Pumpkins, Pumpkins & More Pumpkins!
Fall time brings cooler temperatures and pumpkins on display all over town, beautifying homes, porches, and storefronts in shades of orange and gold. Before you pick out the perfect pumpkin to turn into a Halloween jack-o-lantern or delicious pie, head to one of the many different Austin pumpkin patches offered around town for a fun autumn outing and family-friendly experience! Note: Make sure to check out the individual locations COVID-19 restrictions.
Barton Hill Farms Pumpkin Patch – 1115 FM 969, Bastrop
Barton Hills Farms is the perfect place to enjoy an autumn day! Get your fall family photos under the cottonwood trees or take a stroll through rows of beautiful pumpkins ready to be picked. Check out their 3.5 acre Scooby-Doo corn maze then take a break and relax on a swing beneath a shady tree by the Colorado River.
Buda United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch – 767 Main St., Buda
Admission to this pumpkin patch is free, welcoming all to come by and visit, including furry, four legged friends. The decorated patch serves as a great backdrop for family photos.
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch – 120 Natures Way, Elgin
Don’t be confused by this farm’s name; it does have a pumpkin patch! During the month of October, they host man “Fall Fun” days as well as a Pumpkin Festival that is full of hayrides, pumpkin decorating, animals, and photo ops. Aside from activities, delicious food can also be enjoyed, including Texas BBQ and baked goods.
Evergreen Farms Christmas Tree Pumpkin Patch – 242 Monkey Rd., Elgin
Evergreen Farms is a family-friendly event where children of all ages can enjoy fall activities! Take a wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields where you will hung for mini pumpkins that are hidden in the trees. After the Hunt, enjoy pumpkin decorating on the pavilion along with great concessions and other activities and games!
Leander United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch – 107 SW Dr., Leander
Full of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, Leander United Methodist Church’s pumpkin patch has the opportunity for plenty of photo ops as well as scavenger hunts, stickers, and activities for the whole family! Hear stories told by a professional storyteller while sitting around a campfire while you make your own s’more! The stories will be fun for children, teenagers, and adults alike. Be sure to get there before dusk!
Manchaca United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch – 1011 FM 1626, Manchaca
Fall is an exciting time of year at Machaca United Methodist Church in South Austin. Their annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat is back and better than ever! Come stroll through their pumpkin patch, decorate cookies, and take advantage of their many photo opportunities. Enjoy a Movie in the Patch with the family on October 18th, showing It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
South Texas Maize Pumpkin Patch – 911 US-90, Hondo
A family adventure with food and fun for all, in Hondo, Texas! Spend a scenic, fall day at the farm at South Texas Maize Pumpkin Patch. There are so many activities to participate in including finding your way through a 7-acre maze, going on a hayride, sliding down a MatterCorn slide mountain, riding a twin cow train, unlimited jumping on a two Corn Pop-Poppers, and so much more!
Sweet Berry Farms Pumpkin Patch – 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls
One of the Hill Country’s favorite farms is back with their annual Harvest of Fall Fun! Come out with family and friends and enjoy hayrides, mazes for all ages, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, horse rides, flower picking, sand art, a barrel train, and berry bounce! There is no entry or parking fee! All you need to do is pay for your pumpkins and any activities that you want to do.
Texas Pumpkin Fest – 10930 E. Crystal Falls Pkwy, Leander
Pumpkins, gourds, pony rides, and more! This Leander, Texas festival attracts visitors near and far every fall. Dress up the kiddos for a photo op on the hay pyramid. Get creative and join in on pumpkin painting while you enjoy one of their many food vendors.
The Jersey Barnyard – 3117 TX-159, LaGrange
The Jersey Barnyard is back again for its annual pumpkin patch. Make new family memories full of fun farm experiences. Enjoy a farm tour on the tractor and give your pumpkin a smile at the pumpkin painting station. The Jersey Barnyard also has a variety of fall décor to take home including Jack o’ lanterns, specialty pumpkins, squash, gourds, decorative corn, corn stalks, ceramic pumpkins, mums, and fall bedding plants.
The Robinson Family Patch – 3780 White Owl Ln, Temple
Come and spend the day at the Robinson Family Farm with your family and friends! There is never a dull moment at the Robinson Farm. With over 20+ attractions, you will find yourself enjoying the fall farm life for hours. Search through their corn maze, take a hayride, and pick out that perfect fall pumpkin for your and your family.
Austin Local, October 2, 2020