Road Trip? Pumpkin Patches Abound in San Antonio and Around

2019 pumpkin patches in san antonio

Somehow we’re still hitting 100°F this late in September, but seasonal changes are nearly upon us and, so far, climate conditions have not ruined this year’s pumpkin crops.

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!). My family and I have been to two so far: Braune Farms in Seguin, and Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg. 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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DOWNTOWN

Tower of the Americas
739 E. Cesar Chavez | (210) 223-3101
Open daily from October 11–November 8, 7:00–11:00 P.M.
Free admission.
Takes place at the base of the Tower; available everyday. 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 without prior notice. Parking rates apply.

SOUTH

Good News Pumpkin Patch
11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy. | (210) 549-7133
Open September 29–October 31; Monday–Friday, 1:00–9:00 P.M.; Saturday, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.; and Sunday, 12:00–8:00 P.M.
Free admission.
A variety of pumpkins for purchase as well as hayrides, moon bounces, mazes, and laser tag for the kids on Sunday afternoons, movies on Saturday nights, and other special events.

WEST

Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch
12355 Military Dr. | (210) 616-6585
Opens September 28; Saturday, 9:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.; Sunday, 11:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.; Wednesday, 9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.; Friday, 4:00–7:00 P.M.
Admission is $8 for ages 3 and older; $6 for military.
Admission includes access to pony rides, hay rides, hay maze, petting zoo, and play areas.

The Pumpkin Patch San Antonio
8756 State Hwy. 151 | (210) 627-4533
Open September 30–October 29; Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00–6:00 P.M.
Admission is $15 for ages 2 and up. Includes unlimited activities, live music, photo-ops, and entertainment. Pumpkins, face painting, and food/beverage not included with admission.

NORTH

Bracken United Methodist Pumpkin Patch
20377 FM 2252 | (830) 606-6717
Open from September 25–October 31, 9:00 A.M.–sunset daily
Free admission.
Thousands of pumpkins, all sizes, adorn the campus. Free train and hay rides 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
Open September 29–October 31, 8:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
Free admission.
Check the website for full list of patch activities and special events.

Northwest Hills United Methodist Pumpkin Patch
7575 Tezel Rd. | (210) 681-3751
Open October 5–31, 9:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M.
Free admission.
Movie nights in the patch on Friday, October 18. Music/story times available for groups during morning hours, Tuesday-Friday.

Oxford United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
9739 Huebner Rd. | (210) 696-0192
Open October 1–31; 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M. every day
Free admission.
Free hay rides as weather, equipment, and personnel permit. Patch is also available for field trips.

TLF Pumpkin Patch
1602 Thousand Oaks | (210) 494-1606
Open October 7–31; hours TBA
Located on the grounds of St. Mark the Evangelist Church. There will be games, face paint, zip line, a barrel train, and all-around family fun for everyone. Friday, October 11 is Family Night in the Patch with Magik Theatre’s performance of Jack and the Beanstalk ($5 per person, children 2 and under free).

University United Methodist Student Ministry Pumpkin Patch
5083 DeZavala Rd. | (210) 696-1033
Dates and hours TBD
Free admission.

Windcrest UMC Pumpkin Patch
8101 Midcrown | (210) 654-0404
Open September 23–October 31; open daily, 10:00 A.M–8:00 P.M.
Free admission.

NORTH

Harvest of Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm Pumpkin Patch
1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls | (830) 798-1462
Open September 21–November 10; 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, face painting, horse rides (weekends only), and more! They’ve even got some coupons on their website.

NORTHEAST

Barton Hill Farms
1115 FM 969, Bastrop | (855) 969-1115
Open September 28–November 3; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.; and Sundays, 10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Admission is $14 at the gate, $13 if purchased online (tickets required for ages 3+).
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 not included with admission. No pets allowed.

Braune Farms Fresh Produce Pumpkin Patch
1300 Link Rd, Seguin | (830) 643-9974
Open October 12 & 13, 19 & 20 and 26 & 27; 12:00–4:00 P.M.
Free admission.
Families are able to walk through a live pumpkin patch and pick their own pumpkin. Activities available include: hayride, corn pit, baby barnyard, tube slide, face painting, games, and more. Other farm fresh vegetables and homemade items available for purchase.

Cross Plants Produce Pumpkin Patch
705 N Old Highway 81, Kyle | (512) 262-7513
Open September 28 until soldout; Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Admission is $2 (free admission for infants who cannot yet walk)
Paint a pumpkin for $5, climb the hay pyramid, play house, have a picnic, with plenty of room to run and play. Say hi to the mini horse and mini donkey, Shorty and Spot. Ride the Spooky Express kiddie train for $1 per ride on the weekends.

NORTHWEST

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 just $6 per person (2 and up), children under 2 are free.
Admission includes hayrides, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting (you buy the pumpkin, painting is free), train rides, apple orchard tours, and more! You can also enjoy fresh picked apples, and old fashioned apple cider press, and homemade apple treats.

Helotes Hills United Methodist Church
13222 Bandera Rd., Helotes | (210) 695-3761
Open October 1–31; Sunday–Friday, 12:00–8:00 P.M.; and Saturday, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.
Free admission.
Pumpkin prices start as low as 50¢. Each weekend will have a special family event. Check Facebook page for details.

Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch at Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm
Texas Hwy. 16 & Phil’s Rd., Pipe Creek | (210) 426-6191
Open October 5–27; Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M.
Admission is $6 per person; children 2 and under are free.
Admission fee includes taking a hayride, visiting farm animals, pumpkin painting (with purchase of a pumpkin), rubber duck racing, and strolling through 6,000 Christmas trees. There are additional charges for the kiddie barrel train ride and face painting. There is also a farmers market on site.

Vogel Orchard
12852 Hwy. 290 East, Fredericksburg | (830) 644-2404
Opens Friday, October 4; Friday, Saturday and Monday, 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. and Sunday 11:30 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Free admission.
In additional to pumpkins, this family farm raises peaches, plums, blackberries throughout the year. Consider making a day trip to Fredericksburg with your family and check out our tips here.

SOUTHWEST

Fall CountryFest at Devine Acres Farm
944 FM 2200 West, Devine | (830) 665-9730
Open September 28–October 27; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.; and Sundays 12:00–5:00 P.M.
Admission for adults (364): $12; Military with ID: $10; and age 2 and under free.
Admission includes 30+ games and attractions. Some activities are extra. Open Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, 10:00 A.M.2:00 P.M.

EAST

Circle N Maze
558 County Road 345, La Vernia | (210) 274-3816
Open October 4-27; Fridays, 6:00–10:00 P.M.; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M.; Sundays, 12:00–5:00 P.M.
Admission $10 (Ages 3-64), children 2 and under free
Get lost in the Daddy Shark 8+ acre maze or the “mini maze” for the 2019 season! Also enjoy a huge pumpkin patch, picture stations, petting zoo with live baby animals, hay bales to climb, and games to play.

WEST

Graff 7A Ranch
911 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Hondo | (830) 741-3968
Open September 21–November 30; Fridays, 6:00–9:00 P.M.; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M–9:00 P.M.; and Sundays, 12:00–5:00 P.M.
Admission is $17.50+tax for adults (ages 364); $10.00+tax for seniors (65+); children 2 and under are free.
Maize grounds admission is required to access the pumpkin patch. Most activities and attractions are included with admission. Pumpkins are purchased separately.

Heather
Heather was born and raised in San Antonio and became a mom in 2013 and again in 2018. She never imagined she'd be raising two sons but is grateful for the opportunity! Heather enjoys the outdoors and even mowing her own lawn. She and her husband Santiago look forward to raising two feminist boys who will hopefully be better at Spanish than she is. Her professional experience since graduating from Tufts University with a degree in Art History includes working for a variety of arts and cultural nonprofit organizations, from grassroots to governmental. She spent a few years as a stay at home parent and is easing her way back into the workforce. Her dream job would be to work for Sesame Workshop, or President of the United States. In the meantime, Heather enjoys filling her family's weekends with the diversity San Antonio has to offer.

3 COMMENTS

  1. So excited to share with you!
    Universal City Tx is hosting its first ever Pumpkin Patch. The truck arrives October 6th with 800 fresh pumpkins. Beginning October 7th from 11/7 pm it’s all about pumpkin sakes. Every Saturday, is family fiesta day featuring old fashioned events. Pie eating contests, haunted hayrides, pumpkin carving, turkey shoots and much more.

    2150 Universal City Blvd.

    Come see us!

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