Rowley’s Red Barn, located in Santaquin, has a fun Fall festival that is perfect for families to enjoy! The barn itself is visible on the west side of the freeway, and you can drop in throughout the year to buy produce and treats. But the Fall Festival is a great time to visit Rowley’s Red Barn.
In order to visit the Back Forty, you will take a short wagon ride after purchasing tickets. The wagon ride does help set the mood for exploring a family farm. The wagons come by every 10-15 minutes, so you won’t have to wait long.
The first stop along the wagon is an area set aside for a small petting farm and a lot of old tractors. You are allowed to sit on the tractors and take pictures, which is really fun. We always love visiting the animals, so we loved seeing the small goats, calves, and piglets. It took just a few minutes for this area, and then we were ready to catch the next wagon down to the activities area.
The wagon ride from the first to the second stop is short and drops you off where you’ll find several fun activities. There is a zipline, tractor pedal bikes, big slides, corn pit, apple cannons, and jumping pillows. There is also a large corn maze. We really like that they have a short, easy maze for smaller kids, and a harder mazes for bigger kids. We ended up in the easy maze, and that was just right for us.
Our kids had fun on the slides, and so did the moms and dads. They really liked the zipline, but their favorite was the apple cannons. It was fun to shoot apples and the target. We spent plenty of time on the jumping pillows and tractor bikes, too.
Before we caught a ride back to the barn, we walked through the pumpkin patch and choose some large pumpkins to take home. You can also grab pumpkins from the bins by the barn if you don’t want to walk through the patch.
We did notice that a lot of people were taking family pictures together. There were lots of great photo-op places at the pumpkin patch, on an old farm truck, or on hay bales. So bring your camera!
Back at the Barn they have ice cream, donuts (they are famous for their pumpkin and apple cider donuts), and other goodies. Check their webpage for more details on hours and pricing. We really appreciated that everything was included in the admission. None of the activities cost extra! For other pumpkin patches that we enjoy, check our Fall Adventures List.