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October 15, 2022

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Best pumpkin patches in Austin

It’s officially fall, y’all! This is my favorite season of the year and I’m so here for all the pumpkin patches, cozy fall dishes, and cooler weather. I can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner.

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Scroll down for my round-up of the best pumpkin patches around the Austin area in Central Texas!

 

Pumpkin patch at Sweet Eats Farm in Georgetown Texas | best pumpkin patches in Austin

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Fest

4.5 acres of safari themed corn maze paired with Sweet Eats GIANT 2 acre Texas sized pumpkin patch filled with over 40 different varieties of pumpkins, fireworks (Fri & Sat nights in Oct.), pig races, petting zoo, pony rides, wagon rides, apple cannons, food trucks, live music and over 30 different activities that are included with your general admission ticket.

Activities: pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay maze, jump pads, pony rides, treasure mountain, apple slingshots, pipe races, horse rides, and more

Price: free to take pictures with the pumpkins, $19.95 – $24.95 for other activities

Hours: 7 days a week from 9am – 6pm, weather permitting

14400 E. State Highway 29 Georgetown, TX, sweeteats.com

 

Pumpkin patch at Sweetberry Farm in Marble Falls Texas | best pumpkin patches in Austin

Sweet Berry Farm

I love picking strawberries at Sweet Berry Farm during the summer and I loved picking marigolds in their flower field across the street this fall. Sweet Berry Farm has a big pumpkin patch area sorted by different varieties of pumpkins and gourds. Harvest Fun takes place on their 60 acres! I came home with some mini pumpkins and fresh strawberry ice cream.

There is no entrance fee to the farm, they work on a ticket system to all of their activities. ​No pets allowed. Open September 17th through November 6th. 

Activities: hayrides ($4 per person) ages 2 and under are free), candy corn kid maze ($3.25 per person), the Barnyard Maze ($3.25 per person), ​pumpkin painting ($5.25 per pumpkin), scarecrow stuffing, face painting, and more.

Price: free, activities are ticketed

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm, CLOSED Wednesdays

1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX, sweetberryfarm.com

 

Barton Hill Farms

The annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch in Bastrop is from October 1, 2022 to November 6, 2022 with a 3.5-acre corn maze, giant jumping pillows, barrel train, games, live music, farm animals, concessions, and pumpkin patch. 

Take fall photos with the family under the cottonwood trees. Pick your very own pumpkins from the beautiful pumpkin patch. Explore 30+ activities including our fall corn maze. Then take a break, relax on a swing beneath a shady tree, and let the Colorado River wash your cares away.

Activities: 

  • 3.5-acre corn maze.
  • Jumbo Jumping Pillows.
  • Barnyard Ball Zone (basketball, football, baseball challenges).
  • Fort Wilbarger (rock & rope climbing walls, slides, cable bridge, lookout tower).Texas Hayride Trail (Spanish & Boer goats, Dorper sheep, Angus/Wagyu Cattle, Red Wattle Pigs, and Willie the Guard Dog).
  • Super slides.
  • Charlie’s Chicken Coop.
  • Miniature Ponies (Lady Gaga & Independence).
  • Bee Train.
  • The Lively Sandbox (a sunken maritime schooner sandbox from 1820s Tejas).
  • Play area.
  • 14-acre lounging lawn.
  • Corn hole.
  • Tug-o-War.
  • Human foosball.
  • Duck races.
  • Barnyard bowling.
  • Washers.
  • Tether ball.
  • Dummy steer roping.
  • Farm Tic-Tac-Toe.
  • Bean Bag Toss

Hours: Saturdays from 10 am – 6 pm and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm.

Price: $16.95 / $19.95 + tax

1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX, bartonhillfarms.com

 

Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Austin

Tarrytown United Methodist Church

Tarrytown United Methodist Church in Tarrytown usually has a huge pumpkin patch near downtown Austin but this year they’ve only set up a small pumpkin photo opp that would be great for quick family photos.

Price: free

Hours:

2601 Exposition Blvd

 

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival

The Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival is Septer 24, to October 31st at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, a Texas State Historical Landmark, which is also included on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally settled in 1854, the farmstead is nestled on five beautifully shaded, oak-filled acres, making it the perfect setting for a fall celebration. 

Bring out the family and experience a full day of unlimited fun with over 50 fall-inspired games, activities, and attractions. Enjoy live music presented by 100.1 Sun Radio, a courtyard marketplace featuring family-friendly products, and an incredible selection of seasonal foods and beverages for children and adults alike. You’ll also find an abundance of photo opportunities, so don’t forget your cameras.

Hours: 10am-7pm (closed Tuesdays)

419 Founders Park Rd, Dripping Springs, TX, drippingspringspumpkinfestival.com/

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Indian Springs Ranch

Indian Springs Ranch is an animal sanctuary/ ranch. ISR sits on 50 acres in south Austin, Texas, bordered by Onion Creek.

Activities: 

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Unique fall-themed photo-ops
  • Exotic animals
  • Authentic Native American tipi
  • Face painting (only open Saturday & Sunday)
  • Jumping pillow (only open Saturday & Sunday)
  • Kids swings and playground
  • Food & craft vendors (only open Saturday & Sunday)

Price: $5 Wednesday to Friday, $12 Saturday & Sunday, under age 2 always free

Hours: closed Monday & Tuesdays, Wednesday to Friday 2pm – 6pm, and Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm

403 Elm View Way Manchaca, Tx, indianspringsranchatx.com/pumpkin-patch

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Pumpkin Nights

Over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins line a half-mile path through Pumpkin Nights with a Forbidden City, a pirate’s cove, and more until October 30, 2022

Activities

  • Gelu Italian ice
  • live fire dances
  • live pumpkin artist
  • tarot card readings

Price: Weekday admission for adults $18, ages 4-12 is $14, and free 3 & under. Weekend admission for adults is $26, ages 4-12 is $18, and free 3 and under.

10621 Pioneer Farms Dr, pumpkinnights.com

 

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

We did go to the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm this past week to check out their Christmas tree fields but the pumpkins were pretty picked over. The Pumpkin Festival is the last two weekends in October (22-23, 29-30, 2022).

Activities: 

  • CRAZY MAZE
  • Rubber Duck Races
  • Pumpkin Photo Ops
  • Animals to visit
  • Train Ride
  • Hayride
  • Playscape
  • Picnic Areas (you are welcome to bring your own food)

Price: $8 per person when you pull in

Hours: Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sundays from noon – 5:30 p.m.

120 Natures Way, Elgin, TX, elginchristmastreefarm.com

 

Evergreen Farms Christmas Tree

Also located in Elgin Texas is the Evergreen Farms Christmas Tree with their Pumpkin Hunt event until Nov 1st.

Activities: Buy $3 tickets in the gift shop and use them for the following activities:

  • Pumpkin Hunt
  • Pumpkin Launcher
  • Train Ride
  • Fishing Pond
  • Spinner
  • Bounce Track
  • Kid Zip Line
  • Mazes
  • The Famous Striker​
  • Wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields

Tickets are $3 for each activity. Bulk sales are an option (inquire inside the gift shop). In 2020, there will be NO refund on unused tickets for sanitary reasons.

Price: Free admission

Hours: 

  • Sunday – Friday from 12-5pm
  • Sunday 10am – 5pm

242 Monkey Rd, Elgin, TX, evergreen-farms.com/pumpkin-hunt

 

The Robinson Family Farm

Fall days at The Robinson Family Farm in Temple Texas is September 17th to October 30th with pumpkins, beer & wine, photo ops, farm animals, 20 + attractions, & more.

Activities: 

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Pumpkin barn
  • Farm animals
  • Bounce pad
  • Live music
  • Corn maze
  • Barrel Train
  • Corn cannons
  • Playground
  • Sand art
  • Corn pit
  • Yard games
  • Tug O War
  • Hayride
  • Ball zone

Price: general admission online is $15.95

Hours: Sunday + Saturday from 10am-6pm

2651 Bob White Rd. Temple, TX, therobinsonfamilyfarm.com

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Crowes Nest Farm Inc

Located in Manor, TX, just east of Austin, Crowe’s Nest Farm is a 100-acre working farm filled with hundreds of domestic farm animals and a wide, ever-growing array of Texas wildlife, gardens, and educational exhibits. The farm hosts over 40,000 children for school field trips each year and frequently holds other special, family-oriented events.

Fall fun family days every Saturday and Sunday in October from 11-5pm and the open is open for individuals and families for self-guided tours which include hayrides on-demand and cow-milking demonstrations.

Price: Free but please consider making a donation

Hours: Tuesdays – Fridays from 10 am – 2 pm (close), (weather permitting)

10300 Taylor Ln, Manor, TX, crowesnestfarm.org

 

Gruene Pumpkin Patch in New Braunfels

Gruene Pumpkin Patch

We popped down to New Braunfels a couple of weeks ago for a project and stopped by the Gruene Pumpkin Patch to take some pumpkin photos. 

Price: free

Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm; Sunday 12pm – 7pm

2629 Common Street, New Braunfels, TX

 

Mama Mary’s Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Mama Mary’s Farm, located in Creedmore Texas is hosting a Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch from September 25 – Oct 31, 2022 with activities such as tractor hay rides, barrel train rides, farm animals, outdoor play activities, pumpkin painting, and more for all the family fun.

Mama Mary has sowed deep roots here in Creedmoor, Texas. She lives on the farm with her family, which also serves as the base for their successful business, Tristan Hay Service. Mama Mary has always had a gift for creating memorable experiences for her family and friends. After years of contemplation, she has taken the leap to create a fun, autumn-themed, agritourist experience for you and your family. At Mama Mary’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch, enjoy a day on the farm away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Less than 30 minutes from Austin, you can pick out the perfect pumpkin, interact with animals, play on the farm, and so much more. Come spend the day with us and create life-long memories!

Activities:

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Fall-themed photo-ops
  • Hay rides*
  • Barrel train rides*
  • Apple cannon guns (additional fee)
  • Tractor tire playground
  • Animal Barn
  • Kiddie hay maze
  • Pumpkin painting* (free with purchase of pumpkin)
  • Outdoor bowling
  • Rubber Duck Races
  • Barnyard ball
  • Human hamster wheel
  • Craft and food vendors (vary each weekend)*

*Available on weekends only

Price:

  • Wednesday- Friday: 10 AM-6 PM
  • General Admission:
  • Age 3 and up: $7 + taxes/fees
  • 2 years and under: FREE
  • **Pumpkin patch & limited farm activities

 

  • Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM-6 PM.
  • General Admission:
  • Age 3 and up: $14 +taxes/fees
  • 2 years and under: FREE
  • **All activities (unless otherwise specified) are included with your admission to the farm except for food, drinks, and pumpkins for purchase

5701 Williamson Rd, Creedmoor, TX, mamamarysfarm.com

 

Jersey Barnyard

The Jersey Barnyard is a working dairy farm in La Grange, that’s about a hour southeast of Austin. Farm tours are available.

Our 100 year old four generation farm is nestled in the rolling hills of south central Texas among many beautiful oak trees. We invite you to tour our family owned Jersey dairy farm. Visit with the Frerichs family and learn what farming and agriculture is all about. Relax on our porch, pet the animals, watch the chickens roam the farm, have some ice cream and enjoy the countryside.

3117 TX-159, La Grange, TX 78945, texasjersey.com

 

Texas Pumpkin Fest

Texas Pumpkin Fest by Texas Humane Heroes is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch in Leander from October 8 – 30, 2022. Five acre pumpkin and gourd patch, magical photo ops, kiddie barrel rides, arts & crafts, face painting, maze, corn hole, giant connect 4, country bowling, ring toss, treat giveaways, live music, seasonal vendors, food trucks, and more! The hours are from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The farm is closed on Mondays. Admission is free on Tuesdays, $5 on Wednesdays & Thursday, and $10 Friday – Sunday.

Activities: 

  • Trains Rides ($5)
  • Face Painting ($5-$20)
  • Pumpkin Smash’n ($3-$10)
  • Axe Throwing ($1 per )

Price: free admission for everyone Tuesdays, $5 per person on Wednesdays and Thursdays, $10 per person on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays 

Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm; Sunday 12pm – 7pm

8760 FM 2243, Leander TX 78641, texaspumpkinfest.com


Butternut squash pasta

After spending a day at the pumpkin patch, I’ve been craving cozy fall dishes so I made this butternut squash pasta by roasting butternut squash in the oven with salt, pepper, and chili flakes with a pumpkin and butternut squash cream sauce. Even the butternut squash pasta is shaped like pumpkins too!

I opened up a bottle of Riondo Prosecco to enjoy while I cooked and then to enjoy with the bowl of butternut squash pasta. The light, fresh, and fruity taste of Riondo cuts through the creamy butternut squash making it a great fall pairing!

 

Butternut squash pasta

Riondo is an authentic Italian prosecco and I love their signature twist-off cap which makes it easy to enjoy a bottle of Riondo over several days – no re-corking required! I poured myself a glass and put the bottle back in the fridge to enjoy later this week.

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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