Schnepf Farms Kicks Off Pumpkin & Chili Party 2018; October-Long Event Features Corn Maze to Honor Pat Tillman

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(QUEEN CREEK, Ariz – October 4, 2018) – Schnepf Farms is gearing up for their biggest event of the year called the Pumpkin & Chili Party ,  voted BEST FALL FESTIVAL. And this year, owners Mark and Carrie Schnepf, want to create a place where you can get away from politics, stress, and enjoy a day surrounded by those who inspire you. “Our theme this year is Who is your Hero?,” says Carrie Schnepf. “We get thousands of school children that come through the month, their hero may be their teacher, or maybe it’s a military member? or their grandparent, or Captain America?”  “This Fall, you can experience all the good that a Hero does, right here during October,” says Schnepf.  To kick things off, we are announcing who we have carved in our Celebrity Corn Maze. A person who is a true inspiration and Arizona Hero.


The SURPRISE Celebrity Corn Maze is none other than our Hero, Pat Tillman. We thought of Tillman once we decided on our Theme, “Who is your Hero?” “There is no better individual who exemplifies what a hero is and who has sacrificed more.” Says Schnepf.  Along with Pat Tillman the Soldier (with his Arizona Cardinal Number 40) we have also carved a grandparent  and a teacher, both who could also be considered Heroes in the eyes of a child.  The Tillman Foundation says this is a great honor. Press Inquiries can be to Shannon Shock at  Aerial photos will be available on the 29th after the farm tractor clears the pathways.

NEW THIS YEAR, an extreme inflatable area, new and improved BMX & skateboard Show, 2 amazing stages of Entertainment and a DJ rocking the sounds in the ride area.  Going along with the theme, “don’t be surprised if someone asks to record who your favorite Hero is, your response could be broadcast around the farm,” says Schnepf. These new experiences are included in the price of admission along with amusement rides, bonfires, marshmallow roasting, two corn mazes, pig races, mini golf  and an incredible dog show plus fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Schnepfs are also adding to their food experience with a number of extra kiosks on the farm selling healthy fruit, veggies and snacks as well as a new Mac-N-Cheese Bar. A big bowl a homemade Mac N Cheese and you get to choose the toppings. Carrie Schnepf says the Mac N Cheese bar will be set up where they also serve the famous Succotash. “We are all about serving fresh made food on open grills, it’s an experience just to watch our crew prepare,” says Schnepf.

New Attractions
INFLATABLE EXTREME:  We have brought in 5 fabulous inflatable activities that will be fun for the whole family (adults and kids.) The inflatables are included in the price of admission.

ALL STAR STUNT DOG CHALLENGE is returning for its 4th year. This highly entertaining show kicks off each morning at 12:30am on October 4th. From back flips, handstands, big air stunts, to amazing tricks; these “all-star-Stunt Dogs are thrilling the nation. Their mission is to promote the importance of pet adoption. The whole Show is dog-on fun and happens 3 times a day. Some of these dogs have made special appearances on the Ellen Show, National Geographic, Animal Planet and even the Rose Bowl Parade. SHOW TIMES:  12:30pm, 5:50pm 7:30pm.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Throughout the month you will have an opportunity to take a photo with your favorite Hero who may be roaming the farm or by an existing photo booth. You may even get a chance to dress up like your favorite hero for some great pictures!

HILLBILLY BOB’S PIG RACES: The 20 minute show will be both entertaining and educational featuring 15 rare breeds of pigs.   Hillbilly Bob has been entertaining crowds at Schnepf Farm    for 21 years. There is a reason people keep coming back to see their favorite pig race. SHOW TIMES:  11am, 1pm, (3pm Saturday & Sunday) 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Thursday – Sunday.


Schnepf Farms is taking the bonfire marshmallow roasting experience up a level by creating “private” bonfires. Guests can rent one of 20 bonfires on the farm and they will be taken care of by a friendly bonfire host. Food and beer & wine will be delivered right to your private area. Let the kids play and you can enjoy the comforts of sitting on a hay bale around the warmth of a nice fire while sipping a glass of wine. Sounds like heaven!

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin & Chili Party will be staged every Thursday through Sunday beginning October 4th, 2018. The celebration kicks off at 10a.m. each morning and runs until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday nights and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9pm Sunday.  Admission is $20.00  per person (children under two FREE) Discount tickets for $5 off can be purchase at any FRY’S. SRP Thrifty Thursdays with coupon buy 1 get 1 FREE.

TO HONOR OUR HERO’S, Schnepf Farms has designated weekends for:

MILITARY HEROES October 4th – 7th, October 11th-14th, October 25th- 28th.   Show a military ID for free entrance for military personal. Family members please purchase discount tickets from FRYS.

POLICE OFFICER HEROES October 11th – 14th If you serve on any police force, please show your badge number for your  FREE ADMISSION. family members should purchase their discount tickets from FRYS.

FIREFIGHTERS HEROES October 25th – 28th If you serve as a firefighter, hotshot, please Show your Id for your FREE ADMISSION. Family members should purchase their discount tickets from FRYS.

GRANDPARENT HEROES EVERY FRIDAY – If you are a grandparent, show us a photo of your grandchildren and you can purchase a two for 1 ticket at the front admission.

TEACHERS HEROES: Book your field trip in October with us and all teachers admission FREE.

Schnepf Farms is located on Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek, For more information call (480) 987-3100 or visit or like us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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