Pumpkin and Corn Festivals in Arizona- Fall 2011

Cochise County

Pumpkin and Corn Festivals Abound in Arizona

Pumpkin and Corn Festivals Abound in Arizona. Image credit: Apple Annie's

Apple Annie’s

Fall Pumpkin Celebration:  Old fashioned family fun picking your own pumpkins, fall vegetables and apples.  U-pick pumpkins and produce for sale. Visit the farm or place an order online.  Open Daily, beginning October 1. Farm closes for the season Oct 31.  7:00-5:30 p.m.  For more information, call 520.384.2084 or visit AppleAnnies.com

Maricopa County

Crooked Sky Farms

For more pumpkins, contact Crooked Sky Farms in South Phoenix beginning October 10th. They are also selling by the bin ($120/bin for Jack-O-Lanterns, and $200/bin for the fancier ones like Cinderella).  Each bin is 800 pounds and contains between 40-60 pumpkins. Delivery is available for $20 if reasonably within their regular route. www.crookedskyfarms.com

If you’re interested in purchasing by the bin, contact Jennifer Woods at 480 643 0575 or email  farmerfrank@crookedskyfarms.com.

Mother Nature’s Farm  

See the world’s heaviest pumpkins at the World Pumpkin Weigh Off on Oct 1 at 9:00 am.  Enjoy a fall gourd show, U-pick pumpkins, squash, and produce for sale.  Annual Pumpkin Festival Begins October 1.  Open October 1 ─ Nov 4 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 7 days a week.  Admission and times vary.  For more information, call480.892.5874  or visit mothernaturesfarm.com

Schnepf Farms 

Pumpkin & Chili Party open every Thursday through Sunday beginning October 1.  Admission includes Rides!  Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.   Admission is $15.00 per person. Children 2 and under are free.  Discount Tickets ($3.00 off) can be purchased at Fry’s Marketplace.  For more information, call 480.987.3100 or visit schnepffarms.com

Tolmachoff Farms

Pumpkin Days & Fall Maze:  Visit one of the last family farms in the city!  Open every day beginning Oct 1.  Family Maze, Hay Maze, Petting Zoo and Play Areas.  U-pick pumpkins and produce for sale.  Admission is $8.00 each, children under 2 are free. Train Ride $2.00 each.   For more information, call623.386.1301 or visit tolmachoff-farms.com

Pima County

Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Enjoy a day at the farm with horse drawn wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick your pumpkin off of the vine. We also have a corn maze, haunted cornfield, arts and crafts, petting zoo, pedal carts, food booths and a beer garden.  Open the last four weekends in October, 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m.   Admission is $4.00 each. Kids in diapers are free.   Buckelew Farm is just 30 minutes from Tucson. For more information, visit buckelewfarm.com or call 520.822.2277.

Pinal County

Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

Stop and feed the ostrich and deer as well as gather some great ostrich products such as ostrich feather dusters, eggshells, and even eating eggs!    Fun for all Ages!  $5.00 per person, age 5 & under free.  Interstate 10 at the Picacho Peak exit #219.  Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  For more information, visit roostercogburn.com or call 520.466.3658.

Yavapai County

Boutique Pumpkin Patch located in Chino Valley

Freeman Farms Pumpkin Festival

Enjoy the scenery of a real working farm. U-pick Fresh pumpkins grown on the Farm!  You can wind your way through the corn maze, ride the Hay rides, watch demonstrations about animals, wildlife, farming and more!  Fun for the whole family.

Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in October from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For directions and more information, visit azpumpkins.com/pumpkin.htm or call 520.850.3990.

Mortimer Family Farm

Bring back the rich farming history of Dewey-Humboldt and identifying the traditions of the past in this landmark farming community.  Family Fun Day and Pumpkin Harvest- Begins Sunday October 1.  Pumpkin Harvest, games, food vendors, BBQ, pies, grilled corn, Farm animal Kingdom, Hay rides and a Barrel train.  Open Friday, 12 – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.  For more information, visit mortimerfamilyfarms.com or call 928.830.1116.

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