20 Reasons to Love Fall in Arizona

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Theater Is Back With the changing leaves comes the return of the theater. Actors return to their stages in full regalia, ready to woo you with their stories once again. The Phoenix area is home to many talented companies and venues that host traveling troupes, too. This fall will bring many a masterpiece to theaters all over the Valley.

Picking Pumpkins Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek hosts an annual Pumpkin and Chili Festival that runs for the entire month of October. In addition to an array of festive activities, you can be oh-so-traditionally fall and choose your favorite pumpkin from the patch. Pumpkin carving is an essential part of any October. Oh, and the return of pumpkin flavored everything.

All Souls Procession The All Souls Procession takes place in Tucson and serves to commemorate the lives of those lost this year. The event was inspired by Día de los Muertos. Some participants dress in lavish costumes, others paint their faces like skulls, and many create altars that they wheel along during the procession. All are welcome to participate. So make your way out to Tucson the first weekend of November to experience this enormous yet intimate ceremony. Information on how to participate can be found at the All Souls Procession website.

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Alexandria Conrad