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, corn and pumpkins! All four of their children help out at the farm during the fall festival.

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…don’t get lost…25-acre corn maze. From perfect carving pumpkins to freshly baked pumpkin pies …Mortimer’s has something for everyone!

“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 fall family event!

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

                        928-830-1116

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.

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