Valley Pumpkin Patches


This year has been one of the funnest starting out the fall season! With my youngest being 1 year old, we decided to be a little more adventurous with our fall activities. In the last few weeks we have visited 3 local pumpkin patches! There is still time this month to get in you pumpkin patch visit!

Our first stop was to Macdonald Ranch in North Scottsdale. This one is always one of our favorites. We have been to it the last few years. There is horse back riding (full size horses, not ponies) a little maze (which is easy enough for kids and you don’t get lost), and a tractor ride to the pumpkins. Everything costs anywhere from $3-$6 excluding pumpkins which are a little but more. Overall it was all worth it. We will more than likely always come back to Macdonald Ranch? Definitely bring a wagon or stroller! Especially if you plan on getting pumpkins! They are closed on Tuesdays! Tickets are $10 on weekdays and $12 on weekends, children under 2 are free!

We also visited Rocker 7 Farms in Buckeye. This pumpkin patch was probably my absolute favorite this year! It was our first time going. Their first day open for the pumpkin patch was Saturday Oct. 6th. We went on Sunday the 7th expecting it to be busy. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t crowded at all! They had a little play ground with tires and slides as well as a huge jumping pillow that was COMPLETELY shaded. So nice they had that because it was a bit warm the day we went. They also had a huge corn crop maze, sunflower fields, petting zoo, barrel train ride, and a corn seed box. Their pumpkin patch was spacious and easy to take pictures in and walk through. Another perk was that they had white pumpkins! All the heart eyes and all things basic, please! I also liked this pumpkin patch because most actives were free except for snacks, drinks and pumpkins which was expected. I never bring enough cash so it was nice to not have to constantly reach into my wallet! They are only open on weekends! Friday tickets are $9, Saturday and Sunday is $10. Kids in diapers are free and they have Molitary/ First Responder/Senior discounts. Rocker 7 Farms was worth the drive!!

We just visited Schnepfs Farms in Queen Creek. Which was such a drive but I was really looking forward to this one! We have never been to Schnepfs so we were excited! When we got there we were greeted with face painters which was cute but waited till later to get the butterfly painted on their cheeks! Of course the first thing we saw was the pumpkins. They had about a million pumpkins here it seemed like which were great for picture taking!! I didn’t realize how massive this farm was. They had so many bouncy houses and a few jumping pillows as well which was great for the little kids. A ton of play grounds, a roller coaster, swings, hay rides, a corn maze, petting zoo and so much more. A downer was how many bees there were. Ugh. They were legitimately everywhere! But once it started to rain they disappeared a little! If you come to Schnepfs Farm, I would plan on it being an all day event!! So much to do and see! Tickets were a little bit more here. $20 per person. Under 2 is free. Although on Thursdays they have buy one get one free with the coupon you can print online and they have first responder and military discounts as well!