Magic Bird Festivals popular arts and entertainment shows will expand to northern Arizona this fall with an ARTober Fest alongside of Grand Canyon Railway’s Annual Pumpkin Patch event, located at the Williams Visitor Center on historic Route 66, 200 W. Railroad Avenue, Williams, Arizona.

ARTober Fest in Williams

ARTober Fest in Williams - Raven Sun

ARTober Fest in Williams – Raven Sun

Magic Bird’s ARTober Fest is designed for the whole family to enjoy. The outdoor show will usher in the autumn season in the heart of Arizona pine country from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017 – Sunday, October 15, 2017. Admission is free.

For information or to become an exhibitor call 480-488-2014 or visit

Set in Williams’ famed historic district amidst a mountainous high pines backdrop, Magic Bird’s ARTober Fest will feature more than 100 arts exhibitors and food vendors.

Considered the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon,” Williams is a haven for outdoor adventurers and history enthusiasts. The town has remained true to its Western heritage with many of its original 19th century buildings preserved and converted into gift shops, art galleries, restaurants and hotels.

ARTober Fest is an ideal weekend escape for locals and visitors, with event festivities conveniently located within walking distance of the Grand Canyon Railway station and their October weekend pumpkin picking patch.

Twisted Horn Forge metal sculptor Tom Williams is this ARTober Fest’s featured artist. Part blacksmith, welder, and avid recycler, Williams designs are inspired by natural and organic forms. He has won “Best in Show” and “Elegance” Awards at the Flagstaff Recycled art show.

Included in the festivities will be live music from the Mother Road Trio on Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. Featuring upright bass, guitar and harmonica, the national act is known for playing American originals and covers plus a lively mix of blues country standards, old time jazz, mo-town, rock and swing.

The ARToberfest food court will offer an array of gourmet eats and seasonal treats. Additional dining options and adult beverages will be available at nearby establishments including local beers at the Grand Canyon Brewery Company. Other family-friendly highlights will take place throughout the second weekend in October.

“We are excited to celebrate Arizona’s rich southwest history by expanding our shows to Williams on famed Route 66,” said event producer Roberta Toombs-Rechlin.

Magic Bird Festival events including the Chocolate A’Fair in Gilbert, Arizona; NATIVE in Fountain Hills, Arizona; and others taking place throughout the state.

About Magic Bird Festivals:

Roberta Toombs-Rechlin and Lester Rechlin founded Magic Bird Festivals in 1989. The Cave Creek, Arizona-based company presents locally inspired art and entertainment events throughout Arizona. For information, visit, call 480-488-2014 or write PO Box 1803, Cave Creek, Arizona 85327.

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