10 Things to Know Before You Go: Arizona Fall Fest

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The Arizona Fall Fest is a free and family-friendly celebration of everything local to Arizona. The festival features food from many of Arizona’s finest restaurants, a beer & wine garden, booths for local merchants and live entertainment.

To maximize your local experience, keep these 10 things in mind when attending this year's Arizona Fall Fest: 

1. Bring the whole family

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Bring the whole family, well-behaved dogs included! Entrance to the festival is free, and there will be tons of activities going on throughout the festival for kids, adults, and everyone in between. 

2. Make a plan to get to Hance Park

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While free and metered street parking is available in the Hance Park area, folks attending the Arizona Fall Festival are encouraged to use public transportation or plan their ride to avoid the hassle of parking. 

Ride in local style: Text VIP to 33222 for $5 off your ride with VIP Taxi. Or drive to a nearby Park & Ride location and take the Light Rail to either the Central & Roosevelt station or the Central & McDowell station. There are also multiple Grid Bikes locations in the area. 

3. Arrive early for complimentary gift bags

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Arrive early, as the first 500 families get a gift bag stuffed to the brim with goodies from several dozen local businesses! 

4. Kickstart your holiday shopping (or treat yourself)

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Get your holiday shopping started early, as vendors from all over the state will be selling unique items you won't find anywhere else. You're also sure to get some great deals at this year's silent auction

5. Find your new favorite local restaurant

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Sample delicious morsels from some of the best restaurants and food trucks in Arizona. Samples are available for just $1!  

6. Hit the Hensley Beverage Garden for local beverages

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Taste Arizona-made wines, beers, and spirits in the Hensley Beverage Garden; samples are just $2. Must be 21+ to enter.  

7. Enjoy live entertainment at three entertainment stages

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Enjoy live entertainment all day long from some of the best local acts at the THREE entertainment stages! The Acoustic Stage, presented by The Listening Room, will feature local musicians and a more relaxing setlist. You can visit the main stage to rock out with some of Arizona's favorite local bands. Then stop by the Cultural Stage See the full setlist at the Fall Festival website. 

8. Get 20 free sampling tickets when you stop by the Selfie Station

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Stop by the selfie station located in the center of the Arizona Fall Fest and complete a brief survey to receive 20 free sampling tickets to use on food and beverage at the Arizona Fall Festival! 

9. Show your Arizona pride

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We challenge you to showcase your maximum Arizona pride at the Arizona Fall Festival! Grab your favorite Arizona-themed shirt, hat, and accessories to celebrate your home state. 

If you want to add to your collection, we'll have our shirts for sale at the event: Our limited edition State Forty Eight LLC collaboration shirt (one-day Fall Fest discount to $25) as well as our classic Localist shirt ($15). Visit the Local First Arizona booth to get yours! You can also purchase these shirts in our merch store.

10. Connect and engage with your community

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Connect and engage with your community. This event is all about bringing the community together to celebrate all things local to Arizona. Use #AZFallFest to join the online conversation and share your favorite moments!

BONUS TIP:

If you have leftover sampling tickets at the end of the day, visit the Local First AZ central booth to enter our grand prize raffle! We will be giving away two large prize baskets at the end of the day. 

Adult Package: $50 gift certificate to the Parlor, $20 gift certificate to Diablo Burger, $50 gift certificate to Chicago Hamburger Company, Tasting for two at Fire Mountain Wine in Cottonwood, $25 gift card to Martin’s Auto Repair, Two Tickets to Jazz Series: A Tribute to Joe Henderson 11/29 at Valley Bar, $25 gift certificate to Macayos, and Two tickets to the Renaissance Festival (Value: $262). 

Kids Package: $20 gift certificate to Sweet Republic, $20 gift certificate to Spinatos, Ben’s Bells gift bag, Gift basket from Scramble, and One Month Free for Two at Arizona Sunrays (Value: $368)

Will we see you on Saturday, November 4, at the Arizona Fall Fest? RSVP on Facebook or get all the details on the Fall Festival page

Thanks to our 2017 Arizona Fall Fest Sponsors: