By Tuesday Mahrle

Featured event: Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off

Experience a rare, up-close look at Western history at this free, family-friendly culinary event. Authentic 1880s chuck wagons from around the Southwest compete to cook up the best meals fit for the trail using slow-cook, wood-fire methods from the time period. See which wagon teams will win prizes for their efforts, while you get a taste of the Old West with a unique five-course meal from competitors.

Enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, Western artisans, storytelling, unique vendors, group tours and more! The event supports the educational development of Tumbleweed Ranch.

Don’t want to be on the Oregon Trail this weekend? No worries, here are our other favorite events(from this century).

Mesa Music Festival

November 9-November 11

The Mesa Music Festival is a three-day, free admission music and arts festival. Over 200 artists will descend on the streets of Downtown Mesa including P.O.D. and The Indigos.
*free event

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Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts

November 10-November 12

The Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts features nearly 500 artisans, live music, food vendors and beer garden. Get your holiday shopping done here.
*free event

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Chiles & Chocolate Festival

November 10-November 12

This festival is a mixture of sweet and spicy. Sample and shop your way through Arizona’s top chile and chocolate vendors.

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The Polar Express Train Ride

November 10-January 6

Grand Canyon Railway’s The Polar Express is a magical, nighttime train adventure to the “North Pole.” Visit Santa Claus, sip on hot chocolate and listen to the timeless tale.

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Nascar Can-Am 500 Fall Race Weekend

November 10-November 12

The Can-Am 500 is the semi-final race in all three national series. Come out and find out the final four contenders that will advance to compete for each series’ title.

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Festival of the Superstitions

November 11-November 12

Bring your family on an adventure into a world of local flavors, talented artisans, and stage performers, for a weekend of pet- and family-friendly fun.
*free event

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NovemBEER Festival

Saturday, November 11

50 breweries visit the NovemBEER Festival each year. Buy a ticket in and receive 30 samples from over 100 beer tasting options. Don’t get crazy; they’re only 2 ounce pours.

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Arizona Hip Hop Festival

Saturday, November 11

It’s #HipHopDay in Phoenix! check out the state’s biggest and most talented artists- 250 of them! Multiple stages of live music, DJs, breakdancers, graffiti artists, vendors and more!

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The Arizona Harvest Fest & Farmers Market

Sunday, November 12

The Downtown Chandler area will fill with 200 merchants offering a huge selection of products and services including pumpkin-related games, holiday items, clothing, art and more.

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