The Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival is full of farm sounds, sights, tastes, and the smell of growing corn and dried straw. Expect to pick out pumpkins, but that is only a small part of the fun at Post Farms. From Saturday, October 6th to Tuesday, October 30th, the farm transforms itself into a pumpkin wonderland with many things to do for the entire family.
The Marana Pumpkin Patch is over 50 acres of fun. Admission to the Marana Pumpkin Patch provides plenty of things to do, including two different trains. There is the 1/4 scale diesel train that travels around the festival on 4,500 feet of track.
There are two huge corn mazes. Take a stroll with your family and friends through the tall fields and see if you can find your way out. Every year the mazes are different, featuring organizations, such as last year's Ben's Bells maze.
These corn mazes were recently named as among the ten best in the state of Arizona by bestthingsaz.com.
Want to take your entertainment a little higher? Then check out Straw Mountain, a mound of hay bales stacked up to provide a fun climbing experience. Instead of climbing, maybe jumping is your thing? There are several inflatable jumping pillows. These outdoor inflatable pillows can fit around at least 20 people allowing them to bounce and jump. The pillows are designed so a person can individually bounce without affecting the fun (or balance) people bouncing around you. The pillows are similar to a trampoline, but safer for children.
What is a farm without animals? The pumpkin patch has a petting zoo. The animals are children-friendly, gentle and love attention. They have adorable baby doll sheep, which are so friendly they like to go on walks around the pumpkin patch. Carly the mini horse loves people…who give her treats. The sassy horse is tiny but those little legs can move.
Other free activities include pig races, rubber duck races, kid play land, and the peddle cart ride.
For just a few dollars more you can fire the pumpkin cannon, ride the zip line, or go on a pony ride. And what is a festival without food? There is the traditional Carnival fare this year but the Cafe’ offers sit down lunch and dinner options. There is also a bakery with delicious deserts and a general store with fun shopping for souvenirs.
The Marana Pumpkin patch located at 14901 N. Wentz Road in Marana and is open Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $13.00 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and just $8.00 on Monday through Thursday. Children 34” and under get in free.
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