In Texas, the fall months can be pretty unpredictable. One day it’s chilly with a light downpour of rain, and the next day it’s on the low end of the 90-degree temps and you’re wondering if summer will ever bow out. One thing we can always depend on is the abundance of pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes. Pumpkin patches are popping up all over the state, offering activities of all kinds for children and adults, alike. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites from all parts of Texas. The only thing missing from this list is you – cozy socks, warm flannel and all!
The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
5100 Cross Timbers Road
Flower Mound, Texas 75028
Located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch is a favorite for the kids. And who could blame them? Some activities include picking pumpkins, exploring the kid-friendly hay-bale maze, jumping around the bounce houses and inflatable slides, going on a hayride, and riding on the Pumpkin Patch Train or merry-go-round. Did we mention that all these activities are free of charge? And never fear – once you’ve snapped enough photos, grab a bite to eat from one of the local vendors onsite!
Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival and GO HORNS Corn Maze
1115 Farm to Market 969
Bastrop, Texas 78602
With an intricate, freshly redesigned Texas Longhorns-themed corn maze, Barton Hill Farms truly keeps you on your toes. Come out on a Saturday evening and you can journey through the maze by flashlight. Once you’ve made it through the maze, grab a big Jack O’Lantern or a pie pumpkin for carving, painting or decorating the house. Live music and a mouthwatering list of food and beverages top off the full day of fun that Barton Hill Farms has to offer!
7705 Farm to Market 362
Brookshire, Texas 77423
Dewberry Farm is located just west of Katy, Texas, and has what seems like an endless list of activities. Seriously, this place has everything! From pony rides to pig races; corn cannons and bottles blasters – and don’t even get us started on their 30-horse carousel encircled by Lake Horseshoo. We haven’t even mentioned the corn maze or Pumpkin Hollar – a dark, wooden hollar filled with more than 500 lighted pumpkins depicting all kinds of scenes and characters.
Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm
12908 Bell Street
Amarillo, Texas 79118
Let’s move up to the Panhandle where you will find Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm, which offers “Country Family Fun”. Maxwell’s has plenty of “munchies” and activities, including TEXAS STYLE volleyball, pumpkin pickin’, a rope maze, a ducky derby, Maxwell’s Magic Carpet Ride (three 75-foot super slides), their own Golden Goat Bridge and so many more. For just $3, you can grant yourself unlimited zip lining. So much more than just a pumpkin patch, Maxwell’s is sure to make for one action-packed day!