It’s officially the first day of Fall; here are a few ways we celebrate the season in Arizona.
Drive up north and see the leaves change. Down in the valley, we may not see a lot of Fall colors, but take a quick road trip north, and you’ll be able to see the leaves change. The leaves often start in mid-September in the higher elevations and last well into December in the high desert areas.
Go pumpkin picking at Schnepf Farm in Queen Creek. Everyone loves pumpkin season, and what’s better than picking your own? Dates will be Every Thursday-Sunday in October, Begining October 1st. If you aren’t into pumpkin picking, just enjoy the fall vibes and crab a slice of pie from their bakery.
Do an outdoor activity in the daytime. The summer in Arizona gets so hot, so once Fall hits, get outside. Take that bike ride before the sun goes down, go on a hike in the daytime, or take your kids to the park without worrying about the slide being too hot. The daytime temperatures start to go down from triple digits in Late October, and it starts to get “cold” in late November.
Go to a Fall League baseball game. (Opening day, October 3rd) There are six teams in the Arizona Fall League, Scottdale Scorpions, Mesa Solar Sox, Salt River Rafters, Glendale Desert Dogs, Peoria Javelinas, and Surprise Saguaros. Check the schedule HERE.
Outdoor markets. Downtown phoenix farmers market, Uptown farmers market, and many different craft fairs will also pop up, not that the weather will get less intense.