Queen Creek recognizes agritainment during travel, tourism week

The Town of Queen Creek declared May 5-11 Travel and Tourism Week, using the week to recognize the important both factors have on the town. Tourism serves as a driver for fiscal sustainability in Queen Creek and communities across the U.S., according to a press release. Revenues generated through visitors to the community help fund […]

October events bring visitors, additional traffic to Queen Creek

Queen Creek’s agritainment destinations offer a number of signature events in the fall from the recent Garlic Festival to the upcoming Pumpkin and Chili Party, which provide autumn fun and potentially producing crowded roads. The Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road, begins Thursday, Oct. 4, and takes place every Thursday […]

Fall brings cool events, festivals to Queen Creek

As the temperatures continue to drop, the outdoors becomes more inviting and Queen Creek is taking full advantage of the nicer weather. Here are some events coming up: Pumpkin and Chili Party, Oct. 4-28, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road Offering hayrides, bonfires, corn mazes, entertainment and more, the Pumpkin and Chili Party at Schnepf Farms takes […]

American Heritage Festival comes to Queen Creek

The 16th annual American Heritage Festival returns to Queen Creek in November. Billed by organizers as the “the largest and most diverse educational living history event to take place in the Southwest,” it will be open to the public Saturday, Nov. 17, at Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 15-16, the event is […]

Schnepf, Sossaman farms provide history and agritainment experiences in Queen Creek

As communities across the U.S. honor Travel and Tourism Week, Queen Creek highlights the town’s history and agritainment destinations. National Travel and Tourism Week is an opportunity to celebrate community assets. From outstanding parks to an extensive trail system and dining and shopping options, Queen Creek has a lot to offer. Queen Creek is known […]

Peach festival May 11-13 at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek

The annual peach festival is 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, May 11-13, at Schnepf Farms, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek. Tickets are required. Ride wristbands are $15 or $3 per ride. The farm is all organic and pesticide-free, according to https://www.schnepffarms.com.

San Tan Memorial Gardens: Making history, keeping history

Cemetery officials plan to establish program to record histories of those buried there   San Tan Memorial Gardens at Schnepf Farms — the first and only cemetery in the Queen Creek area — just celebrated its fourth anniversary. It opened in January 2013 after the Schnepfs — one of the community’s founding families and owners […]

Month-long Peach Blossom Celebration returns in February to Schnepf Farms

Editor’s note: The print version of this story does not include updates made to the event information on the Schnepf Farms website. The updated information, as of Jan. 28, is included below. The Peach Blossom Celebration returns Thursdays-Sundays in February to the Schnepf Farms Park area and orchards, 24610 S. Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek. […]

Queen Creek agri-venues to bring in New Year tonight, Monday with events

Schnepf Farms and Queen Creek Olive Mill are offering local events to celebrate the arrival of 2018. Schnepf Farms, Dec. 30 On Saturday, Dec. 30, New Year’s 2018 on the Farm at Schnepf Farms will ring in the new year with amusement rides, a fireworks display, concerts, ice skating, bonfires and s’mores, ice skating, a […]

Holiday events in Queen Creek and surrounding areas

From light shows and winter wonderlands to New Year’s parties and flashlight hikes, venues in Queen Creek and the surrounding communities are offering a variety of holiday-themed events for all ages. Here are some of the family-friendly events: •A Winter’s Dream San Tan Valley: Features synchronized music and light shows from 6 p.m. to 10 […]