In the town of Dewey, Arizona right outside of Prescott this welcoming community, home to Mortimer Farms, will be hosting the Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze. October seems to be the official mark to the short fall season here in Arizona. Our cooler Arizona weather prompts the pumpkin craze with the kickoff of fall. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pretty much everything has some pumpkin added.
The end of summer was marked by the Sweet Corn Festival at the farm. Cooler fall temperatures are welcomed by the Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze during this time of year at Mortimer’s. What folks may not know about Arizona is that we can and do have, all four seasons. Experiencing the true four seasons can be done in our north country. Fall leaves, colors and temperatures are a welcomed change to the sweltering summer temperatures and a great reason to get outdoors and experience some fun.
Locally owned Mortimer Family Farms invites you to attend the Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze every weekend in October in Dewey, AZ. This huge festival’s centerpiece is a 15-acre Pumpkin Patch & 25-acre Corn Maze! Fun for the whole family includes “A-MAIZE-ing” attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, barn dance, hay rides, petting zoo, horseback rides, bounce houses, food and much more!
The food is truly amazing. We partook for the Sweet Corn Festival and the farm is our go-to visit every summer. Our kids had a blast at the petting zoo, rides and walking through the farm itself, gazing and drooling upon all the delicious fruits and vegetables blooming and growing on the farm. Dewey is a great escape from the warm Phoenix temperatures and is only an hour from downtown.
From Phoenix, the farm is just a short drive up Interstate 17. Mortimer Farms is on SE corner of Arizona Highway 69 and 169 in Dewey Arizona, just outside of Prescott. Meet Farmer Buzz on a hayride tour of the farm, we caught him during the Sweet Corn Festival noshing on some great fresh roasted corn. Take advantage of the horseback rides, hayrides, or run the maze. Take a bite to eat from the fresh picked farm food as part of your experience at the Pumpkin Fest. Here are the festival dates, times and hours of operation:
Oct. 2, 3, & 4, 9, 10, 11, & 12 (Columbus Day), 16, 17, & 18, 23, 24, & 25, 30, 31, & Nov. 1.
Friday hours of operation are from Noon – 9:00 p.m., Saturday’s 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday & Columbus Day 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Admission is $15.00 per person, 2 and under are free. This event benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
We cannot wait to take the kids out to enjoy the cooler weather and fun out on the farm. Makes for a great stay-cation style adventure up the mountain as Mortimer’s is the first stop on our Arizona adventure as we travel the state for fall break. Get your boots on, some jeans and a light sweater and take part in the awesome fall weather and activities out at Mortimer’s. If you are looking for some fun in the cooler weather, enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and joy of the season, join in on the fun at Mortimer Farms. Come get your pumpkin fix for the husbands too with the “pumpkin chunkin” at the Pumpkin Festival. For More Information visit http://mortimerfamilyfarms.com/.