Scottsdale Pumpkin Patches

By local contributor
Kristen Kearney

Whether you're looking to find the perfect carving pumpkin or maybe just looking for a day out in the perfect weather, these pumpkin patches do not disappoint. 

MacDonald’s Pumpkin Patch Train

Where: MacDonald’s Ranch
When: October 1 – 31, 2016

When fall comes around, the ranch pulls out all the stops for their pumpkin patch. Train rides, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, fun western games, a variety of yummy barbeque and more! With all that fun make sure you don’t forget to pick out your perfect pumpkin!

The Great Pumpkin Festival

Where: Desert Botanical Garden
When: October 21 – 23, 2016

Every autumn, the Desert Botanical Garden’s Great Pumpkin Festival is one of the Valley’s favorite places to find that special pumpkin. Take a hayride to the Garden’s pumpkin patch, where children 12 and under can choose their own free pumpkin. Get lost in the amazing Hay Bale Maze, visit with adorable farm animals in the petting zoo, enjoy lively Country and Western entertainment and carnival style games and much more!

Pumpkin Patch Train

Where: Grand Canyon Railway
When: October 8 – 30, 2016

Just as Cinderella’s fairy godmother magically turned a pumpkin into a horse drawn carriage, the Grand Canyon Railway will transform their historic rail cars into the Pumpkin Patch Train. Kids and parents alike are invited to don their favorite Halloween costumes and come join the Grand Canyon Railway this fall for a fairy tale ride through the countryside to a secret pumpkin patch, only accessible by train.