Scottsdale's 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

Oct. 4 – 31, 2019

When fall comes around, MacDonald's 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!


Strange Garden

Oct. 25 – 26, 2019

A fun family fall experience is creeping back into the Desert Botanical Garden and you’re invited! Join us at Strange Garden and encounter weird sights, fun tricks and enchanting creatures. Dance all night with groovy ghouls at the spooktacular monster bash! Kids can dress in their best costumes, if they dare!


Pumpkin Patch Train

Oct. 5 – 27, 2019

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.


Enchanted Pumpkin Garden

Oct. 18 - 27, 2019

Just North of Scottsdale in the Town of Carefree, you’ll find all kinds of spooky activities at the Enchanted Pumpkin Garden. There’s live music on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as pumpkin pie eating contests, a jack o’ lantern beer garden, pumpkin carving, and even costume contests for the entire family – including the dog!


Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Festival

Sept. 27 – Oct. 27, 2019

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, explore a haunted house and take a hayride pulled by an old tractor. There are more than 40 games and rides, plus farm animals, a magic show, Friday night dances and Saturday night karaoke.