Fall Means Pumpkin Patches and Farm Tours

It’s the time of year when local farms are hosting their seasonal festivals, events and tours – great experiences for the entire family. Among them, is a North Scottsdale favorite premier horseback riding venue, MacDonald’s Ranch, which has once again opened its gates for the month of October for popular activities. Pick your own pumpkin (or pumpkins) in their abundant pumpkin patch, take a relaxing hayride or jump on a train or stagecoach ride. Kids will also be able to enjoy the petting zoo, pan for gold and play western-themed games, while big kids can try their luck at the mechanical bull. Admission is $10 per person on weekdays and $12 per person on weekends. Children 2 years old and younger are free.

  • Where: 26540 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85255
  • Time: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesday. (9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 31)
  • Admission: $10-$12 (children 2 years and younger are free)
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Imagine living in the best of both worlds – surrounded by 30,000 acres of untouched natural preserve yet a quick drive down the hill to thriving Scottsdale. The Storyrock lifestyle calls to your love of modern and ancient in your quest for life-long learning.

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