Posted By Visit Mesa Team
September 16, 2014

Harvest Happenings in Mesa City Limitless

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party

The smell of harvest is in the air! It's that time of year to load up the kids and head out to the pumpkin patch, put up your fall décor and bake homemade pumpkin pies!

Schnepf Farm Pumpkin and Chili Party

Throw on your boots and don't miss one of Mesa's most enjoyable family harvest events. After being voted by Phoenix Magazine and New Times as THE Best FALL Family event in the Valley, Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party is a must do event for everyone! Throughout the month of October, stop by for a delicious breakfast, grab a caramelized apple on the go, or a warm bowl of chili with the family.

Pumpkin and Chili Party

Whatever the occasion may be this October, Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party is the place to be! This event also offers:

  • Hayrides
  • Roller coaster
  • Swinging lady bugz,
  • Honeybee adventure
  • Flying farmers ride
  • Carousel rides
  • Jumping pillows
  • Petting zoo
  • Country road rally
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Miniature golf
  • Bonfires
  • Marshmallow roasting
  • 4 acre corn maze
  • 10 acre celebrity corn maze
  • Farmhouse museum
  • Hillbilly Bob's Pig Races
  • Entertainment
  • BMX Extreme Sports Show
  • Extreme Canine Dog Show

*Don't miss the spectacular fireworks show on Friday & Saturday nights or the delicious festive food, pumpkins and trains rides.

Hay Rides at Schnepf Farms

Admission is required for this event ($17.00 per person plus tax) at gate and discount tickets ($14.00) can be purchased at any Fry's grocery store. Additional costs include: Train Rides & Pony Rides, Food, Pumpkins and arts and crafts.

*Every Thursday - Sunday in October*

Starts: October 2, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.
Ends: November 2, 2014 @ 9:00 p.m.

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Schnepf Farms
24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Tel: 480-987-3100

Fall Festival at Vertuccio Farms


Come enjoy Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze, celebrating 16 years of family-friendly fun for everyone! This exciting events begins on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 and continues through to November 2nd, 2014. After you pick out your pumpkin, get lost in a 7 acre corn maze, race your friends in a pedal car, slide down a giant tube slide, or cruise around the farm in their new Grain Train!

Corn Maze at Vertuccio

In addition to the mini hay maze, rubber duck races, and farm animals, this year at Vertuccio Farms you can even ride a mule! Take a big bounce on one of their more popular attractions, the extreme air pillow or if bouncing in the air isn't your thing, you can get a tour of Arizona's one and only Pizza Farm.

You'll also want to grab some freshly popped kettle corn, fry bread, or barbecue favorites, and head on over to the 1800's variety show! Vertuccio Farms has fun for all ages, field trips, groups and parties.

Starts: Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Ends: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014

Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 9am-10pm

Sunday 10am-6pm

Admission price includes:

  • 7 Acre Corn Maze
  • Extreme Air Pillow
  • Mule Rides (NEW)
  • Grain Train (NEW)
  • Giant Tube Slide
  • Spider Web Rope Climb
  • Rubber Duck Race
  • Mini Hay Maze
  • Pumpkin Patch (additional fee if you pick a pumpkin)
  • Pedal Race Cars
  • Barrel Train Ride
  • Farm Animals
  • Bounce House
  • Playground
  • Teeter-Totter
  • Barn House Photo Op
  • Educational Pizza Farm*
  • and much, much more!

General Admission: $9.00 per person Ages 2 and younger FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

Vertuccio Farms
4011 S. Power Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212
Tel: 480-650-6606

Harvest Fest Olivepalooza at Queen Creek Olive Mill

Food Trucks Olivepalooza

Regarded as one of Arizona's premier "agri-tourism" destinations, Queen Creek Olive Mill is Arizona's only producer of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Enjoy this one of a kind venue for their Annual Harvest Festival on October 11 & 12th. Queen Creek Olive Mill has partnered with over a dozen food trucks for a weekend full of fun festivities.

Harvest Food at QCOM

Food Trucks participating this year are...

  • Burger's Amore- Gourmet Burgers
  • Satay Hut- Meat on a Stick
  • Queso Good- Quesadilla Truck
  • The Grilled Cheese Truck- Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  • Frank's Food Truck- Gourmet Hotdogs and Sausage
  • LA Roots- A Taste of Latin America
  • Paleta's Betty- Handmade Mexican Fruit and Cream Pops
  • Lulu's Italian Ice- Homemade Italian Ice
  • The Great Phoking Food Truck- Fresh French-Vietnamese Cuisine
  • Taste Rite Food Truck- Po'boy Sandwiches
  • Aioli Burger's- Gourmet Burgers
  • QUP BBQ- Backyard Gourmet BBQ Style Dishes

Along with Food Trucks, there will be live music both days by Hoodoo Casters and Chris Putrino Band. Also, complimentary wine tasting, harvesting of trees, Olive Oil 101 Classes, bocce ball, product tasting, food specials, and more!

Wine Tasting at Queen Creek Olive Mill

Now through Nov. 14, the mill will host weekend events to welcome fall, including live entertainment, wine tastings, olive product samplings, olive mill tours and a chance to see the new 100 kilo expeller-press olive mill in action.

Olive 101 Tours

Queen Creek Olive Mill

25062 S Meridian Rd

Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Tel: 480-888-9290