These pumpkin patches and fall harvest festivals take place at real farms that are outside Greater Phoenix, but might make a great day trip for the family. They are probably between two and three hours away, depending on where you live and how fast you drive. What a great way to get into the Halloween spirit!
Of course, there are other ways to celebrate Halloween, and you'll find those here:
- Halloween Festivals, Shows and Carnivals in Greater Phoenix
- Pick-a-Pumpkin, Harvest Festivals and Pumpkin Patch Farms in Greater Phoenix
- Haunted Houses
- Halloween Parties at Restaurants and Bars
Take a Day Trip to Pick Your Pumpkin
Agua Linda Farm
Pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, maze, hay pyramid, pony rides, farm raised burgers, you-pick vegetables and pumpkins, Farm Store, homemade pumpkin pie, hay bale maze, live music and movie nights by the pumpkin patch. $5 per person admission (children ages 2 and under admitted free) includes hayrides, games, petting zoo, haystack and movies. Pony rides, pumpkin picking some other activities and concessions have an additional charge. Movie nights are Fridays and Saturdays (starting 2nd weekend of October) and the 1/2 animated movie runs twice, starting when it is dark enough. On Fridays they don't open until 5 p.m. Bring a flashlight for night hours. Bring cash (exact amount appreciated) for entry at gate and activities, credit cards accepted in the store. No pets. Check online for hours each day.
In 2013: October 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
Apple Annie's Fall Pumpkin Celebration
6405 W. Williams Rd., Willcox
Old-fashioned family fun picking your own pumpkins, fall vegetables and apples. Pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors will be available for picking in the pumpkin patch. We-pick pumpkins available. The Corn Maze has 3 levels of difficulty. "All-You-Can-Eat" pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or the Apple Smoked Burger lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your camera and a jacket, as fall days can be quite cool in Willcox.
In 2013: September 21, 22, 28, 29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze
17000 W. Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona
The Pumpkin Festival appeals to all ages. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride into the field to pick your own pumpkin; the Corn Maze will challenge the adventuresome. Gate opens at 10 a.m. with $4 per person admission (children in diapers are free). No pet policy strictly enforced. Price includes tractor-drawn wagon rides to and from the pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are 50 cents per pound. On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13 only, show active duty military photo I.D. and get a 20 cent per pound discount on your pumpkins. Additional activities (charges apply) include the 11-acre corn maze, arts & crafts tent, children's games, 4-H petting zoo, paintball, jumping castle and the pedal cart race track. Beer garden for the adults. In addition to Pumpkin Festival dates below, Friday & Saturday nights the last 4 weekends in October there is a Corn Maze with flashlights, and the Terror In The Corn (Haunted Cornfield) which is intended for teens and adults. Check website for prices for Corn Maze and Terror in the Corn. Buckelew Farm is about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Tucson.
In 2013: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
See photos of of the Pumpkin Festival at Buckelew Farm.
Freeman Farms Pumpkin Festival
1096 E. Road 3 South, Chino Valley
Farm fresh pumpkins off the vine! Enjoy the scenery of a working farm. $15 admission for adults, $10 for children (under 2 free) includes hay ride, corn maze, merry go round, kid's train, petting zoo, picnic areas and live shows. Pony rides (additional charge). Check online for discounts on advance online ticket purchase. There is no admission charge to purchase pumpkins or produce located at the check out stand. U-Pick Pumpkins (market price) while they last. Please bring your own cutting utensil. No pets.
In 2013: Every Friday and Saturday in October and October 14th
See photos of the Pumpkin Festival at Freeman Farms.
Grand Canyon Railway - Pumpkin Patch Train
233 N. Grand Canyon Blvd., Williams
The train ride from Williams Depot to the pumpkin patch as well as one pumpkin per child are included in the ticket price. The train will de-board passengers at the pumpkin patch where guests will have between 30 and 45 minutes to pick out that special pumpkin. There will also be a free hay bale maze, coloring and crafts at the Williams Depot. For an additional cost, pumpkin pie, caramel apples, hot apple cider and hot chocolate will be available. Adults: $20; Children, age 2 - 15: $15.
In 2013: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 with departures at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day
Mortimer Family Farms Pumpkin Corn Fest
12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey
Pumpkin harvest, live music, haunted house, inflatables, games, food vendors, BBQ, pies, grilled corn, three corn mazes, farm animals, hay rides and more. Extra charge for pony rides, face painting, glitter tattoos, hair braiding, balloon art, caricatures drawings, mutton bustin’, horseback riding, carriage rides. Punkin' Chukin' on October 26th with awards for Longest Distance, Most Accurate, Most Original Design (register online). Admission $12 per person.
See photos taken at the Pumpkin Festival at Mortimer Family Farms.
In 2013: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.