Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze at Tolmachoff Farms
OCTOBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 9
A great festival for those in the West Valley, this event features enough attractions and fun for the whole family. Corn mazes for both the youngsters and bigger kids, a hay pyramid and farm-themed activities, including grinding corn to feed the chicken and a petting zoo, set this festival apart. The weekends also feature a bounce house, train ride and remember to grab some farm-fresh produce from their stand!
Tolmachoff Farms, 5726 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale, 623.386.1301, tolmachoff-farms.com
Pumpkin and Chili Party
OCTOBER 2 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2
Quickly becoming an Arizona must, this fall festival is five weekends of fun at the expansive and welcoming Schnepf Farms. The price of admission includes many fun games for little ones, including a pumpkin launch, pig races, a roller coaster, hay rides, a rock climbing wall and two corn mazes. Don’t leave without trying the chili and staying to watch a stunning sunset as live entertainment plays nightly.
Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek, 480.987.3100, schnepffarms.com
Boo! at the Zoo
OCTOBER 20 THROUGH OCTOBER 26
Included in admission to the Zoo, this week long “wild” fall festival is perfect for the kids as they celebrate with their favorite Phoenix Zoo animal personalities. Activities vary daily and include a “click or treat” photo trail, animal pumpkin stomp and chomp, pumpkin patches, a scarecrow straw maze and a scavenger hunt.
Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 602.273.1341, phoenixzoo.org
The Great Pumpkin Festival
OCTOBER 23 THROUGH OCTOBER 26
Not just the perfect place to pick your pumpkin— this festival offers so much more. Live, kid-friendly entertainment, a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, the Amazing Hay Bale Maze and of course a petting zoo with adorable and friendly farm animals will keep your kiddos happy all day. Plus, the event is included in admission to the garden, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, too.
Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 480.481.8188, dbg.org