“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” 🍂
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!
There are so many fun things to do in Flagstaff during the autumn months, and one of them is (you guessed it!) getting a pumpkin.
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
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.
2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2…
From Scratch Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin: 1 medium sugar pumpkin (about 3 pounds) Canola oil, for oiling pumpkin Easy Pie Crust: 2 cups all-purpose…
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
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.
Pumpkin-Ginger Bread Pudding
1 4-pound sugar pumpkin or kabocha squash Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing 4 large eggs 1 cup packed light brown…
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.
Location: 4848 Lake Mary Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86005
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!
Spicy Pumpkin and Collards
Spicy Pumpkin and Collards 2 2-to-3-pound sugar pumpkins 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small onion, diced 1 plum…
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!
Have a pumpkin patch or fall activity we should know about? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org! Happy autumn, Jacks! #GoJacks