10 Things to Do Over Fall Break

By Sarah McGirk

With fall break coming up, many families have plans to travel out of town, but there are still those who plan to stay home. So instead of sitting at home and binge watching TV shows, here are some fun things you can do in our local area.

  1. The 8th Annual Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour: This is a unique event where you can see masters showcase their talent at the Mountain Artists Guild and Gallery. It lasts from Friday the 2nd to Sunday the 4th.
  2. The 37th Annual Folk Music Festival: This event will be held Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th at the Sharlot Hall Museum. It is one of the longest running music festivals in Prescott and has over 200 musicians playing. It is a great event and, best of all, free for anyone fifteen and younger!
  3. HOPE Fest: This is the fourth annual volunteer event dedicated to spreading hope in our community. This event has over 150 booths that provide food and resources to help members of our community. It’s a wonderful experience to reach out and spread some hope to those who may be hurting. It will be held on Saturday the 3rd from 10 am to 10 pm
  4. The Prescott Mile High Marching Band Festival: This festival is a showcase for thirty local high school marching bands to perform at. It will be held on October 3rd at Prescott High School. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids to watch an amazing collection of students perform their hearts out.
  5. Teens, Books, and Bites: This is an event at the Prescott Public Library on Tuesday the 6th from 4 to 5 to skype with author Paul Volponi. He will be skyping live from New York and talking about the teens who inspired his writing career. This will be a great experience for those interested in having a writing career.
  6. Fool for Love: This play tells the story of a couple who cannot live without each other. It will be held on the PCA stage downtown almost every night during fall break. The Prescott Center for the Arts normally produces fantastic shows and this show should be no exception.
  7. Yavapai College Career & Technical Education Center Open House: This will be held at Yavapai College on October 10th from 10 am to 1 pm. It is an opportunity to learn about CTEC programs and see live demonstrations.
  8. Arizona Firefighter Chili Cook-off: Held on the Courthouse Square, this event will run from 11 am to 4 pm on October the 10th. This charity event supports the 100 club of Arizona as well as the Groom Creek Firefighters’ Association. Chili will be sold.
  9. History of Chocolate: This will be held at the Prescott Public Library on October 11th from 2pm to 4 pm. Lee Perrotta Fityo, who has been featured in the New York Times, will talk about the history of chocolate.
  10. Phoenix Symphony in Prescott: The Phoenix Symphony will perform at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center from 3pm to 5pm on October the 11th. The music is set to the time of Rome and the orchestra is conducted by Laureate Michael Christie. Tickets are anywhere from $29 to $38 a person and space is limited, but it is going to be an amazing performance.

With all of these events planned, there is certainly something for you, your family, or maybe even your friends to do over Fall Break. If none of these events interest you, there are countless more on the City of Prescott website. Either way, this break is a great opportunity for you to just chill out and maybe even make some memories. Enjoy your break!

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