Know before you go: Trunk or Treat Saturday on Ellsworth Road in Town Center

Queen Creek’s Trunk or Treat, a fun Halloween event for the entire family, will be held 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, on Ellsworth Road in Town Center. Presented by Rodeo Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, an Earnhardt dealership, the event includes a variety of activities including multiple Trunk or Treat streets, carnival games, Dino Discovery […]

October events bring visitors, additional traffic to Queen Creek

Queen Creek’s agritainment destinations offer a number of signature events in the fall from the recent Garlic Festival to the upcoming Pumpkin and Chili Party, which provide autumn fun and potentially producing crowded roads. The Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, begins Thursday, Oct. 4, and takes place every Thursday […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month proclamation, purple in Queen Creek

Queen Creek joins cities and towns Valleywide in lighting Arizona purple in an effort to help end domestic violence. According to a press release, Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney recently signed a proclamation declaring the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “Domestic violence destroys families and weakens communities, with long-lasting impacts,” said Queen […]

Swanson featured speaker at Oct. 10 Arizona Archaeological Society meeting in Queen Creek

The San Tan Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society will host speaker Dr. Steve Swanson, an archaeologist with Environmental Planning Group, at a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The lecture will be in the San Tan Historical Society Museum, 20425 S. Old Ellsworth Road (on the corners of Queen Creek and Ellsworth Loop […]

Vintage and Vino Market Oct. 12-13 in Queen Creek

The Vintage and Vino Market is 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road in Queen Creek. The shopping showcase features one-of-a-kind finds, treasures, local vendors, make-and-takes and more, according to a release. Tickets are $6 per person, with kids […]

Cultural festival offers information, fun for all ages

The Pan de Vida Fall Cultural Festival will take place 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Queen Creek library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road. The event features food vendors, entertainment, rock wall climbing, fun physical challenges for all ages and raffles, according to event organizers. There also will be free health screenings, health and […]

Weekend of garlic flavors coming soon to Queen Creek

Everything garlic will be on the table Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, at Queen Creek Olive Mill’s 5th Annual Garlic Festival. A variety of organically grown garlic will be sold while supplies last at the event, which begins 10 a.m. each day and closes 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. That’s in addition to garlic olive […]

Founders’ Day honors Queen Creek heritage

The community is invited 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, to celebrate and honor Queen Creek’s heritage. Founders’ Day will be at Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, and will include a variety of activities, including, a kid zone, pig races, eating contests, 4-H Zone, FFA Zone, cornhole tournament and the feature event, Battle of the […]

Happy Birthday, Queen Creek

Queen Creek is 29. The town celebrates its incorporation birthday on Sept. 5. The community has grown over the years from its rural roots to a family friendly town, according to the Queen Creek website. Newcomers may not know, but before it adopted its current name, the area was known as Rittenhouse because of a […]

Vendor applications sought for Dec. 1 Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade

Vendor applications for the noon-7 p.m. Dec. 1 Queen Creek Holiday Festival and Parade are being accepted. “Spots fill quickly, so please get your application in ASAP,” according to a release. A $25 non-refundable application fee and $200 refundable security deposit are required upon submission for a commercial vendor. Commercial vendor applications are due by […]