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Chandler Fall Events and Festivals

Fall in Chandler is the perfect season to enjoy the milder temperatures and starlit patio evenings that have made Arizona famous. It's also a time when Chandler, AZ is buzzing with local culture, food, arts and music with its robust fall event season. The fall event lineup is perfect for self-described foodies, art lovers, and families looking for a little quirky weekend family fun. Chandler, AZ has something for everyone this fall.

Many of Chandler's hotels and resorts offer fabulous fall rates, so plan your Chandler getaway today.

Explore our list of top fall events below or visit our full event calendar here or consider spending the holidays in Chandler.

Rockin' Taco Street FestRockin' Taco Street Fest

TACO 'bout a fall event!  Each September, Downtown Chandler comes alive with a food-oriented festival celebrating everyone's favorite - the taco.  Featuring food, music, dancing and a low-rider car show this is an event for all taco enthusiasts.  Taco fanatics may want to inquire about the taco eating contest.

SanTan Oktoberfest CornholeSanTan Oktoberfest

Don your lederhosen and dirndls and gather in Downtown Chandler for the annual SanTan Oktoberfest! Brats, beer, and polka music accompany this family-friendly event with a bevy of games, wiener dog races, bratwurst-eating contest, tricycle races and more.  This year, the Gin Blossoms will headline this year's Oktoberfest.

Taste of Greece Festival - dancing

A Taste of Greece: Fall Greek Festival

OPA!  Get ready to celebrate Greek culture, food, and music at the annual Taste of Greece: Fall Greek Festival held at St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church.  While this event is a fundraiser for the local church, the event has a long celebrated history in the community for providing a weekend of fun.

Attendees will enjoy live Greek music, costumed folk dancing, a variety of Greek goods for purchase, a kids zone and a large variety of Greek food.

Mariachi FestivalAnnual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival

The vibrant and engaging annual Mariachi and Folklorico Festival occurs each September at the Chandler Center for the Arts. The festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage month and features two Mariachi ensembles and the beautiful and traditional folkloric dance of Mexico for a memorable event.  

Chuck Wagon Cook OffChandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

Check out the original food trucks of the west at the annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Tumbleweed Park. The festival is a unique culinary competition combines the tastes, smells, and sounds of the Old West. Teams work from authentic 1880-style chuck wagons to cook five courses: bread, beans, meat, potatoes, and dessert. Judges decide winners in each category, as well as best authentic wagon and best overall meal. There's also entertainment and activities highlighting history, cooking, and local food throughout the two-day event. 

Arizona Harvest FestivalArizona Harvest Festival

Held each fall in Downtown Chandler, the Arizona Harvest Festival is an event not to be missed! Celebrate the arrival of fall with fall-inspired activities, events, live music, food & drink and a large, open-air market featuring more than 150 vendors.  Family fun is on tap with a pumpkin toss, pie-eating contest, kid's zone, corn shucking, cake walk, kids zone, and much more!