This year is definitely going to look different than previous Falls, but we all should celebrate the cooler temperatures after making it through the hottest summer ever. Time to pack up the family (plus masks!) and get all those fabulous instagram pics posted.
One of our favorite Fall traditions is visiting 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!
Annual Pumpkin Festival
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
- Information available September 15th
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 activities. Visit the website for details.
All Hallows’ Eve Trick-or-Treat
3901 W. Pioneer Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85086
- Open October 24th
- Check the website for hours and prices
Come for spooky Halloween fun at Pioneer! Trick-or-treat in the decorated village, take a haunted trolley ride, and so much more!!!
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. Anthem, AZ 85086
- Open October 23-24
- Hours: TBD
- Admission is FREE
Anthem residents and visitors from far and wide come together to celebrate all things fall at Anthem Community Council’s Autumnfest. Pumpkins this October will be FREE (limit two per Anthem household, via online reservation) in the new-look pumpkin patch. There will be smaller patches set up to ensure they abide by occupancy limits and offer safe social distancing. More details, like how to reserve a time and your pumpkins, will be posted online as the date nears.
Corn Maze and Fall Festival
4011 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212
- Open October 1st – November 1st
- Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
- Admission: $12 per person, 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.
Pumpkin and Chili Party
24610 S. Rittenhouse Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
- Open Every Thursday – Sunday in October
- Hours: Every Thursday – Sunday; Thursdays 10am-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays 10am-10pm, Sundays 10am-9pm
- Admission: $22-$25 at the gate. Discounted tickets available at any Fry’s, children 2 and under FREE
Throughout October, Schnepf Farms offers fun fall activities like hay rides, a 4-acre corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pig races and, of course, chili. Grab party food like a burger, chili dinner or succotash, and take a spin on exciting rides or the farm’s train. Fireworks light up the sky Friday and Saturday nights. Don’t forget to grab your Halloween pumpkin during your visit.
Halloween Pumpkin Patch
1663 E. Baseline Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85233
- Open September 26th – October 31st
- Hours: 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm
- Admission: $10 per person (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!
Corn Maze & Pumpkin Days
5726 N. 75th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85303
- Open October 1st – November 1st
- Admission: $15
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.
19601 W. Broadway Rd. Buckeye, AZ 85326
- Open October 9th – October 31st
- Hours: Fridays 11am-6pm, Saturdays 9am-8pm, Sundays 10am-6pm
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.
Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest 2020
12907 E. State Rte. 169 Dewey, AZ 86327
- Open September 18th – November 1st
- Hours: Refer to the website, hours vary daily.
- Admission: Rates, activities, shows, and add-ons are dependent on the date and availability
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!
This year, they are offering additional socially distanced add-ons like private fire pits and secluded areas that can host your group up to 25 people.
Fall Pumpkin Celebration
6405 W. Williams Rd. Willcox, AZ 85643
- Open September 19th – October 31st
- 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. Orchard Grill only open on the weekends.
Find more local things to do in our monthly events post.
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?