Family-Friendly Messy Fest coming to Queen Creek

Adventures | 5 Sep, 2017 |

Love watching the kids play, but hate cleaning it up? Then come to Queen Creek next Saturday for Messy Fest, a family-friendly event where making messes is not only allowed, but encouraged. 

Set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center (20464 E Riggs Road, Queen Creek) Messy Fest is a full-scale event of epic proportions, with this year’s festivities set to include more activities, a larger rinse zone and more opportunities for mess-making than ever before. From massive mud and mashed potato mosh pits to slime zones, mud obstacle courses, food fights, grape stomps and ice scream slip-and-slides, Messy Fest lives up to its motto, “Life’s too short to play clean,” and a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Camp Rainbow.

This year’s festivities feature an oversize rinse zone and a human car wash that ensure attendees go home nice and tidy, but because of the nature of the event, guests are encouraged to come donning old clothes they don’t mind getting torn, dirty or damaged.

“Whether you have kids of your own or you just like to have a great time, Messy FEst fits the bill,” said Tiffany Shultz, one of the event’s organizers. “It’s a great way to break the rules, stop saying “no” and just let your whole family go crazy while someone else handles the cleanup.”

In addition to benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Camp Rainbow, kids from the hospital will also come down and take part in the day of play. Tickets are on sale now for $25 per person, and children 2 and under are free. For more about Messy Fest, visit or follow developments on Facebook and Instagram. 

Messy Fest is produced by Levitate Agency in Gilbert, Arizona.

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