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Marana Pumpkin Patch

As it has expanded over the years, Marana Pumpkin Patch has become so much more than just a place to pick pumpkins. With a fall festival atmosphere, you can enjoy rides, pig races, a corn maze, NEW paddleboats, and more! Marana Pumpkin Patch is our favorite way to kick off the fall season! From the attractions down to the autumnal colors of the flowers, they do a great job of making it feel like fall, despite October temperatures in Arizona.

Abbey Bailey

As it has expanded over the years, Marana Pumpkin Patch has become so much more than just a place to pick pumpkins. With a fall festival atmosphere, you can enjoy rides, pig races, a corn maze, NEW paddleboats, and more! Marana Pumpkin Patch is our favorite way to kick off the fall season! From the attractions down to the autumnal colors of the flowers, they do a great job of making it feel like fall, despite October temperatures in Arizona.

An awesome aspect of Marana Pumpkin Patch is that the majority of activities are included in your entry ticket. Some of those activities include the corn maze, jumping pillows, a train ride, carnival rides, the super slide, and the new paddle boats! Take a look at the big map at the entrance to plan out your visit. It’s easy to spend half a day or more exploring and enjoying all of the activities.

Plan to walk quite a bit here as the venue is spread out. They’ve paved most of the pathways, so you can definitely bring a stroller or wagon! We loved going in the late afternoon and enjoying the sunset on the beautiful property. At the north end of the venue, you can find the hayride that takes you out to the pumpkin patch as well as a beautiful field of sunflowers and an oversized porch swing that’s perfect for family pics!

One of our kids’ favorite activities is along the way to the hayride: the mini-diggers. Another kids fave is the big red playground and the adults enjoyed the mostly peaceful train ride around the property. One of my favorite things about Marana Pumpkin Patch is that it feels like they thought about the adults’ experience alongside the kids’ and we truly enjoy walking around the beautiful grounds.

What food will be available for purchase is often a mystery at events like the Marana Pumpkin Patch but they had it covered with plenty of options including multiple concession stands, a food truck, the Rusty Barn Cantina (with adult beverages), and the Red Barn Grill. For dinner, we chose the Red Barn Grill which had an assortment of burgers and sandwiches, pizza, and kid’s meals. My husband loved the Chili Jack Burger and we also liked the pulled pork sandwich and cheeseburger. Prices weren’t too bad either, starting from $6.

While they sell a limited number of entry tickets at the door, it’s recommended to buy tickets in advance on their website. This event runs now through October 29th and they are open Thursday through Sunday. Ticket prices range from $18-$23 depending on the day of the week you choose to visit. Marana Pumpkin Patch is located about 90 minutes from Phoenix and 30 minutes from downtown Tucson.

We’re looking forward to checking out their Christmas event, the Marana Christmas Express coming this December! Check out their website for more info.

More great pumpkin patches around Arizona can be found here!

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  • Abbey Bailey

    Abbey is a mom of two children and lives in Oro Valley with her husband, Tyler. A long-time travel lover, she loves exploring as a family and talking with her kids about their experiences. Abbey loves reading, writing, and Sunday mornings spent in bed. Follow @abbeyjowriter on Instagram where she writes about motherhood, neurodiversity, and mental health.

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