Local Love: 5 Phoenix Mid-September Events

The winds of change are in the air! Time to head out, clean out, clear out, make a few changes to your home plus wardrobe for the cooler weather months ahead and also start some fall travel. The temps here in Phoenix may still be burning in the 100's, but don't let that stop you from getting in a fall frame of mind. Getting out of the house to support local businesses is a great way to kick off your fall season - and even help get you "in the mood" if you're not already. Support your local teams during tailgate season - for recipes and tips, read my guest post this week at Hadley Court: 10 Tailgate Treats to Try! Looking for fresh produce? Most Arizona Farmer's Markets Summer hours are still in effect (because of the heat) but will shift come October when it's cooler. Keep an eye on the markets at ArizonaFarmersMarkets.com. Looking for fun & festive decor for your home? One place in particular to start is a visit to Sweet Salvage - who for the past three years has been voted "Best of Phoenix" with their monthly themed vintage market, open only the third weekend of each month.

 Meet the Sweets Team!

Rustic Remains - Sweet Salvage Vintage Market Event - Phoenix
Thursday September 18 - Sunday, September 21

This over the top event will bring you the creepiness of Halloween and the beauty of Autumn treasures. The monthly pop-up market has also expanded its food truck selections, making your shopping experience even  more delightful because you can stayed fueled PLUS also help support additional local business.

Sneak Peek of Rustic remains - Sweet Salvage Fall event!

And the Sweet's Team has a little surprise in store for you: Enter to win a chance for the Sweet's Team to come play at your house! On Saturday, September 20th, one lucky winner will be chosen for a Fall or Halloween Front Door Makeover by a team of Sweet Salvage designers! This awesome prize will be on display during our Rustic Remains event when the doors open. Entries accepted all day Saturday with drawing at 2:30. Must be present to win. Valued at $500.

Get more Sweet Salvage info, plus see their new website at: sweetsalvage.net

Phoenix food Trucks - happening at Sweet Salvage! 

From food trucks to restaurants - Taste Phoenix Restaurant Week!

Arizona Restraint Week - Fall 2014
September 19 - 28

Getting out of the house need not only be for a shopping experience. Arizona Restaurant Week offers a selection of fun spots and fine foods to try all over the valley, with prefixed menus selections from participating restaurants sure to satisfy a variety of tastes! Visit their website to see the wide variety of participating restaurants, including Mexican, Indian, Italian and American flavors to name a few - plus even categories including beverages and excluding gluten. 

Get additional info plus restaurant list at: arizonaresturantweek.com

 JunkInTheTrunk Vintage Flea Market - September 20th

Junk In the Trunk - Vintage Flea Market - WestWorld
Saturday, September 20

Over 170 vendors selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage plus handmade goods

Early Entry starts at 8AM and costs $10
General Admission starts at 10AM and costs $5
The event ends at 5PM.

Children12 and under are Free all day
Parking $5 per car.

Located in the new building at WestWorld, which will provide wonderful amenities including an improved sound system, multiple restrooms inside the building PLUS: (best but certainly not least)  AIR CONDITIONING!!!

Find additional info + driving directions at junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com

Goodwill Thrift Stores - Saturday Sale - All Color Tags 50% Off

Thrift Sale - Goodwill - Central Arizona
Saturday, September 20

Every-other Saturday here in the Valley are Supper Saturday Sales at Goodwill thrift stores. No need for coupons - just thrift-shop-til-you-drop at all east valley Goodwill stores all day Saturday, September 20 - The perfect way to get extra savings on Fall essentials for your wardrobe (sweaters, skirts, coats) and for your family or home. Discount applied towards secondhand merchandised only. Seasonal decor, such as Halloween, Fall and Christmas are excluded, but still at great savings to you.

While you're headed out thrifting, also bring in a few items to donate, plus help get your home cleared out for Fall.

For central AZ locations, visit goodwillaz.org

 WoMAC - It's In the Bag Fund Raiser - Phoenix Art Museum

It's In The Bag - Phoenix Art Museum
Saturday, September 27

The Women's Metropolitan Arts Council (WoMAC) is hosting its sixth annual fundraiser. “It’s In The Bag!” is an evening of cocktails, gourmet hors d'oeuvres prepared by local chefs, shopping, and fun that provides Phoenix Art Museum guests with the ultimate night out. Dine on food from local restaurants St. Francis, Gallo Blanco, Del Friscos, Nook Pizzeria, Nothing Bundt Cakes & Urban Cookies. Drink from an open bar plus enjoy wine tastings by two local wineries.

The event boasts live entertainment and a silent auction. This is an excellent means to meet and socialize with art museum members plus attendees while raising money for the Phoenix Art Museum. 

The title of the event stems from the concept that items will be auctioned with a thematic bag. Whether the bag is a designer bag with theatre tickets or a gym bag with a gift certificate for personal training sessions, there is something for everyone. 

Tickets are $75 each - available online at: PhxArt.org

In October, when temps will start to drop (a little) Phoenix will host even a few more metropolitan events such as art festivals, a jazz festival and - Phoenix Fashion Week, which is sponsored by Mercedes Benz (just as New York Fashion Week!)

If the valley is still to hot for you, now is a great time to take a drive up north to Sedona. You can read my previous series - Sedona in September at:

Hope you get out and get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by.

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