Going to the pumpkin patch is a fall tradition, like squirting all your leftover sunblock in an ice-cube tray and putting the tray in the freezer. Savor the season with this Groupon.
$15 for a Fall-Festival Outing for a Family of Four ($30 Value)
- Admission for four to the Cowboy Country Fall Festival (a $6 value/person)
- Six activity tickets (a $1 value each)
From October 5 through Halloween, Corral West Adventures celebrates the new season with a variety of family-friendly activities. After picking out a pumpkin ($3–$7) from the onsite patch, kids can decorate their gourds with glitter and markers before exploring the grounds on the back of a pony or in a wagon as the driver narrates the park’s 150-year history. Soldiers of all ages blast tasty bullets at each other during marshmallow-gun wars, and young cowpokes mount stick horses to play rodeo games such as barrel racing. Other events range from a hay maze with slides, tunnels, and climbing walls to roping dummies with the help of a real cowboy. Some activities require tickets ($1 each) to participate, and this deal does not include the $6 park entrance fee per vehicle.
Corral West Adventures
Jeff and Deb Bitton began blazing the trails of Idaho in 1969, leading horseback expeditions into the mountains and hills of the American frontier. Thirty years later, the couple fulfilled their own manifest destiny by expanding their operation to Arizona, where they help equestrians trot along the public lands of Cave Creek Regional Park and Estrella Mountain Regional Park, the headquarters of Corral West Adventures. There, groups of riders mount up with Jeff and Deb to explore the rolling hills and mountains as the region’s first settlers did—taking cell-phone photos from their saddles. By settling in Estrella Park, Corral West has been able to extend its services beyond trail rides, hosting yearly festivals, teaching rodeo techniques, and hosting romantic wagon rides ending with campfires that blaze against the beautiful matte-painting backdrop of the Estrella Mountains.