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Explore these Arizona Pumpkin Patches this October!

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October is here and with the relief in the heat we experience a moment to spend more time outside. In the spirit of the season, it’s no doubt you’ll be wanting to get out and surround yourself in a sea of pumpkins. Many people think because the Arizona climate is so different from the seasons normalized in the east of the country that pumpkins don’t grow in the desert. In truth, you can plant pumpkins in Arizona just in time for Halloween! For small pumpkins, plant Baby Bear, Jack Be Little or White Baby Boo. They have 4-5′ long vines. You can plant a white pumpkin called Casper, to summon in that ghoulish spirt. If you don’t have a green thumb or just don’t have the time, there is no need to worry. We have a comprehensive list of pumpkin patches to visit- to get you in the mindset of the season!

Apple Annie’s Orchard, Willcox, AZ

For those who live or are traveling south on their way to Mexico visit, Apple Annie’s Orchard in Wilcox. This farm has it all! A corn maze, pumpkin patch and bountiful apples and cider to get your fix this October.

Tolmachoff Farms, Glendale, AZ

If you are staying close to home this season and looking not only for pumpkins but a fright as well, , the Tolmachoff Farm in Glendale offers pumpkin patches, which will chill your bones! Who knows why we like to be so scared this time of year but it seems to be a trend. Margee Kerr, a sociologist and author of the book Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear explains that “While we can’t always control what scares us, Halloween offers opportunities to make a choice to expose ourselves to those things. That sense of control, choosing to do something scary, is what can make fear fun.” If this rings true for you, try Tolmachoff Farms haunted mazes and numerous rides that are designed to give you a startle.

Buckelew Farm, Tucson, AZ

If your dream is the wander through the vast fields of pumpkins till you find those very special ones, The Buckelew Farm in Tucson offers a U-pick experience. Open now till the end of October take advantage of this rural, seasonal experience.

If what you are looking for is a wide selection of pumpkins This farm has them. Technically called Cucurbita, did you know there are over 150 types of pumpkins in the world today, with many accompanying variations. Some are dark green, and some are orange. Some have flesh that is a bright orange color, and others have blue or white insides. Whether you are looking for a pumpkin to carve up or one to cook this farm has the variety which is amazing to behold. Venture out now while we are still in the middle of the month -except Tuesdays, MacDonald’s Ranch charges $10 per person on weekdays and $12 on weekends. While your there you can also explore all the fall fun they offer such as as a hay maze, farm animals, and games in the spirit of the season.

Schnepf Farms, Queen Creek, AZ

If you love Chili than this farm is famous for it. Their infamous chili parties allow you to enjoy music and chili in the best weather of the season. This farm offers so many delicious organically grown treats including the freshest pumpkins. It’s $20 per person, Located at Queen Creek. If you’re hungry afterwards they have an amazing diner as well called Diner Down with a great reputation for Organic quality food prepared and served while sitting down a long white linen covered table in the middle of our peach orchard! After you’ve enjoyed your meal visit their amazing bakery for. Pies, cupcakes, brownies, delicious pastries and our famous cinnamon rolls!

Vertuccio Farms, Mesa, AZ

Mesa is the ultimate desert playground for incredible, sought-after outdoor adventure. However, if you’re looking to get your fall harvest fix, visit Vertuccio Farms’ Fall Festival and Corn Maze. You don’t need to leave the city to get a rural feeling experience. Enjoy a seven-acre corn maze, a zip line, farm animals, and vast and impressive pumpkin patch!

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