Photos courtesy of Anthem Community Council

As the season begins to change and the air turns crisp, the town of Anthem is gearing up for its much-awaited Autumnfest Arts & Crafts Fair, scheduled for October 14 and 15. Located at the scenic Community Park on 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy., the festival promises a delightful blend of artistic expression and festive fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
A cherished favorite among festivalgoers, Autumnfest boasts an expansive array of arts, crafts, culinary treats, handmade goods, and more.

With vendors hailing from across the state and beyond, attendees have the perfect opportunity to kickstart their holiday shopping, find unique gifts, and support local artisans and creators.

But the excitement doesn’t stop with the arts and crafts. There’s also live music, a pumpkin patch, and rotary beer garden. This year, an exhilarating carnival is set to precede the main event. Starting Thursday, Oct. 12, thrill seekers and families can enjoy a variety of rides and games:
• Thursday, Oct. 12: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Special wristband hours for unlimited rides: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

• Friday, Oct. 13: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Wristband hours: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

• Saturday, Oct. 14: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Wristband hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
• Sunday, Oct. 15: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Wristband hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

For those looking to make the most of their carnival experience, all-you-can-ride wristbands are available at the ticket booth for $25. These wristbands allow unlimited access to rides during specified wristband hours. Attendees can save $3 and avoid waiting in line by purchasing these wristbands online in advance.

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