Fall is here! Bring on the pumpkins! Wondering where to take the kids to a pick out the most awesome pumpkin and to snap some sweet fall family photos? Here’s our annual round-up of favorite pumpkin patches around Austin!
1. Barton Hill Farms
Every weekend from September 23 – November 5, 2017, 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 pillows and barrel train rides for the kids. Enjoy live music, farm animals, and of course, pumpkins, too. Concessions are also sold onsite.
2. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
The farm will be open everyday beginning on October 6, 2017 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 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with $7 admission for ages 2 & up.
The Pumpkin Festival will take place on Oct. 14, 15, 22 & 23 (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 & $9 for 13 & 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 to enjoy a wagon ride around the farm. There are also other activities like a pumpkin launcher, pumpkin maze, pumpkin slide, train ride, pumpkin golf, bounce house 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 23 – November 8, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sundays, 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 (and coupons!) 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 $5.
6. Robinson Family Farm
This family owned farm in Temple has a Pumpkin Patch that’s open on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. from September 23 – October 29, 2017. You’ll be able to pick pumpkins and enjoy activities such as a corn maze, hay rides, arts & crafts, animals to visit (such as baby goats). 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 Fall Family Fun Days each Saturday in October. 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 on Graff 7A Ranch in Hondo, Texas, but it is huge and worth noting. The season is open from September 16 – November 26, 2017. 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 which you can purchase online here, and this includes unlimited jumps on their bounce pillows, a cow train, a worm slide, a goat walk, campfires with s’mores, hayrides, and more.
9. Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch
Located in Bertram, TX the Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch is open from October 6 – 29, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free, but there are fees associated with activities such as hayrides, face painting, feeding animals, and plenty of fall fun.
10. Red Barn Garden Center
Their pumpkins are available starting in early October at this Austin location. Stay tuned to the Special Events page on their website for news to come about their annual Pumpkin Festival.
–> 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 2017!