I have been dreaming of hayrides, kettle corn, and exploring a pumpkin patch 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!
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 George Farms in Poteet! The picking experience and opportunity for the kids to see a working farm will be 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!
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.
Open through the month of October.
The pumpkin patch will be available for day care field trips, photo opportunities, and lots of fun.
TLF Pumpkin Patch | 1602 Thousand Oaks
Open in October, 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 three 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 are available.
University United Methodist Pumpkin Patch | 5083 DeZavala Rd. | (210) 696-1033
Open daily October 2–31, 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Windcrest UMC Pumpkin Patch | 8101 Midcrown | (210) 654-0404
Opening day to be announced on Facebook.
Good News Pumpkin Patch | 11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy.
Open October 3–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. | (210) 749-3582
Open daily soon, 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 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. | (210) 616-6585
Opens in October.
Admission is $8 for ages three 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.
OUT OF SAN ANTONIO
Barton Hill Farms | 1115 FM 969, Bastrop | (855) 969-1115
2022 opening date coming soon! Saturday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
General Admission is $21.95 reserved online, ages three 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.
Bracken United Methodist Pumpkin Patch | 20377 FM 2252
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. Join Bracken UMC on October 22 for Fall Fest and Patch or Treat!
Bulverde Pumpkin Patch | 28300 Highway 281 North
Open October 1–31, Monday–Thursday 3:00–7:00 p.m., Friday–Sunday 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
“Family Fun Fest will be October 15, 2022, and features vendors, crafts, games, fall photo opportunities, food, and pumpkins.”
Elgin CHRISTmas Tree Farm | 120 Natures Way, Elgin
Open the last two weekends in October (22–23, 29–30, 2022)
$8 per person; Admission includes all activities: CRAZY MAZE, Rubber Duck Races, Pumpkin Photo Ops, Animals to visit, Train Ride, Hayride, Playscape, and Picnic Areas (you are welcome to bring your own food)!!
Floating Pumpkin Patch | 601 S Bagdad Rd., Leander
Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
$8.00 admission includes a large pumpkin, or $5.00 admission includes a medium pumpkin. Mini pumpkins will be provided to kids under one year old while supplies last.
“Head over to Bledsoe Pool for this one-of-a-kind pumpkin patch!
Participants can either jump into the pool to choose a pumpkin or scoop it out with the provided nets. After that, enjoy making your pumpkin into a work of art with paints, sequins, glitter, and other fun embellishments! Pre-registration for this event is highly recommended.”
Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch at Love Creek Orchards| 13558 State Hwy. 16 North, Medina | (830) 589-2202
Opens in October!
Admission is $7 per person, children two and under are free. Active Military cost is $4.
Admission includes hayrides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting with the 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.
Harvest of Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm Pumpkin Patch | 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls | (830) 798-1462
Opens September 17.
“Join us for Hayrides, Pumpkins, Mazes, Scarecrow Stuffing, and much more!”
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 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.
Texas Pumpkin Fest | 8760 FM 2243, Leander
Open October 8–30, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays except Columbus day.
Free admission on Tuesdays. $5 admission on Wednesdays and Thursdays. $10 admission on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
“Patrons will have the opportunity to explore the property full of pumpkins and gourds, play a variety of games, get lost in a maze, climb on top of a massive 65-foot super slide and race to the bottom on a burlap bag, swirl around in a huge pumpkin spinner, smash pumpkins, take a ride in one of the kiddie trains, go wild on a huge double bounce slide, fill up with delicious festival foods, and participate in all sorts of games.” With 750,000 pumpkins and gourds, this is for sure a TEXAS-sized event! 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 weekends in October, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Columbus Day, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Admission is $18 for ages three and older at the gate and $14 online; Ages two and under are free.
Admission includes 49+ games and attractions and the brand new Market Square.
George Farm | 595 Mobile Home Alley, Poteet | (830) 500-0442
Open weekends, September 24–November 6, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Admission is $10 and includes a pumpkin, plus many activities. Ages two 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.
Braune Farms | 1300 Link Rd., Seguin | (830) 643-9974
Open weekends only in October, 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
Circle N Corn Maze | 558 County Rd 345, La Vernia | (210) 274-3816
Closed for 2022.
Graff 7A Ranch | 911 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Hondo | (830) 741-3968
Open September 17–November 19, 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.