Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze at Mortimer’s in Prescott

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.

autumn mortimersThe 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.

mortimers, dewey arizona, pumpkin fest, corn mazeFrom 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/.

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Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

9 comments… add one
  • ellen beck Oct 5, 2015, 11:42 pm

    Oddly enough when I think pumpkins Arizona doesnt come to mind. I dont know why, I lways think it is all dry there. Here pumpkins mean cooler weather and chilly nights. It would be kind of fun to see how its done there.

    • Karie Herring Oct 7, 2015, 7:03 am

      Ellen, Arizona is so amazing that way. Most people think of Phoenix with the city life and mountains and just an arid desert. While the climate is drier here, we have some truly amazing crops and lately we have had some amazing cool weather. Last night I turned off my air conditioning for the first time since May and it was glorious! AZ is full of surprises.

  • Joie Oct 6, 2015, 9:25 am

    I never would have dreamed that you would have a pumpkin farm! Our family would really enjoy this.

  • Linda Manns Linneman Oct 6, 2015, 9:57 am

    This sounds like so much fun. I love these fall activities. My nephew just moved to Arizona. I will have to let him know about this so he can check it out

  • Lauryn R Oct 7, 2015, 4:34 pm

    This sounds like a lot of fun, I love pumpkin patches and hayrides! They have always been some of my best memories of being a kid. I would love to take mine here!

  • Sally Wilsey Oct 7, 2015, 8:51 pm

    We used to have a lot of pumpkin patches here but unfortunately a lot of them closed down and sold to developers. We have one left and take my Granddaughter there every year to pick out our baking and porch pumpkins. Then we come home and have pumpkin carving night, which has been done in my family since I was a little girl with apple cider and donuts. I would not miss it for the world.

  • Auntiepatch Oct 8, 2015, 5:08 pm

    We love AZ. Our last vacation was to Prescott. What a great place to visit and, I imagine, live.

  • DJ Oct 12, 2015, 8:20 am

    Looks like a lot of fun! I love taking trips and going to festivals in the fall.

  • Edna Williams Nov 13, 2015, 11:42 pm

    When I visit, I would love this! Thanks for sharing!

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