Bring on the fall family fun! We’re ready for farm visits and pumpkins! Wondering where to take the kids to 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.
Before you head out, do check the health & safety policies of each venue so you know what to expect. Of course, take along your mask and be safe!
1. Barton Hill Farms
The annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in Bastrop will be open Saturdays and Sundays through November 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Every weekend, you and the kids can get lost in a corn maze, pick flowers, play on giant jumping pillows, enjoy barrel train, games, live music, farm animals, concessions, a beer garden, and of course, pumpkins, too. Kids ages 0-2 are free with adults. Read more about our experience at Barton Hill Farm & enter to win a 4-pack of tickets!
Barton Hill Farms offers so much more than just pumpkins!
2. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
The farm will be open every day from October 2 – 31 for Fall Fun. For $10/person you get access to a hayride, train ride, animals to visit, mazes, playgrounds, picnic areas, duck races, and pumpkin photo ops. You can visit the farm Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon – 5:30 p.m. Enjoy tasty food concessions, go on hayrides, play amongst the pumpkins, and more during these special weekends with a festival atmosphere.
Fun with family & friends!
3. Evergreen Farms
Evergreen Farms in Elgin will be open for the Pumpkin Hunt from October 3 – November 1 on Monday – Friday from noon – 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Customize your own experience on the farm where you can choose which activities to purchase for $3 tickets for each activity — pumpkin hunt, pumpkin
4. Sweet Berry Farm
This Marble Falls farm offers the Harvest of Fall Fun, open from September 18 – November 7 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Do take note that they are closed every Wednesday. Admission and parking are free! 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 most activities range from $2.50 – $5.
5. The Jersey Barnyard
This Pumpkin Patch in LaGrange is open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 6 p.m from the last week of September through October. Every Saturday in October you can enjoy free pumpkin painting from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a pumpkin purchase. Here, you’ll find pumpkins, squash, gourds, decorative corn, and corn stalks. Families can also take a tour of the farm which includes feeding animals, milking a cow, and a hayride. Click here for hours and fees for the farm tours.
You’ll love feeding the cows at the Jersey Barnyard.
6. Robinson Family Farm
This family-owned farm in Temple features Fall Days on the Farm and a pumpkin patch open on Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. from September 18 – October 31. You’ll be able to pick pumpkins and enjoy activities such as a corn maze, hayrides, arts & crafts, animals to visit (such as baby goats). General admission passes include 20+ activities and attractions.
7. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
Meet all of your family's fall needs in one visit to the farm’s Fall Festival kicking off on September 18 and running through November 21. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, your family can play amongst 40 varieties of pumpkins, food trucks, live music, and over 30 different activities like pony rides, petting zoo, hay maze, jump pads, treasure mountain, apple slingshots, pipe races, and so much more! General admission tickets include activities. (free for children under 2).
8. Texas Humane Heroes
Texas Pumpkin Fest will be opening its annual Pumpkin Patch in Leander from September 24 – November 7. There, you and your family can explore a five-acre pumpkin and gourd patch as well as magical photo ops, kiddie barrel rides, arts & crafts, face painting, maze, corn hole, giant connect 4, country bowling, ring toss, treat giveaways, live music, seasonal vendors, food trucks, and more! The hours are from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. Admission is free on Mondays, $5 Tuesday – Thursday, and $10 Friday – Sunday.
9. Crowe’s Nest Farm
This farm, located in Manor, offers Fall Family Fun Days on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of October from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. In addition to pumpkins, you can look forward to farm animals, hayrides, cow-milking demos, special animal shows, homemade goodies, music, food, and more! Admission to the farm is $12 per adult, $10 for kids ages 3-12, and free for children under 2. They also offer $40 family admission for 4 people.
Fun in the pumpkin patch at Crowe’s Nest Farm.
10. Graff 7A Ranch — South Texas MaiZE
Last but not least, 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 18 – November 21. 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 12 – 5 p.m. Enjoy their bounce pillows, a cow train, a worm slide, a goat walk, campfires with s’mores, hayrides, and more. There are several pricing options online.
Photo from the Graff 7A Ranch Facebook page
Of course, there are many more! Many local churches offer amazing pumpkin patches, too. We’ll keep adding to our big list of pumpkin fun throughout the season. If you have a pumpkin patch you’d like to suggest for our list, please email [email protected] Happy pumpkin picking!
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