Tucson Halloween Events Continue Despite
Even the 2020 pandemic won't interfere
with Tucson Halloween on Saturday night, October 31st.
There are several innovative outside community events,
drive-through's and corn mazes planned. Health
restrictions, such as mask wearing and social
distancing, will be enforced at all events.
is advised to purchase tickets to events online to
ensure attendance as many events have restricted
Tucson October moon photo by
Carolyn & James Barnett
Houses Around Tucson
- Old Tucson Studios Nightfall
has been cancelled this year– mainly because of the
closure of Old Tucson Studios in September as a
casualty of the pandemic.Old Tucson's Nightfall
recreated a haunted western town for decades.
- Slaughter House Open
from Oct. 1-Nov. 1. To meet COVID guidelines, all of
the Slaughter Houses have been reconfigured into a
single, gigantic house to make one of the longest,
continuous haunted houses in the world. Guests are
asked to purchase tickets online in advance, as some
nights will be sold out early. Open Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays through October. 1102 W. Grant Road at
- Red Herring Puppets
presents Hansel & Gretel at the Outdoor stairwell
at the Tucson Mall (lower level between REI and H
& M) on October 31, 2020 at 10:00 am. Tickets:
$8.00 purchase online. RESERVATIONS and MASKS are
REQUIRED. Celebrate Halloween with this popular
fairytale brought to life with traditional
marionettes. Red Herring Puppets is an award-winning
national puppet company now based in Tucson.
- CHALK FOR HOPE, HEROES &
HALLOWEEN, Saturday, October 31,
2020, 2PM - 5PM. Free Admission, Oro Valley
Marketplace. The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural
Alliance, in partnership with underwriting sponsor
Lisa Bayless / Long Realty have come together to
collaborate on a Fall chalk art and community
celebration to honor the ongoing service of
healthcare workers and first responders in Oro Valley.
The one-day celebration will partner up with the Oro
Valley Police Department, Golder Ranch Fire District
and Oro Valley Marketplace to feature professional
chalk art muralists creating stunning 5' chalk murals
on display as a drive-through, pop-up experience at
Oro Valley Marketplace. The murals will feature
uplifting themes of community, healthcare, and a
celebration of public safety. Attendees can safely
enjoy stunning colorful pop-up murals, participate in
a costume contest from their cars, and receive
prepackaged treat bags at the Oro Valley Marketplace
parking area near Red Lobster. Kids are encouraged to
come dressed for Halloween, especially as the ‘heroes’
of first responders and healthcare that will be
honored in the murals. Attendees who arrive in costume
can also receive pre-packaged bags of candy as they
drive through the activation area, wave to local
fire-fighters, police officers and other first
responders, and participate in a best face mask and
costume competition with prizes from the safety of
their vehicle. Attendees can also compete in a “Best
Face Mask” and costume competition both at the event
and online. Oro Valley attendees that would like to
submit a photo of themselves at the event or from home
can post it on the Facebook event or email to
[email protected] to compete. Cash gift cards of
$250 will be awarded to the winners: Best Overall
Costume, Best First Responder Themed Costume
(Healthcare / Police / Firefighter / Etc.), Best Face
Covering or Mask.
- SAHUARITA CHALK ART
ADVENTURE Saturday, November 7, 2020,
10AM-3PM. Free Admission. Multiple Locations. The
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance and the
Town of Sahuarita are inviting artists to hit the
pavement, with chalk that is. In one day, an amazing
collection of chalk artists will bring the park
pavement to colorful life in the second annual
Sahuarita Chalk Art Adventure. Attendees can watch
professional artists create stunning murals in a
variety of themes throughout the community, or grab a
piece of chalk and make their own colorful addition at
home. Get in on the chalk fun from home! We’ll be
offering downloadable versions of the artist designs
in a coloring page format starting November 2.
Community members can also learn from several virtual
tutorials pre-recorded by professional chalk
Drive-Thru-A-Palooza on Saturday, October
31 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Northminster Presbyterian
Church; 2450 E. Fort Lowell Rd. and Tucson Boulevard.
Dress up and celebrate 15 years of safe treating at
Northminster Church! No tricks, all treats! Bring the
whole family for this DRIVE-THRU ONLY event! You’ll
make one stop to receive a goodie-filled bag for each
child in your vehicle. Please wear a mask.
Fall Festival at Grace Community Church
Grace Community Church 9755 N. LaCholla Blvd, Tucson
Festival Drive-Thru at Christ Community
Church, 530 S. Pantano Road Free.6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Drive Thru Trunk of Treat at Rincon
Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E. Tanque Verde
Road. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
corn mazes continue to operate this month around Tucson.
All visitors are required to wear masks and social
distance when possible. Walking through an outdoor corn
maze is much safer than crammed indoors. But all outdoor
Halloween corn mazes required face masks and encourage
social distancing. Extra sanitation measures, such as
- Apple Annie’s Corn Maze
held from Sept. 19 - Oct. 31 from 9:00 a.m. with the
last entry at 4:00 p.m. every day. 12.5-acre,
600,000-stalk corn maze opens every day at 9:00am with
the last entry at 4:00pm. With two levels of
difficulty spend as little or as much time as you want
exploring the pathways of the maze. Bring your family
and friends for fun competition.
Apple Annie's Pumpkin Patch, 6405 W Williams Rd,
Willcox, AZ 85643.
- Buckelew Farms will
continue to hold its annual Terror in the corn maze.
Open on weekends starting Oct. 2 through Oct.
31. New location at I-10 & Tangerine (Exit
240.) in northwest Tucson. Masks will be required for
ALL staff and also for patrons. Everything is now
outdoors. Six feet of distancing will be required
wherever applicable. Online ticketing encouraged. Hand
sanitizer stations throughout property Increased
frequency of cleaning common areas. Limited group
sizes and number of people per attraction. No corn
maze in 2020.
- Marana Pumpkin Patch Farm &
Festival is open from Oct. 3 to
Halloween night Oct. 31, 12pm-7pm. Animal care
standards will remain exceptional and include regular
sanitization of animal areas and surfaces. Employees
will clean and sanitize common areas and surfaces
regularly. Farmers market items, produce, and farm
merchandise will be handled with utmost care and in
accordance with recommended community guidelines.
Masks are required. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and
Wednesdays. Saturday and Sunday 9am-7pm- stay all day!
14901 W. Wentz Road in Marana. 520-305-5481.
- Carve-Con 2020
is a free, spooky, family-friendly virtual Halloween
event. Every Friday in October features a different
set of Halloween-related activities. Join FrightVision
as they take Freaky Fridays in October to another
level with CarveCon!
- October 9th:
Opening night will feature a spooky sketch night where
artists teach kids how to draw spooky things as well
as a science lab, where kids and other special guests
can participate in Halloween experiments.
16th: Bring your competitive edge, it’s Spooky Game
Night! Spooky Game Night will feature a mystery game
for the kids to solve and other games including
scavenger hunts, would you rather and many other
23rd: Settle in for Spooky Tales Around the Fire
Night. Storytellers will tell their spookiest stories
for everyone to listen to.
30th: The grand finale will have the top stories from
the writing contest for kids, read by some amazing
published authors, including Dan Poblocki, Lorien
Lawrence, Lindsay Currie, Ronald L Smith, Michael
Northrop and so on. To further get the kids
engaged and involved, Crantz is hosting a Spooky
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