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There's Plenty to Celebrate!

01 October 2015  

From official celebrations in October to Hope Fest, a Corn Maze and the County Fair, this weekend is jam-packed with things to celebrate and do.


This weekend is one of the busiest in the quad city area but it doesn’t stop in our community. The whole month of October is jam-packed with celebration and recognition. 

This article can’t be all-inclusive, but here’s what we’re tracking:

Quad-City Area

Mortimer Farms: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Fest

Every weekend in October, Friday - Sunday

Hope Fest

Saturday, October 3, Courthouse Square

12-9 PM

Yavapai County Fair

Thursday, October 1 - Sunday, October 4

Hours vary, see website. 




Includes Career Industry Expo; Open House, Wings Out West, Blue & Gold Bash and Paint Party Dance


37th Annual Folk Music Festival @ Sharlot Hall

Saturday, October 3- Sunday, October 4 from 10 AM-4 PM


Prescott Mile High Marching Band Festival

Saturday, October 3, 1 - ? (sometime past 7:30 PM)


Taste of the Wild @ Heritage Park Zoo

Sunday, October 4, 3-7 PM

Adults only, please


Fall Break at PUSD: October 5-9, no school


Other Celebrations


2015: Year of Soils

2015: Year of the Sheep, according to the Chinese zodiac


Month of October: 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fair Trade Month

Pizza Month

National Chili Month

National Dessert Month

National Pasta Month

National Roller Skating Month

Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Governor Ducey plans to light the Capitol Dome purple in recognition)


This week:

National Walk Your Dog Week - October 1-7


Thursday, October 1

Older People’s Day

World Vegetarian Day

Poetry Day

CD Player Day (Really??? That’s so 1990’s.)

International Coffee Day

Lace Day

Homemade Cookies Day (What’s your favorite recipe?)


Friday: October 2

World Smile Day

International Day of Non-Violence

Name Your Car Day

Custodial Worker Day

World Farm Animals Day (a perfect time for the Yavapai County Fair and the Pumpkin Fest at Mortimer’s Farm!)

Lee National Denim Day

National Fried Scallops Day

National Diversity Day


Saturday, October 3

Techies Day

Boyfriends Day

World Card Making Day

Virus Appreciation Day (Yes, really. I wonder if you need to catch a cold in order to celebrate properly? Weird.)

National Caramel Custard Day (Much more satisfactory!)


Sunday, October 4

National Taco Day

National Vodka Day

Change a Light Day

World Animal Day (Ah, a perfect excuse to go back to the Fair!)

Improve Your Office Day

Ship In a Bottle Day

Coming Up:

World Space Week (October 4-10)

Fire Prevention Week (October 4-10)

I know, it’s a lot to think about. But, it makes it easier to plan meals, right? For instance, today, all we need is vegetables, cookies and coffee. That’s not necessarily a bad thing! If you need more, fall back on Pizza, Chili or Pasta. Personally, I’m looking forward to Saturday, and I know a few people that will think Sunday is perfect for a day of rest.

In the meantime, enjoy the lovely weather and the many activities available. It’s a great time to live in Arizona!








Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.