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Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival

Find the perfect pumpkin and then go do a bunch of other fun fall activities at the Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival.

Admission into the festival gives you access to the corn mazes, Straw Mountain, petting zoo, kids' play area and a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. 

When: Festival starts Saturday, Oct. 6 and ends Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Marana Pumpkin Patch Festival, 14901 N. Wentz Road, Marana. It's about a half hour drive from Tucson.

Cost: $11 per person, plus tax, Monday-Thursday admission; $13 per person, plus tax, Friday-Sunday admission. Kids 34-inches-and-under get in free.

Find more information here

Tucson Humanities Festival

This annual month of free lectures put on by the UA's College of Humanities is showcasing culture through the lens of secrets. Visiting speakers join UA faculty throughout the month — including Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Underground Railroad" Colson Whitehead. (Find out how you can get tickets to this sold-out event here.) 

Where: Locations around Tucson. Click here for the full schedule.

When: Oct. 4 through Oct. 30

Cost: Free

Find more information here.

Get outdoors in October with Girl Scouts (sponsored)

In today's world of smartphones and screens, studies show that girls are not spending nearly enough time outdoors. But at Girl Scouts, connecting with nature in a girl-led setting is a core component of our program—and the benefits are huge. In fact, Girl Scouts who participate in outdoor activities are proven to be stronger challenge-seekers, problem-solvers, and leaders than girls who don't. And it's FUN! That’s why we're encouraging you and your girls to get outside, discover the unknown, and embrace adventure at our Outdoor October programs including: The Great Girl Scout Campout; Canoe Rendezvous for Experienced Paddlers; Ghoul Scouts Canoe; Archery Scouts; Sleep Out, Girl Scouts!; and Sonoran Naturalist. Registration for Girl Scouts is only $25 and earns you access to these and many more programs. Click here to find out more.

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Cool Season Gardening Workshop with Native Seeds/SEARCH

Learn about which vegetable and herbs to plant this season and cool season watering techniques. Participants will go home with a variety of cool season-ready seeds to plant in their own gardens.

Where: Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Center, 3584 E. River Road

When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 4-6 p.m.

Cost: $20-$25

For more information click here.

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Mexican Baseball Fiestas at Kino Sports Complex

Put on your team jersey and head to the stadium for some baseball fun. Music will be playing, tacos and tortas will be sold instead of hot dogs and peanuts.

Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way

When: Oct. 4-7, click here for the game schedule. 

Cost: $6-$15

For more information click here.

SAHBA Home Show

Find landscape services and products; pools; outdoor and patio products and much more at the SAHBA Home Show. Saturday is Family Day with face painting and more.  

Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church

When: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Regular admission, $8; Kids under 12 are free; Half price for seniors. Free parking at the TCC. Click here for a printable coupon.

For more information click here.

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Bob Dylan at the Convention Center

Guess who is coming to Tucson? Sit back and relax and listen to some of you old favorites with Bob downtown. 

Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

When: Friday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Cost: $97 and up. 

For more information click here.

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Oktoberfest at Trail Dust Town

Listen to live polka music from Bouncing Czechs, German-themed food and Trail Dust Town attractions. Drink tickets and attraction wristbands will be available for purchase. 

Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 3-10 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some money for food, beverages and wristbands.

For more information click here.

Pumpkin Archery at the International Wildlife Museum

Find the Robin Hood in you and shoot some pumpkins at the museum. Pumpkins and equipment will be provided, but the event is for ages 9 and up. After you get done shooting your arrows, take a tour around the museum.

Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $2 per person with regular museum admission. 

For more information click here.

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Mighty Mujer Triathlon

Swimming, biking, running, this event has it all. This is a all-female race for all levels to enjoy. Entry fee includes a race shirt, finisher medal, water bottle, athlete bag, swim cap, post-race snacks and drinks. The race is broken down to a 400 meter swim, 14.6 mile bike ride and 5k run. 

Where: Oro Valley Aquatic Center, 23 W. Calle Concordia

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $100, register here. 

For more information click here.

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Buckelew Farm's Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze 

Buckelew Farm is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their annual pumpkin festival with lower ticket pricing. Pumpkins are priced at 50 cents per pound. Other activities include pedal carts, petting zoo, inflatable obstacle course and unlimited wagon rides. 

Check out Terror in the Corn. It's  open every Friday in October from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to midnight, and Halloween from 6 p.m. to midnight. This haunted corn maze is not for the faint of heart, children under 12 will not be admitted without a parent or adult — find more information here.  

When: Weekends only, Oct. 13-14, 20-12 and 27-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Highway.

Cost: $12 general admission, $10 senior discount, $6 for children under 12 during Kids Weekend from Oct. 7-8.  

Find more information about the pumpkin festival here.

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Pumpkin at the Sonoran Glass School

Make a new fall tradition and make glass pumpkins, magnets, drink stirrers or even a squash for Thanksgiving. The event also has a fall craft table for younger kids with activities, cookies and beverages.

Where: Sonoran Glass School, 633 W. 18th St.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, join glass making workshops for a fee — $10 pumpkin fridge magnets workshop, $15 drink stirrers workshop and $85 for glass pumpkin workshop. 

For more information click here.

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Tucson Reptile, Amphibian Show and Sale

This event has it all, from tortoises, snakes, lizards, frogs, bugs, cages, books, shirts, jewelry, art, supplies and more. You will get a chance to meet and buy directly from breeders from around the country. And don't miss the petting zoo with you guessed it, alligators, giant lizards, giant tortoises, lizards and snakes. 

Where: Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and kids 5 and under are free.

For more information click here.

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Chinese Warriors of Peking

Watch some amazing martial arts with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling, and live stage combat.

Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. 

When: Sunday, Oct. 7, 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $24-$39

For more information click here.

TENWEST Festival

This ten-day conference features over 100 different panels, family activities, creative mixers, music, arts and outdoor adventures to encourage curiosity and discovery in the arts, social impact, STEM, entrepreneurship, technology, and sustainability.

Where: Sites around downtown. Click here for the schedule.

When: Oct. 10-21

Cost: $25 general audience, $10 student or military. Click here to buy.

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45th Annual Tucson Meet Yourself

Meet and shop from local artists, crafters and restaurants. The annual event features more than 50 food booths, performers, folk artists, exhibits and activities for all ages.

Festival Films on Friday and Saturday nights of the festival. The films include Rumble: The Indians, Taste Bud Memories and more.

Where: Jacomé Plaza and the streets surrounding the downtown library. 

When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some money for goodies.

For more information click here.

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Call of the Faeries

Dress up as one of your favorite fairy folk for the first ever fairy event happening downtown. Calling all goblins, trolls, fairies, elves and dragons to come help us celebrate. All creatures get to participate in treasure hunts, crafts, parade, prizes and the Luminaria

Where: The Beach, 55 N. Fifth Ave.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 3-10 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some money for food trucks and fairy treasures.

For more information click here.

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Oro Valley Music Festival 

Bring your lawn chair and listen to festive country music at the park with family and friends. The selection of singers performing will be Cassadee PopeDanielle BradberryMatt FerrisO.A.R.SwitchfootChris Young and more. 

Where: Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Drive

When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $8-$115, get your tickets here or at any Bookmans location.

For more information click here.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Take a journey back in time to the bottom of the ocean at Fox Theatre. See puppeteer prehistoric marine reptiles come back to life on stage for an exciting evening of light, action and discovery. 

Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 3-6 p.m.

Cost: $19-$46, get the tickets here.

For more information click here.

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Death Tank Escape at the Sky Bar

Grab a drink and watch magician Michael Howell escape chains and locks while inside a tank of water.

Where: Sky Bar, 536 N. Fourth Ave.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 9 p.m. 

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Join a 5-mile fundraising walk to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for research and patient support services. Sign up online for free at www.makingstrideswalk.org/TucsonAZ or fill out a paper registration form at the check in tent.

Where: Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 7-11 a.m., walk begins at 8 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

Sweat for Pets at the UA

This is a non-competitive 3K walk/run with music, giant hamster ball, velcro wall, a giant inflatable slide, prizes and more. Visit vendor and sponsor booths, food trucks and a massage area for the adults.

Where: University of Arizona Mall

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $20-$100, dogs walk for free.

For more information click here.

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8th Annual Arizona Insect Festival

The creepy crawlies are coming out to play. Visit with 20 booths and learn about a whole other world of insect life. Food trucks, additional vendors and activity tables will also be at the event.  

Where: Environment and Natural Resources building at the UA, 1064 East Lowell St.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

🎈Kids🎈

Eat, Drink and Be Scary at Our Play Place

Craft and have a non-scary lunch with a villain. There is an option to register to the event with your choice of dresses like sea witch, queen of hearts or dragon queen.

Where: Our Play Place, 3951 W. Costco Dr.

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $25 without dress and $35 with a dress for your kiddo.

For more information click here.

The Hermitage's Kids' Club

Drop off the kids for some educational activities, crafts and play time with the kitties.

Where: Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary, 5278 E. 21st St.

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: $20

For more information click here.

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Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream at the Convention Center

Your favorite Disney characters are in town to give you a skating good time at the Convention Center. Stop by and see the princesses, Mickey, Donald, Goofy and friends as they glide across the ice.  

Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

When: Thursday-Sunday , Oct. 11-14, click here for the schedule. 

Cost: $30-$183

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Boy George and Culture Club at Desert Diamond Casino

Blast to the past with Boy George and listen to favorites, like "Karma Chameleon," "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me," and more.

Where: Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road

When: Sunday, Oct. 7, 8-11 p.m.

Cost: $99 and up.

For more information click here.

Bar Flies: A Monthly Reading Series

Bar Flies is a monthly reading series featuring true stories told live on stage. Each show features a different theme, curated with new performers and a DJ to bring it to life. Heartfelt, hilarious, and always honest. This month's theme is Field Trips.

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 Congress St.

When: Sunday, Oct. 7, doors open at 6 p.m.

Cost: $5-$7

For more information click here.

Grand Opening Party at Hotel McCoy

Listen to live music, watch a live mural painting and chat with the artists of Hotel McCoy. Drinks and food trucks will be available.

Where: Hotel McCoy, 720 W. Silverlake Road

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 5-11 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

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Nelly at Rialto Theatre

Listen to your favorite hip-hop music downtown, live and on stage. 

Where: The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m.

Cost: $48-$65

For more information click here.

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Arts in the Plaza: Fine Art Festival

Fine art from over 60 artists, farmer’s market, live music, boutique shopping and food will be featured at the festival.

Where: St. Philips Plaza, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

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Great Tucson Beer Fest at Kino Sports Complex

Don't miss a great opportunity to sample over 60 beers, listen to live music and talk with the vendors. Enjoy activities like a silent auction, horseshoes, beep ball, corn hole and golf.

Where:  Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: $15-$80, $10 more at the gate on the day of the event. 

For more information click here.

Puddles Pity Party at The Rialto Theatre

He's a sad clown, but he has a golden voice with the power to touch the hearts of his audience.

Where: The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

When: Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.

Cost: $35-$100

For more information click here.

🎥Movies🎥

American Psycho 

Things on Wall Street aren't always peaches and cream, especially with a success-driven serial killer on the loose. 

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 7:30-9:45 p.m.

Cost: $6.75-$10.75

For more information click here.

Stand By Me

See your favorite 1980s gang go on an adventure to uncover a mystery. 

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6, 10-11:40 p.m.

Cost: $5-$6

For more information click here.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

In a Iranian ghost town, a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $6-$10

For more information click here.

Troll 2

This is not your 6-year-old's current favorite "Trolls" — watch an old school cheesy film with friends to get you in the Halloween spirit. 

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, 10-11:40 p.m.

Cost: $5-$6

For more information click here.

La Bamba

Bamba, bamba! Watch Ritchie make it to fame and the obstacles he faced getting there. 

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $8-$10

For more information click here.

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Free Screening of ParaNorman at The Loft

I see dead people! Norman has the sixth sense and was handling the ghost thing pretty well till zombies came into the picture.  

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Jennifer's Body

Two best friends in high school go to a concert for some fun, but will they be besties when one becomes a demon.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30-9:40 p.m.

Cost: $6-$10

For more information click here.

30th Anniversary Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! 

It's showtime for our favorite bug eating friend at The Loft. No Halloween is complete without this classic movie, so grab a friend and have some kooky spooky fun. 

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27, 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28, 2-3:40 p.m.

Cost: $5-$6

For more information click here.

🎃Halloween Events🎃

Night of Fright at Pima Air and Space

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This is "non-scary" Halloween carnival fun for the whole family. Wear your costumes and enjoy candy and family crafts. Enjoy goulish activities like trick-or-treating, pony rides, temporary tattoos, eyeball mini putt-putt, mummy bowling, Halloween twister and more.

Where: Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd.

When: Friday, Oct. 26, 5-9 p.m.

Cost: Ages 12 and under are free and 13 and older are $10

For more information click here.

Trunk or Treat at Tucson Speedway

Racers, track crews and other businesses will be handing out candy for kids of all ages.

Where: Tucson Speedway, 11955 S. Harrison Rd.

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

Cost: Free 

For more information click here.

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Fourth Avenue Spooky Kids Halloween & Wag-O-Ween

Come join the spooky fun and go trick-or-treating and attend the costume contests. This year Wag-O-Ween is being added to the event for our four-legged kids, which is being sponsored by Rosie's Barket! The dog's costume contest starts at 4 p.m. and the children’s costume contest will start at 6 p.m.

Where: Historic Fourth Ave.

When: Sunday, Oct. 28, 4-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

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Northwest YMCA Trunk or Treat

Join the Northwest YMCA for its 16th trunk-or-treat. Inflatables, live entertainment, incredible costumes and lots of treats!

Where: Northwest YMCA, 7770 N. Shannon Rd.

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: $1 per person; bring money for food trucks

For more information click here.

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Haunted Hayrides in Oro Valley

Jump on the wagon for a spooky good time at the Steam Pump Ranch. You will see the walking dead and scary pop-ups while your guide tells you creepy folklore and stories.

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

When: Fridays, Oct. 5, 12, 19 at 7 p.m.

Cost: $5 donation per adult

For more information click here.

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Boo at Reid Park Zoo

Come visit the zoo for some spooktacular fun. You'll get a chance to meet your favorite pirates, superheroes, princesses and wizards inspired by great books and movies. Your kiddos will also get a chance to play old fashioned games and activities and listen to music.  

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $8-10, children under 2 are free

For more information click here.

Nightfall at Old Tucson

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The old town of Nightfall returns again to scare and entertain during the month of October. Enjoy haunted houses; live-action performances; and family friendly attractions for the young and the faint of heart.

When: Open the month of October, Friday-Saturday 6 p.m.-midnight; Thursday, Sunday and Halloween, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Nightfall at Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road

Cost: $29.50 general admission, $22 kids 9-11, ages 8-and-under get in free. There are also a number ways you can score discounted tickets, check out Nightfall's website for details.

Halloween Solar Lantern Set

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Make some spooky lanterns to light your walkway for Halloween. You can craft all four lanterns yourself or bring your kiddos to help. 

Where: The Craft Revolt, 7545 S. Houghton Road, Suite 101

When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m.

Cost: $55, set of 4 lanterns.

For more information click here.

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Arizona Ghostbusters

Meet the Arizona Ghostbusters in full gear, see a 13-foot-tall stay-puff marshmallow man, free popcorn and psychokinetic twinkies, face painting and a costume contest. Plus, take a tour of the historic theater and hear about ghostly sightings with The Tucson Ghost Company.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 3-6 p.m.

Cost: $10-$20

For more information click here.

🛍️Shopping🛍️

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Gather A Vintage Market

Go shopping with a buddy and check out all the furniture, home accents, and other goodies for sale. 

Where: Gather A Vintage Market, 657 W. St. Mary’s Road

When: Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

For more information click here.

Fall Plant Sale at Pima County Master Gardeners

Fill your bag with locally-grown cacti, succulents, landscape and fruit-bearing plants for your home and yard.

Where: Pima County Master Gardeners, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 8-11 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.

Vegetable Start Sale at Tucson Village Farm

Pick up vegetable starts for fall or winter. Shop  from greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage. 

Where: Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 8-11 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but cash or check only if you want to shop.

For more information click here.

Annual Fall Veggie Plant Sale at Native Seeds/SEARCH

Time to prep your garden for the fall. Shop for some new additions to your garden that will flourish in the fall and winter. 

Where: Native Seeds/SEARCH, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. 

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21, 10 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some money for shopping.

For more information click here.

All Souls Silent Auction

You will get a chance to bid and bring home photography, gift certificates, sculptures, jewelry and paintings to help support this community event. 

Where: Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W. Sixth St.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 5-10 p.m.

Cost: The event is free to attend

For more information click here.