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Christmas Tree Farm Information:

  • The best time to come is Monday or Tuesday-starting Monday, Nov. 30-we will be open til 5:30 everyday this year.
  • Wear your mask and follow our social distance guidelines for waiting your turn and paying for your tree.
  • There will be no hayrides to the tree fields this year. The field we are harvesting is right up front so it will be an easy walk and will allow everyone to social distance.
  • We will be offering several outdoor options for paying. No need to go into the CHRISTmas Cottage unless you want to shop for gifts and ornaments.

Thanksgiving Weekend

If you choose to get your tree during Thanksgiving weekend. We ask you to please plan to follow our safety guidelines.

  • We will be offering several outdoor options for paying. NO  need to go into the CHRISTmas Cottage unless you want to shop for gifts and ornaments.

Weekday Fun on The Farm

Due to the fact that there will no public school field trips  this season- we encourage you to bring your families/homeschool groups/private school groups out to play during weekday hours (10 -2)

Starting Monday Nov. 30.

For Admission- $7 per person (ages 2 – 99) we offer :

-Train Ride

-2 mazes to navigate

-Animals to visit

-Playground

-part of your admission cost will go as credit toward buying your CHRISTmas Tree

We will have a GIANT Texas sized pumpkin patch filled with over 40 different varieties of pumpkins along with our skillfully difficult 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!

We will have a GIANT Texas sized pumpkin patch filled with over 40 different varieties of pumpkins along with our skillfully difficult 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!

The Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at Barton Hill Farms is back with the coolest corn maze & most scenic pumpkin patch in Texas! Enjoy 118-acres of wide open space, fresh country air and our new food menu!

Come get your wiggles out in our two mazes. With 40 acres of farm, there’s plenty of space to social distance. We’ll be open everyday between Oct 3 and Nov 1 so be sure to plan your visit to our 40-acre farm. And don’t forget to say “hi” to Comet the Donkey, when you come. He loves the attention! Our kids zipline will be open and cleaned between uses to allow a fun, safe experience!

Visit a pumpkin patch! Some popular options:

  • Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop. Corn maze, jumping pillow, slides, live music, train rides, and more. (October 3- November 15)
  • Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. Mazes, animals, hayride, playscape, train rides, face painting. (October 3- November 1; pumpkin festival is 2nd and 3rd weekends in October)
  • Evergreen Farms in Elgin. Take a wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields to hunt for mini pumpkins in the trees. There will be rides and demonstrations on an authentic pumper fire truck, a bounce house, train rides, ponies, and more. (throughout October)
  • Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls. Hayrides, corn maze, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, pick your own flowers, barrel train, horse rides. (September 19- November 8) *Closed on Wednesdays*
  • Sweet Eats Fruit Farm in Georgetown. Pony rides, petting zoo, hay maze, jump pads, treasure mountain, pumpkin sling shots, pig races. (Fall festival is September 19 – November 8)
  • Jersey Barnyard in La Grange. You can also take a tour to feed and pet the animals and take a hayride to the dairy, where you can bottle feed a calf or try your hand at milking a cow. (through October)
  • Robinson Family Farm in Temple. Corn maze, bounce pad, barrel train, hay ride. (through October)
  • Proof & Cooper Pumpkin Patch in Dripping Springs. Live music, carnival games, photo area, and more. (through October)

Our sweaty day at the Barton Hill Farms pumpkin patch

Walk the Haunted Trails at Pioneer Farms, a living history museum. This year’s theme is “Dark Harvest.” There will be plenty of family-friendly fun along with some scares and spooks. (Runs the last three weeks in October)

Pioneer Farms

If you really want to get your scream on, head to the haunted houses at Scream Hollow or the House of Torment (recommended for ages 12 and up).

For even more spooky fun, check out one of Austin’s best ghost tours:

Dress up in costume and see the zoo in a spooky new light at Boo at the Zoo(Weekends through October 26)

Travel back in time at the Texas Renaissance Festival(through November 29)

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva la Vida Festival and Parade (through November 22)

Want more festival fun? Mark your calendar for these events:

Meet the many farm animals, including goats, llamas, sheep, and ostriches, and see other attractions like raptor shows and pig races, during Crowe’s Nest Farm’s Fall Family Fun Festivals(through December 12)

Toast to the cooler weather at a family-friendly brewery/distillery like Vista BrewingFamily Business Beer CompanyTreaty Oak Distillery and Brewery, or Jester King. Jester King has a fun sandpit, while the others all have playscapes.

Embrace your inner cowboy and ride horseback through the beautiful countryside with Texas Trail Rides, just 20 minutes from downtown Austin.

See a family-friendly show:

Volunteer:

Sign up to help with H-E-B’s annual Feast of Sharing.

Run a 5K or a 1K:

What’s on your fall bucket list?

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