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October 13, 2018
Snowflake Harvest Fest
Snowflake, Arizona
An annual event held the second weekend of October at Pioneer Park in Snowflake. Arts and crafts, wagon rides to the Willis Family Farm pumpkin patch & corn maze, food, entertainment, and activities for children.

October 15-19, 2018
National School Lunch Week

October 20, 2018 - 32nd Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival
Tucson, Arizona
Taste samples from a wide variety of beers brought to you by brewers from around the Southwest and around the world. Snacks and food samples from eateries around town, games, music.

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October 6, 2017  World Margarita Championship - Tucson, Arizona
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and Tucson Original Restaurants partner together to bring you the World Margarita Championship, an unforgettable evening of spirited cocktail competitions, tastings of world class Margaritas and tequilas, cuisine of the southwest, and more.  Tucson Original Restaurants chefs and restaurants will battle it out with live Judging and a People’s Choice award, for the best Signature Margarita.  Enjoy food sampling and margarita tastings from Southern Arizona Tucson Original Restaurants and Purveyors.  Attendees will get to vote for your favorite margarita!

October 6-7, 2017 - St. George Antiochian Orthodox Food Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
Delicious Ethnic Food. Middle Eastern Bazaar. Fabulous Activities & Entertainment.

October 6-7, 2017  10th Annual Brews and Brats Oktoberfest
Kingman, Arizona
Presented by the Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club Foundation, at Metcalfe Park in Downtown Kingman.  Enjoy beer, bratwurst and sauerkraut, pretzels, kids games, vendors and live bands under the Big Tent. Proceeds from this event fund Rotary service projects, both local and international.  ADMISSION IS FREE.


October 6-29, 2017
Arizona State Fair
Phoenix, Arizona
130 years ago, in the territorial days before statehood, Arizonans first began coming together to show their best livestock, share their agricultural accomplishments, and have fun. Today's fair includes concerts, livestock shows & displays, rodeos, midway, and hundreds of wonderful exhibits.  Attendance: 1.3 million.

October 7, 2017 - Vintage Bisbee - Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee Rotary Club.  Our premier fundraising event, featuring fine wine, food and entertainment. A Bisbee tradition for over a decade.

October 9-23, 2017 - Stagecoach Days & Pecan Pride Celebration
Maricopa, Arizona
The Pecan Pride Celebration will not be taking place during the City Of Maricopa's Stagecoach Days in October 2017, and will return in October 2018.

October 14-15, 2017 - 10th Annual Fall Festival & 6th Annual Fall Festival Antique Show - Pine, Arizona
Join us for Food, Vendors, Entertainment, Story Telling, Children's Craft Booth, Chili Cook Off , Antique Tractors and More!!

October 14-15, 2017  Annual Arizona Taco Festival
Scottsdale, Arizona
Join us for two full days of taco mania at the 5th Annual Arizona Taco Festival.  You can experience the largest collection of taco-makers ever assembled in one place, with all serving $2 tacos and competing for $10,000 cash. Enjoy local bands, Lucha Libre wrestling, cooking classes and demonstrations, eating contests, and huge bar experiences by some of your favorite party spots.

October 21, 2017  27th Annual Bisbee 1000: Beer Festival
Bisbee, Arizona
Meet the Best of the West Micro Brewers! Sample their Beers! 30+ Brewers with 60+ Craft Beers to sample!  VIP Entry 1 -2pm |General Admission 2-6pm | Live Music Noon-5pm | Food Trucks 11am-6pm!   Outdoor Festival in parking lot adjacent to Bisbee Coffee Company.  Rub shoulders with the Brewers before the crowds.  VIP Admission $45. General Admission $25. $20 admission for Bisbee 1000 Participants with bib numbers.  Designated Driver Category $10.00 entry fee, for a selection of nonalcoholic beverages.

October 21-22, 2017  Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival
Willcox, Arizona
The Willcox Wine Country Festival is a two-day fun-filled event at historic Railroad Park in downtown Willcox.  Admission to the festival is FREE - listen to music and browse vendor and wine booths without charge. There are several downtown shops and cooperative events within walking distance.  Tasting glasses and tickets may be purchased for $20-$25.

October 25, 2017  Flavors of Tucson - Tucson, Arizona
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

October 27-29, 2017  Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine Festival
Cave Creek, Arizona
Featuring some of the southwests most accomplished artisans. Stroll the Plaza while enjoy exquisite art and fine crafts, live musical performance, southwest cuisine and a superb selection of wine from many of Arizona's top rated vineyards.

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October 29, 2016 - Wingstock: Where Music and Chicken Meat
Mesa, Arizona
Wingstock: Where Music & Chicken the hottest festival in the Valley! Wingstock brings together restaurants, live music, contests, beer and more!  Valley restaurants have the opportunity to showcase their best chicken wing recipes and compete for the title "Wingstock King of Wings"!   WINGSTOCK is moving to the fall and expanding again!  Join us on October 29th for the biggest Wingstock yet!  More wings, more music, more contests.

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October 11-12, 2014  7th Annual Fall Apple Festival - Pine, Arizona
7th Annual Fall Apple Festival & 3rd Annual Antique Show.  Join us for Food, Vendors, Entertainment, Story Telling, Children's Craft Booth, Chili Cook Off , Antique Tractors and More!!

October 11-26, 2014  Agua Linda Farm Fall Festival - Amado, Arizona
Celebrate our fall harvest on weekends in October with hayrides, pumpkin picking, farm raised beef burgers, pumpkin pie and more. October 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 2014

October 28-29, 2014  NLS Food Chain Summit 2014 - Phoenix, Arizona
The Food Chain Summit features the ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for top-level executives in Supply Chain, Distribution, Manufacturing and many other related fields within the food industry. Be a part of the industry’s “Must Attend Event” featuring thought leaders from the world’s leading food manufacturers discussing the key issues affecting the current and future growth of your business.

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October 10-11, 2013  NLS Food Quality Symposium - Phoenix, Arizona
The 5th Annual Food Quality Symposium, features the ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for Top Level  Executives in Safety, Quality Assurance (Q & A) and many other related fields within the food industry. Be a part of the Industries Must Attend Event featuring thought leaders from the world’s leading food manufacturers, discussing the key issues affecting the current and future growth of your business.

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October 27-30, 2011  Tucson Culinary Festival - Tucson, Arizona
Copper Chef Challenge & BBQ, Margarita Championship, Wine & Spirit Tastings, Seminars.

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events still waiting for new dates

October 14, 2010  Celebrity Chef Tour - Phoenix, Arizona
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

October 22-24, 2010  Crave Arizona 2010 - Scottsdale, Arizona
A world of culinary treats, splendid wine samples, wine education seminars and an afternoon of celebrity chefs demonstrating their talents. At the Grand Tasting guests are able to stroll through the Scottsdale Waterfront area sampling over 200 wines and cuisine from more than 30 of the top independent restaurants in the Valley. Battle of the Sexes Wine Tasting. Bar Chef Mix-Off.

October 30, 2010  10th Arizona Irish Festival - Phoenix, Arizona



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