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Autumn Adventures in Phoenix: Where to Pick the Best Pumpkins

Fall is here, and one of the best ways to celebrate is to head out with your family to pick the perfect pumpkin. Whether you like to carve them, paint them, or toast their seeds, placing a pumpkin on the porch is a cherished autumn tradition. 

Luckily, the Phoenix Valley is home to a wide variety of farms and fall festivals where you can browse through a bountiful selection of pumpkins. Here are the best pumpkin patches near Phoenix, Arizona. 

The Five Best Places to Pick Pumpkins in the Phoenix Valley

1: Mother Nature’s Farm in Gilbert

Sept. 23rd – Oct. 31st
1663 E Baseline Road 
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Right in the heart of Gilbert, Mother Nature’s Farm is a beloved destination for families seeking an authentic farm experience. There’s plenty of room to roam the fields in search of the perfect pumpkin to take home. This family-owned farm also offers a petting zoo, hay rides, a straw bale maze, a spider web crawl, outdoor games, and a variety of other attractions. Pack a lunch for the picnic tables—Mother Nature’s Farm is an ideal spot for a full day of fall fun. 

2: Vertuccio Farms in Mesa

Sept. 29th – Oct. 29th
4011 S Power Road 
Mesa, AZ 85212

You can welcome in the crisp fall weather during Vertuccio Farms’s Fall Festival in Mesa. Their pumpkin patch is a sight to behold, with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes that are ripe and ready for picking and painting. But there are even more attractions for visitors of all ages, like a 5-acre corn maze, a petting zoo, carnival games, a giant jump pad, mini golf, and a barrel train ride. It’s a vibrant fall festival that the whole family can enjoy. 

3: Macdonald’s Ranch in Scottsdale

Sept. 30th – Oct. 29th
26540 N Scottsdale Road 
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

If you live around North Scottsdale, Macdonald’s Ranch is the place to be during the fall season. Their pumpkin patch offers an assortment of pumpkins from local Arizona farmers in a picturesque desert setting. You can also enjoy a scavenger hunt, hay bale maze, lawn games, and even some old-fashioned gold panning.  

4: Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale

Oct. 4th – Oct. 29th
5726 N 75th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85303

Another fantastic spot for some fall family adventures is Tolmachoff Farms in Glendale. During “Pumpkin Days” they offer a wide variety of pumpkins to choose from. You can also explore several different corn mazes! Their 6-acre maze has a new theme each year, there’s a mini maze that’s perfect for little ones, and even a haunted maze as a ghoulish treat for those brave enough to enter. There’s also a petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, and more. Don’t miss it—Tolmachoff Farms is your one-stop destination for fall fun. 

5: Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch in Chandler

Oct. 19th – 22nd, 26th – 31st
3111 W Chandler Boulevard
Chandler, AZ 85226

Chandler’s Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch is a must-see event for Halloween enthusiasts of all ages. This pop-up event will be held at the Chandler Fashion Center this year, and it will offer pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. You’ll also find carnival games, face painting, pumpkin painting, and exciting kiddie rides. Come dressed in your favorite costume so you can enjoy the full Halloween experience! 

Don’t “Fall” Behind on Estate Planning

You can ensure that your family’s future is as bountiful as the pumpkin harvest with  professional estate planning services. The Phelps LaClair team is here to guide you through the process of creating and maintaining a comprehensive estate plan that protects your loved ones and preserves your legacy. 

Just as you carefully choose the perfect pumpkin, your estate plan should also be carefully curated to reflect your unique wishes and circumstances. Don’t wait until the leaves start to fall—call us at 480-892-2488 today to schedule a consultation and secure your family’s peace of mind. 


Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (9/27/2023). Photo by Ana Essentiels on Unsplash 

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