By Julie Murphree, Arizona Farm Bureau: It's October. Who doesn't want to go to a fall pumpkin and Corn Maze festival on the farm!? It's where I'm headed this month. And guess what, Arizona agriculture features 10 of our top fall festivals on our farms!
Arizona Farm Bureau's List of Fall Pumpkin and Corn Maze Festivals
Fall Pumpkin Celebration
Old fashioned family fun picking your own pumpkins, fall vegetables and apples.
U-pick pumpkins and produce for sale. Visit the farm or place an order online. Open Daily 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. beginning October 1.
Farm closes for the season Oct 31st.
For more information, call 520.384.2084 or visit AppleAnnies.com
Mother Nature’s Farm
See the world’s heaviest pumpkins at the World Pumpkin Weigh Off on October 4th ((winners will be announced at noon)
Enjoy a fall gourd show, U-pick pumpkins, squash, and produce for sale.
Annual Pumpkin Festival Begins October 1 - October 31, 2014 from
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Admission and times vary.
For more information, call 480.892.5874 or visit mothernaturesfarm.com
Rocker 7 Farm Patch
Enjoy a fun, family farm experience as you explore the pumpkin patch, corn maze, sunflower field and many farm-related activity areas for children. Rocker 7 Farm Patch is open to the public the last three weekends of October. Admission is $9 per person (children in diapers are free)
Friday, October 17, October 24 and October 31, 9am to 6pm
Saturday October 11, October 18 and October 25, 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday October 12, October 19 and October 26, 1 pm to 6 pm
School Tours Tuesday through Thursday in October by reservation only.
Includes educational lesson and mini pumpkin from the pumpkin patch
$6 per student, teachers are free.
Location: 19601 W Broadway Rd, Buckeye, AZ 85326
For more information visit http://rocker7farmpatch.com/
Pumpkins are ready for harvest! Have you gotten yours?
Pumpkin & Chili Party opens every Thursday through Sunday in October (through November 2, 2014)
Admission includes Rides!
Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m on Thursdays & Sunday
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on Friday & Saturdays
Admission is $17.00 plus tax per person or $15.00 at any FRY”S
For more information, call 480.987.3100 or visit schnepffarms.com
Pumpkin Days & Fall Maze
Visit one of the last family farms in the city!
Open every day beginning October 1st – November 9th.
U-pick pumpkins and produce for sale.
Admission is $9.00 each ages 2 and up
Train Ride $2.00 each (weekends only)
HAUNTED CORN MAZE: October: Every Friday & Saturday & Halloween Night
7 pm to 11pm (Last ticket sold at 10 pm)
Haunted Maze ONLY: $10 each (all ages) Opening night Oct 4 and Halloween Night Oct 31!
For more information, call 623.386.1301 or visit tolmachoff-farms.com
October 1- November 30, 2014
Admission price includes Corn Maze; Extreme Air Pillow; Giant Tube Slide; Mini Hay Maze (for young children); Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins priced as marked); Pedal Race Cars; Barrel Train Ride; Farm Animals; Bounce House; Playground. $8 per person, ages 2 and younger FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.
A Season Pass is $20 per person and includes unlimited access to the Fall Festival without black-out dates. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: 4011 S. Power Rd., Mesa
For more information, call 480.650.6611 or visit email@example.com
Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze
Enjoy a day at the farm with horse drawn wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin off of the vine. We also have a corn maze, haunted cornfield, arts and crafts, petting zoo, pedal carts, food booths and a beer garden.
Terror in the Corn (a Haunted Cornfield)
Friday and Saturday nights only.
Price of admission includes Terror in the Corn and the Corn Maze
Open the last three weekends in October, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission is $4.00 each. Kids in diapers are free.
Buckelew Farm is just 30 minutes from downtown Tucson.
For more information, call 520.822.2277 or visit buckelewfarm.com.
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch
Family owned and operated. Stop by and feed the ostrich, deer, miniature donkeys, goats, ducks, and Rainbow Lorikeets.
Current hours are Friday thru Monday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (weather permitting)
Winter season (Sunday before Thanksgiving through April)
Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm
$7.00 per person, age 5 & under free –
Monster Truck Tours on Sat., Sun, and Holidays. Fun for all Ages!
$15 ages 6 and over
Interstate-10 at the Picacho Peak exit #219
For more information, call 520.466.3658 or visit roostercogburn.com.
Freeman Farms Pumpkin Festival
Enjoy the scenery of a real working farm. U-pick Fresh pumpkins grown on the Farm! You can wind your way through the corn maze, ride the Hay rides, watch demonstrations about animals, wildlife, farming and more! Fun for the whole family.
Boutique Pumpkin Patch located in Chino Valley.
Open every Saturday, Sunday in October from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also open Columbus Day.
Location: 1096 E Road 3 South
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
For more information, call 928.636.5714 or visit azpumpkins.com
Mortimer Family Farms
Bring back the rich farming history of Dewey-Humboldt and identifying the traditions of the past in this landmark farming community.
Family Fun Day and Pumpkin Harvest- Begins Sunday October 1 – October 31th
Pumpkin Harvest, Corn Maze, games, food vendors, BBQ, pies, apple cider, corn maze, Barn Dance, farm Animal Kingdom, Hay rides and more.
Open Friday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Columbus Day 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information, call 928.830.1116 or visit mortimerfamilyfarms.com.
Remember…you can always go to http://www.fillyourplate.org for a complete direct-market list of farmers and ranchers.
For more Fall Farm information, call 480.635.3609.