It is our favorite time of year – Fall in Phoenix! The temperatures are cooling down and we are eager to get outside. Here are some fall activities to enjoy in Arizona…
Arizona State Fair
The 2017 Arizona State Fair will take place Oct 6-29 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix. Enjoy classic fair rides including a 150-foot ferris wheel, fair games and food, livestock shows, concerts and more! The concert series this year features Gin Blossoms, Billy Currington, Snoop Dog, Marilyn Manson and more. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $7 for Children 5-13 and Seniors 55+, Children under 5 get in free.
Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party
Schnepf Farms in Cave Creek is hosting their annual Pumpkin and Chili Party October 5 through October 29, every Thursday – Sunday. Admission is $20.00 at the gate or $15.00 at any FRY’S (children 2 & under free). Admission includes hayrides, roller coaster, carousel rides, petting zoo, mini golf, corn mazes and more. Pumpkins are sold by size starting at $3 up to $15.
Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze at Tolmachoff Farms
Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze at Tolmachoff Farms returns September 30 – November 5, featuring a great big pumpkin patch, 6 acre family corn maze (search for pieces of your map as you walk through), mini corn maze (perfect for the little ones) and a haunted corn maze. Other activities include a petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, corn box, adult/child pedal cart track, jumping pillow and much more. Admission is $12 (children 2 and under free).
MacDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch
MacDonald’s Ranch in Scottsdale hosts their annual pumpkin patch October 1 through October 30, open 6 days a week, closed on Tuesdays. In addition to picking pumpkins, enjoy a petting zoo, haystack maze, Western games, hayride, pan for gold in the gem mine and more. Admission is $10 per person on weekdays, $12 per person on weekends.
Fall Festival at Vertuccio Farms
The Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze in Mesa returns October 2nd – November 5th, open 7 days a week. Admission is $9 per person Monday – Thursday, $10 per person Friday – Sunday, 2 years and under are free. Admission includes the 7 acre Corn Maze, mini golf, duck races, pumpkin bowling and more.
Rocker 7 Farm Patch Festival
The Rocker 7 Farm Patch Festival in Buckeye will be open October 7th through October 29th, with public hours every Friday – Sunday. Farm activities include a hayride, corn maze, sunflowers, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, jumping pillow, tractor tire playground, educational barn, corn seed box, hay pyramid. General admission is $9 on Friday, $10 on Saturday and Sunday. Children in diapers are free, Seniors (65+) receive a $2 discount.
Mortimer Family Farms Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze
Mortimer Family Farms’ annual Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze returns September 29th – October 29th in Dewey, Arizona. This huge festival’s centerpiece is a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch and 15-acre Corn Maze. The festival is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Other activities include a magic show, pig races, dog show, obstacle course, zip line, hayrides and more. Admission is $15 per person, children 2 and under are free.
Pumpkin Patch Train
The Grand Canyon Railway’s Pumpkin Patch Train is back every Saturday and Sunday in October. Kids and parents alike are invited to don their favorite Halloween costumes for a fairy-tale ride through the countryside to a secret pumpkin patch, accessible only by train. Pick a special pumpkin of your choosing and then decorate it back at the Williams Depot. The cost is $26 for adults and $21 for ages 2-15.
Harvest Fest at the Pioneer Living History Museum
The Harvest Fest at the Pioneer Living History Museum is open October 14 to October 29, every Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm. Attractions include a pumpkin patch, hay rides, gold panning, BB Gun Range, food and live music. Adult tickets are $10, youth 3-16 are $8 and 2 and under are free.