It’s finally time for pumpkin patches, pony rides, corn maze, apple cider, and photos by an old truck! Below you’ll find the ultimate guide to the best pumpkin patches in Austin to visit this fall.
Flannels, boots and pumpkins are my favorite things about this time of year. Well, that is when this Texas heat finally decides to chill and we can enjoy some cooler weather. I love spending my weekend at a pumpkin patch during the day and my nights watching football. It’s truly the best!
The Best Austin Pumpkin Patches
Barton Hill Farms
Where: 1115 FM 969 Bastrop, TX 78602
Cost: Starting at $17 and includes most activities
When: Weekends from Oct 1 – Nov. 14
Details: Get lost in the 3.5-acre corn maze, play on a giant jumping pillow, enjoy barrel train, games, live music daily, farm animals, Texas hayride trail, climbing walls, and more. Adults can enjoy the Barton Hugel Apfelwein & Biergarten overlooking the Colorado River, which features multiple craft beers and ciders on top. Dining options with a picnic area include hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken tenders, funnel cakes, and more.
Crowe’s Nest Farm
Where: 10300 Taylor Ln, Manor, TX 78653
Cost: $10 for adults; $8 kids 3-12
When: Every Saturday & Sunday in October
Details: The 100-acre non-profit hosts the Fall Family Fun Days which feature everything from cow milking demonstrations, wildlife shows, hayrides, food, crafts, pumpkin patch, and more. Proceeds go towards the farm’s educational and sanctuary efforts for the 250 animals that live on the farm.
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
Where: 120 Natures Way Elgin, Texas 78621
When: Oct. 2 – 31 Mon-Fri 10 am – 2 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun noon-5:30 pm
Details: With the price of admission, you get all activities that include a crazy maze, corn maze, rubber duck races, pumpkin photo ops, train ride, hayride, playscape, and more. There is also picnic areas and guest are welcome to bring food into the farm.
Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Farm
Where: 242 Monkey Rd, Elgin, TX 78621
Cost: Free admission and parking
When: Oct. 2 – 31 Mon-Fri noon – 5 pm; Sat 10 am – 5 pm; Sun 1 pm-5 pm
Details: While admission to the farm is free, some events do require a paid ticket. Different activities at the farm include a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin launcher, train ride, fishing pond, spinner, bounce tracks, kid zip line, mazes, and more. The premier event, the Pumpkin Hunt, includes a free wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields where mini pumpkins are hidden (one ticket gets you two mini pumpkins).
Graff 7A Ranch
Where: 911 US Hwy 90 East Hondo, TX 78861
Cost: $17.50 (ages 3-64), $12 (65+) – Purchase tickets online
When: Sept. 18 – Nov. 28 Friday evenings 6 – 9 pm; Sat. 10 am – 9 pm and Sun. from noon – 5 pm
Details: This is where you can have Texas-style fun in the country! Home of South Texas Maize weekends in the Fall. Admission includes fall fun like unlimited jumps on their bounce pillows, a cow train, a worm slide, a goat walk, campfires with s’mores, hayrides, farm animals, and more. They also have a wide variety of concessions like pizza, turkey legs, kettle corn, and beer. You can have fun on Friday and Saturday nights where you can enjoy all the activities, bonfires and make your way through the maze via a flashlight.
Mama Mary’s Farm Pumpkin Patch
Where: 5701 Williamson Rd Creedmoor, TX 78610
Cost: $5 Wed-Thurs; $10 Sat-Sun – Tickets must be bought online
When: Sept 25 – Oct 31
Details: General admission tickets include all activities. They include a pumpkin patch, fall-themed photo ops, hayrides, barrel train rides, apple cannon guns, tractor tire playground, farm animals, kiddie hay maze, pumpkin painting outdoor bowling. There will also be a variety of craft and food vendors set up each weekend.
Robinson Family Farm
Where: 3780 White Owl Lane Temple, TX 76501
Cost: $9 when purchased online or $19 at the gate
When: Sept 18 – Oct 31 on Sat & Sun from 10 am – 6 pm
Details: With over 20 attractions, this pumpkin festival has something for everyone. Guests can enjoy everything from a pumpkin patch, bounce pad, live music, ax throwing, corn pit, playground, corn cannons, yard games, sand art, farm animals, and more. A variety of food trucks will be on site.
Sweet Berry Farm
Where: 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Cost: Admission is free, activities vary by price
When: Sept. 18 – Nov. 7
Details: The fall festival has an array of fun activities for the entire family. Everything from hayride, candy corn kid maze, barnyard maze, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, pick your flowers, barrel train, sand art, and pony rides. There will be a grill open on weekends where guests can dine on grilled corn, hot dogs, sandwiches, and cold drinks.
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
Where: 14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX 78626
Cost: $20 per person
When: Sept. 18 – Nov. 20
Details: They have a GIANT Texas-sized pumpkin patch filled with over 40 different varieties of pumpkins along with our skillfully difficult themed corn maze partnered with food trucks, live music, and over 30 different activities that are included with your general admission ticket. Pony rides, giant petting zoo, hay maze, jump pads, treasure mountain, apple slingshots, pipe races, and so much more! You don’t want to miss the mutton busting or the flashlight maze!
Tarrytown United Methodist Church
Where: 2601 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
When: Oct. 1-31
Details: This is a cute neighborhood pumpkin patch. Perfect place to take photos with the family at the photo displays that are set up,
Texas Humane Heroes
Where: 10930 East Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander, Texas 78641
Cost: Mon. Free; Tues-Thurs $5; Fri-Sun $10
When: Sept. 24 – Nov. 7, 10 am – 7 pm
Details: Texas Pumpkin Fest activities include Halloween-themed games, maze, bounce houses, pumpkin spinner, kiddie train, live shows on weekends, food trucks, and craft vendors from around Texas.
The Jersey Barnyard
Where: 3117 TX-159, La Grange, TX 78945
Cost: Price varies by activity
When: last week of September through October; Mon – Fri 10 am – 6; Sat. 9 am – 6 pm; Sun. 1 pm – 6 pm
Details: Make pumpkin picking a family memory full of fun farm experiences. Purchase a pumpkin and you can paint it for free! Guest can tour the farm which includes deeding animals, milking a cow, and hayride.
Now that you picked up a pumpkin or two at one on these awesome fall festivals, you should make this delicious pumpkin ricotta toast. It’s easy to whip up and made with pumpkin puree, ricotta, syrup and pecans