This Event is Hosted by: The Town of Payson

Monster mash

Halloween Festival & Trunk or Treat Event

October 26th, 2024








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Interested in participating in this upcoming event? Click the Button Below to register your trunk.

Registration will open in the Fall 2024!

Vendor Opportunities

We are gladly accepting vendors for this event. If you are interested in being a vendor at a Town of Payson Event, please visit the link before for vendor request form.

Event Details 

This year’s event will begin earlier, giving families more time to come and go, and leaving more room for all to attend at some point in the evening. The event will run from 4pm to 9pm.

Our Halloween Movie will be Nightmare before Christmas! Make sure to bring chairs and blankets to this event!


October 26th, 2024 – 4pm – 9pm


Green Valley Park

Bring your pre-carved pumpkin to the Monster Mash to enter into our Carved Pumpkin Contest! There will be many categories to enter:

– Best Overall Pumpkin

– Most Challenging

– Most Creative

– Cutest Pumpkin

– Prettiest Pumpkin

-Most Original

Prizes will be given in each category.

* NOTE: No carving is allowed within the park. Please bring a completely carved/decorated pumpkin for the contest.

Wear your best Halloween Costume! Categories will proceed in the following order beginning at 6pm.


Ages 2 & under | Ages 3-5 | Ages 6-9 | Ages 10-12 | Ages 13-17

Adults (18+)

Groups/Couples (2 or more contestants)


Bonus Categories (Not by Age Group)

Best Overall | Funniest | Scariest | Most Original

Prizes will be given in each category.

* NOTE: Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs must be leashed no longer than 6ft.

Close the night out with a Halloween Movie in the Park starting at 7pm! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the Nightmare before Christmas!


Will there be food?

Yes! Vendors will be on-site beginning at 4 pm.

Where do I park?

There will be limited parking available at Green Valley Park. Please plan accordingly. As a reminder, it is a violation of ARS code 28-873 to block private driveways. We appreciate you abiding by the “NO PARKING” signs and staff’s requests.

What should we bring?

To enjoy this event to it’s fullest, be sure to bring your costume, a blanket or chair if desired, and dress according to weather. Some years are warm and comfortable while others will be cold and require warm clothing. Please plan accordingly.



  1. Dogs are welcome as long as they are mild-mannered. Town ordinances require that they must be leashed at all times.
  2. Public consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the park and at all listed events. § 93.12 Parks and Natural Areas Criminal Conduct (B(1)).
  3. Staking is not allowed in the park. If you bring a canopy, please be prepared to weigh it down with sand or another weight. Stakes cannot be used. § 93.04 Usage Rules (G)

Please help us keep our park beautiful and other spectators safe.

This event is proudly put on by our Payson Parks and Recreation Department. For questions and to follow our updates, please follow our social media accounts or reach out to our office.

928-472-5110  |  [email protected]  | 1000 W. Country Club Dr. Payson, AZ




Phone | (928) 472-5110
1000 W. Country Club Dr.
Payson, AZ 85541
Phone | (928) 472-5110
1000 W. Country Club Dr.
Payson, AZ 85541

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