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- $10 for two general-admission tickets (up to a $20 value)
On October 25 and 26, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Spooktacular Balloon Festival at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick celebrates the frights of the season with a bounty of buoyant nylon. More than 20 hot air balloons fill the fields with light and color as costumed trick-or-treaters collect candy, explore a haunted house and spook trail, and compete in a costume contest hosted by Radio Disney. Meanwhile, an adults-only area fills glasses with Halloween-themed cocktails and Blue Moon pumpkin ale.
Salt River Fields
When Arizona and Colorado major-league baseball players gear up for another season, their spring training commences on the diamonds at Salt River Fields. They contribute to the 405,000 square feet of grass within the 140-acre site's shaded stadium, which hosts events that range from music festivals and dog shows to fireworks displays and lacrosse tournaments.
For smaller affairs, up to 400 guests can feast in the facility's multiple banquet areas or the Pepsi Patio, an ideal setting for cocktail receptions and auctions. Sweeping vistas surround the facility, serving up views of Camelback Mountain and the Superstition Mountains, which earned their name by harboring a thriving community of black cats and broken-mirror vendors.