Before you can wow all the neighborhood kids with your awesome pumpkin carving skills, you go pick out that perfect pumpkin. Scottsdale has great spots to choose from, so grab that pumpkin spice latte or some apple cider and get to picking out that melon!
MacDonald’s Ranch: Since 1994, MacDonald’s Ranch has provided a family friendly environment for everyone to enjoy. With cookouts, hayrides, and horses it creates a genuine western experience. When fall comes around, the ranch pulls out all the stops for their pumpkin patch. Train rides, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, sand art, and food all make for a fun family outing! Plus, everyone will love the maze made out of more than a semi-load of hay. With all the fun, don’t forget to pick our your perfect pumpkin! October 1-31 from 9 a.m-6 p.m daily.
The Great Pumpkin Festival: The Desert Botanical Garden is a great spot to take in some of the best views the desert has to offer, and from Oct. 17-20, it turns into the home of one of Scottsdale residents favorite pumpkin patches. Take a hayride to the patch, where you’ll also find a hay bale maze, petting zoo, and carnival games.
Pumpkin Patch Train: Feel like taking a train ride for a fun day out on the hunt? The Grand Canyon Railway runs a Pumpkin Patch Train on special dates in October. The train drops passengers off at a secret pumpkin patch along the tracks. Visitors can enjoy a hay bale maze, pumpkin arts and crafts, and a haunted train car. Be sure to don your favorite halloween costume for this fun and festive train ride!
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