2016 Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches in Arizona


Fall has finally arrived and that means it’s time to head out to some of the best pumpkin patches in Arizona! You no longer need an excuse to order your pumpkin spiced lattes, buy all the pumpkin foods at Trader Joe’s, pull out your fall decorations, or start baking all those pumpkin recipes you keep pinning on Pinterest! Even better…you can now look at your calendar and start planning for all the fall family fun activities.

Here is the #nphxmoms Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches in Arizona!

the-best-pumpkin-patches-in-arizonaNorth Valley

MacDonald’s Ranch 

Annual Pumpkin Festival

26540 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9343


 Hours: Open daily (except Tuesdays) 9am-6pm (ticket sales stop at 5pm)

October 31st – Halloween Hours: 9am-1pm

Admission: $10.00 each Mon-Fri/ $12 each Sat & Sun – Adults & Children (Children 1 yr and younger are FREE)

 With this ranch located in North Scottsdale, it is one of the most convenient to get to. 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 Saturdays and Sundays.

East Valley

Vertuccio Farms

Corn Maze and Fall Festival

4011 S. Power Rd.

Mesa, AZ 85212


Hours: October 1st – November 6th

Monday-Thursday 9am – 9pm

Friday-Saturday 9am – 10pm

Sunday 10am – 6pm

Admission: $9 per person – Ages 2 & younger 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. 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


 Hours:  Every Thursday – Sunday in October beginning October 1st.

Thursdays 10am-9pm

Fridays & Saturdays 10am-10pm

Sundays 10am – 9pm (October 30th is the last day)

Admission:  $18.00 plus tax at the gate or $15.00 at any FRY’S (children 2 & under FREE) 

Voted by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, Sunset Magazine and numerous others as The Best Fall Family event in the valley! 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!

Mother Nature’s Farm

Halloween Pumpkin Patch

1663 E. Baseline RD.

Gilbert, AZ 85233-1542


Hours: Open October 1st-31st 7 days a week from 9am to 9pm

Admission: $3.00 per adult & $10.00 per child (1 year & older)

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 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.

West Valley

Tolmachoff Farms

Corn Maze & Pumpkin Days

5726 N. 75th Ave.

Glendale, AZ. 85303


Hours: October 1 – November 6, 2016

October Hours:

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m. Friday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 11:00pm  Sunday: 10:00am – 8:00pm

November Hours:

Monday – Wednesday: Closed

Thursday – Friday: 12:00 noon – 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am- 8:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: $10 each (ages 2 and up) – See their website for a $2 off coupon

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, and food vendors, you are sure to have the perfect fall day.

Northern Arizona

Mortimer Family Farms

Pumpkin Fest 2016

12907 E. State Route 169

Dewey, AZ 86327


Hours: Every Friday-Sunday in October (as well as Columbus Day 9am-6pm)

Fridays Noon-9pm

Saturdays 9am-9pm

Sundays 9am-6pm

Admission: $15 per person (children 2 & under are FREE) – See their website for specialty package pricing

One of my favorite pumpkin patches in Arizona for the fact that you get the true “fall feel” up in Dewey, AZ (only about 1.5 hrs from Phoenix) and 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!

The Grand Canyon Railway

 Pumpkin Patch Train

233 N Grand Canyon Blvd.

Williams, AZ 86046


Admission: Prices vary per time/day – Check website for pricing and availability

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, and it 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.

What are your favorite pumpkin patches in Arizona?  Do you have any that we missed? Be sure to post your favorites on social media and include #nphxmoms!


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