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Albuquerque Pumpkin Patches

Where to Find the Perfect Halloween Carving Pumpkin


Albuquerque Pumpkin Patches
© Aileen O'Catherine
It's a tradition in our house to go out to a Halloween pumpkin patch and pick our own pumpkins for the season. Each fall season, the Albuquerque area offers a number of places to find a bright orange squash to take home. Enjoy picking out just the right pumpkin at a nearby pumpkin patch.

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Pumpkin Patches

Galloping Grace Pumpkin Patch
Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
Open daily in October, this several acre patch has pumpkins, a mini corn maze, a roping station, duck races, a corn pit, a hay maze, riding tractors and other activities geared toward younger kids. There is also a country store and fall decor for sale. For 2013, take part in the Guinness World Record pumpkin carving contest! The patch supports the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch in Rio Rancho, where any child can ride horses and learn about ranch life and responsibilities, free of charge.
For 2013: September 28 - October 31, daily; craft fair weekends October 19 - 20 and October 27 - 28

Maize Maze at Rio Grande Community Farm
1701 Montano Road NW
The fun and adventure of the seven acre Fractal Maze also includes activities such as the haybale city, farm animals, and special amphibian activities from the ABQ BioPark. The drought has forced the Rio Grande Community Farm to scale back on its maze, and hours will be restricted as a result. However, despite scaling back on days, there will be plenty of other fun activites, such as a Pumpkin-Palozza and a 5K run.
For 2013: Saturday afternoons in October.

McCall's Pumpkin Patch
34 McCall Lane, Moriarty
There is so much to do at McCall's that it requires a full day to get all the fun in. There are hay rides, a miner's shack, pedal karts, a corn maze, gem stone mining, wee wild west, a pumpkin cannon, animals to pet, a goat bridge, a country store, bunnyville, a hay pyramid, pumpkin slingshots, a giant slide, corn cannons, fossil dig sandboxes, a cow train, a corn box, a hay tunnel, duck races, a hillbilly band, and of course, pumpkin picking.
For 2013: September 21 - October 31; weekends for public, weekdays for groups.

Tamaya Resort Pumpkin Patch
1300 Tuyuna Trail, Santa Ana Pueblo
The Tamaya Resort pumpkin patch includes a wagon ride to the patch, a pony and horse lead-around, gunny sack races, cowboy activities, a pumpkin relay and more activities. There are arts and crafts and lots of fun for kids, to include a corn maze. The price includes a hot dog and lemonade.
For 2013: Weekends in October from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wagner Farms, Corrales
6445 Corrales Road, Corrales
Fall isn't complete without a trip to Wagner Farms. In the heart of agricultural Corrales, the farm offers fresh roasted chiles, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and a place to pick out a pumpkin or two. This is a great way to spend a day with the family because so much is going on. There are hayrides, a acre corn maze, an apple orchard, a vineyard and a petting zoo. There are hay bale structures and games in a childrens' play areas, and there are even night mazes with harvest bonfires. Get out on a crisp autumn night and see the stars, because they really shine in the country. Night mazes are every Saturday night. Pumpkins can be purchased separately.
For 2013: Daily through October; Sunday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wagner's Farmland Experience, Los Lunas Maze
400 Desert Willow Road, west of the Walmart, in Los Lunas
The Wagner Farms Los Lunas has the same fun as the experience in Corrales. Enjoy two corn mazes, farm animals, and activities. Pumpkins can be purchase separately. There is now a u-pick flower and vegetable patch.
For 2013: Daily through October; Sunday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Other Pumpkin Events
Pumpkin Chunkin Festival
Enjoy a parade, pumpkins, pie eating contests, a carnival and lots of kid fun. The pumpkin chunkin contests involve trebuchets and long distance throws. There is a pumpkin patch just north of Estancia on the way to the Pumpkin Chunkin, and there will be pumpkins available at the festival as well. And don't miss out on watching the pumpkins fly (chunk).
For 2013: October 19

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