by Ashlee Mortimer, Marketing Manager, Mortimer Farms
It might be the mouthwatering pumpkin-pecan pies, the almost perfect weather, the excitement that comes from getting lost in a corn maze or the beautiful fall color.
It could be the fresh-pressed apple cider, finding the most unique pumpkin in the patch, inhaling the crisp fall air, snuggling around the campfire or even those belly laughs that can be heard for miles and miles.
Whatever the culprit is, we are addicted — addicted to fall. The only prescription? The only fix? Fall at Mortimer Farms — your fall destination.
For years my family and I have strived to create farm experiences that enable our guests to have wholesome family time and make those memories that last a lifetime.
I can say the best times I had as a child were those on my dad’s lap on a tractor, playing on the old tires with my siblings, watching baby chicks hop around, helping my mama in the garden, checking the cows on cold, cold winter days — the list goes on and on.
One thing I’ve noticed is my favorite memories are on the farm and the ranch. Memories I would not change.
For so long these memory-making moments were only shared with a few close friends and family.
Most families are generations removed from the farm, removed from those fun times and moments like getting dirty, petting a goat, walking through a field of pumpkins or even eating a burger from the same place it was raised.
My love of fall grew even more as #MortimerFest began! I love fall because for a whole month I am able to see my childhood be recreated and thousands of families making memories.
There is something magical that comes with having fun on the farm. It must help us tap into our ancestor’s lives, what the country was founded on or even how to have real, hearty family fun.
My family and I invite you and your family to this year’s Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 28 through Oct. 28. We invite you to experience what a real farm feels like, enjoy over 40 farm inspired rides, games and activities, jump on a hayride and learn about where your food is grown.
Find the list of activities at the Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze and the schedule of entertainment at MortimerFarmsAZ.com.
We cannot wait to have y’all visit the farm, and even more, I cannot wait to meet you and your family!