Scottsdale's Pumpkin Patches

By local contributor
Adam Haught

Whether you're looking for the perfect carving pumpkin or simply craving a day out in the cool fall weather, these pumpkin patches in the Scottsdale area won’t disappoint. From the MacDonald's Ranch Pumpkin Patch to Pumpkin Fest #AtThePrincess, we've got you covered with a list of our favorite family-friendly, fall events in Scottsdale. 


MacDonald’s Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1 – 31, 2021

When fall comes around, MacDonald's Ranch pulls out all the stops. Their annual pumpkin patch festivities include a petting zoo, hay bale maze, panning for gold and a variety of lawn games. With all that excitement going on, don’t forget to pick out your perfect pumpkin!


Pumpkin Fest #AtThePrincess

Sept. 16  – Oct. 31, 2021

There’s magic in the night when the pumpkins glow by moonlight! Carve out some fun this season at Pumpkin Fest #AtThePrincess! This spooktacular event includes s’mores on the Jack-o-Lantern Lawn, a cider orchard and of course, a pumpkin patch. Make an entire weekend out of it with several great packages to choose from. 


Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 14 – 31, 2021

Hop on your broomsticks and fly through Halloween Town where adventure is waiting for the entire family. Fun fall festivities include carnival rides and games, face painting, pumpkin painting and much more. And, of course, there will be plenty of pumpkins to take home and carve!


Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

Every Thursday-Sunday Oct. 1 – 31, 2021

Just a short drive southeast of Scottsdale, in the town of Queen Creek, you will find a spectacular pumpkin patch filled with fabulous fall activities. Get lost in a corn maze, play giant yard games, make new friends in the petting zoo and enjoy carnival-style rides. Food options include chili dinners, peach wood-fired pizza, barbecue and fair favorites like funnel cakes and kettle corn.


Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Sept. 10 – Oct. 31, 2021

For a fun fall day trip, head 1.5 hours north of Scottsdale to Dewy, Arizona. In addition to picking your own pumpkin and exploring the corn maze, you can watch a circus show, see farm animals, take a hayride pulled by an old tractor and play more than 30 games and rides. On the weekends you can also enjoy fire dancers, karaoke and barn dances!