Make tracks to Williams to enjoy the brisk mountain air during Alpine Harvest Festival. Start your day by roaming around the local businesses and checking out their unique Scarecrow Contest entries. Cast your votes and enter to win a fabulous prize. Next, hop on the tracks of the Grand Canyon Railway’s Pumpkin Train. There is plenty to do in Williams to enjoy a full day of family fun.


Pumpkin Patch Train

Try out a new experience in Northern Arizona - Grand Canyon Railway's Pumpkin Patch Train. Pick your special pumpkin in a bigger than ever secret pumpkin patch, only accessible by train. Ride aboard a historic rail car through the countryside where you'll deboard the train and enjoy the Fall in a festival-like atmosphere. Kids (and their parents) are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Enjoy hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, crafts, coloring, a hay bale maze and more! Walk through our Haunted Train Car...if you dare! Children can decorate their new pumpkin with stickers and markers at the Williams Depot. There's no better way to celebrate the Fall in beautiful Northern Arizona!




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Bearizona Fall Festival

Visitors are encouraged to dress up in costume and those that do will get a “beary” special treat! (Just stop-by our gift shop in costume to get your treat.)Take a ride on the Howl-O-Ween Express, a windowless bus which travels through the entire drive through portion of the park (Departs from the Fort Bearizona parking lot at 10:00a, 12:00p, 2:00p & 4:00p daily in October). Those who dare can walk through our Growly bear cave or our spooky haunted mine shaft. Guests should plan to catch an Owly Raptor Show at 11:00a, 1:00p or 3:00p daily. Visitors can also stroll through the Bearizona Barnyard petting zoo.

Event Hours:

Open - 9:00am Last Admittance - 4:00pm

Regular Admission Rates Apply: $20 + tax for adults and $10 + tax for children ages 4-12

Call for group and educational rates

For more information contact Bearizona Wildlife Park 928-635-2289 or visit www.bearizona.com.


City of Williams 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest:

  • A secret panel of experts will select the very best 2015 Scarecrow among the entered businesses.
  • Participating businesses have their own unique scarecrow on exhibit.
  • The public is invited to pick up an entry form and map to enter the 2015 prize contest by getting 10 signatures from any of the 15 participating businesses and returning the completed entry form to the Williams Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce (200 W. Railroad Av., Williams, AZ 86046) no later than October 30th.
  • All entries with 10 business signatures will be entered in a November 1st drawing for the Alpine Harvest Festival Prize Package. Only one winner will be drawn.
  • For more information on this contest please call 928-635-0273 x 210.
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