It’s Falloween, that time between when fall starts and Halloween ends, when the town is taken over by rustic colors and spooky little creatures roaming the streets in search of tricks and treats.
There are events and activities for all ages over the next two weeks. Check out these listings of ultra-local and Tucson events. Be sure to call or check out their website for schedules and cost before you head out for the night of fun.
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Marana’s Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival, 3 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Post Farms, 14901 N. Wentz Road, Marana. Pumpkins, straw maze, train and trailer rides, petting zoo. Prices vary. See website for complete details. www.maranapumpkinpatch.com.
Nightfall: Terror in Town Square, presented at Old Tucson Studios through Oct. 31. This year's totally terrifying town introduces three new streets with three gruesome haunts, two outrageous live shows and hideous characters who roam the night. For complete details, visit www.NightFallAZ.com or call 883-0100.
“A Weenie Halloween,” an original play for kids ages 4-8. Saturdays and Sundays. Presented by Beowulf Alley Theatre’s Active Imagination Theater, 11 S. 6th Ave., Tucson. $5-$10. 662-4460.
The Slaughterhouse, an adult spook house; from 7 p.m. to midnight Thursdays-Saturdays; 1102 W. Grant Road in Tucson. 990-9000. Note: This event is too intense for children and some adults.
Night of the Living Dead, from 7 to 9 p.m., Ironwood Ridge High School auditorium, 2475 W. Naranja Drive, Tucson. Presented by the school’s theater department. Based on the film by George Romero. Adapted by Lori Allen Ohm. 407-4244.
Park After Dark, 5 to 8 p.m. Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and discover the Sonoran Desert at night. Kids activities, gourmet picnic dinner, nighttime creatures (bats, bugs, owls and more). $5 for members, $8 for non-members. Children 12 and under admitted free. 742-6455 or www.tohonochulpark.org.
Oct. 21-Nov. 13
“Chilling Mysteries of Edgar Allen Poe,” including dramatizations of “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; The Comedy Playhouse Halloween, 3620 N. First Ave., Tucson. $18. 260-6442.
12th Annual Halloween Howl, featuring Candlelight Ghost Tours with a haunted hayride, jumping castles, maze, pony rides and petting zoo. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail. $7, kids under 3 free. 647-PARK.
Northwest YMCA Swim Team Pumpkin Sale, 9 to 11 a.m., Northwest YMCA lower parking lot, 7770 N. Shannon Road, Tucson. $5 per pumpkin. All locally grown. Proceeds will help support the swim team. www.ttacswim.com.
6th Annual Tucson Zombie Walk, 4 to 9 p.m. Starts at Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, and ends at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson. Proceeds to benefit the Tucson Food Bank. For all ages. Costumes are encouraged. www.tucsonzombies.com.
16th Annual Oro Valley Fall Arts in the Park festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23; Oro Valley Marketplace, Oracle and Tangerine roads. Free admission. 797-3959.
Halloween Open House, 4 to 7 p.m. Presented by Mothers and More, at Rock ‘n’ Babies upscale resale store, 3951 W. Ina Road, Suite 123, Tucson. Magician, face-painting, ghost hunt.
Kids in costume will receive a goodie. Free. Donations accepted to fund Power of the Purse.
Rattlesnake Ridge & Twin Peaks Elementary School Fall Carnival, 5 to 9 p.m., 7995 W. Twin Peaks Road. This fundraiser is open to the public. Presented by the schools’ parents and teacher associations.
Admission is free. Game and food tickets are 50 cents each. Games, food and more.
Ninth Annual Trunk or Treat, 5:30-8 p.m., Northwest YMCA Pima County Community Center & Pima Community College, 7600 N. Shannon Road. This free safe and fun community event will feature trunk or treating, a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games and movie. Free shuttle service from MVD parking lot, 7330 N. Shannon Road. For details, call 229-9001.
2nd Annual Trucks & Treats, 3 to 5:30 p.m., Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7570 N. Thornydale Road, Tucson. Kids activities. Costumes encouraged. Trick or treat while visiting displays of tire trucks, motorcycles and more. Haunted house.
Free. Donations of non-perishable food items for ICS food bank will be accepted. www.beautifulsavior.net.