Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is a miniature “theme park” and pumpkin patch, which is located on a farm about 30-40 minutes northwest of Tucson in the town of Marana.The family-friendly space includes two corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, pig races, jumping pillows, a playground, train rides, photo spots, and more.
Where is Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival located?
Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is located at 14901 N. Wentz Rd in Marana. Marana is a suburb of Tucson, which means you’re probably looking at a 20-60 minute drive, depending on where you live in Tucson.
What are the hours?
Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is open every October for fall festivities and fun. The hours are MON, TUES, WED, and THURS between 3:00pm and 7:00pm and FRI, SAT, SUN between 9:00am and 7:00pm.
*Note that the Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival opens for the 2019 season on Saturday, October 5.
Why would I visit Marana Pumpkin Patch & Festival?
- To pick a perfect pumpkin
- To ride a train around the farm
- To climb straw mountain
- To fly through the air on the zipline
- To ride ponies
- To see a pig race and cheer for your favorite piglet
- To bounce on one of the four giant jumping pillows
- To take photos of yourself, your friends, and/or your kids at the MANY photo spots on the property
- To get away from the city and experience a taste of farm life
- To run through one of the two corn mazes – 1 small, 1 large
How much does it cost?
Admission to the Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is $11(+tax)/person on Monday-Thursday, $13(+tax)/person on Friday, and $13-$15(+tax)/person on Saturday & Sunday. Kids 34″ and under get in free.
How does admission include?
- entry to the farm festival
- a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch
- tractor train ride
- free access to both corn mazes
- access to straw mountain and the kids zone
- petting zoo
- pig races
- rubber duck races
- jumping pillow
- 1/4 scale disel train
- peddle cart ride
- pumpkin train ride
- little tractors
- 90′ slide ***NEW
- mini diggers ***NEW
What is NOT included with admission?
- Pumpkin cannon (1 shot) – $1
- Zipline – $5
- Pony Ride – $5
- Pumpkins – $.50 per pound
- Food & Drinks
What is the parking situation?
Free and plentiful parking is available on a dirt lot.
What should I wear?
Dress for the season. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and lightweight clothing are always a good idea in sunny Arizona. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes or boots are your best bet since you may need to do some walking in dirt, grass, mud, or other farm conditions.
Is there any shade?
Most of the farm is in the full sun, but there are covered eating areas and playground structures. Fields of green grass also help to “cool off” the area.
What should I bring with me?
Water bottles, cash or a credit card (no checks!), sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, your camera, and a stroller (if you have a baby with you).
Are bathrooms available?
Portapotties are available.
Which days of the week are the most and least crowded?
Weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) & holidays are generally the busiest.
Is outside food allowed? Are picnic tables available?
No outside food or beverages are permitted.
Are there drinking fountains?
No. Disposable water bottles are sold for $1/each. You are also welcome to bring your own water bottles.
Does Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival have a restaurant?
Not a restaurant, per se…but there are plenty of food stands, where you can order and sit on shaded picnic tables. A sampling of available items: cheeseburger ($5), corn dog ($3), salad ($6), chili ($4), onion rings ($4), kids meals ($6), and soda ($2). Snow cones were also available for purchase.
What restaurants are located NEAR Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival?
The Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is somewhat remote and there aren’t very many restaurants in the immediate area. Our top picks within 15 miles include:
- Vero Amore, 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.(11.7 miles away) – pizza, italian, lunch special, happy hour
- Mantis Gourmet Chinese Food, 8250 N. Cortaro Rd (13.2 miles away) – chinese food, lunch specials
- In-N-Out Burger, 8180 N. Cortaro Rd (13.3 miles away) – burgers, fries, milkshakes
BABIES & KIDS
What ages would be best suited for a visit to Marana Pumpkin Patch?
All ages! You’ll see lots of babies in arms and strollers, kids in wagons, teens in the corn maze, and grandparents holding small hands.
Should I bring a stroller?
Yes! The farm is pretty expansive and a stroller will come in handy as you walk from attraction to attraction, as well as within the corn maze.
Is there a designated area for mothers to feed their babies?
There is not a designated area, but there are benches that could work well for this purpose.
Are changing tables available?
Yes. A shaded diaper changing area (with a sink) is available near the portapotties.
What about my pet?
For the safety and enjoyment of guests and working animals on the farm, pets are not allowed on the premises.
Can I have my wedding or rehearsal dinner at the Marana Pumpkin Patch?
Please contact Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival directly to discuss special events.
Can I have my child’s birthday party at the Marana Pumpkin Patch?
Same as above.
Is Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival active on social media?
Yes! Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is on Facebook.
What else do I need to know before I go to Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival?
- If you have young children (babies up to age 10), Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival is our #1 pick for fall fun. Lots of activities to choose from for little ones!
- One of the best things about Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival? The fun photo backdrops! Be sure to bring a camera and your silliest/best poses! In fact, you might want to go crazy and dress for the occasion – overalls, checkered or plaid tops, boots, bandanas, etc.
- Mark your calendar for Christmas on the Farm – a holiday-themed event in the same space, where you can ride a train, view sparkly lights, sip hot chocolate, and meet Santa Claus.