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 the brand-new Pumpkin Nights #AtThePrincess, we've got you covered with a list of our favorite family-friendly, fall events in Scottsdale. 


MacDonald’s Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 3 – Nov. 1, 2020

When fall comes around, MacDonald's Ranch pulls out all the stops for their annual pumpkin patch, including hay wagon and pony rides, a petting zoo, a hay bale maze, lawn games, tasty barbeque and more. With all that excitement going on, don’t forget to pick out your perfect pumpkin!


Pumpkin Nights #AtThePrincess

Sept. 17 - Oct. 31, 2020

There’s magic in the night when the pumpkins glow by moonlight! Carve out some fun this season at Pumpkin Nights #AtThePrincess! This all-new, spooktacular event includes s’mores on the Jack-o-Lantern Lawn, Patches Pumpkin Farm, Haunted Plazas, sunset Lanterns of Hope ceremonies and Spooky Fireworks. Book the Sip, Savor & Spice Package and make it a whole weekend of fall fun!


Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 22 - 31, 2020

Hop on your broomsticks and fly through Halloween Town at Paradise Valley Mall 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 – Nov. 1, 2020

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 more than 10 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. 18 – Nov. 1, 2020

For a fun fall day trip, head 1.5 hours north of Scottsdale to Dewy, AZ, where you can pick your own pumpkin, get lost in a corn maze, watch a circus show and take a hayride pulled by an old tractor. There are more than 30 games and rides to enjoy, as well as farm animals and weekend fire dancers, karaoke and barn dances!