Though it began in mid-September, the annual Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest and Corn Maze runs through October.
Located at the crossroads of Hwy 69 and State Route 169 in Dewey, the family-run farm lets people return to a different era when life was perhaps not so complex and technical.
The rich colors of fall blend with the rustle of cornstalks and pumpkin patches for thousands of people who come from throughout Arizona for this traditional way to welcome the changing seasons.
This is especially true in October, when pig races, live musical performances, hayrides, the challenging extra-tall corn maze and much more offer entertainment for the full range of family members.
Admission also includes games, activities, pony rides, redneck and buckin’ bull pipe swings, pillow jumps, zip lines and live animal encounters. If that’s not enough, try the weekend Grain Train and hayrides. For evening fun, try the karaoke events and barn dances — and wandering through the corn maze in the dark.
Owners Gary and Sharla Mortimer say they welcome everyone “to a real farm, where you can go out and pick your own food.”
They advise that those interested in any of the events purchase tickets online. However, for those who make a last-minute decision, tickets are available at the gate. Ticket rates are dependent on the dates, activities offered and availability.
More details are available at mortimerfarms.com or by calling