By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau Marketing Manager
Have you guessed yet what Schnepf Farms’ corn maze art is this year? We’re not telling because we want you to discover it for yourself at their Pumpkin and Chili Party beginning October 1.
Want to go a bit further out? Well, Arizona Farm Bureau has put together the most comprehensive list for you right here.
For many of us, this is our favorite time of year. Pumpkins, corn mazes, and more old-fashioned family fun. See you on the farm!!!
Fall Pumpkin Celebration
Old fashioned family fun picking your own pumpkins, fall vegetables and apples.
U-pick pumpkins and produce for sale. Visit the farm or place an order online.
Open 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the following days:
September 17-18 CORN MAZE OPENS (Corn Maze ONLY this weekend)
September 24-25 (Pumpkins, Hayrides and Corn Maze)
October 1-2 (Pumpkins, Hayrides and Corn Maze)
October 8-9 (Pumpkins, Hayrides and Corn Maze)
October 15-16 (Pumpkins, Hayrides and Corn Maze)
October 22-23 (Pumpkins, Hayrides and Corn Maze)
October 29-30 (Pumpkins, Hayrides and Corn Maze
Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins
6405 West Williams Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643
For more information, call 520.384.4685 or visit AppleAnnies.com
Photo via Apple Annie’s
Willcox Wine Country Festival
October 15-16 11am – 5 pm
The Willcox Wine Country Festival is a two-day fun-filled event at historic Railroad Park in downtown Willcox. Admission to the festival is FREE – listen to music and browse vendor and wine booths without charge. Food, Music, Fine Art, Crafts, Local Produce & More. Choose from over 70 wines from 17 Arizona wineries. Vendors featuring locally grown and made products, live Music on Saturday & Sunday
Railroad Avenue Park
Willcox, AZ 85643
65th Annual Rex Allen Days – Willcox
September 29 – October 2
Rex Allen Days celebrates Arizona’s most famous singing Cowboy in four days of fun. This year is going to be fun! Softball tourneys, AYSO’s car show benefiting local youth players, Arizona Truck and Tractor Pulls’ events, “Box” turtle races at the park, Parade Reyna contests, Music, Dancing, come join us and enjoy Western Family Fun at its finest.
For more information visit: rexallendays.org
Location: Willcox, AZ
Annual Pumpkin Patch
Family fun includes: A Petting Zoo; Run through the Hay Maze; Learn to pan for gold; Hayride and Train ride to the Pumpkin Patch; Play Western Games; “New” Pedal carts for kids!
Open: October 1 – October 31 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
26540 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
For more information,visit macdonaldsranch.com or call 480.585.0239
Photo via MacDonald Ranch
Mother Nature’s Farm
Load up the family, bring your friends and neighbors to the Pumpkin Patch.
Enjoy a fall gourd show, U-pick pumpkins, squash, and produce for sale.
Annual Pumpkin Festival Begins October 1 ─ October 31, 2016 from
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Admission and times vary.
Mother’s Nature’s Farm
1663 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert AZ 85233
For more information, call 480.892.5874 or visit mothernaturesfarm.com
Rocker 7 Farm Patch
Enjoy a fun, family farm experience as you explore the pumpkin patch, corn maze, sunflower field and many farm-related activity areas for children. Rocker 7 Farm Patch is open to the public the last three weekends of October. Admission is $10 per person (children in diapers are free)
Friday October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday October 8, October 15, October 22 and October 29, 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday October 9, October 16, October 23 and October 30, 11 pm to 6 pm
Location: 19601 W Broadway Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326
For more information, visit rocker7farmpatch.com or call 623.208.8676
Pumpkin & Chili Party starts October 1 – October 31 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission includes Rides!
Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m on Thursdays & Sunday
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on Friday & Saturday (closes at 4 pm Oct 3)
Admission is $17.00 plus tax per person or $14.00 at any FRY’S. (does not include pumpkins, food, train or pony rides)
24810 S Rittenhouse Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
For more information, call 480.987.3100 or visit schnepffarms.com
Pumpkin Days & Fall Maze
Visit one of the last family farms in the city!
Open every day except Monday beginning October 1st – November 6th.
Family Maze, Hay Maze, Petting Zoo and Play Areas
U-pick pumpkins and produce for sale.
Admission is $10.00 each ages 2 and up
Train Ride $2.00 each (weekends only)
HAUNTED CORN MAZE: October: Every Friday & Saturday & Halloween Night
7 pm to 11pm (Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing)
Admission: $17 all ages
Special price: Haunted Maze ONLY: $11 all ages. Opening night Oct 1 and Halloween Night Oct 31!
5726 N 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303
For more information, call 602.999.3276 or visit tolmachoff-farms.com
Photo via Tolmachoff Farms
October 1 – November 6, 2015
Admission price includes 7-acre Corn Maze; Giant tube roll; Giant Jump Pad; Extreme air pillow; Mini zip line; Mini Hay Maze (for young children); Spider-web climb; Duck races; barrel train ride and petting zoo. Pumpkins priced according to size and variety.
Admission $9 per person. Ages 2 & younger free. Group rates available for 30 or more.
Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: 4011 S. Power Rd., Mesa
For more information, call 480.882.1482 or visit vertucciofarms.com/fall-festival
Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze
Enjoy a day at the farm with horse drawn wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin off of the vine. We also have a 3 corn mazes, Scavenger Hunt Maze, haunted cornfield, arts and crafts, petting zoo, pedal carts, food booths, duck races and more.
17000 W Ajo Hwy
Tucson, AZ 85735
Open weekends beginning October 8 – October 30 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission is $10.00 each. Kids in diapers are free.
Buckelew Farm is just 30 minutes from downtown Tucson.
For more information, call 520.822.2277 or visit buckelewfarm.com .
Marana Pumpkin Patch
Visit their 50 acre pumpkin patch with tons of surprises in store! We have wagon ride to the pumpkin patch; free access to corn mazes; straw mountain and the kids zone; petting zoo; pig races; duck races; jumping pillow; and much more!
Open October 1 through October 30, 2015.
$10 per person Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. or
$12 per person Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please show up at least 1 ½ hours before closing so you’ll be able to enjoy ALL the fun!
Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Bestival
14901 N Wentz Road, Marana
520.305.5481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sahuarita Pecan Festival
From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
This unique festival, centered in the Santa Cruz River Valley, is family focused and community oriented. Held on the grounds of the Green Valley Pecan Company for one day.
Enjoy the Pecan Store, food vendors, shopping with local artisans, Arabian horse demonstrations, horse drawn hay wagon rides, entertainment all day, tractor pulling competitions and much more.
For more information, visit www.sahuaritapecanfestival.com
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Family owned and operated. Stop by and feed the ostrich, deer, miniature donkeys, goats, ducks, and Rainbow Lorikeets.
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 1 – November 15 – 9 am to 5 pm
Open Daily, Winter season (November thru April 30th ) – 9 am to 5 pm
$7.00 per person, age 5 & under free
Monster Truck Tours on Sat., Sun, and Holidays. Fun for all Ages! –
$15 ages 6 and over
Located between Tucson and Phoenix near Interstate-10 at the Picacho Peak exit #219
17599 E Peak Ln, Picacho, AZ 85141
For more information, call 520.466.3658 or visit roostercogburn.com.
Mortimer Family Farms
Bring back the rich farming history of Dewey-Humboldt and identifying the traditions of the past in this landmark farming community.
Family Fun Day and Pumpkin Harvest- Begins Sunday October 1 – October 31th
15- acre Pumpkin Patch, 25- acre Corn Maze, games, food vendors, BBQ, pies, apple cider, corn maze, barrel train, farm slide, Barn Dance, Farm Animal Kingdom, Hay rides and much more.
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s in October
Admission: $15 per person (children 2 and under are free) Group pricing available for 20 or more.
For more information, call 928.830.1116 or visit mortimerfamilyfarms.com
Remember…you can always go to http://www.fillyourplate.org for a complete direct-market list of farmers and ranchers.
For more Fall Farm information, go to azfb.org!