Free Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch

October 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Attractions, Kids, Weekend & Day Trips

The Pumpkin Patch at Galloping Grace Youth Ranch offers free family activities including a hay maze, pedal tractor derby, corn pit, dress up scarecrows, pumpkin bowling, and bean bag toss. At the weekend kids aged 3 and up can trot along for a free horse ride. Giddy Up little pony!

The Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch is in its fourth year and it’s open:

  • Time:  10 am to 6 pm daily
  • Season:  To October 31, 2010
  • Where: 4349 Irving Boulevard on Albuquerque’s Westside, on the corner of Eagle Ranch Road and Irving (just off Coors) in the old Rowland’s Nursery lot
  • Admission: Free!

Other Harvest Festival family fun requires admission fees:

Albuquerque Maize Maze – I’ve been waiting for a deal on the fabulous 7 acre corn maze shaped like a coyote, but nothing so far, sorry! Still, it’s a pretty good value outing, you don’t pay too much to get yourself lost, and kids under 4 go free! Special evening events include a Moonlight Maze on the nights of October 22 and 23 and a Haunted Maze on October 30 and 31. They’re open to 10 pm for both of those. Otherwise hours are:

  • Time:  Fridays 6 – 9 pm, Saturdays 10 am- 9 pm, Sundays/Holidays 11 am – 6 pm.
  • Season:  To October 31 2010
  • Where:  1701 Montano Road NW
  • Admission:  $7.50 Adults (aged 12+), $4 Kids (aged 4-11) , and free for children under 4

McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty – take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, explore a 16 acre corn maze (great photo, bet those kids like to eat free!) and other family activities include a pedal cart track, farm animals to feed, a giant slide, and a goat bridge.  Admission includes activities, but if you pick a pumpkin to take home, it costs extra, about $2 to $9.

  • Time:  Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 6 pm, with final tickets sold at 4 pm
  • Where:  About 45 minutes’ drive from Albuquerque via I-40 East to Moriarty, here are directions
  • Admission:  $9.95 per person, kids aged 2 and under are free

Wagner’s Farmland Experience in Corrales – Admission includes a hayride, and access to the 6 acre corn maze and the pumpkin patch. There’s a petting zoo and play area, and orchard. Lots of good old-fashioned farm life family fun. (Try saying that in a hurry!)

  • Time:  Daily 9 am to 6 pm except Saturdays 9 am – 10 pm
  • Season: To October 31, 2010
    Where: Directions to Wagner’s Farmland Experience 2010 corn maze in Corrales
    Admission: $6.50 for aduts, $4.50 for kids aged 3 – 11, and under 3s go free.

Know of any other corn mazes, pumpkin patches, or other a-maizing fall harvest festival fun we should hear about? Tell us in the comment box below.




4 Responses to “Free Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch”
  1. Tammy Loewe says:

    Our family went last year and it was alot of fun! Such nice people and the kids love the pony rides! We cannot wait to go back again!

  2. stefany says:

    I’d just like to add that GGYR is a great organization, and although its free… we should all donate. They give children an opportunity to do something that only families with high finances would be able to offer their children. The money they make off donations, and sales goes to pay to maint. and feed the horse along with everything else that it takes to actually take care of them. Its nice to see that there are still good people in the world. Planning on volunteering.

  3. Tania says:

    Yeah, I went to GGYR on Sunday afternoon – very nice people and the kids there were having fun. Plus I scored a great pumpkin!

  4. Keri says:

    LOVE, LOVE GGYR! Thanks for posting!