East Valley: Perfect Pumpkin Patch Picks


pumpkinAs we head into October, we are 100% heading to at least one pumpkin patch! Which got me thinking about all the pumpkin patches we’ve enjoyed over the years! 

Some are awesome for toddlers, while others are more of a photo backdrop- here are our picks for pumpkin patches and what we love about them!

Hope this comes in handy this October! 

XO, Ashley

Mother Nature’s Farm: Best for Toddlers

Mother Nature’s Farm is perfect for toddler aged kiddos. School aged kids can also enjoy, but if you have only toddlers in your life, you can’t beat mother nature’s farm.

Visit and feed the farmyard animals, play on the spider web crawl, take a hayride, or run through Alexander’s Adventure Maze. When you get hungry, go visit Maneau’s Munchies or let them make you some cotton candy! 

Their pumpkin patch is stocked with thousands of pumpkins daily, and they sell decorating kits on site. It is $15 per person to experience all of the pumpkin farm activities! 

Find more info here!

Vertuccio Farms: Best for School-aged Kids!

Vertuccio Farms celebrates this time of year by offering ‘Cooler days in the Corn Maze,’ as the Valley’s longest running corn maze!

Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival is perfect for school-aged kids with activities like the super mega slide, corn maze, and paint and take pumpkins. There is also a giant hay climb, train rides, mini golf, a giant jump pad, and more!

Tickets to this year’s Fall Festival are $15 per person.  Children 2 years and under are FREE. If you have a large group, Group tickets are $10 per person for 30 or more. Group tickets are available at the gate only! Check out their website for possible discounts and more information

Schnepf Farms: Best Festival Experience

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party is always a hit and feels like your small town mid-west fall festival. Open Thursday-Sunday during October, there is a ton of festival activities to experience. A Ferris Wheel, Hyper Loop, Schnepf Coaster, and Flying Farm Ride (just to name a few)! 

There is also your typical farm activities like hay rides, petting zoo, and pig races! 

This year there will be vendors and tons of food options as well, including the always-famous Pumpkin Chili and Regular Chili from Schnepf Farms! 

Skip their website and head to https://www.pumpkinandchiliparty.com/

Mortimer farms: Best Day Trip Pumpkin Patch

Located in Dewey, Mortimer Farms is our favorite pumpkin patch for a day trip!

With plenty of pumpkins, animal encounters, and a country store bakery. It has all of your favorite farm fun, as well as a pillow jump, zip line, and ropes course.

There are also other fruits and veggies to pick and enjoy here! With giant berry fields and a sunflower field – you’ll get your picture perfect fall farm experience and get out of the valley for a day! 

Check out their website here

MacDonald’s Ranch: Great for pictures & Older Kids

MacDonald’s Ranch in Scottsdale is great for a picture perfect setting, or on a day in Scottsdale with more events than just the pumpkin patch!

With horseback riding and cowboy cookouts, it’s definitely better for older kids in our opinion! There is a petting zoo, plenty of pumpkins and giant jenga- but overall it feels like more of a Ranch then a pumpkin farm! 

Want to visit the ranchcheck out their info here

Apple Annie’s: Great for Hayride & Fruit Picking

Located in Wilcox, it is definitely also a day trip! With giant fruit pickings in September and October, Apple Annie’s is great for a classic hayride and apple picking!

They also sell delicious apple cider donuts with cinnamon and sugar- YUM! With a corn maze and country store- Apple Annie’s is a FARM, without the extras like some of our other farms have.

You could spend a good portion of your day picking a variety of fruits and veggies and top it off with a delicious lunch at the country store!

For Orchard info click here

Looking for more Fall Fun?? Check out our giant fall printable!

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Ashley is Disney-Obsessed Momma to 2 adorable little ones (Charlotte & John) who are both in their toddler years. She has two fun and lovable rescue pups, and an amazing husband whom she first met in second grade. Together they all enjoy hiking and supporting small local businesses. In her free time Ashley is a basic mom who, like most, enjoys Target, coffee, and wine! She also enjoys traveling to Disneyland and eating Pineapple Dole Whip frequently. She loves eating all things sweet, and loves the rain! She is a HUGE fan of watching Disney movies and drinking iced coffee year round. It’s never too cold for iced coffee, seriously, she drinks it in the snow. Ashley’s perfect day (besides a day spent in Disneyland) would be snuggling on the couch watching a Disney movie with a great cup of iced coffee, and the door open to the rain outside!


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