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Scarizona Scaregrounds is back for the upcoming spooky season this October

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The scares are in no short-order at Scarizona Scaregrounds this year. (File Photos/

Sacrizona Scaregrounds adds family-friendly light show spectacle

Staff Reports | Digital Free Press

Local Halloween tradition Scarizona Scaregrounds is ready to welcome thrill seekers from across the Valley for its 2022 season.

Officially opening Friday, Oct. 7, and continuing through Halloween, Scarizona features two haunted attractions and is recommended for those ages 12 and up. The annual event is a favorite among Valley thrill seekers, according to a press release.

New to Scarizona Scaregrounds

New this year, Scarizona is also featuring a Halloween-themed drive-thru light show, Frights in the Lights — a separate mile-long drive through event intended for families with young children and kids of all ages, the release states.

All of this takes place at the Scarizona Scaregrounds, 1901 N. Alma School Road in Mesa. Prices for the haunted house events start at $24.95 per person. Prices for the drive through light show start at $24.95 per car.

Advance tickets are on sale now at and at Tickets will also be available at the gate.

“At Scarizona, we have been offering Valley residents a fun, haunting experience for years — it’s practically a local Halloween institution,” said Allen Thompson, owner and operator of Scarizona Scaregrounds.

“This year, we’re excited to announce the addition of the Fright in the Lights, a one-mile Halloween-themed drive through light show that’s just for families. So, whether you love all things scary, or you’re looking for an experience that’s tailored to families, Scarizona will be here to help everyone get into the Halloween spirit.”

Scarizona takes place at the Thompson Event Center, found near Loops 101 and 202 in Mesa. The venue hosts multiple events per year.

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