Autumn is the only season where pumpkins are judged by their personality as well as their performance in the swimsuit competition. Get to know fall's finest with today's GrouponLive deal to the Fall Festival at Agua Linda Farm. Throughout October, the festival is open to the public for all activities on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Monday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open only for movie nights on Fridays at 5 p.m. Children 2 and younger can enter the festival for free. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get festival admission for two (a $10 value).
- For $10, you get festival admission for four (a $20 value).
- For $15, you get festival admission for six (a $30 value).
Agua Linda Farm invites visitors to wander through lush acres of organic vegetables and flowers planted in view of picturesque mountains, all of which have garnered attention from the press and celebrities, such as Elizabeth Taylor and John Wayne, who have visited the farm. Every year, the grounds' verdant acres paint themselves gold and orange in preparation for the autumn festival, a jubilee stocked with family-friendly amusements emceed by the versatile fall entertainer: hay. Kids can slip and slide down a haystack, navigate a hay-bale maze, and clamber aboard a bucolic hayride to the pumpkin patch. Families bond by losing their bearings in a 5-acre maze composed of milo stalks, growing only 5 feet high so groups can still enjoy views of mountains and pumpkin-laying bald eagles as they advance through the labyrinth's serpentine passages. Unlimited petting-zoo and large-animal visits allow little ones to practice proper oinking etiquette, and on Fridays and Saturdays, the festival screens animated films outdoors after dark. After the sun goes down, guests can bring flashlights so they can still steer through the maze or search for their car among the hay bales in the parking lot.
Kids can continue their rural odysseys and live out their favorite Peanuts holiday specials by wandering through patches of pumpkins, sunflowers, zinnias, and squash (vegetables are for sale, prices vary). The sit-down Cantina Restaurant tops meals with a slice of pumpkin pie so decadent it makes whipped cream blush, and the Sweet Treats candy shop and the farm store sell locally made delights (food and gifts not included in this Groupon). Visitors can peruse the website for a full list of attractions and activities.
Agua Linda Farm
As the sun sinks below the Santa Rita Mountains, towering shade trees and adobe haciendas cast long shadows across Agua Linda Farm’s 63 acres. Over the years, this idyllic farm has nabbed attention from the press as well as visits from celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and John Wayne, who may have played hide-and-seek amid the rows of organic vegetables and flowers. In addition to a focus on sustainable agriculture, the farm strives to serve as a community hub. Farmsteaders Stewart and Laurel Loew host dinners, weddings, and scarecrow support groups in the adobe hacienda, and spark the imaginations of young horticulturists with family-centric spring and fall harvest festivals.