Oh, my Gourd! Tis the season for all things pumpkin! From lattes to patches, we are ready for all of the fun that comes along with Autumn. I am all about finding the best pumpkin patches around Austin for family photos and stops to pick the biggest pumpkin or gourd.

Thanks to COVID, some of our regular pumpkin patches are closed for the season but I’ve found some locations that are ready for your family and for fun!

***Please note that in order to promote social distancing and safety, all locations are observing CDC Guidelines. Please review each farm’s page for more information on keeping your family safe while visiting.

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Barton Hill Farms  
1115 FM 969
Bastrop, Texas 78602

Arrive ready to fill your belly with food and drinks, your ears with music, and your hands with fun activities!  Visit with the local farm animals but leave your sweet fur babies at home (service animals ok.) Purchase your tickets online as they have implemented a cashless option.

Dates
October 16-18
October 23-25
October 30-November 1
November 7-8
November 14-15
Hours
Fridays: 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Crowe’s Nest  
10300 Taylor Lane
Manor, Texas 78653

Craving good food and good fun?  Join Crowe’s Nest Farm for its, “Fall Family Fun Days.” Your family will enjoy crafting, visiting the farm animals, including a cow milking demonstration, and hayrides. Activities are weather permitting so be sure to check prior to visiting!

Dates
October 17-18
October 24-25
October 31-November 1
Hours
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm 
120 Nature’s Way
Elgin, Texas 78621

It’s more than just a Christmas Tree Farm! Located Head on out to enjoy a fun-filled day of train rides, corn mazes, hayrides, and races. Your fur doggies are allowed as long as they are leashed. Military and First Responders will receive free admission. Please bring your identification. All forms of payment are accepted at this location.

Dates
October 16-November 1
Hours
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Love Creek Orchards 
14024 TX-16
Medina, TX 78055

If you are looking for an extended road trip or if you’ll be in the area, be sure to check out Love Creek. To make the most of your day, you’ll want to check out their scheduled events in advance. Enjoy your time touring the apple orchard, find your way through the Hay Maze, build a scarecrow, and more fun along the way.

Dates 
October 17-19
October 24-26
October 31-November 1
Hours
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM 1980
Marble Falls, Texas 78654

Enjoy over 60 acres of harvest fun at Sweet Berry Farm. Get lost in the Texas-shaped maze, take your pick of the beautiful wildflowers that you can bring home with you, and experience a slow-paced hayride, and take in the site’s life on the farm as a scarecrow.  There are no pets allowed on the property. Some activities require cash. There is an ATM available on-site.

Dates 
Open Daily through November 8th
Closed Wednesdays
Hours
Monday, Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
14400 E. State Highway 29
Georgetown, Texas 78626

Come pick a pumpkin or two but stay for more fun and activities. Ride a pony, pick some fruit, and pet the farm’s animals. You’ll also enjoy the corn maze, live music, and jump pads. If you are a fan of food trucks, come ready to eat as you’ll have the opportunity to purchase some delicious treats. One of the most rewarding experiences of the Fall Festival is the Pitch Black Flashlight Corn Maze. Think you can brave the maze at night? Go ahead and give it a try!

Dates
September 19-November 8
Hours
9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.

The Robinson Family Farm 
3780 White Farm Lane
Temple, Texas 76501

If you’re seeking a mini road trip, take a trip out to the Robinson Family Farm. Located in Temple, you’ll find plenty of activities and an amazingly beautiful backdrop for photos! Hang out in the sunflower field, bounce around on the bounce pad, and enjoy live music. You’re welcome to purchase your tickets online or at the gate.

Dates
Weekends through November 1st
Hours
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Texas Pumpkin Fest
10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway
Leander, Texas 78641

Enjoy a day filled with music, pumpkins, and games. Try some new tasty food at one of the food trucks on-site (Thurs.-Sun.), along with pony rides, and tractor rides. On October 31st, bring the family for a fun Halloween Party! Cash and card accepted for payment but be sure to bring cash with you for your individual activities. Monday visits are free for the community. Wednesday visits are free for the Military (and Veterans), First Responders, Doctors and Nurses, Teachers, and Postal Workers. Please bring your Identification with you.

Dates
September 26-October 31, 2020
Hours
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Photo Credit :: Lindsay Herkert Photography

 

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Patrice was born and raised a Georgia Peach, and thanks to her military service in the U.S. Air Force, she has lived in several states. Patrice is a Grantham University graduate student, holding her Bachelor’s in Business and her M.B.A. She is the wife of Daniel and mom to Dana and Alana. Passionate about her family and running the family business with Daniel, she is always looking to learn something new. Writing, traveling, and dancing is just a shortlist of her hobbies. You'll often catch her with her head in a book, enjoying all of the local Tex-Mex restaurants and exploring Austin’s most beautiful hiking spots.

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