The Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival at Post Farms in Marana
The Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival is a real family farm, 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 3rd to Saturday, October 31st, 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.
Corn Mazes & Straw Mountain
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 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.
For just a few dollars more you can fire the pumpkin cannon, ride the zipline, or go on a pony ride. And what is a festival without food? There is the traditional Carnival fare this year but the Café offers sit down lunch and dinner options. There is also a bakery with delicious desserts and a general store with fun shopping for souvenirs.
Note new 2020 hours: The Marana Pumpkin patch is located at 14901 N. Wentz Road in Marana and is open Thursday and Friday noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Tickets prices range from $11 to $14 depending on the day. See website for exact prices. Children 34” tall, and under, get in free.
Scary Fun at Terror in the Corn by Buckelew Farm in Marana
Buckelew Farm brings the one and only Terror in the Corn to Marana, for the first time in 2020 from Friday, October 2 - Saturday, October 31! If 2020 itself wasn't scary enough for you, head over to Terror in the Corn, for 12 nights only, where you'll find a haunted cornfield with scary props and live actors, a "crazy train", zombie paintball shootout, play area for kids, beer garden, food, live DJ, and more! Kids under 12 years old are not admitted without an adult, and parental discretion is strongly advised.
Terror in the Corn is located at 9312 W. Rillito Village Trail, Marana, AZ 85653, west of I-10 & Tangerine (exit 240) and is open Friday and Saturday, October 2-31 from 6:30 p.m. - midnight and Thursdays, October 22 and 29 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. General admission is $25 plus tax and $35 plus tax for a fast pass. See the website for more details.