Getting a reprieve from the humid summer temperatures last week really helped kick off Autumn in South Texas right and get me in the mood for all things FALL! Hayrides, kettle corn, and exploring a pumpkin patch!
Plenty of local pumpkin patches are easily accessible, and many are free. But if you ask me, pumpkin patch season is a great reason to get out and explore new places. Take a drive and see a different part of Texas!
For those wanting to pick your own pumpkin from a live pumpkin vine, you’ll need to take a drive (unless you have your own garden!) out to Braune Farms in Seguin. The picking experience and opportunity for the kids to see a working farm was worth the drive.
Take some pictures while you’re out among the pumpkins and gourds and share them in our Alamo City Moms Community + Conversation Facebook group! Happy pumpkin season!
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Tower of the Americas
739 E. Cesar Chavez | (210) 223-3101
Open daily from October 16–November 15, 10:00 A.M.–11:00 P.M.
Grab the perfect pumpkin to purchase and get those social-worthy pictures with all the fun and festive holiday displays. Dates and times are subject to change; check the Facebook event for any updates. Parking rates apply.
Bracken United Methodist Pumpkin Patch
20377 FM 2252 | (830) 606-6717
Open from October 1–October 31, Monday–Friday, 4:00–7:00 P.M. and Saturday–Sunday, 9:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
Thousands of pumpkins, all sizes, adorn the campus. Free train and hayrides are open on the weekends. Check website for full schedule of special events in the patch.
Bulverde United Methodist Church
28300 Highway 281 North | (830) 980-7745
Opens on Sunday, October 10.
Keep an eye on their Facebook for a full list of patch activities and special events.
Northwest Hills United Methodist Pumpkin Patch
7575 Tezel Rd. | (210) 681-3751
Open October 9–31, 12:00–8:00 P.M.
Movie night in the patch on Friday, October 15.
Oxford United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
9739 Huebner Rd. | (210) 696-0192
Open October 1–31, 12:00 –8:00 P.M. daily
Hay maze and hayrides as weather, equipment, and personnel permit. Patch is also available for field trips. Oxford UMC requests all guests please wear a mask or face covering and will be offering hand sanitizing stations throughout the area.
TLF Pumpkin Patch
1602 Thousand Oaks | (210) 494-1606
Open October 9–31, Monday–Friday, 8:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M., Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M. Weekend Children’s Play Event wristband for children 3 and older $5 and train rides $1.
Located on the grounds of St. Mark the Evangelist Church, and open during the week for pumpkin purchases. On the weekends there will be Children’s Play Events including games, face painting, a zip line, and barrel train rides. Birthday party and preschool field trip packages available.
University United Methodist Student Ministry Pumpkin Patch
5083 DeZavala Rd. | (210) 696-1033
Open October 11–31 daily, 10:00 A.M.- 8:00 P.M.
Windcrest UMC Pumpkin Patch
8101 Midcrown | (210) 654-0404
Opening day to be announced on Facebook.
Free admission. From Windcrest UMC, “Due to Covid19, please bring a mask with you to wear when you cannot maintain social distancing and when you interact with our volunteers. Wagons will not be available this year but you may bring your own.”
Good News Pumpkin Patch
11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy. | (210) 549-7133
Open October 9–October 31.
A variety of pumpkins for purchase, as well as movies on Saturday nights and a Patch Market Day on October 16 from 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Murphy’s Christmas Tree Lot and Pumpkin Patch
2351 Goliad Rd. | (210) 749-3582
Open daily, 8:00 A.M.–10:00 P.M.
Free admission and parking.
Get your fall decor started with pumpkins in a variety of shapes and sizes available for $3 and up and hay bales for sale, too. They have spaces for photos and games for the kids to play. Discounts available for military, first responders, and seniors.
Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch
12355 Military Dr. | (210) 616-6585
Open September 28–October 31, Saturdays 9:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M., Sundays 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M., Wednesdays 9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M., and Fridays 4:00–7:00 P.M.
Admission is $8 for ages 3 and older; $6 for military and first responders. Special pricing for Daytime and Haunted Hikes.
Admission includes access to hayrides, hay maze, petting zoo, and play areas. Pony rides, potato launching, and face painting for an additional fee. Daytime and Haunted Hikes are on the calendar for Fridays and Saturdays in October. From Owl Creek, “Masks are required if you are in line and can’t social distance. We are disinfecting play equipment, saddles, and tables every hour. Plenty of sanitizer and soap available.”
Gruene United Methodist Church
2629 E. Common St., New Braunfels | (830) 625-7200
Open September 19–October 31.
Hayrides available on Saturdays from 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Harvest of Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm Pumpkin Patch
1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls | (830) 798-1462
Open September 4–November 7, Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Saturday, 8:30 A.M.–5:30 P.M., and Sunday, 11:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. Closed Wednesdays.
Free admission. Pay per activity, $2.75–$17.99 each.
Plenty of activities, including hayrides, mazes, stuff your own scarecrow, pick your own flowers, make your own sand art, and horse rides. Check out their website for the schedule of events.
Barton Hill Farms
1115 FM 969, Bastrop | (855) 969-1115
Open September 25–November 7, Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
General Admission is $21.95 reserved online, all ages 3 years and older need a ticket to enter.
Barton Hill Farms is a scenic Texas farmstead on the banks of the Colorado River near Bastrop, just 25 minutes from Austin. Get lost in a five-acre corn maze, pick your favorite pumpkin, feed the farm animals, and enjoy more than 30 exciting family activities while you listen to live Texas country and bluegrass music! Pumpkins and face painting are not included with admission. No pets allowed.
1300 Link Rd., Seguin | (830) 643-9974
Open weekends only October 9–November 15, 12:00–4:00 P.M.
With a name you may recognize from the Pearl Farmers Market, Braune Farms offers an immersive experience from the entry with hayrides to and from the parking lot. Pumpkins are harvested from the vine for purchase and pricing is based on weight.
Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch at Love Creek Orchards
13558 State Hwy. 16 North, Medina | (830) 589-2202
Open October 5–29, Saturdays, Sundays, & Mondays, 10:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Admission is $7 per person, children 2 and under are free. Active Military cost is $4.
Admission includes hayrides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting with purchase of a pumpkin, train rides, apple orchard tours, and more! You can also enjoy fresh-picked apples, an old-fashioned apple cider press, and homemade apple treats.
Helotes Hills United Methodist Church
13222 Bandera Road, Helotes | (210) 695-3761
Open October 3–31, Sunday–Friday, 12:00–8:00 P.M. and Saturday, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.
Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch
805 Phil’s Road, Pipe Creek | (210) 494-1606
Open weekends in October, 11:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M.
Admission is $6.00 per person with ages 2 and under free.
A short drive into the Hill Country, this patch and Christmas Tree Farm includes hayrides, haystack, hop ball, scarecrow dressing, visiting farm animals, large sandbox, rubber duck races, and pumpkin painting with purchase—all while strolling through 6,000 Christmas trees.
12852 Hwy. 290 East, Fredericksburg | (830) 644-2404
Opening day to be announced.
In addition to pumpkins, this family farm raises peaches, plums, and blackberries throughout the year. Consider making a day trip to Fredericksburg with your family and check out our tips here.
Devine Acres Farm
944 FM 2200 West, Devine | (830) 665-9730
Open weekends in October, 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. and Monday, October 11, 10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M.
Admission is $16 for ages 3 and older at the gate and $12 online; Ages 2 and under are free.
Admission includes 49+ games and attractions and the brand new Market Square.
595 Mobile Home Alley, Poteet | (830) 500-0442
Open weekends, October 9–October 31, 10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. and Columbus Day, Monday, October 11, 10:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
Admission is $10 and includes a pumpkin, plus many activities. Ages 2 and under are free.
Pumpkin picking straight off the vine in the heart of South Texas. Enjoy a game of horseshoes, take on the obstacle course, or get ready to be pelted with Jelly Ball. Don’t forget to check out the general store with canned goods from their harvest and lots of fall treats.
Circle N Corn Maze
558 County Rd 345, La Vernia | (210) 274-3816
Open October 8–October 31, Fridays, 6:00–11:00 P.M., Saturdays 12:00–10:00 P.M., Sundays 12:00–5:00 P.M.
General Admission is $10; Ages 2 and under are free.
Hosting a variety of family-friendly activities like a corn pit, tire climb, petting zoo, and sensory station, this pumpkin patch and corn maze is fun for the whole family. Special events during the opening weekend.
Graff 7A Ranch
911 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Hondo | (830) 741-3968
Open through November 21, Fridays, 6:00–9:00 P.M., Saturdays, 10:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M. (Fridays/Saturdays grounds close at 10:00 P.M.) and Sundays, Noon–5:00 P.M. (Grounds close at 6:00 P.M.)
Admission is $18.50 for adults (ages 3–64); $14 for seniors (65+); children 2 and under are free. Friday Night at the gate, only $10!
Maize grounds admission is required to access the pumpkin patch. Most activities and attractions are included with admission. Pumpkins are purchased separately.