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The Arizona Fall Fest presented by Local First Arizona is a free, family-friendly (and dog-friendly!) celebration of all things uniquely Arizona. The festival will take place at Hance Park, on Moreland between 1st & 3rd Street (between Burton Barr Library and Phoenix Center of the Arts). The Arizona Fall Fest is the only exclusively Arizona festival of its size. Here's what to expect at this year's event: More than 200 vendors representing Arizona’s favorite local businesses; Food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants, local chefs, and food trucks; The Hensley Beverage Company Beverage Garden featuring Arizona-produced wine, beer, and spirits; Live entertainment on multiple stages showcasing exclusively Arizona talent including cultural groups from across the state; Games and entertainment in the Sports Zone with representatives from several of Arizona’s professional sports teams. The official ‘Kid Zone’ made possible by Sprouts Farmers Market and Tuft & Needle, featuring crafts, games and activities for kids and families; Plus much more!

When: November 3rd
Where: Hance Park; 200 E Moreland St.,


Hours: 10am - 4pm

Cost: FREE
More Info: 

In Verde Canyon, golden riparian foliage, stoked by the mighty glow of fading summer, takes center stage along the rails during the Fall Colors Tour. Perfect warm afternoons chilled by longer nights deepen the changing hues of the forest. The fall color season lingers lazily, swaying softly like a train rolling through the wilderness. Mid-October through Late November.
When: thru November 30th; recurring daily
Where: Verde Canyon Railroad;

             300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale
Hours: 1pm - 5pm
Cost: First-class (all ages): $89.95,

         Adult coach: $64.95,

         Senior (65+) coach: $59.95,

         Child (2-12 yrs old) coach: $44.95
More Info: (800) 582-7245 or

                                                    October 2018                                                      

                                                    WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME & HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO… US!

                                                    We are celebrating our eight year anniversary and would like to thank all of the new

                                                    ​homeowners who have helped make Welcome Home AZ a success and an effective

                                                    ​resource to find quality companies you can trust! We hope you will continue to refer to

                                                    ​our magazine first to find the companies you need to help make your new house a


                                                    ​Over the past eight years, we have mailed over 6 million copies to over 500,000 of the

                                                    ​newest homeowners in the Valley. Collectively, you have made over 100,000 phone calls

                                                    ​to our Welcome Home AZ advertisers and thousands of projects were completed around your homes from companies you can TRUST! We look forward to the years to come.

Welcome to your new home Arizona,​

Sam Kladis

President & Publisher
(480) 570-2539

A SPECIAL THANK YOU to the advertisers listed below. These companies have made Welcome Home AZ a reality. The following advertisers have been with us for over three years and the ones in red were in our very first issue, published in October of 2010.

A1 Garage Door Service(Our featured advertiser and front cover photo. See their ad on pages 12 and 13!)

BUSINESS OWNERS... PUT YOUR COMPANY IN FRONT OF 100,000 OF THE NEWEST HOMEOWNERS IN THE VALLEY! If you are a company consumers can trust, we would like you to advertise in Welcome Home AZ.

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