Are you pining for a fun fall experience in the middle of the desert? Have you wondered which Tucson pumpkin patch is best for you and your family?
Scroll below for a comparison of the two pumpkin patch experiences in Southern Arizona and what makes each of them stand out.
Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins is a family farming operation that has been around since the mid 1980's - and they keep improving their property each year.
Enjoy old-fashioned family fun when you pick your own pumpkins, fall vegetables, and apples.
Apple Annies’ corn maze is “the largest corn maze in Arizona, 20 acres!” with two levels of difficulty.
As for food options, come hungry for a pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast (served from 8:30am-10:30am) or partake in the apple smoked burger lunch (served from 11:30am-4:00pm).
If dessert is more your style, you can buy homemade pumpkin fudge, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, and/or cider donuts to enjoy on the premises or to bring home with you.
The owners of the Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival retired in 2019 after 30 years of "helping to make family memories and traditions in the Tucson community." As such, the pumpkin festival is permanently closed.
Marana Pumpkin Patch offers 50 acres of family fun.
Your admission ticket includes:
Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festivals has two corn mazes, which are 5 acres each.
Additional festivities (for a fee) include pumpkin cannon ($1 per shot), zipline ($5), and pony rides ($5).
A wide variety of food items are available for purchase: hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken tenders, pizza, nachos, BBQ sandwiches, and kettle corn. A children's menu features 5 different entree choices plus fries and a drink for $6 (+tax). Note that no outside food or drinks are permitted.
SO -- Which Tucson pumpkin patch is best? That depends on where you live and what kind of experience you are looking for. Join the conversation on TucsonTopia's Facebook page. Also - keep your eye out for photos of each location on Instagram!
Of note - We also have a page about Tucson corn mazes!