Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party | Visit Mesa

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

Celebrate the best of fall at Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party!

Every October Schnepf Farms welcomes visitors to their farm for a month-long celebration of all things autumn with a family-friendly Pumpkin and Chili Party. This exciting annual event offers guests of all ages lots of fun activities, from pumpkin picking in a large pumpkin patch, climbing through ropes courses to watching live performances and eating savory pumpkin chili.

Exciting Attractions

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party offers endless fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. Whether you want to get lost in intricate corn mazes, stroll through sunflower fields, get a rush on the ziplines or take a leisurely hayride, this autumn festival has the perfect activity for you.

Watch Live Performances

Listen to the tunes of live bands, enjoy the thrill of Hillbilly Bob's Pig Races, and be mesmerized by the feats showcased in the Stuntmaster's Dog Show throughout the Pumpkin and Chili Party.

Savor Pumpkin Chili & Other Treats

Savor the heartwarming flavors of fall at Schnepf Farms with pumpkin chili, regular chili, succotash, and a variety of popular festival snacks including kettle corn, fudge, and funnel cake.

Wander Through the Pumpkin Patch

Wander through rows of vibrant orange pumpkins as you hunt for the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch at Schnepf Farms.

Prepare for a Fright

Experience spine-tingling terror at The Wreckoning, the ultimate haunted attraction, featuring a haunting journey through a school bus and a maze of chilling scenes guaranteed to give you a scare. The Wreckoning is open Thursday - Sunday.

Gather Around the Bonfire

Enhance your Pumpkin and Chili Party experience with a private campfire and relax in an exclusive space for friends and family, conveniently located near the festival activities. Gather around the fire, make some smores, and exchange spooky stories while you wait for the fireworks. Campfires are available Thursday - Sunday from 6:30pm until the dazzling fireworks spectacle concludes.

When & Where

The annual Pumpkin and Chili Party is held at Schnepf Farms (24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd. Queen Creek, AZ) just over a 30 minute drive from Downtown Mesa. This year’s festival is Thursday - Sunday from October 5 - October 29, 2023.


General Admission: $25.95 per person

Season Pass: $82.50 per person

Children 2 and under: FREE

Discount tickets are available at the farm for Military/Veteran, Police, Firefighter and Seniors (65 & older - every Friday noon-2pm only). Admission does not include the train, food, pumpkins and The Wreckoning.