Fall is here! Bring on the pumpkins!
Check out our picks for the Top 10 Pumpkin Patches Around Austin.
1. Barton Hill Farms
Every weekend from September 24 – November 13, 2016, this farm in Bastrop will hold a Fall Festival & Corn Maze where the kids can get lost in a 5-acre corn maze, play in a frontier fort or climb on the giant shipwrecked sandbox. They also have a giant jumping pillow and a barrel train for the kids to ride. Enjoy live music, farm animals, and of course, pumpkins, too. Concessions are also sold onsite.
Hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 8 pm. and Sundays, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Also open on Columbus Day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
2. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
The farm will be open everyday beginning on October 4, 2016 for October Fall Fun. For $7 (for ages 2 & up), you get access to a hayride, animals to visit, mazes, mini pumpkin decorating, playgrounds, picnic areas, pumpkin photo ops and hay jumps.
The Open House will take place on Monday, October 10 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with $7 admission for ages 2 & up.
The Pumpkin Festival will take place on the 2nd & 3rd weekends in October (on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12 – 5 p.m.). The admission price for the Pumpkin Festival is $7 for kids ages 2 – 12 and $9 for 13 and up. Parents can enjoy the live music while the kids stay busy decorating pumpkins, competing in the rubber duck races and playing on the playground.
3. Evergreen Farms
In the month of October, every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m., Evergreen Farms in Elgin will be open for the Pumpkin Hunt where admission is FREE. You’ll get a wagon ride around the farm, access to a toddler play area, pumpkin recipes, pumpkin decorating (with purchase of pumpkin), a bean bag toss and a petting zoo. There are also other activities like a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin launcher, pumpkin maze, pumpkin slide, train ride, pumpkin golf and more for $2.50 per ticket. For $5 you can ride an authentic pumper fire truck around the farm.
4. Sweet Berry Farm
This Marble Falls farm offers the Fall Fun Harvest, open from September 24 – November 6, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., except for Sundays when the hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and take note that they are CLOSED EVERY WEDNESDAY. There is no admission cost. You can simply just pay for the activities you want to do or the pumpkins you choose. Activities include hayrides, a train, a maze, sand art, horse rides, stuff a scarecrow, face painting, giant jumping pillows and homemade ice cream made with the goods from the farm. Prices for activities range from $2.50 – $5. More info on pricing here.
5. The Jersey Barnyard
This Pumpkin Patch in LaGrange is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m. From the last weekend in September through October, they will have pumpkins, squash, gourds, decorative corn and corn stalks. Free pumpkin painting is available with the purchase of a pumpkin. Families can also take a tour of the farm which includes feeding animals, milking a cow and a hay ride. You can also take a self-guided tour for $3.
6. Robinson Family Farm
This family owned farm in Temple has a Pumpkin Patch with activities and special events such as a corn maze, hay rides, arts & crafts, animals to visit (such as baby goats). And you can be sure to pick out just the right pumpkin for your family. Open through October 30 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. No admission or parking fee, but activities require the purchase of either tickets or a wristband. Wristbands are $10 per person and allow unlimited turns at all activities and one turn at pumpkin sand art. For families that would like to try just a few activities, you can purchase individual tickets for one dollar a piece.
7. Crowe’s Nest Farm
This farm, located in Manor, offers four Fall Family Fun Days this year: October 8, 15, 22, & 29! In addition to pumpkins, there will be lots of local vendors selling everything from fresh organic produce, eggs, honey, jam, and bread, to a variety of hand-made crafts, plus lots of special events, like raptor shows, snake lessons, a corn and potato cannon booth, and much more. Admission to the farm is $9 per adult, $7 for kids ages 3-12, $3 for 2-year-olds, and free for children under 2.
8. South Texas MaiZE
This pumpkin patch and corn maze is a couple of hours away in Hondo, Texas, but it is huge and worth noting. The season is open through November 15, 2016. South Texas Maize is open for Fall Fun on Friday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 5 p.m.. Admission is $15 and includes unlimited jumps on their bounce pillows, a cow train, a worm slide, a goat walk, campfires with s’mores, hayrides, and more.
9. Red Barn Garden Center
Their pumpkins are available starting October 1 at this Austin location. Their annual Pumpkin Festival is a free event that will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
10. Cross Plants and Produce
You can look for pumpkins in this Kyle location starting on October 1. The Pumpkin Patch will be open on weekdays (except Mondays) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Kids can also enjoy visiting animals, painting pumpkins and having fun in their play area. You can also register for Storytime & Paint-a-Pumpkin on Thursdays at 11 a.m. The cost is $7 per child. Click here for more info.
–> Looking for more great Pumpkin Patches? Lots of local churches offer a wonderful selection of pumpkins. Click here for an even bigger Roundup of Pumpkin Patches in Austin in 2016!