By Taylor Rogers, Arizona Farm Bureau Outreach Manager
It’s October and it still feels a little too hot outside. But we are enjoying wonderfully cool mornings and evenings. Arizona Farm Bureau’s Fill Your Plate hopes you plan socially distanced outdoor family outings with Arizona farms in mind. You may already notice Fill Your Plate’s new “Visit A Farm” section, but we also updated the information below so you can find the nearest farm fall festival near you. Our agritainment economy in the Arizona agriculture sector is a $14 million contributor to our state’s economy.
Arizona farms you can visit vary, full of family-oriented fun, and give you a chance to teach your children about agriculture in a hands-on, interactive way. Whether the farm is up north or down south, you will find a variety of activities for the family during one of our famous pumpkin festivals. Enjoy the fall fun and the cooler weather, at least when it gets here!
Fall Pumpkin and Corn Maze Festivals
Fall Pumpkin Celebration, family fun picking your own pumpkins, fall vegetables and apples.
Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins
6405 West Williams Rd
Willcox, AZ 85643
September: 7am to 5pm
October: 9am to 5:30pm
September 19th Open DAILY through October 31 9 AM – 4 PM (last entry)
For more information, call 520.384.4685 or visit AppleAnnies.com
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!
Oct 1st– Oct 31st Closed on Tuesday
9 am-6 pm each day – last tickets sold at 5 pm
26540 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
For more information, visit macdonaldranch.com/pumpkin-patch.htm or call 480.585.0239.
Come to the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy a fall gourd show, U-pick pumpkins, squash, and much more.
Mother’s Nature’s Farm
1663 E Baseline Rd
Gilbert AZ 85233
September 26th – October 31st
Monday – Sunday
For more information, call 480.892.5874 or visit email@example.com
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
19601 W Broadway Rd
Buckeye, AZ 85326
Opening day 2020: Friday Oct 9th 11am-6pm
Oct 10th 9am-8pm
Oct 11th 10am-6pm
Oct 16th 11am-6pm
Oct 17th 9am-8pm
Oct 18th 10am-6pm
Oct 23rd 11am-6pm
Oct 24th 9am-8pm
Oct 25th 10am-6pm
Oct 30th 11am-6pm
Oct 31st 9am-2pm
For more information, visit rocker7farmpatch.com or call 623.208.8676
Pumpkin & Chili Party starts October 1st
24610 S Rittenhouse Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Every Tuesday – Sunday Oct 1st – Nov 1st
Must buy tickets ahead of time online.
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!
5726 N 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303
For more information, call 602.999.3276 or visit tolmachoff-farms.com
5-acre Corn Maze; Giant tube roll; Giant Jump Pad; Extreme air pillow; Mini zip-line; Hayrides and lots more.
4011 S. Power Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
Corn Maze & Fall Festival – 2020
October 1st – November 3rd
Monday-Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday-Saturday 9am – 10pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
For more information, call 480.882.1482 or visit vertucciofarms.com/fall-festival/
Visit their 50-acre pumpkin patch with tons of surprises in store! Wagon ride to the pumpkin patch; free access to corn mazes; and much more!
Marana Pumpkin Patch
14901 N Wentz Road,
Oct 3rd– Oct 31st
Monday – Wednesday Closed
Thursday – Friday 12pm-7pm
Saturday – Sunday 9am-7pm
For more information 520.305.5481 or visit maranapumpkinpatch.com
Family owned and operated. Stop by and feed the ostrich, deer, miniature donkeys, goats, ducks, and Rainbow Lorikeets.
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.
Family Fun Day and Pumpkin Harvest begins September 18th – November 1st
September 18th – October 1st
Monday – Thursday 7am – 7pm
9am – 6pm
October 2nd – November 1st
Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm
Sunday: 9am – 6pm
Mortimer Family Farms
12907 E State Route 169
Dewey, AZ 86327
For more information, call 928.830.1116 or visit mortimerfarmsaz.com.
Remember…go to fillyourplate.org for a complete direct-market list of farmers and ranchers. Also, check out Fill Your Plate’s new directory called “Visit a Farm.” For more Arizona agriculture information, go to azfb.org.