Pumpkin Season in Lumberjack Country

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” 🍂

Image for post
Image for post

It’s that time of year again, the leaves are changing and there is a chill in the air. Halloween is just around the corner!

Whether you want to do some pumpkin carving/decorating, make some yummy pumpkin-spice-flavored foods, or you just want to roast some tasty pumpkin seeds — this guide has got your back.

Check out our tips on exactly where you can go to get a pumpkin around town, and even give you some deliciously spooky pumpkin recipes.

Viola’s Flower Garden Pumpkin Patch

This pumpkin patch has a variety of pumpkins, ranging from big to small! They even have some unique white pumpkins. Viola’s is delightfully decorated with fall and Halloween decorations, with plenty of photo ops, so don’t forget your camera!

Location: 610 South State Route 89A, Flagstaff, AZ 86005

Contact: 928.526.0202

Website: info@violasflowergarden.com

Hours: Open Daily: 10:00am-6:00pm

After getting your pumpkin from Viola’s you may want to try out a couple of these tasty fall desserts! Here are a couple of pumpkin based recipes for pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

Warner’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch

This local Flagstaff nursery has a wide variety of pumpkins to choose from, which are grown by a local family farmer. Warner’s even has a Fall Festival where you can go through a hay maze, get your face painted, and so much more! Stop by, grab a warm drink and pick out your pumpkin at their special event!

Bonus: Fill your life with autumn colors. It’s a nursery so you’ll also find your fill of plants and flowers.

Location: 1101 East Butler Avenue, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Contact: 928.774.1983

Website: https://warnercompanies.com/nursery/

Hours: Open daily: 9:00am-5:30pm

After getting your pumpkin from Warner’s you might be craving another delicious pumpkin based dessert! Here is a recipe for pumpkin bread pudding.

Hitchin’ Post Stables Pumpkin Patch Festival

These stables have more than just a pumpkin patch! At Historic Hitchin’ Post Stables, there is an entire array of fall festival activities. From hayrides, pumpkin patch picking, a hay maze, a petting zoo, a Fun House, games or food and drinks- there is something for everyone.

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post

Location: 4848 Lake Mary Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86005

Contact: 928.774.1719

Website: https://historichitchinpoststables.com/pumpkin-patch-2/

Hours: Wednesday-Friday 12PM to 5:30PM; Saturday-Sunday 10AM to 5:30PM

Bonus: Don’t forget to say hi to the horses too!

You might be pretty hungry after getting your pumpkin from the Historic Hitchin’ Post Stables Pumpkin Patch Festival, here are some more savory pumpkin based recipes to make for lunch or dinner!

Whether you’re more of a pumpkin-carver or pumpkin-spice afficionado, this fall there’s something for everyone in Lumberjack Country! Grab your friends and take advantage of all this season has to offer!

Image for post
Image for post

Have a pumpkin patch or fall activity we should know about? Let us know at social@nau.edu! Happy autumn, Jacks! #GoJacks

Written by

It’s always a great day to be a Lumberjack! Join the conversation and share your #NAU story.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store