Wild Farm Fun at Mortimer’s Family Farms
By Peggy Jo Goodfellow, Arizona Farm Bureau: Mortimer’s Family Farms is a popular Prescott-area attraction, bringing back the rich farming history of the Dewey-Humboldt area. Famous for their sweet summer corn, they also grow a variety of the seasonal vegetables on their 300-acre farm. When asked what they grow Sharla Mortimer will tell you that she and her husband, Gary, grow kids, cattle,
Mortimer's Country Store has everything from fresh produce to seasonal pumpkin pies.
Fun is the operative word at Mortimer’s. Family fun in the pumpkin patch is a seasonal essential treat. Your entire family will enjoy enormous piles of plump pumpkins in the 15-acre Pumpkin Patch, a spooky haunted house, live entertainment, farm activities and a gigantic…do
“Gary and I are so happy to share the wonders of agriculture with Arizona families,” said Sharla Mortimer, co-owner and Farm Bureau member. “We love to see kids with smiles on their faces and pumpkins in their hands while experiencing the amazing art of farming!”
Mortimer's Family Farm is truly a family affair with the kids heavily involved during October's Fall Festival season on the farm.
You won’t want to miss the Pumpkin Festival, their upcoming fun
Dates and Times for the Pumpkin Festival
Starts: October 2 – November 1, 2015
Place: Mortimer’s Family Farms
12907 E State Route 169
Dewey, AZ 86327
Hours: Friday Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
and Columbus Day
Admission: $15 per person (children under 3 are free)
$25 per person for the season pass- includes all 5 weekends in October.
Purchase Festival Tickets at Mortimer’s Family Farm. http://mortimerfamilyfarms.com
Curious About this year's Corn Maze?
This year, Mortimer's Family Farm designed their corn maze to be a tribute to Phoenix Children's Hospital. This video highlights the look and design.
Attractions at the Festival: Horseback rides, Hay wagon rides with an educational tour of the farm, Farm picture settings, Farm animal Kingdom, Pony rides, Antique Tractor displays, Demonstration Garden, Corn Bath, Tractor Tire playground, Red neck swing, Buckaroo Pony, Roping dummy, a Barn Dance and much more!
Editor’s note: This is fourth 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.