We made a trip to the new Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival last weekend. I loved that it was so much closer than other Southern Arizona pumpkin patch/farms. It’s only 5 minutes off the Marana road exit!
The $4 admission fee (1+ years) includes a tractor drawn wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, and petting zoo with pig races.
Other free activities include a Mini Straw Maze, a Hay Bale Slide, a Huge Sandbox and Pedal tractors.
Attractions with additional charges are the Jumping Pillow, Corn Mazes and a Train Ride. They do offer a few package options that save you some money!
We started with a quick train ride that took a tour around part of festival including a patch of the corn maze.
The boys loved it!
They also loved the Giant Jumping Pillow. Quinn wore himself out on that crazy thing. And Elliot even had a chance to check it out (with my help of course).
We didn’t wander the corn mazes but still had plenty of other fun stuff to do including the FREE Hay maze.
The boys loved running through it! The hay bales were tall enough for kiddos to be lost but low enough that parents could easily navigate it! It was an awesome activity!
Next to the Hay Maze was an Awesome Hay Bale Slide. It was a huge hit as well!
Elliot loved the tractor pedal cars (and Quinn would have too but he was glued to the jumping pillow).
And I loved these painted wood photo props.
The petting zoo was not a big hit with my boys. I think there were too many other fun things going on.
I did see lots of other kiddos enjoying the animals though! And we missed the pig races, we were buying food at the time but the races did draw a big crowd!
We didn’t try out the big sandbox but it was another awesome freebie!
The biggest negative for me was the food from their snack bar. We had hotdogs and hamburgers and they were gross. Seriously gross.
I would recommend eating before you go or trying the food trucks they also had on site. I saw a Mexican food one and a Grandma Tony’s Pizza one that I am SURE would have been better. Learn from our mistake.