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Trick or Treating in the Quad Cities

by Joe Karcie


Halloween is just around the corner! It's time to dress up your little ones as ghosts or goblins, princesses or witches, superheroes or monsters! Be sure to mark your calendar with the Trick-Or-Treating hours for the Quad Cities!

On Tuesday, October 25th, head to the Prescott Public Library (215 East Goodwin Street) for Trick-or-Treat for Little Ones. For children ages, 0 to 5, enjoy a morning of songs and stories, followed by trick or treating throughout the library. Be sure to wear your costume! The event takes place between 10:00 am and 10:30 am.


Check out the Sixth Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat at the Prescott Valley Event Center (3201 North Main Street) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Halloween. This free event has more than 35 local businesses and organizations handing out candy to trick or treaters.  


The Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (1403 Heritage Park Road) in Prescott hosts their annual Boo at the Zoo on Monday, October 31st. Show up in your costume from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and enjoy trick or treating at different stations around the park. Admission to this event is $4 for members and $6 for non-members.


On Monday, October 31st head over to Chino Valley for Trick or Treating in Memory Park (1020 Palomino Road). This annual event will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Stock up on candy and allergy-free treats along with countless other activities, such as live entertainment, a Halloween maze, and scary stories.


Neighborhood trick-or-treating throughout the Quad Cities will take place on Monday, October 31st, starting in the early evening.


It's important to make sure that everyone stays safe this Halloween! Follow these great safety tips during trick-or-treating:


  1. All trick-or-treaters should walk in groups and not alone.
  2. Young children should always be accompanied by their parents or another adult.
  3. If you are going to be out after dark, make sure that everyone is visible in your group. Be sure to carry a flashlight. Wear light-colored costumes or add reflective tape generously to costumes.
  4. Costumes should fit properly to avoid any tripping hazards. Costumes should also not restrict vision.
  5. Only walk while trick-or-treating. Stay on sidewalks whenever possible and only cross streets at designated crosswalks or intersections. Leave bicycles or skateboards at home.
  6. Review with your children the importance of watching for traffic. If you are a motorist on Halloween night, be on the lookout for children.
  7. Examine all of your children's candy before letting them eat any. Only keep candy that is wrapped or packaged.




Joe Karcie wishes everyone a very Happy and Safe Halloween!!!

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Fall Colors in Prescott, Arizona!

by Joe Karcie

October 21, 2016

They might be a bit harder to find than in other parts of the country but the FALL COLORS have come to Prescott! Hit the trails this weekend to find spectacular shades of red, orange, gold, and green throughout the parks and forests in Prescott. Here is your guide to finding the best fall leaves in our community!

Downtown Prescott

You don't need to travel outside of the city limits to find spectacular fall colors. Go for a hike on the 1.5 miles of trails that make up the Greenways Trail System. This trail system travels along Granite and Miller Creeks. You will see old-growth cottonwoods along your walk.


Head to the center of downtown Prescott to the Historic Courthouse Plaza (120 South Cortez Street). With dozens of trees covered in leaves, watch the plaza change from the greens of summer to the bright golds of the fall.


Prescott Parks

There are many great parks and recreational facilities located throughout Prescott. When it comes to fall colors, your best bet to see explosions of colors on the trees is at the

Watson Woods Riparian Preserve. Featuring towering cottonwoods and ash trees, witness a showcase of the changing seasons. Take a walk through the woods for an up-close look at these beauties.


Prescott National Forest

Prescott National Forest is the perfect spot for a fall walk. Start at Lynx Lake, a 55-acre reservoir located within the forest. Hike along the trail that circles the shoreline to see the trees change. Access to the lake is available via Highway 69 and Walker Road.


Sitting at the base of Granite Mountain, Granite Basin Lake is a spectacular spot to look at the reflection of fall leaves on the water. Marvel at the changing colors of the Virginia Creepers and Fetid Goosefoots that surround the lake. You can reach the lake from Iron Springs Road and Granite Basin Road.


Prescott is home to majestic aspens that feature shimmering gold leaves in the fall. To see these beautiful trees, go to Aspen Creek/Copper Basin. The creek is accessible five miles off of the White Spar Road intersection.



For more information on the perfect spots to see fall colors in the Prescott National Forest, go to the forest's Fall Colors Page. Although it is unknown exactly what time the leaves will change colors, the website notes that mid to late October is a good time to see the colors peak at the lower elevations.




Enjoy some time outdoors in the beautiful Arizona weather and witness the spectacular natural beauty of the season in Prescott this Fall!

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Haunted Houses & Halloween Events of the Prescott Area!

by Joe Karcie


It is that spook-tacular time of here! Halloween is just around the corner! Get in the spirit of the season at some of the amazing events planned in the Prescott area. Whether you are looking for the ultimate scare at a haunted house or want something tamer, such as a fun, Halloween themed event, check out these great activities going on all month long!  




Scream Factor

Put your fears to the test and check out this great haunted attraction! Overrun with terrifying zombies, scary monsters, and more, this haunted house will surely make you scream! Scream Factor will be open on Thursday, October 13th, and Halloween.  Doors open at 7:00 pm. Days vary per week so be sure to check the website for more information. General admission is $15 per person. Want to cut in front of the line? Purchase the fast pass for $25. This haunted site is located at Prescott Gateway Mall (3250 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 306). Enter if you dare!





9th Annual Prescott Ghost Talk

Dates: Friday, October 21st - Saturday, October 22nd

Times: 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm (Friday); 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm, or 9:00 pm (Saturday)

Location: Prescott Center for the Arts (208 North Marina, Prescott)

Cost: $12 per child, $15 per adult

Head to the Prescott Center for the Arts for the annual reenactment of ghostly folklore. Hear about famous ghouls, monsters, goblins, and ghosts from Arizona’s historic past and urban legends. The reenactments also honor the history of the theater by presenting the stories through a variety of theatrical genres. There are 5 different show times available for you to find one to enjoy!


A Night of Wine + Spirits

Date: Saturday, October 22nd

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Prescott Winery (216 North Alarcon Street, Prescott)

Cost: $50 per person

Have a night of spooky fun and spirits with Prescott Winery and A Haunting Experience Tours. Your night will entail a guided tour of Old Prescott to visit some of the city’s most haunted locations! After being on the lookout for ghosts, you will return to the Winery for a delicious wine and Halloween candy pairing. Come in your best costume for a chance to win a bottle of water. Be sure to wear comfy shoes and have your camera handy!


Halloween Bowling at Antelope Lanes


Date: Saturday, October 22nd

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Antelope Lanes (6301 East 2nd Street, Prescott Valley)

Cost: $15 per person

Hit the lane and have some Halloween fun at the bowling alley. For $15, you will enjoy 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, and fun activities. There will be a bouncy house and trunk or treat! Be sure to enter the costume contest to win fabulous prizes! All proceeds from this event will benefit Books to the Rescue! Yavapai County.


18th Annual Halloween Festival

Date: Friday, October 28th

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Prescott YMCA (750 Whipple Street, Prescott)

Cost: $5 per person

Your family will love this evening of festivities at the YMCA. Enjoy delicious food and lots of fun activities. There will be a haunted house, costume contest, Halloween themed games, face painting, and arts and crafts.


Día de los Muertos: A Celebration of Life and Death

Date: Saturday, October 29th

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Prescott Valley Public Library (7401 East Civic Circle, Prescott Valley)

Cost: FREE!

Learn about Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a holiday celebrated by many in our community. This informational event will teach participants all about the origins of the Mexican festival as well as all of the festivities that are involved.


Boo At The Zoo

Date: Monday, October 31st

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary (1403 Heritage Park, Prescott)

Cost: $4 per HPZS Members, $6 per non-members

Go trick or treating at the zoo! There will be different stations set up around the Sanctuary filled with treats. Dress in your costume and bring a flashlight to spot all the nocturnal animals that will be hanging out at the zoo with you!



Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

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Joe Karcie
RE/MAX Mountain Properties
731 West Gurley St.
Prescott AZ 86305
Fax: 928-441-9331