Here in Mesa City Limitless, we bid a fond farewell to summer and welcome harvest season with open arms! The weather is perfect and fall festivals string together the weeks before winter with pumpkin picking, corn mazes, live entertainment and more.
Our bountiful harvest in Mesa, Arizona is one that we are proud to share with visitors throughout the year. A few of the stops along Mesa's Fresh Foodie Trail lead the way, sharing their treasured heritage and long-standing festivals with the community and visitors this October. Don't miss out on these fantastic, family-friendly events this season:
Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party
Voted the Best Fall Family Event in the Valley by Phoenix Magazine, New Times, and Sunset Magazine, the annual Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms has something for all ages. Savor a bowl of delicious chili and select a pumpkin for carving in the pumpkin patch, but don’t miss out on the corn mazes, hayrides, entertainment, and The Outbreak, their nightly zombie paintball hunts.
October 5, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Times: Thurs, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Vertuccio Farm’s Annual Fall Festival and Corn Maze
Vertuccio Farms will be celebrating their 19th Annual Fall Festival and Corn Maze. Tractor train rides, rubber duck races, a giant tube slide, and petting zoo will accompany their 7-acre corn maze.
October 2, 2017 - November 5, 2017
Times: Starting at 9 a.m.
Admission: $9-10, season pass $25
Olivepalooza at Queen Creek Olive Mill
Kick off the harvest season at Queen Creek Olive Mill with Olivepalooza! Taste extra virgin olive oil direct from the milling machine, attend cooking demos and workshops, satisfy your food cravings with local food trucks, and hang out in the grove with live music and games.
November 4, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.