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Five Fall Festivals To Visit This Year

by Josephine Hogan

Now that the weather is finally cooling down enough to spend more time outside, we’re excited to get out on some fun adventures. And with fall just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to attend all the activities we love about fall. Like having a pumpkin spiced drink and pull out all the best soup recipes. But one of our favorite fall past-times has to be visiting a fall festival or two.

Whether you’re looking for a pumpkin patch or a corn maze, you can find it. Arizona has plenty of options to choose from. And today we’re going to be taking a closer look at some of our favorite places to check out this autumn. As always, be sure you check the weather and the websites for local updates before you make any plans to visit these fun festivals.

1) Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze

Mortimer Farms has plenty of great activities to do that your entire day can be spent there. Enjoy the Gardens and Pumpkin Patch. Or head on over to the huge corn maze. And on the weekends you can go on a hayride and so much more. Be sure to get your tickets on their website before heading on out.

  • Address:
    • 12907 E State Rt. 169 Dewey, AZ 86327
  • When to go:
    • September 18th to November 1st
  • Hours:
    • September 18 – October 1
      • Monday through Thursday (excluding Columbus Day): 7 am to 7 pm
    • October 2– November 1
      • Extended weekend hours
        • Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 9 pm
        • Sunday: 9 am to 6 pm
        • Columbus Day: 9 am to 6 pm
  • How much does it cost:
    • Starting at $10, rates depend on day and events
    • The Whole Kit and Caboodle Annual Admission Pass: $70
  • Website: https://www.mortimerfarmsaz.com/PumpkinFestival
orange pumpkins on gray field near green grassland at daytime selective focus photography

2) Festival of the Superstitions

If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend the day, then look no further than the Festival of the Superstitions. Head on over to the Flatiron Community near the Apache Junction Downtown area where you’ll find so much to do. There is something for everyone at the festival. There is a car show along with a pet costume contest. The kids can spend some time at the Kids Korner and go on a pony ride. And while you’re there, be sure to check out one of the many food vendors for a delicious meal. Plus so much more on Veteran’s Day Weekend.

3) Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration

If you can, start your fun-filled day for the whole family at the orchard where you can have the famous buttermilk and pumpkin pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 am ever Saturday and Sunday. Then head on over to the 12.5-acre corn maze. There are two levels of difficulty for you to spend your time exploring. Be sure to check out the hayride through the farm to the pumpkin patch. This is where you can find one of the biggest selections of pumpkins in the state. And if you have the time, head on over to the sunflower field where you’ll find flowers taller than you. Be sure to get your tickets online before heading to the farm.

  • Address:
    • 6405 W. Williams Rd. Willcox, AZ 85643
  • When to go:
    • September 19 & 20, 26 & 27
    • October 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 31
  • Hours:
    • Corn Maze: 9 am to 4 pm
  • How much does it cost:
    • Corn Maze Only
      • $7 ages 12 and older
      • $5 ages 3-11
      • Free ages 2 and under
    • Corn Maze and Hayride Combo
      • $9 ages 12 and older
      • $7 ages 3-11
      • Free ages 2 and under
  • Website: https://www.appleannies.com/apples-annies-event-calendar.htm
red apples in black plastic crate

4) Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Days

There’s something here for every member of the family. Start with the great pumpkin patch or the petting zoo. Or if a corn maze is more what you’re looking for, there are three different options here. You have the 6-acre family corn maze that has a new theme each year, the mini corn maze for the little ones, and if you’re brave enough try out the haunted corn maze. And while there check out the train ride, hay pyramid and the pedal cart track and so much more.

  • Address:
    • 5726 N 75th Ave Glendale, AZ 85303
  • When to go:
    • October 1 – November 1
  • Hours:
    • October:
      • Closed Monday and Tuesdays
      • Wednesday and Thursday: 12 pm to 8 pm
      • Friday: 12pm to 11pm
      • Saturday: 10am to 11pm
      • Sunday: 10am to 8pm
    • November
      • Sunday: 10am to 5pm
  • How much does it cost:
    • $15 per person
    • Free ages 2 and under
  • Website: https://www.arizonaharvestfest.com/
sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

5) Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party

It’s easy to spend the whole day at the Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party because there is so much to do. Whether you’re looking for a corn maze or some fun on the rollercoaster, you are going to find it here. You can also spend your day eating with all the amazing options to choose from. Be sure to check out the deer feeding and petting zoo if you have the time. There are a limited number of spots per day so be sure to purchase your tickets beforehand to ensure your spot.

  • Address:
    • 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
  • When to go:  
    • Every Thursday through Sunday, October 1 – November 1
  • Hours:
    • Thursdays: 1 pm to 9 pm
    • Fridays and Saturdays: 10 am to 10 pm 
    • Sundays: 10 am to 9 pm
  • How much does it cost:
    • Single ticket: $23 per person
    • Season pass: $54.95 per person
    • Children under 2 are free
  • Website: https://www.pumpkinandchiliparty.com/
shallow focus photography of corn field under white and blue sky at daytime

With so many great fall festivals held in the fall, it can be hard to choose which one is the best to attend. And while we’ve only chosen our favorites, there are plenty more you can go to throughout the season. What are some of your favorites to attend? Let us know in the comments what your favorite fall festival is to attend.

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