autumnfest details

October 19-20, 2019
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Community Park
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway

Anthem residents and visitors from far and wide come together to celebrate all things fall at ACC's Autumnfest. This family-friendly event celebrates the season with fall-flavored festivities including arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment.

Register as an exhibitor/vendor (early-bird by Aug. 16; final cutoff is Sept. 13)
Sponsor the event (deadline to submit is Aug. 30)

Autumnfest is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

decorated pumpkin contest

Entry materials posted in September. Stop by and check out all the decorated pumpkins and vote for your favorite. Just pick up a ballot at the ACC tent located at the front of the walkway leading to the Main Pavilion (next to the decorated pumpkins) and select your top three favorites; then drop off your ballot at the tent. Voting takes place on Saturday, from noon-4:30 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A grand prize will be awarded to the winner in each category. 

event features

  • Arts and crafts galore! Handmade goods, culinary creations, art, jewelry, photography, candles, furniture and many other items will be for sale. Vendors from across the Valley and region flock to Anthem to share and sell their goods. Start your holiday shopping and decorating!
  • Decorated pumpkin contest. Come see all the creative entries and vote for your favorite! A grand prize will be awarded to the winner in each category. Entry materials will be posted in September.
  • Pumpkin Patch: Pick out your own pumpkin(s) to take home and carve, or stay and decorate. While supplies last. No pets allowed in the pumpkin patch.
  • Entertainment: Live music at the Main Pavilion; a strolling magician and balloon artists each day. Free.
  • Activities: Kids' Zone with inflatables (prices vary), Daisy Mountain Railroad train rides (fees apply) and free hayrides through the park. Snap a photo in the pumpkin patch and share it on social media - a great keepsake from the weekend!
  • As a part of Firewise Days, visit with Smokey Bear, and tour a fire truck and Sheriff patrol vehicles.
  • Don't miss the enter-to-win raffle!

arts and crafts fair

  • Jewelry
  • Hand carved wooden décor & furniture
  • Children’s items (clothing, blinged items & accessories)
  • Pet care & accessories
  • Holiday/theme wreaths
  • Photo art
  • Paintings
  • Personal accessories (totes, scarves)
  • Quilts
  • Metal art
  • Food items (olive oils, vinegars, home baked goods, seasonings, sauces)
  • Body care (lotions & soaps)
  • Candles
  • View the 2018 vendor list.


Dates and times, as well as wristband promotional hours and prices, will be posted closer to the event.
Times and prices subject to change at the discretion of carnival management.

event contacts

Michele DeMichele, Special Events & Civic Building Operations Director
623-742-6050 phone
623-742-6170 fax

Debbie Pulido, Special Events & Civic Building Services Coordinator
623-742-6009 phone
623-742-6170 fax

To be added to the craft/exhibitor vendors mailing list for future events, email name, phone number, address and type of vendor to