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El Mirage Halloween Harvest Festival


Celebrate Halloween in El Mirage by attending the City’s annual Halloween Harvest Festival on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at El Mirage Gentry Park, 14010 North El Mirage Road.  Admission and parking is free.  Some of the highlights of this year’s event include a pumpkin patch with free pumpkins for the first 500 families, horse and tractor drawn hayrides, a magic juggling show, a GIANT corn maze and costume contests for every age group.  An awesome Kid’s Zone will feature bouncy houses, face painting, music, and a variety of food offerings.  The Children’s Museum of Phoenix will be hosting the arts and crafts tent where children can make Pirate Hats and Halloween Skulls, all free! The El Mirage Community Market will also be onsite with vendors selling produce, crafts, and homemade items.

“I want to encourage families to come out and have a good time at our annual Halloween Harvest Festival,” said Mayor Lana Mook. “I would like to thank our sponsors who helped make this event possible.”

Costume Contests Age Group Times:

6:30 p.m. – 0-2 years old

7:00 p.m. – 3-5 years old

7:30 p.m. – 6-10 years old

8:00 p.m. – 11-15 years old

8:30 p.m. – 16 and older

The event is sponsored by APS, Park’s and Son’s, Walmart of El Mirage, Coco’s Towing, Andersen Renewable Windows, and the City of El Mirage.

Mortimer Family Farms

Sometimes you need to break away from the city to fully enjoy the seasons. Dewey-Humboldt’s Mortimer Family Farms allows visitors to do just this.

During the summer, Mortimer Family Farms holds the Sweet Corn Festival. The Corn Festival occurs every weekend in August.

About the festival via the Mortimer Family Farms website:

This festival will feature everything “CORN!” Come join us for the “a-MAIZE-ing” attractions, games, farm activities, barn dance, and much more! Admission is only $10.00 per person which includes entertainment for the entire family! Younger guests will enjoy the Pig Races, Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Buckaroo Pony Corner, Farm Slide, Corn Bath, Straw Maze, Barrel Train, Bounce Playhouse Farmland, and Barrel Train! Teen guests won’t want to miss the Bubble Run, Pig Races, Laser Tag, Roping Dummies, Obstacle Course, Water Rides, and Lawn Mower Races!

The whole family will relish Fresh Picked Sweet Corn, Vegetables, Antique Tractor Show, Hay Rides, Music, Barn Dance, Live Entertainment, Craft Vendors, and “a-MAIZE-ing” farm food set in the middle of our growing fields! Are you competitive? Test your skills with a Corn Eating competition, Corn Shucking competition, and Corn Toss with prizes being awarded!

The Mile High Tractor Club will be displaying antique tractors for all to enjoy! Watch as they compete for “Top Pull” every Saturday, seeing which Operator & Antique Tractor can pull the weighted sled the farthest.

Meet Farmer Buzz on a hayride tour of the farm with lots of stories and history about our area – he will even take you to the fields to pick your own Sweet Corn right off the stalk. Learn about agriculture, the history of Dewey-Humboldt, and watch a real Blacksmith create works of art in iron!

Join us for our Farm Dance, both Saturdays, in our 4 – 7 Barn. The dance is for all ages to enjoy and it is a MUST! Be ready for this Boot Scootin’ good time from 7:00 to 10:00 pm along with all festival attractions.

Farm Market Store and “My Grandma’s Kitchen” is open daily from 8-6 where you will find farm raised: Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Herbs, Black Angus Beef, Chicken, Home baked Cookies, Pies, Cakes, Fudge, Sandwiches and more! Their baked goods utilize farm fresh ingredients, making everything from scratch – Just like Grandma always did! The recipes are family favorites and they are delicious.

The vegetables have arrived! The store and festival will be loaded with Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Squash, Peppers and other Summer Vegetables grown on the Farm!


Mortimer Family Farms hosts events throughout the year. Keep connected with Mortimer Family Farms on Facebook and Twitter to learn about other upcoming events!