There’s one thing you cannot leave off of a Fall Bucket List and that is a good ole’ pumpkin patch! Though it may not be the most exciting thing for us adults, the kids absolutely love it! The games, rides, corn mazes, food and picking out the perfect pumpkin. There’s nothing more than I love about going to a festival and getting a fresh bag of kettle corn! There a plenty of really awesome festivals to choose from throughout the state but we decided to take a short drive up north to Mortimer Farms to check out their pumpkin festival!
It was the perfect weekend to go up, as we had family members that were taking part in Pumpkin Chunkin contest! It’s been a minute since we’ve been to a pumpkin patch, roughly 7 years, so I was super impressed as this festival had activities for all kiddos. Noah wasn’t feeling it, so he decided to stay back and help grandma with her garage sale. So, it was nice to have some one on one time with Jeremiah, as it rarely happens.
He was so excited because he got to help his Uncle and Papa pick out, and spray paint the pumpkins to chunk. We had an hour to wait until the launch, so we went to walk around. First thing, corn maze! The boys picked the hard level. It’s safe to say we made it out! (Though I’m not sure we went through the whole thing, because we were out of there in 10 minutes lol) Then we walked around to some other activities, Jeremiah did a few swing activities and then he found the zip line. He was so nervous at first, but after the first try it was all over. He couldn’t and wouldn’t stop! It was time to go back over to watch the launch, it was super fun and our family’s chunk won an award for most accurate!
It was a nice day and we definitely recommend Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Festival located in Dewey, AZ. Here is a list of a few farms that have pumpkin festivals if you’re looking to stay in the Phoenix area!
• Macdonald’s Ranch – Scottsdale, AZ
• Tolmachoff Farms – Glendale, AZ
• Schnepf Farms – Gilbert, AZ
• Vertuccio Farms – Mesa, AZ
• Rocker 7 Farm Patch – Buckeye, AZ
Have fun and enjoy!!