Locally owned Mortimer Farms has announced it will once again hold its annual Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze event every weekend in October plus Columbus Day. At the center of this huge festival will be the farm’s 40-acre Pumpkin Patch plus a 15-acre Corn Maze. Every year the Mortimer Family cuts the corn with a descriptive picture in the middle of the maze. Last year was the logo of the Phoenix Children Hospital. This year the corn is sculpted into a picture of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dancing hand in hand. Gary and Sharla Mortimers’ goal is to create memories for families plus share their love and passion for agriculture on the 300 acre farm.
As in past years there will be many attractions, games, farm activities, hay rides, entertainment, and much more. The brand new Farm Park features educational interactive display boards, old fashion farm rides and new this year Gem Mining. Admission, which covers all rides, is $15 per person. Kids 2 and under are free. There are several other pricing options for the festival this year as well in October plus entrance to the farm park until August 2017 at only $35.00 per person. This is a great value for the local folks that want to attend the festival more than one day and enjoy the farm park year round. Festival goers will enjoy the Farm Animal Kingdom, Buckaroo Pony Corner, Farm Slide, Corn Bath, Roping Dummies, Obstacle Course, Straw Maze, Hay Rides, Barrel Train, Slack Liner, Stilt Walkers, Grandma Story Time, Fido 500 Mini Dog Races and Pig Races. In the evening enjoy the Haunted Maze, Karaoke, plus Pyrokletic Fire Dancers. The whole family will enjoy fun entertainment, craft & food vendors plus fresh farm food.
The Pumpkin Chuckin’ contest features schools and businesses from around the state competing for prizes and everyone attending the festival is invited to watch the fun. The contest will be held again this year Saturday October 29 th at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Other themed Saturday events are October 8th Tractor Pull Competition, October 15 th Pumpkin Carving Contest and October 22nd Chuck Wagon Cook Off.
Festival hours are Fridays from 12 – 9 p.m.; Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Columbus Day from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Farm friends are encouraged to come spend the whole day at the festival with their families and friends. The Country Store is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week.
Plan now to visit Mortimer Farms for wholesome family fun at the 2016 Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze, located at the corner of Highway 69 & 169 in Dewey, Ariz. To learn more about pricing, or to get your tickets online visit; http://www.mortimerfamilyfarms.com
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