Before you can wow all the neighborhood kids with your awesome pumpkin carving skills, you have to go pick out the 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: McDonald’s Ranch is known for its family fun environment and genuine Western experiences, from cookouts and hayrides to horses and stagecoaches. But 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 out your pumpkin! Head to the ranch Oct. 1-31 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., every day except Tuesday.
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. 23-25, it turns into the home of one of the most celebrated pumpkin patches in the Sonoran Desert. 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? Hop on board the Grand Canyon Railway Pumpkin Patch Train! On Oct. 3,4,9,10,11,12,17,18 you can ride to a secret pumpkin patch along the tracks and scoop up a pumpkin just craving to be carved. 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!
Boo! At the Zoo: For a pumpkin patch experience like no other, visit the Phoenix Zoo and enjoy this wild and fun fall festival! This year’s festivities span the whole week long, Oct. 20–26. Partake in daily activities like the pumpkin ”stomp and chomp” with animals enjoying pumpkins and other munchies, scavenger hunts, and a scarecrow straw maze. Visit the pumpkin patch and enjoy great photo ops of the little ones dressed up in costume.
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