This page provides a detailed list of Abilene and surrounding counties's pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides and other Halloween farm stuff!! Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in Abilene and surrounding counties Texas or just scroll down the page! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. All should have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm all information, they don't always report changes to me!
We have loads of related resources here, too.
- What is the history of Halloween?
- Halloween around the world
- Halloween facts
- How to choose a pumpkin
- How to EASILY carve a beautiful Jack-O-Lantern, fully illustrated!
- How to make a pumpkin pie from an actual pumpkin (it's easy!)
- Other pumpkin recipes (pie, soup, bread, roasted seeds)
- History of the Jack-o-Lantern
- Tips for a safe and fun Halloween
- Halloween clip art
- Pumpkin Facts and What to do with the pumpkin after Halloween.
- Halloween links to Halloween web sites
On our Pick-your-own website, we also have pages with our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many other fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn (these links open new pages, just close them to return here). Be sure to come back at Christmas if you are looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm! Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking tips, recipes, etc..
I'm always looking for more to add and feedback about any patch, stand or farm you have visited, so write me using the Feedback form! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on Add My Farm!
- To find fruit and vegetable pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms in Texas, click here.
- To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms in Texas, click here.
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San Saba County
New Life Restoration Church Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, cow train
rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand,
restrooms, pony rides
1612 highway 180e, Breckenridge, TX 76424. Phone: 254-559-3600. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Saturday, from noon to dark; closed on Sundays. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Family Fun Day: October 20, 2012. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. All proceeds benefit NLRC Missions Funds, providing assistance for local, national, and worldwide church-funded missions. (ADDED: September 14, 2012)
- Great Pumpkin Patch
DRI, 3602 N. Clack Street, Abilene, TX. Phone: 325-677-6815. Email: email@example.com. Open: 9 am to dusk Monday through Saturday and 1 pm to dusk on Sundays through October 31. Thousands of pumpkins at Disability Resources, Inc. Church groups and school field trips are welcome. Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch benefit DRI, a nonprofit organization that provides residential, training and work opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Do you know of any more pumpkin patches, corn mazes, or other special Halloween events? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!