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Scottsdale's Pumpkin Patches

Whether you're in search of the ideal pumpkin for carving or simply yearning for a day of autumnal bliss in the beautiful Scottsdale weather, these pumpkin patches in the Scottsdale area will exceed your expectations. From the MacDonald's Ranch Pumpkin Patch to Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party, we've compiled a selection of our top family-friendly fall events in Scottsdale.


MacDonald’s Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Sept. 30 – Oct. 29, 2023

When autumn arrives, MacDonald's Ranch goes all out. Their yearly pumpkin patch extravaganza features a petting zoo, a challenging hay bale maze, gold panning, and a plethora of lawn games. Amidst all this excitement, make sure not to miss the chance to select your ideal pumpkin!


Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze

Sept. 29 – Oct. 29, 2023

For an enjoyable autumn day trip, make your way 1.5 hours north of Scottsdale to Dewey, Arizona. Besides hand-picking your pumpkin and navigating the corn maze, you can relish in farm-inspired rides, engaging games, activities, and savor farm-to-table cuisine. What's more, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day, you can indulge in a wide array of shows, entertainment, thrilling Grain Train rides, Barrel Train rides, and classic hayrides. As the sun sets on Friday and Saturday, enjoy mesmerizing fire dancers, lively karaoke, and much more.


Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

Oct. 5  29, 2023, Every Thursday-Sunday

A quick drive southeast of Scottsdale, nestled in the charming town of Queen Creek, awaits a magnificent pumpkin patch brimming with delightful autumn experiences. Lose yourself in a challenging 4-acre corn maze, engage in thrilling oversized yard games, forge new friendships at the petting zoo, and relish carnival-style rides. Satisfy your taste buds with an array of culinary delights, from hearty chili dinners to savory offerings at the burrito shack, a delectable burger and barbecue grill, and beloved fair treats like fudge and candied apples.


Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 19  31, 2023, Select Days

Take flight on your imaginary broomsticks and journey into the enchanting Halloween Town at Chandler Fashion Center, where adventure awaits the entire family. Enjoy a host of exciting autumn activities, including thrilling carnival rides and games, creative face painting, pumpkin decorating, and an abundance of other delights. And, naturally, you'll discover an ample supply of pumpkins to bring home and transform into unique works of art!


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