Tucson Family Friendly Halloween Events 2012 {Tucson Tuesday}

Are you looking for FREE Tucson Family Friendly Halloween Events? I am trying to keep this list up to date and AWESOME! Let me know if I am missing anything.

There is a of events/places like pumpkin festivals that charge admission at the bottom.

Tucson 2012 Halloween Events

Mall Events

Extreme Pumpkin Carving – Foothills Mall – Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27

  • You can buy raffles tickets to win one the pumpkins to benefit Shriners Children’s Hospitals. More details HERE

Trick or Treat Around La Encantada – Saturday, October 27th 5-7pm

Halloween Dance Party Boo Fest – Tucson Mall Center Court – Saturday, October 27th 10-12pm

  • Dance Party with prizes, face painting, costume contest, crafts and trick or treating.
  • More details HERE!

Trick or Treat at Foothills Mall – Wednesday, October 31st 6pm

Trick or Treating at Park Place – Wednesday, October 31st 4pm-8pm

  • Safe trick or treating throughout the mall.
  • More details HERE!

Bookman Events

Halloween Party and Magic Show – Bookmans Ina – Saturday, October 27 1pm

  • Dress up in costume for pictures. Includes cookie decorating, snacks, crafts and more. The magic show starts at 3pm.
  • More details HERE!

Kids Costume Pageant – Bookmans Speedway – Saturday, October 27th all day

  • Kids Costume Pageant and Trick or Treat Ghost Hunt. Prizes given to all participants.
  • More details HERE!

Halloween Story Time – Bookmans Grant – Thursday, October 25th 10-11am

  • Spooky stories!
  • More details HERE!

Young Frankenstein – Bookmans Grant Parking Lot – Saturday, October 27th 5:30-8pm

  • First come first served, bring your own chairs. Movie starts promptly at 6pm. Trivia about comedian Gene Wilder with monster prizes.
  • More details HERE!


Northwest YMCA Trunk or Treat 2010 – Saturday, October 27th from 5:30-8pm.

  • The event is held in the Northwest Pima Community College Parking lot
  • Trunk or Treating, games, costume parade & contest (register before 6pm), crafts, movie (6:30), jumping castle!
  • Free shuttle from MVD parking lot (I recommend using it, this event is very popular).
  • More details HERE!

Library Events

Toddler Story Time – Kirk-Bear Canyon – Tuesday & Wednesday, October 30th & 31ST 10:15-10:45 am

  • Halloween Story Time with non scary stories, songs and a costume parade.
  • More details here!

Preschool Story Time – Kirk-Bear Canyon – Tuesday & Wednesday, October 30th & 31st 11:15-11:45 am

  • Halloween Story Time with non scary stories, songs and a costume parade.
  • More details here!

Halloween Celebration & Crafts – Flowing Wells – Saturday, October 27th 2-4Pm

  • Wear your costume for games, crafts and trick or treating.
  • More details here!

Himmel’s Halloween Extravaganza – Himmel Park- Wednesday, October 31ST 5-6pm

  • Cool, spooky crafts and trick or treating!
  • More details here!

Halloween Hangout and Sugar Skull Workshop – Southwest – Wednesday, October 31st 5-6:30pm

  • Come dressed in your best costume for some happy haunting. Decorate sugar skulls and enjoy a walk through the Hallway of Spooks
  • More details here!

More Halloween Events

4th Avenue Spooky Halloween Event – Saturday, October 27th 5-8pm

  • Costume Contest with prize and goody bags for all entries, Trick or Treating, Scary Movies, Live DJ, etc.
  • More details HERE!

Halloween Fun Saturday – Barnes & Noble (Broadway) – Saturday, October 27th 11am

  • Children are encouraged to wear their costumes to the celebration, which will feature a spooky Story time, scrumptious Cafe treats and a costume parade.
  • More details HERE!

Trick or Treat Trail – Funtastics – Sunday, October 28th 5-9pm

Halloween Story Time and Costume Parade– Barnes & Noble (Foothills Mall) – Wednesday, October 31st 10am

  • Come in costume for a parade, not so scary stories and trick or treat around the store.
  • More details HERE!

Great Pumpkin Day – St. Marks Early Childhood Center – Saturday, October 20th 10-12:30pm

  • Free admission, game and food tickets are $0.25 each. Jumping castle, cake walk, train ride, petting zoo, crafts, games, refreshments, costumes welcome.
  • More details HERE!

Halloween Celebration – My Gym – Saturday, October 27th 4-7pm

  • Admission 2 cans of food per child, to benefit The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
  • Trick or Treat throughout the shopping center, collecting Mymos.
  • More details here!

Annual Harvest Festival – Generations Church – Wednesday, October 31st 5-10pm

  • Train Rides, Face Painting, Jumping Castles, Pony Rides, Family Fun Games
  • More details HERE!

Halloween Party – Bashas’ Stores– Saturday, October 27th 10am-2pm

  • Trick-or-treating throughout the store. Free cookies and apple cider. Decorate your own Halloween Cake for $5/
  • More details HERE!

Halloween Events with Admission Fees

Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival – Thursday-Monday through 10/31 3-7pm (weekdays), 9-7pm (weekends)

  • $10 Admission includes 1 orange pumpkin, $7 without a pumpkin. Additional Pumpkins $5 (orange), $10 (other colors).
  • Included in admission cost: Trailer ride to pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pig races, straw mountain,  sand box and corn mazes.  Train rides $1 and $2, Pedal Cars $1, Jumping Pillow $2, Zip Line $5. Food available for purchase.
  • More details HERE!
  • Check out our experience last year (2011) and this year (2012)!

Halloween Howl 2011 – Colossal Cave – Friday & Saturday October 19 & 20 and Friday – Sunday, 26-28 5:00-9:00 p.m

  • Candlelight Tours, Haunted Hayrides, Halloween Carnival.
  • $1 park admission per car (or can of food). $7 per person per tour or hayride, kids 3 and under free.
  • More details HERE!

Howl-O-Ween 2012 – Reid Park Zoo – Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 26-28th 6-8:30pm

  • Costumed characters, trick or treating and decorations.
  • Members $5, Non-Members $7
  • More details HERE!

Night of Fright – Pima Air and Space Museum – Saturday, October 27th from 4-8pm

  • Old-fashioned carnival games and a costume contest.The “Fright” Grill will offer Halloween themed dishes.
  • Kids under 12 are free. Kids 12+ and Adults are $12
  • More details HERE!

Halloween In The Wild – The International Wildlife Museum – Saturday, October 27th 4-7pm

  • Ghoulish Games, Creepy Crawlies, Haunted House and Tricky Treats.
  • Members free, Admission $8 for Adults and $3 for Kids 4-12.
  • More details HERE!

Not So Spooky Halloween – Tucson Children’s Museum – Saturday, October 27th 1-4pm

  • Games, Crafts, Science Experiments, Trick or Treating, Costume Contest.
  • Free with regular admission: Adults $8 & Kids 2-18 $6
  • More details HERE!

Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze – Last 4 Weekends in October 10am-5pm

  • $4 admission includes tractor ride to pumpkin patch (kids in diapers are free). Pumpkins are $0.50/lb. Corn maze admission: additional $8 for adults and $6 for kids (6-12). Jumping Castle, Arts & Crafts Tent, Pedal Cart Race Track and Petting Zoo also available (unsure about pricing). Food available for purchase.
  • Nighttime corn maze $13 per person, Haunted corn maze $20 per person.
  • More details HERE!

Fall Festival at Agua Linda Farms – Weekends in October, Saturdays 10-9pm and Sundays and Columbus Day (10/8) 10-5pm.

  • $5 Admission (kids in diapers are free) includes: Hayrides, petting zoo, bounce house, kids friendly maze, 3 acre family maze, hay stack climbing, john deer tyke track, family friendly movie on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Additional costs for pumpkin picking, pony rides ($5), farm store, food and treats for purchase. No outside food allowed.
  • More details HERE!

Fall Pumpkin Celebration at Apple Annie’s – Weekends in October 8:30-5:30pm.

  • $3 Admission (kids 2 and under free) includes hayride to pumpkin patch and kids area.  15 acre Corn Maze (3 levels of difficulty) admission is $7 (adults), $5 (kids 3-11). Combo hayride/corn maze tickets $9 (adults) and $7 (kids 3-11).
  • More details HERE.

Sam & Latch’s Hairy Halloween Show at Trail Dust Town – Nightly in October at 7 and 8pm, Additional 9pm show on Friday and Saturdays.

  • Admission $4 (adults) and $2 (3-12). Kids 3 and under are free but not recommended.
  • More details HERE!

HalloWEEN 2012 at the Mini Time Machine Museum – Saturdays in October

  • Regular admission rates apply $9 (adults) and $6 (kids 4-17).
  • Museum is decorated all month. Saturdays feature flashlight tours in the dark (at 4pm) and Halloween themed Kids Create projects 1-4pm.
  • More details HERE!

The Haunted Ruins Halloween Show at Valley of the Moon – October 12-14, 19-21 and 26-30 at 6:30-9pm.

  • Come take a trip through a land of magic as Valley of the Moon presents its 89th year of Halloween fun.
  • Admission $8 (adults), $5 (kids 8-13), kids 7 and under are free. Tours leave every 30 minutes. October 12th is food bank night, save 50% off admission with 2 cans of food.
  • More details HERE!

I will keep updating, please comment with any events I missed!


  1. Thanks for compiling all of these events! Just a note – at Marana Pumpkin patch, pedal cars are $1, and zip line is $5.

    • I didn’t see anyone charging for the pedal cars are you sure? The zipline looked fun but wasn’t open the first day.

  2. FYI–St. Marks Pumpkin Day is actually this Sat (10/20) ….it is a lot of fun and the costs are cheap. :)

  3. UGH! Thanks Kelly, I totally knew that, we will be there! I must have confused it with their Trunk or Treat!! Thanks for catching it!!

  4. Arizona Hops & Vines (azhopsandvines.com), a winery down in Sonoita, is having a Halloween event (“Hallowine”) down in Sonoita, with a multi-building haunted house, petting zoo, and a lot of wine & beer for the adults.