Wind your way through these 10 corn mazes in the Valley and around Arizona, both spooky and family-friendly.
Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party
Fall for autumn while enjoying the fresh farm air during the annual Pumpkin and Chili Party. Every Thursday through Sunday, families can enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, corn mazes and dog shows. Try your skill in the 4-acre corn maze or the 10-acre celebrity maze, this year featuring the image of former Coyotes captain Shane Doan. The party also includes amusement rides, a rock-climbing wall and marshmallow roasting. Train and pony rides, food and pumpkins are available for an extra cost.
Details: Oct. 5-29. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. $20; $15 at Fry’s Food Stores; children 2 & under free. 480-987-3100, schnepffarms.com.
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Rocker 7 Farm Patch Festival
Experience the ultimate fun in fall-time family farm activities at Rocker 7 Farm. Help the kiddos pick out the perfect Jack O’ Lantern in the pumpkin patch and see how fast you can get through the challenging-but-fun corn maze. Take amazing pics in the sunflower field and enjoy a relaxing hay wagon ride.
Details: Oct 7-30. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Rocker 7 Farm, 19601 W. Broadway Road, Buckeye. $10 Saturday-Sunday; $9 Friday; free for children in diapers. 623-208-8676, rocker7farmpatch.com.
Vertuccio Farms Corn Maze and Fall Festival
Admission to this Mesa festival includes a 7-acre corn maze, mini hay maze, a barrel train ride and a tractor train ride. Families can also enjoy the petting zoo, duck races and a giant jump pad. Pumpkins marked for sale are priced by size and variety. Hay bales and corn stalks are also available to buy.
Details: Oct. 2-Nov. 5. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa. $10 Friday-Saturday; $9 Monday-Thursday; children ages 2 and under are free. 480-882-1482, vertucciofarms.com.
This huge West Valley attraction boasts five themed areas including “Dark Carnival” and “Legends: The Witch,” so you might want to wear running shoes. Frequently voted one of the Valley’s best haunt experiences, it also has something most others don’t: a 6-acre corn maze. This year’s Haunted Hayride is not recommended for children younger than 12.
Details: Through Saturday, Nov. 4; dates and times vary. 2209 N. 99th Ave., Phoenix. $26.99-$33.99 general admission; $10 for Haunted Hayride; $10 for Fast Pass reservation; $20 for Skip the Line pass. 602-344-9615, fearfarm.com.
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AZ Field of Screams
A nice walk through the cornfield on a cool October night — what could possibly go wrong? Only everything, when it’s planted over a forgotten cemetery. The dead seek revenge in this ghoul-filled haunted corn maze. Get lost? Just follow the blood-curdling screams. Go to the website to print a coupon for $2 off.
Details: Oct. 6-31. 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, and Oct. 31. 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale. $20. 602-999-3276, azfieldofscreams.com.
Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Pick out a pumpkin (prices vary) and weave through a 6-acre corn maze. Admission includes the maze, petting zoo, play areas and bounce house (weekends only). There’s a haunted corn maze Friday and Saturday nights in October. Go to the website to print a coupon for $2 off.
Details: Oct. 1-Nov. 5. Hours vary, check website. 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale. $12. Free for ages 2 and under. $2 for train rides and tomato cannon. 602-999-3276, tolmachoff-farms.com.
Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration
The Willcox farm’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration boasts a 20-acre corn maze with two difficulty levels plus a hay ride. A pancake breakfast is available from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and an apple-smoked burger lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice-cream and homemade cider donuts will be for sale.
Details: Sept. 23-Oct. 29. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 6405 W. Williams Road, Willcox. $8-$10 for hay ride and maze; $6-$8 for maze only; free for age 2 and younger. 520-384-4685, appleannies.com.
Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze at Mortimer Family Farms
Navigate through a 15-acre custom designed corn maze. Or spend your time gathering pumpkins and other produce through 15 acres of U-pick and pre-picked pumpkins. Attractions include pony and hay-wagon rides, straw maze for kids, food and craft vendors, live music and barn dances. Check the online schedule for additional events, including a tractor pull and fire dancers.
Details: Sept. 29-Oct. 29. Noon-9 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays and Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 9). 12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey. $15 Friday-Sunday and Columbus Day; $10 Monday-Thursday; free for age 2 and younger. 928-830-1116, mortimerfamilyfarms.com.
Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze
This festival features U-pick pumpkins, tractor-drawn wagon rides, arts and crafts, petting zoo, mechanical bull and zombie paintball. The 11-acre corn maze turns scarier at night: The Terror in the Corn haunted cornfield features zombies and ghouls galore, and is not recommended for children younger than 13. See website for discounts on admission prices. Pumpkins cost 50 cents per pound.
Details: Oct. 7-31. Pumpkin festival and corn maze: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Terror in the Corn: About 6:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays and Tuesday, Oct. 31. 17000 W. Ajo Way, Tucson. Fall festival: $12; free for children in diapers. Corn maze flashlight nights (enter after 5 p.m.): $16. Terror in the Corn: $27.50, $32.50 for a Fast Pass. 520-822-2277, buckelewfarm.com.
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Willis Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze
Enjoy a regular or haunted corn maze at Willis Farm in Snowflake. On Saturday nights starting Oct. 7, the maze becomes the “Trail of Terror,” a scary scene not suitable for small children. Laser tag is available for $6 per person. At the farm’s “Pick-a-Punkin” patch, pumpkins are 35 cents per pound. See the website for a complete schedule of activities.
Details: Sept. 23-Oct. 31. Pumpkin Patch: 1-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays. See website for maze hours. Big maze, $6; Haunts, $15. 381 S. First East, Snowflake. 928-536-7788, thewillisfarm-ranch.com.
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