History of Fireworks

Back in the Early 60’s Ray Schnepf thought the town needed a firework show, so he flew his little twin engine over to New Mexico and bought up the best fireworks display he could pay for. And if you can believe it, he loaded him in his plane and few back to the farm. Knowing nothing about fireworks except playing with them, the folks came to Ray Schnepf Farms to Celebrate America. He continued celebrating the 4th and provided the residents of the small farming community of Queen Creek a 4th of July they could remember.

During the 90’s and first part of 2000, the Kiwanis’s Club of Queen Creek took over the responsibility of the 4th of July. The Schnepf’s just let them use their land at no charge, to bring the community together to Celebrate America on July 4th. After several years, the Kiwanis’s Club couldn’t continue on as the producers, so it was taken over by Christ the King Church in 2014 and the “Freedom Project” was created. It’s now returned to the 3rd & 4th generation of the Schnepf Family to provide a spectacular fireworks show for those of the Queen Creek and surrounding communities!



We will be hosting:

  • Food Trucks
  • Fireworks
  • Live Music
  • Foam Pit
  • Vendors
  • And More!


The event starts at 4pm. Purchase your arrival time slot online HERE

We will be hosting an array of local craft vendors and food trucks. Please support these small family businesses by considering to budget for some of their products. We do not allow any outside food or drink onsite.

Thank you!

Additional Costs – Info for 2021:

  • Vendor Marketplace – Shop local and take home something unique from one of our wide range of specialty vendors!
  • Food Trucks – Featuring Arizona’s top rated food trucks, these handpicked mom and pop food trucks serve up pizza, All-American BBQ, poutine, shaved ice, coney dogs, fry bread, cheesesteaks, and more!
  • Beer and Wine Garden – Refresh yourself with ice cold local brews and specialty wines while you experience the rural lifestyle provided by Schnepf Farms!
  • Foam Pit – Bring your swimsuits and cool off in the bubble pit! A must-do for children of all ages!

All American VIP Admission Ticket

Upgrade your 4th of July with access to our All-American VIP ticket. Hang out in the air conditioned Big Red Barn and enjoy a catered dinner, private beer and wine cash bar, exclusive entrance and parking lot, music, private A/C’d restrooms, caricature artist, and access to front row seating during the incredible 20-minute fireworks display!

(All-American VIP Ticket holders do not need to purchase a general admission parking pass. All guests 3 years old and older require a ticket.)

Private Parking & Restrooms

  • Private Parking entrance & exit off of Cloud Rd
  • Private Restrooms with air conditioning


  • Catered Dinner in our air conditioned 7,000 square-foot Big Red Barn
  • Private Wine and Beer Cash Bar with ice cold local brews and specialty wines


  • Caricature Artist
  • Music

Fireworks Show

  • Front Row Seating to the 20-minute fireworks spectacular at approximately 8:30pm (weather permitting)

All-American VIP Admission Tickets ON SALE NOW for $75.00 per person

(All-American VIP Ticket holders do not need to purchase a general admission parking pass. All guests 3 years old and older require a ticket.)
Tickets are for sale ONLINE ONLY! There will be NO tickets available for purchase at the gate!

FAQ – for 2021

NO. All tickets must be pre-purchased online via the links above. There will be absolutely NO tickets available for purchase at the gate!
The 20-minute firework spectacular will start at 8:30pm (weather permitting)
Small ice chest with water only! 10×10 pop up tents (lowered at 8pm), dogs on leashes (must be picked up after by the owner), USA flags, blankets, lawn games, lawn chairs, and decorations!

ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol,  Outside food and beverage,  weapons, illegal drugs, fireworks of any kind, air horns, drones or remote control vehicles, glow sticks, water guns, water balloons, laser pointers, grill tops, or enclosed tents.

This year’s general admission entrances AND exits will be located at our main entrance off of Rittenhouse Rd, as well as off of Riggs Rd. The All-American VIP entrance and exit is located of off of Cloud Rd.

We will have standard and ADA accessible Port-a-Johns located along the east and west sides of the event site.

Gates open for parking at approximately 4:00pm

We have included times to arrive on your tickets to reduce traffic and wait times for parking! You can arrive anytime during the time slot on your ticket.

Nope! Guests who purchase an All-American VIP Ticket do not need to purchase a general admission parking pass.

If you are an artisan/craft vendor, please complete the attached Artisan Vendor Application and email it to by June 20, 2021.



No, all purchases are final and no refunds will be granted.

Yes! However, it is a working farm and the terrain is not perfectly smooth so it may take a little extra effort to push wheelchairs around.

Schnepf Farms is a no-smoking facility, this includes no vaping or electronic cigarettes.

For any other questions, comments, or concerns regarding Hometown 4th at Schnepf Farms on July 4, 2021, please email us at! Can’t wait to see you out at the farm to celebrate!

Become a Sponsor! 

Put your brand in front of over 5,000 people at this year’s Hometown 4th at Schnepf Farms! Packages range from $500 – $7500 and offer perks such as logo inclusion on this webpage and all promotional collateral, sponsor shout-outs during the event, and complimentary booth spaces in our marketplace to showcase your product/services to the local community.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email us for more details at