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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Tarr

Steph’s Spotlight: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"

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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Pumpkin patches are a beloved tradition that captures the essence of fall, and they hold a special place in our hearts, much like my favorite animated classic, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." With the cooler temperatures upon us, it's time to hit the open road with the family and scout your very own 'great pumpkin.' Here are a few of my all-time favorite pumpkin patches in Arizona.

Pumpkin Patch at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek Arizona Farms Arizona agriculture
Shnepf Farm in Queen Creek, Arizona

Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms is a well-known family-owned farm located in Queen Creek, Arizona, known for its seasonal events, including a popular pumpkin patch during the fall. In addition to picking pumpkins, Schnepf Farms offers a range of fun activities for visitors of all ages. These activities often include hayrides, corn mazes, a petting zoo, farm-themed playgrounds, rides, live entertainment, and delicious food options featuring farm-fresh ingredients.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Mortimer Farms in Dewey, Arizona

Mortimer Farms

Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Patch in Dewey, Arizona, is more than just a place to pick pumpkins; it's a destination where families and friends can create lasting memories and celebrate the joys of fall. With acres of pumpkin-filled fields, visitors can stroll through rows of vibrant orange pumpkins in search of the perfect one to take home. They also offer an array of activities to keep everyone entertained, including a petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides, food trucks, and live entertainment. And a trip to Mortimer Farms would not be complete without visiting their market, which offers a variety of freshly baked goods, including pies, cookies, and bread.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Marana Farms in Marana, Tucson

Marana Pumpkin Patch

If you feel like heading south to the beautiful Sonoran Desert, the Marana Pumpkin Patch is a seasonal gem that brings the spirit of fall to the desert. Rows upon rows of vibrant orange pumpkins are ready to be plucked from the vine, and there is no shortage of entertainment for the whole family. Attractions include a petting zoo, corn maze, amusement rides, pig races, paddle boats, and a ride on their famous diesel train. You can also treat yourself to classic autumnal snacks like hot apple cider, caramel apples, and freshly baked pumpkin pies.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Whether you believe in the 'Great Pumpkin' or not, one thing is certainly true: there is no shortage of pumpkin patch adventures in the great state of Arizona. Happy Fall, my friends!


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