It’s nearly fall, and here’s a list of our favorite pumpkin patches in Phoenix! And be sure to scroll to the end of the article to read some thoughts about what pumpkin patch might be best for your family.
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Pumpkin Nights at The Princess
7575 E Princess Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
NEW for 2020 is this fall festival at The Princess in Scottsdale! September 17 – October 31, 2020, 6-10pm. Pumpkin patch, hay maze, haunted plaza, lantern launch, and more! If you’ve been to their Christmas event (which we have, and loved!), this sounds very similar. Read our review on social media (Facebook or Instagram).
Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch
Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch will be at Paradise Valley Mall from October 22-31, 2020! This is the second year for Halloween Town in Phoenix; read our review of last year’s event here.
Flagstaff Pumpkin Patch Festival
Located at Historic Hitching Post Stables, this patch runs Wed-Sun, all of October. $12/person, ages 2 and under free. Includes tractor ride, games, pumpkin picking, and more! More information can be found here.
MacDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch
26540 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale (SW corner of Jomax Rd. & Scottsdale Rd.)
Open October 3-31, 2020. Hours are from 9 am to 6 pm daily Sunday-Saturday, closed Tuesdays. Special hours on Halloween.
This is the closest pumpkin patch to us and one of our favorites. They have a great petting zoo (just watch the goats – they can get bossy), great games and toys, a fun hayride to the patch to find that perfect pumpkin, and more! General admission is a $10 entrance fee per person on weekdays, $12 per person on Saturdays and Sundays, 23 months and younger can enter for free. Get more details on their website.
Pumpkin Patch at Mother Nature’s Farm
1663 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert
October 1-31, 2020, 9am-9-pm and 9am-6pm on Halloween.
Here’s a great option if you are looking for a pumpkin patch in Gilbert, AZ. (Read our review here.) The farm entrance fee is $10.00 per child, and includes a small pumpkin, bag of stickers, decorating your pumpkin, the air bounce, a hayride, straw bounce, feeding the animals and a maze. Adults are $5.00 to tag along and ride the hayride. This farm is smaller than most, but our kids loved the space to run around and the darling little pumpkins under the trees. More information can be found on their website!
Rocker 7 Farm Patch
**No 2020 event, just sunflower fields open for photos.**
19601 W. Broadway Road, Buckeye
Open Friday-Sunday starting October 11-November 3, 2019. Hours vary.
If you are looking for a pumpkin patch in the west valley, consider the Rocker 7 Farm Patch in Buckeye. They have a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, sunflower field, hay rides, and more! You are welcome to bring your own food. Admission is $9 on Friday, $10 on weekends; children in diapers are free. Read our full review here!
Enchanted Pumpkin Garden
**No 2020 announcement yet.**
101 Easy Street, Carefree
October 18-27, 2019, 10am-9pm.
This is a very unique and different type of pumpkin patch: there are detailed carved pumpkins scattered around the walkways and kids will love them! It’s a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else. Weekends have more live music, food trucks, a marketplace, a large kids area and more. Admission is $10/person Monday-Thursday, and $15/person Friday-Sunday, 2 and under are free. See their website for more details.
Arizona Pumpkin Patch
**No 2020 announcement yet.**
various locations around the Valley, now through October 31, 2019, 9am-9pm
Sometimes, simple is best! The Arizona Pumpkin Patch offers all sizes and type of pumpkins for purchase, as well as scarecrows and cornstalks. It’s free to browse! Prices vary. Ditch the supermarket and come visit the local Arizona Pumpkin Patch. You can find them in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and other Valley cities.
Find the location nearest you on their website! They also have some great tips for pumpkin carving.
4011 S. Power Rd. Mesa
Runs October 1-November 1, 2020; 9am-9pm M-TH, 9am-10pm F-Sat, and 10am-6pm on Sun.
This farm is another top favorite with our kiddos. Click here to read our summary. They have a corn maze, air playground, train ride, giant tube slide, a bunch of farm animals and bounce houses. All ages are $10/person, 2 and under are free. They also have a season pass for $30 per person, which might be a good value if you plan to revisit. Visit Vertuccio Farms web site for details.
24810 Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
Every Thursday-Sunday in October 2020, 10am-9pm.
One of the valley’s favorite farms, Schnepf Farms is offering a pumpkin and chili party — and is the ultimate pumpkin patch and family fun destination! Rides, games, shows and more will keep the kids happy all day. Read our review here. Admission is $22 plus tax at the gate or $17 at any Fry’s Grocery (children under 2 free). You can get more information at the Schnepf Farms web site.
Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze
5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale
Open October 1 – November 1, 2020, Wednesdays-Sundays. Hours Vary.
Tolmachoff Farms is another great option on the west side! They have a petting zoo, a train ride, a mini corn maze for toddlers, a haunted corn maze, and play areas. Read our review here! Admission is $15/person, ages 2 and under are free.
Pumpkin Patches Outside of Phoenix
If you’re interested in a road trip, try these pumpkin patches outside of Phoenix. Note that not all have announced 2020 dates as of this post.
- Willis Family Farm in Snowflake
- Mortimer Farms in Dewey (use code “Phoenixwithkids” for $1/off per online admission!)
- Annie’s Orchard in Wilcox
- Viola’s Pumpkin Patch in Flagstaff
- The Pumpkin Patch Train in Williams
- Marana Fall Festival in Marana
Which pumpkin patch is best?
We have been asked by our readers for recommendations on the best pumpkin patch in the Phoenix area. First, which one is closest to you? We recommend checking out that location, for the sake of convenience. (We always go to MacDonald’s Ranch in Scottsdale for this reason!) Make it a weekend family event, or meet up with friends for a playdate.
But, also consider the ages of your children. Do you have little ones under 5? Vertuccio Farms or Mother Nature’s Farms might suit your family better. Or, if you live in the West Valley, try Tolmachoff Farms. Schnepf Farms is also fun, and has alot to keep older children and teens occupied, definitely worth the drive.
Are you trying to save money? MacDonald’s Ranch almost always has a Groupon for 2-4 people, with up to a 40% discount on admission. Be sure to check each venue’s website for possible coupons or discounts as well! (And remember, most places are free for ages 2 and under.)
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