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Hurry, Halloween is last day for most East Valley fall festivals

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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 1:48 pm, Tue Oct 14, 2014.

Halloween is the last day to catch most fall festivals around the East Valley.

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Festival

This annual East Valley event provides a plethora of entertainment options including hayrides, two different corn mazes, a carousel, miniature golf, a roller coaster, swinging lady bugs, jumping pillows, a petting zoo, a dog show, pig races, and a BMX show. On Friday and Saturday nights, guests can watch fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.

DETAILS >> 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3; open Thursdays to Sundays through Oct. 31; hours vary. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Rd., Queen Creek. $17; discount tickets available at Fry’s; there is an additional cost for train rides, food, crafts, pumpkins and pony rides. (480) 987-3100 or schnepffarms.com.

Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival

Though not as extensive as Schnepf Farms, this family farm offers plenty of fall fun including a giant tube slide, a spider web rope climb, a 7-acre corn maze, a mini hay maze for small children, a pumpkin patch barrel train ride, pedal car races, a bounce house and playground. There will be fresh kettle corn and food trucks on site as well.

DETAILS >> 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29; open daily through Nov. 3; hours vary. Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa. $8, children 3 and younger get in free with a paying adult; group discounts are available. (480) 650-6606 or vertucciofarms.com.

Mother Nature’s Farm

Nestled in a north Gilbert neighborhood, this quaint pumpkin patch provides old-fashioned festivities without all the hoopla. With the cost of admission, kids get to pick a pumpkin, decorate it with stickers, jump on a bounce house, take a hayride, feed the animals and wander through Alexander’s Adventure Maze. Although families are welcome to pack a picnic lunch, they can also buy hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, drinks and more at Maneau’s Market, which also carries a variety of fall decorations and accessories.

DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1; open through Oct. 31; hours vary. Mother Nature’s Farm, 1663 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert. $3 for adults, $10 for children 12 months and older. (480) 892-5874 or mothernaturesfarm.com.

Welcome Home Ranch Pumpkin Festival

This Gilbert equestrian facility and event center offers a plethora of pumpkins, a corn maze, pony rides, snacks and drinks, a rock wall, Euro bungee, bouncers, a petting zoo, hay rides, a mechanical bull and more.

DETAILS >> Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31. Welcome Home Ranch, 26601 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert. Admission is free; activities are priced individually. welcomehomeranch.com.

McDonald’s Ranch Annual Pumpkin Festival

This Scottsdale equestrian facility gets festive with a host of western activities including cowboy golf, horse shoes, steer head roping, horse and mule-drawn hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo with cows, chickens, ducks, sheep, and even peacocks, as well as a hay maze and pumpkin patch. There will also be face painting and fresh barbecue on the weekends.

DETAILS >> 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. 26540 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. $10, discounts available with a canned food donation, free for children 12 months and younger; pumpkins are $4-$12. (480) 585-0239 or macdonaldsranch.com.

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