Halloween is on it’s way and Thanksgiving’s not too far behind. If you don’t already have a porch decked out in Jack-o-Lanterns and a fridge full of Pumpkin Pie — don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of awesome Pumpkin Patches across the state that are have a plethora of pumpkins for your perusing!
The Great Pumpkin Patch – Bastrop
When: Weekends through Nov. 13
Where: Barton Hill Farms
What: At this scenic farm, you’ll find a variety of pumpkins, both big and small in the Great Pumpkin Patch! You can also wander through the Lonesome Dove Maze and the Spooky the Pumpkin Kiddy Maze. You can even say “hello” to the farm’s furry friends at the new Barnyard, which contains Sheep, Pigs and Goats! Other activities include riding the grain train, competing in a ring toss or bouncing around the huge jumping pillow! Find more information here.
Autumn at the Arboretum – Dallas
When: Daily through Nov. 23
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
What: Visit the Dallas Arboretum to see a magical wonderland of over 90,000 pumpkins at the one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove. The village showcases pumpkin artworks like Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage and the state of Texas made completely out of pumpkins, as well as a garden of fall flowers. You can also find your way through the Haybale Maze and the Great Pumpkin Search Scavenger Hunt. Click here for more info.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch – Medina
When: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays in October
Where: Love Creek Orchards
What: APPLES AND PUMPKINS? Sounds perfect! At Love Creek Orchard’s Pumpkin Patch, you can pick fresh apples, choose the perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin and buy a bale of hay! You can even play with cute animals at the petting zoo, enjoy unlimited hayrides, and take a tour of the apple orchard and cider mill! Find more information at their website.
Fall CountryFest – Devine
When: Weekends through October
Where: Devine Acres Farm
What: While this patch has an epic selection of pumpkins in every size to choose from, it’s also got everything you need to celebrate fall. You can dress up a Scare crow, cruise on a Farm Hayride, get lost in a Pumpkin Vine Maze or cozy up to a campfire. And if horsin’ around with goats, chickens and pigs are more your style — they’ve got a barnyard where you can feed the farm animals. You can even check out their famous Christmas Tree farm…just for an early peek of course! This pumpkin patch will help you spend a day with your family having farm fun! Find information here.
The Maize – Lubbock
When: Daily (closed Mondays) through Nov. 12
Where: At’l Do Farms
What: At this patch, you can pick your pumpkin and your Maze! Adults will enjoy the Giant Maze and kiddos will love the special maze through the corn fields that tells the story of “Young Quanah and the Rabbit.” After you’ve wandered through the Mazes, you can hop onto a hayride and ride out to the patch where you can pick your perfect pumpkin, or shoot corn out of the corn cannon. After dark, there will be a Pumpkin Hollow, showcasing over 150 jack-o-lanterns glowing with designs of Disney, Star Wars, Peanuts characters and so much more. Learn more about the patch here.
Pumpkin Days – Cleburne
When: Weekends in October
Where: Mainstay Farm
What: Head to the Mainstay Farm for all kinds of pumpkin fun. You can browse through their pumpkin and gourd selection in the Pumpkin Tent, crawl all over Hay in the Hay & Play Barn, catch a ride on the hayless tractor hayride and fly through the fall breeze on the Flying Fox Zipline. At the end of the season, join the farm for an extreme day of Pumpkin Smashing. The farm takes a few leftover pumpkins and sends them barreling through the air from a 40 ft. tower into a wall on the ground…causing the most epic CRASH! Find more information here.
Dewberry Farm – Brookshire
When: Weekends through Nov. 13
Where: Dewberry Farm
What: There’s no shortage of Fall Festivities at this Pumpkin Patch! You can get yourself lost in the 8 acre Corn Maze, peruse acres of pumpkins or walk through the Punkin Hollar (which showcases over 500 lit pumpkin designs!) Kids will love the Little Farmersville playground and SpringTown where they can ride a pony and watch Pig Races. If you’ve had enough Fall fun, then hop on the DewVille Express Railroad and take a look at the trees growing in Christmas Tree Forest. Learn about these activities and more at Dewberry Farm’s website.
Sweet Berry Farm Pumpkin Patch – Marble Falls
When: Daily (closed Wednesdays) through Nov. 6
Where: Sweet Berry Farm
What: Celebrate Harvest Season at the Sweet Berry Farm with all sorts of activities. You can stuff your own Scarecrow, hop on the Scarecrow Island Hayride or munch on grilled corn. Test your Texas knowledge at the famous 4-acre Texas-shaped Hayfield Maze where you must try to find all 12 of the cities that correspond to the questions on your game card! There’s also a Candy Corn Hay Maze for the kids to race through. And, of course, you can pick from various pumpkins, gourds and fall items at the Pumpkin Patch. Find more info here.