October Fall Festival on the Farm in Amado, AZ (Tucson)by Karyn Zoldan on Oct. 21, 2009, under A Tisket, A Tasket, Food Festivals, Life
The 9th annual Fall Festival is happening now at the Agua Linda Farm.
There’s nothing like a hayride on a cool autumn day; leave the texting at home and relish in total simplicity. Being at the farm, feels Midwest-ish and I mean that in a good way.
Enjoy hay rides, petting zoo, kid-friendly hay bale maze, movie nights, pony rides, scarecrows, delicious farm fresh burgers, and of course, pumpkins! Admission is $7 per car, please try to have the correct change; no outdoor food and no pets are allowed.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the fun. Movie nights happen Fridays, October 23 and 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. After dark when it’s kind of scary, everyone will gather in the field near the pumpkin patch to watch the movie, It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown which lasts about 30 minutes. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and bundle up.
Flashlights are recommended for the walk back to your car. Kids are welcome to wear costumes! There is no additional charge for the movie. Admission includes unlimited hay rides, petting zoo, and kid maze. Also, for additional cost: pony rides, food, pumpkins, and vegetables from the you-pick garden.
On Saturdays and Sundays, October 24, 25, and 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. admission includes unlimited hayrides, petting zoo, and kid maze. Listen to live music in the afternoons. At an additional cost are pony rides, farm raised grass fed burgers, homemade pumpkin pie, pumpkins, and other vegetables and flowers from the you-pick garden.
Stewart and Laurel Loew own and operate the farm and grow produce without pesticides and grassfed beef. You have probably seen them at the St. Philip’s Farmers Market on Sundays where you can sign up for a CSA, community supported agriculture.
Amado is about 25 minutes south of Tucson, take 1-19 south to Agua Linda Road, exit 42.
Check out this article to read more about Agua Linda Farm and the Loew family.
(photo: Tucson Citizen photo archives)