. Visit Relay.ACSEvents.org for more info.
Trunk or Treat | Oct. 20, 5 – 9 p.m., 21802 S. Ellsworth Road
The Town of Queen Creek’s Trunk or Treat event provides a fun and safe Halloween experience for families to enjoy. Presented by Rodeo Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, an Earnhardt Dealership, the fun-filled festival offering trunk-or-treat street, carnival games, an escape room and more will be held from 5–9 p.m. on Ellsworth Road in Town Center (between Ocotillo and Rittenhouse).
Visit QueenCreek.org/TrunkorTreat for more information.
MCSO Take Back | Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 20727 E. Civic Parkway
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 - Queen Creek is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host a prescription drug take back event. The take back is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medications. The event will be held at the MCSO District 6 substation in Queen Creek.
There are also a variety of events happening throughout the month of October at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Centre, the Queen Creek Library and the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. For a full listing of events visit QueenCreek.org/Calendar.
Additional community events can cause an increase in traffic, especially in areas with construction. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for travel. To receive weekly traffic alerts for construction happening in Queen Creek, sign up for eNotifications on the Town’s website.
For additional information on special events happening in Queen Creek, please visit QueenCreek.org/SpecialEvents. To stay updated on events and activities, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QCRecreation or Twitter.com/TOQC_official.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer