Tolmachoff Farms Pumpkin Patch is a four generation family owned and operated farm. It is extra special to this writer because my Dad’s cousin was married to a Tolmachoff. The farm has grown and there are many more activities than there were when I was growing up! There is a petting zoo, hay pyramid, corn mazes, and much more to keep you and your kids entertained.
Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
The farm is a 6 acre lot with full size corn maze that has a different theme every year. There is also a mini corn maze for the little ones. The haunted corn maze has spine chilling scenes that differ every year as well. I did not make it there on this trip, maybe next year my kids will be into scary!
We went at opening on a busy Saturday morning. There are parking lot assistants to guide you to the best parking spot. I visited the farm with my two years olds, Grandma and Grandpa and a handful of our twin friends.
When you enter you can have your photo taken on a green screen for fun effects. They have wagons available for hauling your pumpkin or your kids around the park. Face painting is available, cash only. Then directly into the fun! Jumping pillows for big kids and a separate one for little kids, bounce houses, toddler climbing toys, a spider web to climb, a giant play house, a petal cart race track, corn boxes, rope swings, slides, water duck race game, tire towers and hay stacks for climbing. There is a petting zoo area as well as animals throughout the farm. Fun for toddlers up to about the pre teen years.
Our favorite part was the tractor train, we rode it numerous times. A quad pulls behind wagons for riders. Each passenger needs a ticket and all ages can ride, however kids under 3 probably need a parent to ride with them. As a 5’9″ tall Mom, I was able to climb in fine, however a few of the taller parents in our group were not able to climb in. My two year son loves driving so he rode in the car directly behind the quad driver the first time, while I had my two year old daughter on my lap. My son had fun yelling “Go fast, faster” the whole time! A good variety of activities for kids starting around 18 months, can slide and start climbing on their own.
Barn -N-Grill is located on the north side of the farm. French fries, turkey legs, chili, funnel cake bites and deep fried Oreos are all advertised. There is a large shaded area of picnic benches next to the gill. The grill was not open while we were playing on that side of the farm, then by the time we made it back over to look for snacks, the lines for food were way too long to stand in the sun with two toddlers and wait for bites of anything.
The farm itself is great. Lots of fun for kids, lots of photo ops for this Mom, lots of fun for kids to do. However I am not a fan of waiting in line to do everything. We had ride passes left so I waited in line while the kids played with the animals, but even waiting for 15 minutes with toddlers for their favorite thing is tough. We did not get a chance to pick out a pumpkin because my kids could not have waited in another line. I felt like there were entirely too many people there for my taste. We could only get one duck race in because a big kid took the duck from us and we didn’t get to play again. We could only” ride” the tractor for a minute because a line formed for picture taking. I will be putting this on my list of things to do during the week when it is less crowded or earlier in the season.
Other Times Of The Year
Guided tours and field trips and of the farm are by appointment only. If you have a group of 20 or more and would like a tour, contact the farm. Each season has different tours available. Refer to the website for additional information.
The produce stands is open various times of the year. Always a good idea to check online r call to see what the current crop is. at $1.75 a pound for you pick it fruit and vegetables, it’s worth it! More info can be found here.
There are port-o-potties near the entrance. Also, a room for changing diapers that is located directly next to the potties and has signs pointing you in the right direction. This would be much nicer than changing babies in a dusty field. The farm is Easy to find on the south west corner of 75th Ave and Glendale. Parking is on site and parking lot attendants to direct you where to go. Be sure to check their hours on the website before you go. They are different in October than they are in November.
Monday – Tuesday – Closed
Columbus Day Monday October 14th: 10:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 noon – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Friday: 12:00 noon – 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Last ticket sold 1 hour before closing
5726 N 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303