Pumpkin Patch

Colton Reis, 9, jumps through a field of pumpkins as his father Levi attempts to stack “a pumpkin snow man” at the Marana Pumpkin Patch, on Oct. 24, 2019.

'Tis the season for pumpkin picking. 

If you're hoping to find the perfect pumpkin this Halloween, here are five Tucson-area spots to start. 

Matthew Botello, 6, raises his pumpkin above his head as he announces he has found a winner while visiting the Marana Pumpkin Patch with his family on Oct. 24, 2019.

Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival

Pick your perfect pumpkin, explore the corn maze and enjoy a number of kid-friendly activities such as carnival rides and a jumping pillow.

When: Oct. 7-29; 3-8 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.

Where: Marana Pumpkin Patch, 14950 N. Trico Road

Cost: Online prices are $18 on weekdays, $20 on weekends. It's recommended to buy tickets online, as there are only a limited number of tickets available at the gate. Prices increase by $3 at the gate. Some activities cost extra. Pumpkins range in price.

Visit the event page for more information.

Find pumpkins, sunflowers, a corn maze and more at Apple Annie’s annual Fall Pumpkin Celebration.

Fall Pumpkin Celebration at Apple Annie's

Take a road trip to Apple Annie's in Willcox for a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Walk through a sunflower field, make your way through the 12½-acre corn maze and pick some veggies to take home.

When: The corn maze is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. You can pick pumpkins 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily — but the hayrides to the patch are only open weekends. 

Where: 6405 W. Williams Road, Willcox

Cost: Corn maze is $10 for ages 12 and up, $8 for ages 3-11. Hayrides are $5 for ages 3 and up. Pumpkins range in price.

Visit the event page for more information.

SJ Savage gives his sister, Grace, a ride while choosing pumpkins at Brian and Kelly’s Pumpkin Market in 2020.

Brian & Kelly's Pumpkins

If you've ever driven down Broadway near Rosemont Boulevard, you've likely seen the tent that houses pop-up pumpkin shop Brian & Kelly's Pumpkins (which also sells Christmas trees when the holidays roll around). Inside the tent, it's like you're entering a tiny autumn wonderland with piles of pumpkins to choose from. 

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Oct. 31.

Where: 5028 E. Broadway

Cost: Pumpkins range in price.

Visit the event page for more information.

An attendee gets surprised by a couple of "ghouls" while taking the tour of the Shady Acres Asylum, one of three haunts at Terror In the Corn on Oct. 14, 2021.

Terror in the Corn

No, this isn't your average pumpkin patch. Terror in the Corn is back for another year of scares, complete with three scary attractions connected by a cornfield. But before you leave the spooky attraction, you can purchase a pumpkin to take home!

When: 6-10 p.m. select Thursdays and Sundays; 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Also open Oct. 30-31. 

Where: 11820 W. Marana Road

Cost: Starting at $28 for general admission, starting at $38 for fast passes. Pumpkins range in price.

Visit the event page for more information.

Arizona Pumpkin Patch

From the folks who bring us Terror in the Corn comes Arizona Pumpkin Patch, which has locations across the state. While you won't get to chop your own pumpkin from the stem, you can still search through countless pumpkins to find your perfect one. The patch is also dog-friendly and perfect for fall photos.

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting Oct. 18.

Where: Four locations in Tucson, see the addresses here.

Cost: Pumpkins range in price.

Visit the event page for more information.

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