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Looking to get into the festive fall spirit? Family-friendly farms open their gates to guests with pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and harvest treats.
Annual Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party
Did someone say “chili”?
Every Thursday – Sunday, October 4th – 28th
Admission: $20.00 plus tax at the gate (children under 2 free)
Discount tickets: available at all Fry’s Food Stores for $15.00 beginning September 14th
SRP Thrifty Thursdays: Buy 1 ticket, get 1 free at the front gate. Visit the website for a link to an SRP BOGO coupon!
Purchase tickets online, at the gate or at Fry’s Food Stores. See website for daily hours.
Pumpkin Days and Corn Maze at Tolmachoff Farms
Tolmachoff Farms is a West Valley family favorite!
Opening Day: September 28th
Open Wednesdays through Sundays in October, Thursdays through Sundays in November. Check their website for hours and holiday openings.
Admission: $12 for farm admission
ALSO! Haunted Corn Maze: Field of Screams
September 28th – October 31st, Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween Night
Admission: $20.00 (all ages)
Combo Tickets: Haunted and Family Mazes, $25.00
See website for special discount prices for Halloween night!
Vertuccio Corn Maze and Fall Festival
Featuring a 7-acre corn maze. Admission includes slides, wagon ride, mini-golf, pumpkin bowling and several kid-friendly activities and play areas.
Open: September 30th – November 3rd
Pricing: $10 per person, ages 2 years and under free
Discounts available for large groups. Season passes available for multiple visits. Pumpkins available for purchase.
Arizona Taco Festival
Anybody up for tacos? Over 50 restaurants offering $3 tacos; come prepared with cash for tacos. Festival features music, hot chili pepper eating contest, the ever-popular chihuahua beauty pageant and samples at the Holy Hot Sauce tent!
October 12th and 13th
Westworld of Scottsdale
11am – 7pm daily
Admission: $17 – 18 (including tax/fee)
Tickets available online only, with weekend packages and military discounts available.
Mexican Baseball Fiesta – Sloan Park
Get in the fiesta atmosphere with baseball from south of the border!
September 28th – 30th
Admission: Ticket prices for box seats are $15 and general admission tickets are $10. Tickets for children ages 6 – 16 are $6. Purchase online or at Sloan Park Ticket Office.
The Mexican Pacific League will hold its equivalent of Spring Training games in Mesa for the 7th annual Mexican Baseball Fiesta. “Constant excitement is the best way to describe the Mexican Baseball Fiesta,” says Francisco Gamez, Mexican Baseball Fiesta founder and LLC partner. “The energy of the fans, the music and fun make this a unique experience for all baseball fans. This event embraces our Mexican friends and visitors.”
5 + 1 BONUS! Trick/Trunk or Treat Family Fun
Keep an eye out for neighborhood festivals or city-sponsored events for families!
Trick or Treat on Main Street – Main Street Mesa
Monday, October 31st from 11am to 2pm
Admission: Free (daytime only)
See website for details.
Trunk or Treat – Queen Creek
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Admission: Free, VIP option available for purchase
See website for details.