Fall festivals abound

Compiled by Liam McInerney

Oktoberfest atop Mount Lemmon

Oktoberfest hits Mount Lemmon for German food, drinks and entertainment.

The weekend fun began Sept. 22 and runs through Oct. 14 at 10300 Ski Run Road.

Parking costs $5. No pets are allowed.

For more information, visit skithelemmon.com.


Nightfall returns to Old Tucson

Nightfall at Old Tucson Studios offers more than haunted house attractions.

Spooky town characters include serial killers and circus freaks.

A live performance filled with stunts, pyrotechnics and special effects portrays paranormal researchers investigating an abandoned amusement park.

Terror Square showcases walking dead who are set loose to terrorize visitors.

Nightfall is open Thursdays through Sundays between Sept. 28 and Oct. 28. Hours vary. Old Tucson Studios is located at 201 S. Kinney Road.

Standard ticket prices are $25 for adults and $20 for children.

Visit nightfallaz.com for more information.


Let the slaughter begin

Slaughterhouse Tucson opens its gates Sept. 29 through Oct. 31.

With names like Twisted Tree Mortuary, Carnevil and The Boiler Room, the haunted houses have scariness factors ranging from mild to extreme. Ultimate terror-seekers can visit the City Meats attraction.

Slaughterhouse Tucson is located at 1102 W. Grant Road. Tickets start at $7.

For more information, visit slaughterhousetucson.com.


KFMA Fall Ball hits center stage

Kickstart your fall with a bang at KFMA’s Fall Ball on Sept. 30 at Tucson’s Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way.

Bands will include The Offspring, Everlast and Switchfoot. Gates open at noon, and the event is open to all ages.

Tickets can be purchased at Domino’s Pizza locations in the Tucson area and online at kfma.com.


Buckelew: a-mazing corn patch

The Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival is back for its 24th year. The farm, located at 17000 W. Ajo Way, will be open every weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tractor rides take visitors into a pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins and gourds. The $4 admission fee also includes a wagon ride. Pumpkins selected will be priced at 50 cents per pound.

An 11-acre corn maze offers more than four miles of trails, with punch cards to help guide the way. After dark, the maze adopts a horror motif as Terror in the Corn comes alive.

No pets are allowed. For details, visit buckelewfarm.com.


Crawl the clubs on Oct. 6

More than 90 local and out-of-state bands will perform live at various downtown locations during Tucson’s Fall Club Crawl on Oct. 6.

Visit clubcrawl.ning.com for more information.


Bottoms up for Beer Festival

Great Tucson Beer Festival will hold its 26th annual beer-sampling event on Oct. 6 at Hi Corbett Field, 700 S. Randolph Way, for ages 21 and up.

Beers brewed in the Southwest and from around the world will be available for sampling, along with local snacks and food.

General admission starts at $45, or $30 for designated drivers.

The festival offers free parking. For details, visit azbeer.com/tucson.


Festival showcases film, music

The Tucson Film and Music Festival will be held Oct. 6-10 at venues around the city.

Local filmmakers and musicians will be showcased at locations such as the Loft Cinema, Rialto Theatre and Century 20 El Con Mall.

Tickets can be purchased at tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com.

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