One way to get into the fall spirit is pumpkin picking! Pumpkin patches in Arizona are few and far between but are packed with so much more than pumpkins and make it a great family activity. Whether you’re a veteran or new to pumpkin picking, you’ll find something to fit your family in this list of places in and around the East Valley.
MOTHER NATURE’S FARM
When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Oct. 1-30th , and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 31st
Where: 1663 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert 85233
Cost: $10 kids, $5 adult; prices for pumpkins vary
When: September 30th- November 3rd; M- TH 9am-9pm; F-SAT 9am-10pm; SUN 10am-6pm
Where: 2011 S. Power Road, Mesa 85212
Cost: $10 per person (2 & younger FREE)
When: October 3rd-27th Thursday -Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
Cost: $22 per person at the gate (2 & younger FREE)
When: 9am-6pm Friday-Sunday; October 4th-27th Closed on Monday-Thursday
Where: 19601 W Broadway Road Buckeye, 85326
Cost: General admission $9; Weekend admission $10
When: Oct 2nd- Nov 3rd/Closed Monday & Tuesday; 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.
Where: 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale
Cost: Admission is $12 per person, free for children 1 and younger
When: October 4th- October 31st Wednesday -Monday 9am-6pm; Closed Tuesday
Where: 26540 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, 85255
Cost: Monday-Friday $10; Saturday & Sunday $12 (1 year & younger FREE)
OUT OF TOWN
Heading out of town for a weekend to enjoy even better fall temps? While you’re there why don’t you check out one of these cute places for pumpkin picking.
North of the Valley
When: September 28th Monday-Friday 1pm-6pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Closed Sunday
Where: 381 South, 1st St E, Snowflake, AZ 85937
Cost: Pumpkins .40 cent a pound
When: September 27th- October 27th: Friday noon-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-pm
Where: 12907 E. State Rt. 169 Dewey, Arizona 86327
Cost: General Admission $15 (2 & under FREE) Pumpkins .75 cents per pound
South of the Valley
When: Open daily September 20th – October 31st 9am – 5:30pm
Where: 6405 W Williams Rd Willcox, AZ 85643
Cost: FREE to enter ($4 hayride to pumpkins is available) prices of pumpkins vary by size $3-$25 specialty pumpkins .69 cents per pound