If a trip to the state fair seems like too much of a hassle, this local carnival, presented by Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and hosted by the Town of Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department, might be just the thing. It offers three days of rides (including the Ferris wheel), carnival games and good food.
DETAILS >> 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Unlimited ride wrist bands are $15 in advance and $25 at the gate. Crossroads Park, 2155 E. Knox Road., Gilbert. (480) 503-6871 or GilbertAZ.gov/fall-carnival