LAVEEN, AZ – When Fall arrives with cooler weather, it’s time to find the perfect pumpkin for Jack O’ Lanterns or for autumn décor. The Amadio Farm Pumpkin Patch in Laveen invites families to come for two weekends of Pumpkin Patch festivities on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26.
“Our Pumpkin Patch events feature arts and crafts booths, fall colors, face painting, food, a hay maze, and other activities for the whole family,” says Eric Amadio, who owns the family-run organic farm with his wife, Christina. “And of course, we have a large pumpkin patch where the kids can hunt for just the right pumpkin and provide beautiful fall color photo opportunities.”
Guests can wander through the booths featuring home-made crafts from local artisans, perhaps finding a gift item or two, then stroll through the orchard to see farm animals and feed the goats.
Activities ranging from a giant slide ride to face-painting — designed to keep families of all ages entertained.
The events start at 8 a.m. each Saturday morning, and also include a variety of fresh produce from the organic farm on Dobbins Road to choose from, made-from-scratch pies from Amadio Ranch, and snacks to include cotton candy, kettle corn and Pie in a Jar parfaits.
“I’m from the Midwest where fall is much more pronounced,” Christina Amadio says. “We want to create that ‘fall is in the air’ nostalgia at our farm.”
Pumpkin Patch Details
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 19 and Oct. 26
WHERE: Amadio Ranch, 4701 W. Dobbins Road, Laveen AZ 85339
WHAT: Pumpkin Patch, kid activities, food, crafts vendors and more
Admission is free
ABOUT AMADIO RANCH
Amadio Ranch is a heritage farming venture in Laveen, AZ, on the outskirts of Phoenix. Established in 2010, Amadio Ranch produces peaches, apricots, plums, apples, pears, figs, and grapes in their orchards and garden. They also grow vine-ripe tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peppers, non-GMO sweet corn, carrots, and beets. The farm’s Peach Truck takes produce to farmers’ markets in Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Tempe, and Phoenix while their farm stand at the ranch is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.