Moved 'out here' to what is now San Tan Valley in late 2004. Since then, try to make it to the annual Pumpkin and Chili Festival each October. Just went last night--the weather was gorgeous. Enjoy riding the train around the farm in the late afternoon, and watching the fireworks up close at the end of the night.
The general atmosphere is friendly and fun. There really is something for everyone; rides for the kids, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, shows, music, shops selling unique items, and plenty of food. Try a slice of caramel-apple pie--you won't be disappointed!