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The Great Pumpkin Festival


Now - October 20, 2013 | Thursday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Every autumn the Desert Botanical Garden’s Great Pumpkin Festival is one of the Valley’s favorite places to find that special pumpkin.

New Location!

This year the festival will be located in the new events plaza and the pumpkin patch.

Entrance to the Festival

  • Included with paid Garden admissions.
  • Members are free with current Member ID card. Become a member today!
  • All children under three are free.

Included with entrance:

  • Children’s crafts and activities
  • Pumpkin (for children 12 and under)
  • Hayride to pumpkin patch
  • Country and western entertainment

Activities & Entertainment

Take an authentic hayride out to the Garden’s pumpkin patch, where each day children 12 and under can choose their own free pumpkin. Get lost in the Amazing Hay Bale Maze, visit with adorable farm animals in the petting zoo, enjoy lively country and western entertainment, carnival style games and much more!


  • Call 480 481.8188 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)


The Fine Print

  • Programming subject to change.
  • Food concessions and Harvest Market items are an additional charge.
Special thanks to the Pearson Family and Pearson & Company. Additional support from the Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.


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