Fall Fun at Schnepf Farms. This year marked our 14th year of making memories at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. Through the years we’ve watched the farm grow, adding new activities and experiences each year. From traditional offerings like face painting, hayrides, and a beautiful, tree-lined pumpkin patch to adventurous offerings like ziplining, a rock climbing wall, and the thrilling HyperLoop – Schnepf is a fall festival that will appeal to toddlers and teens alike!
One day at Schnepf is hardly enough to do everything! The food is wonderful, the staff is always friendly, and the grounds are clean and incredibly spacious, so you never feel overwhelmed or crowded with people. They have several eating areas with hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, and pulled pork with a stage for live music, a grill area where they prepare fresh succotash made to order (our favorite!), and this year they added a burrito stand, cotton candy, funnel cakes, and other traditional fair food to the amusement park area. There are also several stores on-site with fresh jams, salsas, and pies, homemade ice cream, a coffee shop, and an old-fashioned candy store.
Fall Fun at Schnepf Farms
For the littles, there is a full petting zoo where you can brush and feed the goats, and they have an adorable baby pig racing show! There are large jumping “pillows,” a playground, and nearly a dozen amusement park rides, all designed to accommodate kids under 36” with the exception of the high thrills Hyperloop (52”).
Other offerings include two corn mazes, hayrides, miniature golf, outdoor movies past dark, and a spectacular fireworks show on Friday and Saturday evenings. For a small additional fee, they have a train ride that becomes spooky past 8 pm. This was our first year taking our 5-year-old on it and the actors made it such a fun experience for her. She was so proud of herself for being so brave! The costumes are pretty scary, so use your best judgment based on your child.
If we lived closer to the east valley, we would definitely buy the season pass and make several visits out of it. For single-day passes, it’s recommended you buy online as they have been selling out. Tickets are $23.95 a person over the age of 2. They have a 50% first responder and military discount available online only. The Pumpkin and Chili Festival is going on every Thursday through Sunday night through October 31st. Visit their website for more details.