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The 10 Best Halloween Corn Mazes In Arizona

With Halloween a little over a week away and only two weekends for family adventures, time is at hand to get out and celebrate the cooler temperatures of the season. These 10 corn mazes are perfect Halloween fun for the the whole family and a great way to get some exercise.

1. Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Parties

Shnepf Farms Pumpkin Patch in Queen Creek, Arizona - Photo by ladyhawke365

Shnepf Farms Pumpkin Patch in Queen Creek, Arizona – Photo by ladyhawke365

Fall for autumn while enjoying the fresh air during the annual Pumpkin and Chili Party. Every Thursday through Sunday in October, families can enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, corn mazes and dog shows. Gypsy Time Travelers, a storytelling husband-and-wife duo, will perform at the the festival for the first time. The party also includes amusement rides, a rock-climbing wall and marshmallow roasting. Train and pony rides, food and pumpkins are available for an extra cost.

Details: Oct. 1-30. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. $18; $15 at Fry’s Food Stores. 480-987-3100, schnepffarms.com.

2. Rocker 7 Farm Patch Festival

Rocker 7 Farm Patch Festival in Buckeye, Arizona

Rocker 7 Farm Patch Festival in Buckeye, Arizona

Experience the ultimate in autumn family farm activities at Rocker 7 Farm. Help the kiddos pick the perfect Jack O’Lantern in the pumpkin patch and see how fast you can get through the challenging but fun corn maze. Take amazing pics in the sunflower field and enjoy a relaxing hay wagon ride.

Details: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through October, starting Friday, Oct. 7. Rocker 7 Farm, 19601 W. Broadway Road, Buckeye. $10, free for children in diapers. 623-208-8676, rocker7farmpatch.com.

3. Vertuccio Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze

Admission to this Mesa festival includes a 7-acre corn maze, mini hay maze, one barrel train ride and one tractor train ride. Families can also enjoy the petting zoo, duck races and a giant jump pad. Marked pumpkins for sale are priced by size and variety. Hay bales and corn stalks are also available to buy.

Details: Oct. 1-Nov. 6. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Vertuccio Farms, 4011 S. Power Road, Mesa. vertucciofarms.com.

4. Fear Farm

Fear Farm in Phoenix, Arizona - Photo by Bright Photography

Fear Farm in Phoenix, Arizona – Photo by Bright Photography

This huge West Valley attraction boasts five themed areas with such names as Slaughterhouse and Mouth of Madness, so you might want to wear running shoes. Frequently voted one of the Valley’s best haunted houses, it also has something most others don’t: a 6-acre corn maze. This year’s new Haunted Hayride is not recommended for children younger than 12.

Details: Through Saturday, Nov. 5; dates and times vary. 2209 N. 99th Ave., Phoenix. $24.99-$31.99 general admission; $10 for Haunted hayride; $10 for Fast Pass reservation; $20 for Skip the Line pass. 602-344-9615, fearfarm.com.

 5. AZ Field of Screams

A nice walk through the cornfield on a cool October night — what could possibly go wrong? Only everything, when it’s planted over a forgotten cemetery. The dead seek revenge in this ghoul-filled haunted corn maze. Get lost? Just follow the blood-curdling screams. Go to the website to print a coupon for $2 off.

Details: 7-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays in October, plus Oct. 31. 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale. $17. 602-999-3276, azfieldofscreams.com.

6. Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Glendale, Arizona

Pick out a pumpkin (prices vary) and weave through a 6-acre corn maze. Admission includes the maze, petting zoo, play areas and bounce house (weekends only). There’s a haunted corn maze Friday and Saturday nights in October. Go to the website to print a coupon for $2 off.

Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Glendale, Arizona

Tolmachoff Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Glendale, Arizona

Details: Oct. 1-Nov. 6. Nov. 8. Hours vary. 5726 N. 75th Ave., Glendale. $10 for age 2 or older; $2 for train rides and tomato cannon. 602-999-3276, tolmachoff-farms.com.

7. Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration

Apple Annie's Fall Pumpkin Celebration in Wilcox, Arizona

Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration in Wilcox, Arizona

Apple Annie's Fall Pumpkin Celebration in Wilcox, Arizona

Pumpkin Patch at Apple Annie’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration in Wilcox, Arizona

Pick your own pumpkin or find a pre-picked one at Apple Annie’s Orchard. The Willcox farm’s Fall Pumpkin Celebration boasts a 20-acre corn maze with two difficulty levels plus a hay ride. A pancake breakfast is available from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and an apple-smoked burger lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice-cream and homemade cider donuts will be for sale.

Details: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through October. 6405 W. Williams Road, Willcox. $7-$9 for hay ride and maze; $5-$7 for maze only; free for age 2 and younger. 520-384-4685, appleannies.com.

8. Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze at Mortimer Family Farms

The 2016 corn maze at Mortimer Family Farms in Dewey, Arizona

The 2016 corn maze at Mortimer Family Farms in Dewey, Arizona

Navigate a 15-acre corn maze with a “Your Vote Your Voice” theme that depicts Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump dancing. Plus, there are 15 acres of U-pick and pre-picked pumpkins. Attractions include pony and hay-wagon rides, straw maze for kids, food and craft vendors, live music and barn dances. Check the online schedule for additional events, including a tractor pull and fire dancers.

Details: Open through October. Noon-9 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays and Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 10). 12907 E. State Route 169, Dewey. $15; free for age 2 and younger. 928-830-1116, mortimerfamilyfarms.com.

9. Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze

Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze in Tucson, Arizona

Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze in Tucson, Arizona

This festival features U-pick pumpkins, tractor-drawn wagon rides, arts and crafts, petting zoo, mechanical bull and zombie paintball. The 11-acre corn maze turns scarier at night: The Terror in the Corn haunted cornfield features zombies and ghouls galore, and is not recommended for children younger than 13. See website for discounts on admission prices. Pumpkins cost 50 cents per pound.

Details: Pumpkin festival and corn maze: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays in October. Terror in the Corn: About 6:30 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October plus Sept. 30 and Oct. 27, 30 and 31. 17000 W. Ajo Way, Tucson. Fall festival: $10; free for children in diapers. Corn maze flashlight nights (enter after 5 p.m.): $15. Terror in the Corn: $25, $35 for a Fast Pass. 520-822-2277, buckelewfarm.com.

10. Willis Farm Fall Festival and Corn Maze

Enjoy a regular or haunted corn maze at Willis Farm in Snowflake. On Saturdays nights starting Oct. 8, the maze becomes “Nightmares on Back Street,” a scary scene not suitable for small children. Laser tag is available for $5 per person. At the farm’s “Pick-a-Punkin” patch, pumpkins are 35 cents per pound. See the website for a complete schedule of activities.

Details: Sept. 24-Oct. 31. 3-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Closed Sundays. $6; $1 for age 4 and younger. Haunted maze $12. 381 S. First East, Snowflake. 928-243-8791, thewillisfarm.blogspot.com.

John Ghost

John Ghost is a professional academic at Arizona State University working on his English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies) degree. His path leads to becoming an English professor. He writes weird fiction for fun and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He lives in the Valley of the Sun.

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