Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Anthony Moriconi, 2, slides off a pile of small-sized pumpkins while with his sister Mikayla, 5, at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival.

It's pumpkin season, Tucson!

Lucky for us, there are many fall events to look forward to — and lots of opportunities to find that perfect pumpkin before Halloween.

Tucson-area farms are flourishing with all kinds of pumpkins this season. Stack your wagons with pumpkins ranging from crazy huge to super tiny — and even the quirky weird ones we all love.    

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

For Jude Nenadovich, "pumpkin lifting" may as well be an Olympic event as he struggles to pick up a pumpkin while his family watches in the background at the Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival in 2014.

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival has a new location this year. Kids can experience train rides, a jumping pillow, a super swing, a petting zoo, mini tractors, a super slide, a pumpkin and apple cannon, a zip line and pony rides. Don't miss the corn maze as you stomp through the 50-acre pumpkin patch for that perfect pumpkin. 

When: Now through Oct. 31. Hours are Thursday-Friday, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: $15-$17 per person, ages 2 and under get in for free. Pumpkins are priced at 50 cents per pound.

For more information about Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival, visit their website.

Apple Annie's Fall Pumpkin Celebration

Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins is a family farm where you can pick pumpkins and other veggies. 

Head over to Apple Annie's in Willcox for pumpkin picking, plus corn mazes with varying difficulty, hayrides, a sunflower field and other veggies to pick. During the pumpkin celebration, there will also be pumpkin treats including pancakes, pies and ice cream.

When: The Fall Pumpkin Celebration runs every weekend through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The corn maze is open daily.

Where: 6405 W. Williams Road in Willcox

Cost: Hayrides cost $5 per person; corn maze costs $6 to $8. Children ages 2 and under can ride the hayrides and explore the corn maze for free.

Pumpkins range in price from $3-$25, with specialty pumpkins costing 69 cents per pound.  

Terror in the Corn

Terror in the Corn is back for the 2021 fall season.

Need a scare this Halloween season? Stop by Terror in the Corn, which is run by the folks behind Buckelew Farm. Last year, Terror in the Corn moved from its Three Points location to Marana.

They don't have a corn maze this year, but your "terror tickets" get you access to three haunted attractions including Field of Screams, Shady Acres Asylum and Circus of Horror. And don't miss monster-themed midway games like Zombie Paintball, plus DJ beats, food, drinks and pumpkin purchases!

Cost: $25 for admission to Terror in the Corn. Pumpkins cost 50 cents per pound.

For more information about Terror in the Corn, visit their website

Tucson Petting Zoo and Funny Foot Farm

Tucson Petting Zoo and Funny Foot Farm is home to animals including capybaras, turtles, goats and even a kangaroo.

Visit this quirky petting zoo that's home to capybaras, turtles, goats, exotic birds, donkeys, ostriches, chickens and even a friendly kangaroo. The pumpkin patch (which has pre-picked pumpkins) includes kid-friendly activities, bounce houses and face painting. 

When: Now through Oct. 31. Hours are Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Pumpkin patch is included with $8-$12 admission. Kids ages 1 and under get in free. Pumpkins range in cost from $1-$15. 

Brian & Kelly's Pumpkins

SJ Savage gives his sister, Grace, a ride while choosing pumpkins at Brian and Kelly’s Pumpkin Market in 2020.

Beyond the pumpkins, you can visit this pop-up pumpkin shop for chile ristras and hatch salsa. Brian and Kelly Sauer started the pumpkin and Christmas tree business in 2007.

Brian and Kelly's isn't a pumpkin patch necessarily, but it does have a farm feel. Choose the pumpkin that you ❤️ the most.

When: Daily through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Southwest corner of Broadway and Rosemont Boulevard in the white tent

Cost: Free admission, pumpkins are priced by weight


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