Fall Fun In Tucson

fall fun tucson

Looking for a place to experience a taste of fall in or near Tucson? We have the scoop on fall fun in Southern Arizona. Whether you want to get lost in a corn maze, pick a pumpkin, bump along on a hay ride, or see fall foliage, we are pleased to bring you comprehensive coverage of nearby options.

Apple Annie’s

Apple Annie's is a family farming operation located about an hour and a half southeast of Tucson in the town of Willcox. The property consists of two distinct farming locations:

  • Apple Annie’s Orchard: tree-ripened apples, peaches, and pears 
  • Apple Annie’s Produce and Pumpkins: delicious sweet corn, melons, pumpkins, vegetables

Open daily between July* and October, you can expect fresh air, wide open spaces, bountiful crops, and fun photo spots.

Passed from generation to generation since 1986, Apple Annie's has continued to grow and expand into one of the most visited you-pick fruit and vegetable farms near Tucson.

  • LOCATION: ORCHARD is located at 2081 W. Hardy Rd, Willcox. PRODUCE & PUMPKINS is located at 6405 W Williams Rd., Wilcox (approximately 1.5 hours from Tucson)
  • DATES: Apple Annie's Orchard is open daily, 8:00am-5:00pm (July & August) and 9:00am-5:00pm (September & October). Apple Annie's Produce and Pumpkins is open daily, 7:00am-5:00pm (July & August) and 9:00am-5:00pm (September & October). Check the website for updated and/or special event hours.
  • COST: Admission and parking to Apple Annie's is free. $ for hayride, corn maze, pick-your-own produce, etc.

Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch offers 50 acres of family fun.

Admission includes:

  • Cornado Swing*
  • Corn Flyer*
  • Corn Maze
  • Cyclone Swing*
  • Farm Animals
  • Farm Playland
  • Diesel Train
  • Honey Bear Spinner
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Mini Diggers
  • Mini Tractors
  • Paddle Boats
  • Pig Races
  • Super Slide
  • Trikes

*Wristband required to ride.

  • LOCATION: 14950 N Trico Rd, Marana (approximately 36 minutes from Tucson)
  • DATES: Open October 1-30. Hours are THURS and FRI, 3:00pm-8:00pm, SAT 9:00am-8:00pm, and SUN, 9:00am-7:00pm.
  • COST: Admission to the Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is $18-$21/person on Thursdays & Fridays and $20-$23/person on Saturdays & Sundays. Save $3/ticket by purchasing your tickets online. Kids, ages 2 and under, get in free.


Willing to drive 2-4 hours in search of fall fun? Here are three other amazing Arizona options to consider for 2023:

  • Pumpkin & Chili Party at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, AZ. Hayrides, sunflower fields, roller coaster, ropes course, zip line, jumping pillow, petting zoo, pig races, dog show, corn maze, carousel, mini ferris wheel, mini golf, family museum. Oct 5-29.
  • Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze at Mortimer Farms in Dewey, AZ: Guests will enjoy farm-inspired rides, animal encounter, farm to table concessions, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and the pick-your-own experience. On weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day), guests will also enjoy hayrides, food vendors, amazing shows, and entertainment (fire dancers, danger circus show, music, magic show, trick riding motocross, karaoke, barn dance). Sept 29-Oct 29.
  • Vertuccio Farms in Mesa, AZ: 5 acre corn maze, mini-golf, giant jump pad, giant tube roll, mini zip line, extreme air pillow, giant tube slide, giant hay climb, spider-web climb, duck races, 1 barrel train ride, animal area, pumpkin bowling, and pallet maze. Sept 29-Oct 29.

If you’re looking for other fall-related things to do in Tucson, see the comprehensive list below.

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* We will be updating this page as we receive new information. If you know other fall-related events around Tucson, contact us!










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