TUCSON, AZ — The coronavirus has forced us to make some hard changes in our life but thankfully we can still safely enjoy outdoor activities, like going to the pumpkin patch, in Arizona.
While a visit to the pumpkin patch will surely look different in 2020 owing to the pandemic, you can still enjoy the outdoors at several area pumpkin patches. Many pumpkin patches, like local businesses across the country, have had to adjust their hours, activities and methods of operation.
If you plan on visiting an area pumpkin patch, remember to take all the necessary precautions and double check local health guidelines, hours and rules for nearby pumpkin patches, including whether you need to make a reservation.
You can also check out the weekend weather forecast via the National Weather Service for Tucson below to plan your visit: Saturday and Sunday are both expected to hit temperatures in the mid-90s for the first time in a while.
Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Tucson.
Marana Pumpkin Patch
Address: 14901 North Wentz Road, Marana, AZ 85653
Dates: Oct. 3 to Oct. 31 (closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Hours: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Attractions: Pumpkin patch, corn mazes, petting zoo
Pricing: Varies by date; children 34 inches or taller can enter for free
Phone: (520) 305-5481
Apple Annie's Orchard
Address: 6405 West Williams Road, Willcox, AZ 85643
Dates: Open daily
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for September, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for October
Attractions: Pick your own fruits and vegetables — including apples, pears and pumpkins, buy jarred farm goods, corn maze, hayrides
Pricing: Produce pricing varies by what you pick; the corn maze starts at $6 but varies by age, hayrides are $4
Phone: (520) 384-2084
Arizona Pumpkin Patch
Address: Three in Tucson: 6401 North Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704; 8328 North Cortaro Road, Tucson, AZ 85743; 1825 East Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85719
Dates: Oct. 14 to Oct. 31
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Attractions: Dog-friendly pumpkin patch, corn stalks for sale at Oracle location
Pricing: Free to enter
Phone: (480) 818-6588
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If we missed your favorite pumpkin patch, be sure to share it with readers in the comments section.