Fall Fun at Vertuccio Farms
By Meg Brunson
When you go to the Vertuccio Farms website and look at their lineup for their Fall Festival, you read everything that’s included in just the $10 admission price and it’s impressive. Seeing various animals - the pigs were especially fun for my kids - is expected to be free, but free zip line rides, corn maze, jump pillows, and farm train ride too? Score! And that’s just to name a few. There are games set out for free play (ping pong, cornhole, and even a test of strength), a couple of playgrounds, giant slides of two different heights, and even a couple of smaller hay and pallet mazes in case your family isn’t quite up to the full experience of the 7-acre Corn Maze like our kiddos weren’t.
Going through their site more, I’m a bit sad we didn’t get to see the pumpkin bowling or the duck races, I’m sure my kiddos would have quacked up. It was really cool to see not just this year’s Corn Maze layout and theme, but all the past years’ layouts and themes as well. Hopefully you have better luck explaining pop culture references to your children than my husband and I did to ours.
One animal you won’t see are their bees, much to the relief of my kids, because of all the sugary drinks and foods that are on the premises for the festival. Coming with our family, it was the food that we were most likely to spend money on, and with a family full of picky eaters we are always concerned with finding the “right” food to eat. Between the pulled pork, shaved ice, hot dogs, and other foods around, our worries were completely unfounded, there was definitely something for everyone. After a hard day of playing our kiddos were very happy with the treats they got, even if we did skip the kettle corn.
One of the things my husband always dreads about pumpkin patches, especially for a family of six, is lugging all those pumpkins back to the car. He was a little *too* excited that the pumpkin picking portion of the farm is right by the entrance/exit. So not only are the wagons right there for use, but there was no need to drag them across the length of the farm and then back again to return the wagon. Just a quick pick, pay, and bam, we were on our way. Even with the edict of, “You can get a pumpkin as big as you can carry,” we all know that it was my husband who would have ended up carrying them all.
Learn more about Vertuccio Farm's Fall Festival and other great events happening year-round at https://vertucciofarms.com/!
© 2018 Meg Brunson
Meg is a mommy blogger, Facebook marketer, and much more. She is a mom to four kids who live in Peoria, AZ and is the local Editor of KidsOutAndAbout Phoenix - helping parents and caregivers find free and affordable things to do with kids, out and about in Arizona! As a former Facebook employee, Meg remains a Facebook addict and handles KidsOutAndAbout.com's Social Media Marketing in addition to providing freelance services for other small businesses on how to best leverage Facebook as a part of their marketing strategy. Meg also hosts the FamilyPreneur Podcast, a podcast for parent entrepreneurs raising entrepreneurial children. Learn more about Meg at MegBrunson.com!