Valley favorite returns for fall: Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. -- You know fall has come to the Valley of the Sun with Schnepf Farms kicks off its annual Pumpkin & Chili Party.

3TV's Heidi Goitia headed out to Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek to see what new things Carrie Schnepf and her family have in store for your family this season.

The Schnepf family -- Carrie, Mark and their four children -- run the farm, which was designated an "Arizona Treasure" by former Gov. Janet Napolitano and the Arizona Office of Tourism in 2006.

While maintaining its status as the largest organic peach grower in the state, Schnepf Farms also has become one of the largest agri-tourism farms in the country.

Admission is $17 at the gate. You can get discount tickets for $14 at any Fry's food store.

Admission includes: Hayrides, roller coaster, swinging lady bugz, honeybee adventure, flying farmers ride, carousel rides, jumping pillows, petting zoo, country road rally, rock climbing wall, miniature golf, bonfires, marshmallow roasting, 4 acre corn maze, 10 acre celebrity corn maze, farmhouse museum, Hillbilly Bob’s Pig Races, Entertainment, BMX Extreme Sports Show, Extreme Canine Dog Show.

Admission does not include: Train Rides & Pony Rides, Food, Pumpkins and some crafts

The Pumpkin & Chili Party is every weekend -- Thursday-Sunday -- through October.

  • Thursdays and Sundays -- 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays -- 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (fireworks at 9:30 p.m.)

24810 South Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek
(Ellsworth and Rittenhouse roads)

Related: Larry Fitzgerald's image in corn maze at Schnepf Farms