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2017 Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches in Arizona

It’s that time of year again friends! The weather is cooling down(ish) and fall is upon us.  Time to pack up the fam and get all those fabulous insta pics posted (using #nphxmoms of course!).  More importantly it’s a great time of year for some family bonding at one of the many amazing pumpkin patches located all over AZ.  Whether you are looking to get out of town and enjoy real fall weather, or just wanting to make a day out of it, here is everything you need to know about the best pumpkin patches in Arizona!

pumpkin patches in arizona

NORTH VALLEY

MacDonald’s Ranch

Annual Pumpkin Festival

26540 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255

480-585-0239

  • Open October 1st – October 31st
  • Hours: 9am-5pm (closed Tuesdays), Halloween hours: 9am-12pm
  • Admission: $10 each Mon-Fri, $12 each Sat & Sun, children 23 months and younger are FREE

Our personal favorite, this patch is so conveniently located for the North Valley mamas. Take a train or hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkins and enjoy the petting zoo, pan for gold, explore the hay maze, and tour through the old western town. Blazin’ Barbeque will be serving hot food and cold drinks daily, and specialty vendors, including face painters, are available on the weekends. They are also running a few discount days as well as special pricing for active military, veterans, first responders and educators. Visit the website for details.

Pioneer Living History Museum

Harvest Fest 2017

3901 W. Pioneer Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85086

623-465-1052

  • Open October 14th – 29th
  • Hours: Weekends only, 9am-4 pm
  • Admission: $10 adults ($8 if purchased in advance online), $8 kids ($5 if purchased in advance online), children 2 and under are FREE

Harvest Fest is a family friendly experience with quality entertainment for all ages. A pumpkin patch, hay rides, gold panning, BB Gun Range, food and live music is only a hint of what you and your family will enjoy at Harvest Fest 2017! Check the website for a list of activities and upcoming exhibits.

Town of Carefree

Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

101 Easy St. Carefree AZ 85377

480-488-3686

  • Open October 20th – 29th
  • Hours: 10am-9pm
  • Admission is FREE

Stroll the 4 acre Desert Gardens and discover whimsical pumpkin characters keeping time with the Carefree Sundial. The exhibits changed daily with new carved pumpkins. LIVE pumpkin carving featuring world renowned artist Ray Villafane! Photo opportunities with a colossal 400 lb. carved “King of Carefree” pumpkin. Magical activities for both kids and adults plus culinary delights and autumnal refreshments including a craft beer garden! Don’t miss out on the family fun: corn maze, costume contests, pumpkin pie eating contest, arts and crafts and face painting. Visit website for a full list of activities.  Trunk or treat event happening on Halloween!

Anthem Community Park

Autumnfest

41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. Anthem, AZ 85086

  • Open October 21st – 22nd
  • Hours: 10am-5pm on Saturday, 10am-4pm on Sunday
  • Admission is FREE

Anthem residents and visitors from far and wide come together to celebrate all things fall at Anthem Community Council’s Autumnfest. This family-friendly event celebrates the season with fall-flavored festivities including arts & crafts vendors, carnival rides, pumpkin picking and live entertainment. Event features: pumpkin patch, entertainment, kid’s zone, scaregrow garden and an arts & crafts fair.

EAST VALLEY

Vertuccio Farms

Corn Maze and Fall Festival

4011 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212

480-882-1482

  • Open October 2nd – November 5th
  • Hours:  Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
  • Admission: Monday-Thursday $9, Friday-Sunday $10, ages 2 and younger are FREE

With a 7 acre corn maze, duck races, train rides, a petting zoo, giant jump pad, and much more, there is plenty to keep your family entertained. This year they have also added mini golf and weekend mule-pulled wagon rides.  Check the website for discount days and specialty days, including Adopt a Pet Day, Home School Day, and Pumpkin Paint and Take Day.

Schnepf Farms 

Pumpkin and Chili Party

24610 S. Rittenhouse Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142

480-987-3100

  • Open October 5th – October 29th
  • Hours:  Every Thursday – Sunday (beginning October 5th); Thursdays 10am-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays 10am-10pm, Sundays 10am-9pm 
  • Admission:  $20 at the gate or $15 at any Fry’s, children 2 and under FREE 

Voted by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, Sunset Magazine and numerous others as The Best Fall Family event in the valley, year after year! Although this farm features the highest priced admission, it does offer the most included activities per admission out of any of the pumpkin patches in Arizona. Rides for the kids, a petting zoo, marshmallow roasting, pig races, a zip line, shows, a corn maze, and more will ensure a fun filled day for the whole family! You also can’t forget the amazing food options available! Discounted ticket info available on the website.

Mother Nature’s Farm

Halloween Pumpkin Patch

1663 E. Baseline Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85233

480-892-5874

  • Open October 1st – October 31st 
  • Hours: 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm
  • Admission: $3 per adult, $10 per child (1 year & older) including a pumpkin!!

Not only is this farm open 7 days a week, but it also has one of the lowest priced admissions and includes a pumpkin with every child’s admission! After decorating their pumpkin, kids can enjoy the air bounce, a hayride, straw bounce, feeding the animals, and Alexander’s Adventure Maze. You are also able to bring in your own picnic lunch if you don’t wish to purchase food. I also love that this is a family owned farm!

WEST VALLEY

Tolmachoff Farms

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Days

5726 N. 75th Ave. Glendale, AZ. 85303

602-999-3276

  • Open October 1st – November 6th
  • October Hours: Closed on Monday, Tuesday – Thursday 12 noon-8pm, Friday 12 noon-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-8pm. November Hours: Closed Monday through Wednesday. Thursday – Friday 12 noon-8pm. Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm.
  • Admission: Ages 2 and up $12 (visit their website for a $2 off coupon), pumpkins, train rides, food and tomato cannon are an addition cost

This West Valley farm has something for the whole family. With admission including a family & mini maze, petting zoo, play areas, jumping pillow, bounce house (weekends only), and optional train rides, a tomato cannon—how fun is that?!, and food vendors, you are sure to have the perfect fall day.

Rocker 7 Farms: Farm Patch Fun

19601 W. Broadway Rd. Buckeye, AZ 85326

623-208-8676

  • Open October 7th – October 30th
  • Hours: Fridays 11am-8pm, Saturdays 9am-8pm, Sundays 11am-5pm
  • Admission: Fridays $9, Weekends $10, kids in diapers are FREE

Another family owned farm just on the out skirts of the west valley.  This pumpkin patch also boast a crop maze, sunflower field, hay wagon ride, an educational barn and a kid friendly activity area.  Enjoy a day of not only playing in a pumpkin patch, but learn all about farming and agriculture! All the activities are included in admission, pumpkins and concession sold separately.

NORTHERN ARIZONA

Mortimer Family Farms

Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest 2017

12907 E. State Rte. 169 Dewey, AZ 86327

928-830-1116

  • Open September 29th – October 29th
  • Hours: Fridays Noon-9pm, Saturdays 9am-9pm, Sundays 9am-6pm, Columbus Day 9am-5pm
  • Admission: $15 per person, children 2 & under are FREE (see their website for specialty package pricing)

Want a little getaway that will give you all the fall feels? This patch is for you! Slap on your plaid and head up to Dewey, AZ (only about 1.5 hours from Phoenix). Bonus: you get to pick your pumpkins right off the vine! The 15 acre pumpkin patch, 25 acre corn maze, games, live entertainment, farm activities, and more make this a must visit!

Prescott

The Great Prescott Pumpkin Patch

Downtown Prescott

  • Open October 28th
  • Hours: 11am-2pm
  • Admission: $5 entry safe candy

Escape the Phoenix heat and head up to historic downtown Prescott for this ONE DAY event. All proceeds to benefit Mile High Middle School. There will be various costume contests: 4 and under, 5-8 years old, 9-12 years old and a family costume contest!  As well as scream contests, pumpkin carving contest,  carnival games, crafts and food! 

The Arboretum at Flagstaff

Pumpkin Walk and Fall Fest

4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86005

928-774-1442

  • Open October 28th
  • Hours: 3pm-7pm
  • Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 kids, kids 4 and under are FREE

Walk through the Arboretum fall gardens on trails lit by glowing Jack-o-Lanterns. Celebrate the fall season in your best costume with hayrides, hot cider and cocoa, apple bobbing, great food from Good Times Rolling Kitchen, spooky stories and performances by a campfire. Win prizes for pumpkin entries.

Apple Annie’s

Fall Pumpkin Celebration

6405 W. Williams Rd. Willcox, AZ 85643

520-384-4685

  • Open September 23rd – October 29th, weekends only
  • Hours: 7am-5pm in September, 9am-5:30pm in October
  • Admission is FREE (bring money for the hayride and corn maze!)

Enjoy old-fashioned family fun picking your own pumpkins and/or fall vegetables at the Farm and apples at the Orchard! Already picked pumpkins also available. Don’t miss out on Arizona’s largest and absolutely amazing corn maze; with 2 levels of difficulty it’s perfect for the entire family! Visit their orchard location for “All-You-Can-Eat” pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast served from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM and delicious homemade pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts.

The Grand Canyon Railway

Pumpkin Patch Train

233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd. Williams, AZ 86046

1-800-843-8724

  • Open October 7th – October 29th
  • Hours: Train runs Saturdays and Sundays, Departures times 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
  • Admission: $26 adults, $21 children

If you are looking for a weekend escape The Grand Canyon Railway Pumpkin Patch Train is the perfect option. This is the same company that operates The Polar Express Train Ride out of Williams, AZ – just outside of Flagstaff.  The train provides you the perfect excuse to get out of town. With the gorgeous weather, pine trees, the kids wearing their Halloween costumes on the train ride, and the admission including a pumpkin, you can’t go wrong. The train depot also offers a Haunted Train Car, hay bale maze, pumpkin arts and crafts, and fall themed food and drinks for purchase.


Hope you all have a great kick off to fall.  Just a hop, skip, and a month until the holidays are here! Did your favorite pumpkin patch make our list? 

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4 Responses to 2017 Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches in Arizona

  1. Amie October 9, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

    Thank you SO much for a fabulous outline of alll the wonderful Pumpkin patches! This is a keeper for sure! You’re the best!

  2. Amy Brown October 12, 2017 at 12:08 am #

    This will be my first pumpkin patch with my daughter (9), which one is the best for first timers? Thank you

    • Nikki
      Nikki October 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

      MacDonald’s Ranch is our favorite, but we just tried out Vertuccio Farms this past weekend and there was so much to do!

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