Pumpkin season has finally returned to our sunny state, and while our temperatures take their time winding down, we can still get in the cozy seasonal spirit with a trip to a local pumpkin patch. Lucky for us, the state offers a plethora of patches to help you find the perfect pumpkin, so round up your little witches and ghouls and check out these pumpkin patches to visit this fall in Arizona.
Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze
Dewey, through Oct. 31
The locally adorned Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze at Mortimer Farmers has returned for 2022 with all of its staple fall fun. Located in Dewey, the farm features a massive corn maze to get lost in, barrel train rides, adorable animals, farm games and more across the 80-acre land. Be sure to stop by the pumpkin patch before heading out to cut your future jack-o’-lanterns off the vine. The festivities will be available until Oct. 31, with general admission starting at $15.50. To learn more about Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze, visit mortimerfarmsaz.com.
Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms
Queen Creek, through Oct. 30
The annual Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms is the ultimate fall destination where you can not only pick your future jack-o’-lantern but also enjoy a variety of fun while at the farm. The spot boasts 12 rides (including a kid’s Ferris wheel), nine food trucks, a 10-acre corn maze, zip-lines, games and tons more for the whole family to enjoy. Admission is $23.95 and includes all activities. To learn more about Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms, visit pumpkinandchiliparty.com.
Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze
Glendale, through Oct. 31
Round up the kiddos and head to Tolmachoff Farms for its annual Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze in Glendale. The seasonal event will run all of October, offering fun for everyone in your group, from haunted corn mazes for the brave to mini mazes for the little ones; petting zoos with some furry friends; train rides; and, of course, finding the ultimate pumpkin to carve. Admission is $17 and includes all activities. To learn more about Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze, visit tolmachoff-farms.com.
Macdonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Scottsdale, through Oct. 30
Since opening its doors in 1970, Macdonald’s Ranch has been a local favorite in Scottsdale, offering a plethora of fall activities for both adults and their little ones alike. While your wee witches and ghouls hunt down their perfect pumpkin, get their faces painted or meet some furry friends at the petting zoo, the adults can enjoy mechanical bull rides and romantic horse-drawn carriage rides. Admission is $13 but varies depending on activities. To learn more about Macdonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch, visit macdonaldsranch.com/pumpkin-patch.
Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch
Chandler, Oct. 13 to Oct. 31
Traditionally held at Paradise Valley Mall, Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch will make its grand appearance at its new home spot at Chandler Fashion Center this season after its former place in Paradise Valley closed down. Though it is at a new location this year, the event will still offer all of its staple fall fun, including carnival rides and games, costume contests, face painting, food trucks and pumpkin hunting at the patch. Admission is $5 and parking is free. To learn more about Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch, visit halloweentownaz.com.
Fall Festival at Vertuccio Farms
Mesa, through Oct. 30
Vertuccio Farms in Mesa offers a pumpkin celebration unlike any other. The Fall Festival offers pumpkins galore, farm animals, train rides, slides, a massive corn maze and so much more to help guests kick off the start of fall. Admission is $15. To learn more about Vertuccio Farms, visit www.vertucciofarms.com/fall-festival.
Mother Nature’s Farm
Gilbert, through Oct. 31
At Gilbert’s family-owned Mother Nature’s Farm, guests can wander Brooke’s Pumpkin Patch (there are options up to 500 pounds!), check out the farm animals, nosh on snow cones and cotton candy, take on the spider web crawl or hop aboard the hayride. Admission is $12. To learn more about Mother Nature’s Farm, visit www.mothernaturesfarm.com.