By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: Four generations of the Beckelew family have farmed in Arizona since 1920. The original farm was lost during the depression in 1930 but was re-established in 1956 when Bob Buckelew purchased the current Buckelew Farm in Three Points, Arizona.  He and his wife Clara grew cotton and wheat while raising 4 children; Nick Buckelew being their only son.

Nick and his wife Laurie continued to farm cotton and wheat until 1989 when Nick grew his first pumpkin crop and that was the beginning of the Annual Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival.  Their children, Clint and Amy have worked the farm their entire lives and have been a big part of the Pumpkin Festival growth.

From their website: “We are proud of our farming roots and proud of being able to share a piece of the family tradition with our customers every October.”

Don’t miss Buckelew Farm’s Pumpkin Festival of fun during the last three weekends in October!

Buckelew Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Starts:             October 10 – October 31, 2015

Place:             17000 W. Ajo Highway, Tucson, AZ 85735

Phone:            520-822-2277


                        Saturdays                    10 am to 5 pm

                        Sundays                      10 am to 5 pm

Admission:     $10 per person   (Children in diapers are free of charge)

Admission Includes: The pumpkin patch, 3 corn mazes, unlimited wagon rides, Inflatable slide, jumping castle, pedal carts, pumpkin painting, Duck races, Sand Mountain and Kiddie Maze.

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of Fall Festival articles. For more information on our member benefits including our regional benefits go to Arizona Farm Bureau’s member benefits page online. Or, download the Member Benefits app (FB Benefits) to your smart phone for easy, everyday access to your benefits

Join our Family!