It’s here! The best season of all: FALL! If the thought of apple cider, crunchy leaves, cooler weather (or at least *less hot* weather) and cozy flannel shirts isn’t enough to get you giddy for autumn, then scroll down for some of the best pumpkin patches in the state. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post is best enjoyed while sipping a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Barton Hill Farms – Bastrop, TX
It’s pumpkins galore at this farm every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 29 – Nov. 4. With fields of perfect pumpkins, you’ll find a carveable canvas in no time! Spend the rest of your afternoon getting lost in the giant corn maze, sipping cool lemonade over a game of cornhole or beating your friends at human Foosball! Get your tickets here.
Sweet Berry Farms – Marble Falls, TX
Oh my gourd! This berry-filled wonderland is transformed into the fall festival of your dreams Sept. 22 – Nov. 4. Peruse piles of pumpkins, create your own Scarecrow, and get a head start on your Jack-o-Lantern with a pumpkin-painting activity. And of course, don’t skip the epic Texas-sized-and-shaped maze! Find more information here.
Graff 7A Ranch – Hondo, TX
Near San Antonio, this farm is having one WILD fall festival every weekend from Sept. 22 – Nov. 25. Of course, there’s endless pumpkins, but this patch also has an Apple Cannon, a huge South Texas Maize, campfires and pig races! Buy tickets here.
Pictures by Dewberry Farm.
Dewberry Farm – Brookshire, TX
Join Dewberry Farm for their 17th Annual Fall Festival from Sept. 29 – Nov. 11. The first thing you’ve got to do is muster up all your Texas pride and stick it to Hurricane Harvey by wandering the 8-acre corn maze that’s “Houston Strong” themed this year! When you’ve completed it, hop on the Dewville Express or visit Pumpkin Hollar to see hundreds of glowing Jack-o-lanterns! Tickets here.
Blessington Farms – Simonton, TX
Every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 22 – Nov. 11, you can celebrate fall at this pumpkin patch that includes a variety of harvest-themed fun. Blessington Farm has a petting zoo with camels, hay rides, a fossil dig and an aviary where you can feed birds! Here’s where to buy your tickets!
Berryland Farms – Winnie, TX
Berryland Farms’ fall fun is back after being closed last year due to Hurricane Harvey, so give them a visit to welcome in the season. Opened weekends Sept. 29 thru the end of October, you’ll find an 85-ft. tall hill slide, a “Pumpkin Chunker” catapult, corn maze and of course, pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins! Find details here.
Pictures by Dallas Arboretum.
Autumn at the Arboretum – Dallas, TX
Okay, so this one is less of a pumpkin patch and more of a pumpkin masterpiece! And it’s gourd-geous! Each year, thousands of colorful gourds and flowers are arranged to form an enchanting scene. Last year’s was the “Wizard of Oz” complete with flying monkeys and a yellow “brick” road, and this year’s “Adventures in Neverland” is sure to be just as impressive! Catch the fun Sept. 22 – Nov. 21.
Storybook Ranch – McKinney, TX
Get ready for fall and take a trip back to the Old West at this ranch that’s raising money for the River Ranch Educational Charity. The pumpkin patch, which lasts from Sept. 24 – Nov. 1, features a hay maze, petting zoo and Wagon ride through an 1800’s Western Town. Find more information here.
Pictures by Floydada Chamber.
Floydada Punkin Days – Floydada, TX
Every fall calls for a visit to the “Pumpkin Capital” of Texas (and the United States!), so join them for the annual Punkin Days festival that’s happened each year on the second Saturday of October since 1987! On Oct. 13, you can partake in a plethora of pumpkin activities from playing a game of pumpkin bowling, partaking in a pumpkin pie eating contest or testing your skill in a pumpkin-carving competition! Find more information here.
At’l Do Farms – Lubbock, TX
Get ready for plenty of pumpkins in the Panhandle at At’l Do Farms’ annual Maze from Sept. 15 – Nov. 10. Find your way through the giant maze, which has a patriotic theme this year! Got young children? Don’t worry, lil’ trippers can have fun in a smaller fairytale-themed maze. Fire away on the corn cannons, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and get Jack-o-lantern inspiration at the glowing Pumpkin Hollow. Learn more here!