I have been dreaming of hayrides, kettle corn, and exploring pumpkin patches to keep my mind off the heat and humidity.
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!
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!
Northwest Hills United Methodist Pumpkin Patch | 7575 Tezel Rd.
Open October 8–31 with a Fall Festival on October 28
Oxford United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch | 9739 Huebner Rd.
Opening date coming soon!
TLF Pumpkin Patch | 1602 Thousand Oaks
Opens October 3, 2023, weekends 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
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 are available.
University United Methodist Pumpkin Patch | 5083 DeZavala Rd.
Opening in October 2023
Windcrest UMC Pumpkin Patch | 8101 Midcrown | (210) 654-0404
Opens October 2, 9:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Movie in the Patch (10/6), Fall Bazaar (10/14), Dance Party in the Patch (10/20), and Truck or Treat (10/28).
Good News Pumpkin Patch | 11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy.
Open October 1–October 31
A variety of pumpkins for purchase, as well as movies on Saturday nights and Patch Market Days.
Murphy’s Christmas Tree Lot and Pumpkin Patch | 2351 Goliad Rd.
Opens October 1
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 will be 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.
Opens in October.
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.
OUT OF SAN ANTONIO
Bracken United Methodist Pumpkin Patch | 20377 FM 2252
Opens soon (first load of pumpkins arrive September 28, 2023)!
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 Pumpkin Patch | 28300 Highway 281 North
Opens September 30, 2023. Monday-Thursday 3:00-7:00 p.m., Friday- Sunday 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting.
Admission: $15 per vehicle
Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm | 120 Natures Way, Elgin
Open Saturdays and Sundays starting October 7
$10 per person(2 years and older); Admission includes access to photo areas, Playground, Ball Toss, & Hay Mountain!
Harvest of Fall Fun | 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls
Opens September 23
“Join us for Hayrides, Pumpkins, Mazes, Scarecrow Stuffing, and much more!”
Helotes Hills United Methodist Church | 13222 Bandera Road, Helotes
Open October 1–31(or until sell out), 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
Open weekends in October starting on the October 1, 11:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Admission is $6.00 per person with ages two and under free.
A short drive into the Hill Country, this patch and Christmas Tree Farm includes hayrides, haystack, hop ball, scarecrow dressing, farm animals, a large sandbox, rubber duck races, and pumpkin painting with purchase—all while strolling through 6,000 Christmas trees.
Sundrop Fall Festival | 953 Hueco Springs Loop Rd, New Braunfels, 78132
Open Friday- Sunday starting Saturday, September 23.
Newest patch to the scene, featuring Pumpkin King’s Trail, Hugo’s Hay Playground, a maze, and petting zoo.
Texas Pumpkin Fest | 8760 FM 2243, Leander
Open September 30- October 29, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Thursdays- Sundays only. Check their social media for specials and discounts: https://www.facebook.com/TexasPumpkinFest
Vogel Orchard | 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 Saturdays and Sundays September 20- October 29, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and Columbus Day, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Tickets on sale now! Admission includes 49+ games and attractions and the brand new Market Square.
Rockberry Ranch | 995 W. Gates Valley Road, Poteet
Open Saturdays and Sundays September 30- November 12; Monday, October 9, and Friday, October 27. Tickets on sale now!
La Familia Ranch | 7225 W FM 476, Poteet
First Day: September 30th; Opens every Saturday & Sunday in October( excluding the 28th) with the last day: October 31st. 10am-7pm
Pumpkin fun and pick your own watermelon!
Braune Farms | 1300 Link Rd., Seguin | (830) 643-9974
Open weekends only in October 14- 29, 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. Field trips are welcome by appointment.
Circle N Corn Maze | 558 County Rd 345, La Vernia
October 7-29, 2023
Tickets: $12 for ages 3 years and up!
Graff 7A Ranch | 911 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Hondo
Open September 16–November 12, Thursday–Sunday.
Admission is CASHLESS, and tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Maize grounds admission is required to access the pumpkin patch. Most activities and attractions are included with admission. Pumpkins are purchased separately.