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!
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
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.
Activities: hayrides ($4 per person) ages 2 and under are free), candy corn kid maze ($2.75 per person), the Barnyard Maze ($2.75 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 ends on November 15 with a 3.5-acre corn maze, giant jumping pillows, barrel train, http://www.slaterpharmacy.com games, live music, farm animals, concessions, and pumpkin patch.
- 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.
- Human foosball.
- Duck races.
- Barnyard bowling.
- Tether ball.
- Dummy steer roping.
- Farm Tic-Tac-Toe.
- Bean Bag Toss
Hours: Fridays from 11 am – 5 p.m, Saturdays from 10 am – 7 pm, or Sundays from 10 am – 6 pm.
Price: $16.95 / $19.95 + tax
1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX, bartonhillfarms.com
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.
2601 Exposition Blvd
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 available until November 1st so they might restock.
Activities: pumpkin photo ops, Christmas trees growing in the field, hayride, train ride, animals to visit, mazes, playgrounds, and picnic areas.
Price: $7 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
- Bounce Track
- Kid Zip Line
- 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
- 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 until November 1st and they are open on Columbus Day from 10am – 6pm.
- Pumpkin patch
- Pumpkin barn
- Farm animals
- Bounce pad
- Live music
- Corn maze
- Barrel Train
- Corn cannons
- Sand art
- Corn pit
- Yard games
- Tug O War
- Ball zone
Price: general admission online is $9.95 and gate is $12.95
Hours: Sunday + Saturday from 10-6pm
3780 White Owl Ln, Temple, TX, therobinsonfamilyfarm.com
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
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.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm; Sunday 12pm – 7pm
2629 Common Street, New Braunfels, TX
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!
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.