The Long Awaiting Return of Pumpkin Patches


Briana Quiroga Flores , Staff Writer

After a long, tragic year, pumpkin patches have found their way back to Arizona, delighting many Arizonians.

Aiva Boykin, a junior and fall lover says, “Pumpkin patches have always represented the start of fall for me, and I am excited to have had the opportunity to go to some this fall.”

Each fall, farms within Arizona open up their farms to the public with loving and open arms, inviting them to select and take home some of their pumpkins. These farm-held pumpkin patches additionally make it easy for families to get in the fall festive mood as they “offer low-cost activities like hayrides, corn mazes, and games” says Caitlin Sievers, a writer for MSN. 

This month, beloved farms such as Apple Annie’s and Schnepf Farms have reopened and provided their customers with a lot of fun, family and age-friendly fall activities. Visit Phoenix, an online website states, “Older members of your squad can check out the zip lines and rock climbing wall, while the play yards and carousel rides are perfectly suited for the younger ones.” Both farms have additionally offered their customers hayrides, bonfires, rollercoasters, petting zoos, mini-golf, as well as rides on mini ferris wheels, charging them from $20 to $25 for all these activities. With there being a variety of activities, Arizonians have become more delighted with the arrival of the fall season. 

Also, a variety of foods are sold at these pumpkin patches. At Apple Annie’s, you can find Applewood-smoked burgers, wraps, soups, slices of pie, and even pancakes. Schnepf Farms has its very own bakery and cafe in which they sell burgers, chili dogs, hot dogs, chicken, corn on the cob, cornbread, brownies, chips, and fountain drinks. Both Apple Annie’s and Schnepf Farms sell their food at reasonable prices, but you can certainly lower your costs if you buy them as meals as it gets you a main dish, dessert, and drink at a lower cost. 

These pumpkin patches will be open until October 31st, so go visit them and have some fun with your friends and family before they close down as there is something for everyone to enjoy.