This page provides a detailed list of Austin 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 Austin 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..
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Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze - concessions
/ refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
1115 Farm To Market 969, Bastrop, TX 78602. Phone: 512-577-6541. Email: email@example.com. Open: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Driving from Austin area: - Take highway 71 East and drive about 13 miles past Toll Road 130 - Turn left at the stop light at FM 1209 - Drive 3.7 miles and go left at the Y onto FM 969 - Drive .5 miles, crossing the Colorado River. The entrance is on the right after the river. Driving from Bastrop: - Take highway 71 West and turn right onto FM 969. - Drive 5.2 miles, crossing the Colorado River. The entrance is on the right after the river. Click here for a map and directions. Live music and 5 pm to acre corn maze every Saturday and Sunday, September 22nd through November 18th; Special guests The Biscuit Brothers perform Saturday, September 29th;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: September 13, 2012)
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from
the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, gift shop,
restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
120 Natures Way, Elgin, TX 78621. Phone: 512-281-5016. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Take Hwy 290 just East of Elgin, TX. Take left on Roy Davis Road and follow signs. Open: October Monday to Thursday 10am to 2pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm, Sunday 12pm to 5:30pm. Christmas Season: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5:30pm, Sunday 12pm to 5:30pm. Pumpkin Festival 2nd and 3rd Weekend of October. Open October 3rd through October 31st for pumpkin sales. Choose-n-cut Christmas trees day after Thanksgiving through December 22nd. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Evergreen Farms Christmas Trees - pumpkins for sale in the
shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, Fall festival, train rides,
tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, face
painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
242 Monkey Road 1200, Elgin, TX 78621. Phone: 512-281-4833. Email: email@example.com. Open: Every weekend in October Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Austin: East on 290---8 miles past Manor (before you get into Elgin), turn right on County Line Road. There is a Valero Gas Station and Sac n Pac at the corner at this stoplight. Go 2 miles and turn left on Monkey Road. The farm will be 2 miles on the left down Monkey Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. UPDATED: October 31, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: October 30, 2011)
First United Methodist Church Killeen Pumpkin Patch -
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival,
horse-drawn hay rides, Bounce house or pillow, snacks and
refreshment stand, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony
rides, petting zoo, school tours
601 E. FM 2410, Harker Heights, TX 76548. Phone: 254-634-6363. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: October 9 to October 31 (while supplies last) Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 7 pm; Sunday, from 1 pm to 7 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Corner of Knights Way (also FM 2410) and Wampum. Payment: Cash, only.
The Silo Christmas Tree Farm - pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale
maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks
and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting,
birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
7617 Mcgregor Park Rd, Temple, TX 76502. Phone: 254-986-7988. Fax: 254.986.7988. Email: email@example.com. Directions: Drive 4 miles West from the intersection of State highway 317 North and State highway 36 West following the signs to Gatesville. Turn left at McGregor Park Road; the farm is on the left on the 2nd curve. The map and written directions from local area towns are on the website. Open: Pumpkin Patch week ends in October 10 am to 5 pm Christmas Season Sales week days Noon to 5:30 pm week ends 10 am to 5:30 pm Gift Shop October, November, Dec week days Noon to 5:30 pm week ends 10 am to 5:30 pm. Pumpkin Patch all week ends in October Christmas Season Sales opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving to December 23, 2008 Gift Shop is open all of October, November, December Field Trips on week days with reservations. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Visit a historical farm for Family Fun at the Pumpkin Patch. Other activities include pasture games, duck races, hay jump, pumpkin painting, dress the farmers, walk the nature trail through the woods, and eat Texas fixins' from the grill. (ADDED: June 24, 2008)
A visitor writes on October 28, 2010: "We went here for the pumpkin patch last year. My children were almost 2 and almost 4 at the time and they had their best pumpkin patch experience here! The prices were reasonable and they ask only for a canned food/ money donation to enter. Some activities were free, such as the huge pile of straw for kids to jump around in, other cost tickets. The tickets could also be used to pay for food or for any pumpkins/plants bought so we did not end up wasting any money by bringing extra tickets home with us. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. I was able to buy all of the pumpkins I needed for my major pie baking project. The patch had run low on pie pumpkins, but I was allowed to purchase some that had been reserved for pumpkin painting since the weekend was drawing to a close. I would recommend this place to anyone and despite a 45 minute drive I would certainly be frequenting it had I not moved out of the state. My only complaint was the mess I had to clean up because my younger child had a little too much fun with the pumpkin painting ;)."
Krazy Kountry Maze & Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins,
pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall
festival, corn maze, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze,
we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted
house, haunted rides, haunted trail, U-pick and already picked,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic
area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school
Cr 269 @ Cr 268, Snook, TX 77878. Phone: 979-272-FARM. Alternate Phone: 817-341-9041. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Thursday 3pm to 9pm Friday 3pm to 11pm Saturday 1pm to 11pm Sunday 1pm to 9pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take FM 60 from College Station or Texas A&M and drive 11 miles west into Snook, Tx. Take a left at Citizens State Bank onto 2155. Drive 0.8 miles and take another left onto County Road 269. Drive 0.6 miles and we are on the right side of the road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 14, 2012)
- Sweetberry Farm
- Pumpkins, Gourds, Hayrides, Scarecrow Stuffing, Pumpkin Painting,
Hayfield Mazes, corn maze and much more!
801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, Texas 78654. Email: email@example.com. Phone: 830-798-1462. Directions: From Marble Falls, take highway 1431 west to FM 1980 (Tobeyville Road), then 1.2 miles to farm. Texas-shaped Corn Field Maize. Both farms have lots of Pumpkins every October.
The Jersey Barnyard - pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale
maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment
stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties,
3117 highway 159, La Grange, TX 78945. Phone: 800-382-2880. Fax: 979-249-3110. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: all year, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 6 pm; Closed major holidays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkins: September 29 through November or until sold out Haymaze open year around. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We are a 100 yr old working dairy farm. Guided and self guided tours available daily. Easter Egg hunt and Spring Festival the Saturday of Easter weekend. (ADDED: September 24, 2008) (UPDATED: September 23, 2010)
- Wimberly Field - Halloween Festivities
Tuesday, October 31st, 6 to 8 PM Hallowe'en at the Fire Station
111 Green Acres Drive
The Wimberley Volunteer Fire Department invites kids to come check out the fire trucks and trick or treat for Halloween candy at the fire station. CLICK FOR MORE╗
10-31-06 DeerCreek Halloween
Tuesday, October 31st, 6:30 to 7:30 PM Trick or Treating at Deer Creek of Wimberley
555 Ranch Road 3237
For all little ghosties and goblins 12 years old and under, Deer Creek of Wimberley is treating with an optional Haunted House. Have a safe Hallowe'en and come to Deer Creek at 6:30 for fun and treats. CLICK FOR MORE╗
10-31-06 Halloween on Square
Tuesday, October 31st, 4 to 6 PM Halloween on the Square
512-842-2281 or 512-842-1100
The Wimberley Merchants Association is hosting a safe Halloween event in downtown Wimberley. Participating WMA merchants will host the event from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2005. Happy Halloween!!! CLICK FOR MORE╗
- Star Farmers Market
- pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze,
tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop,
snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday
parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
701 East Highway 79, Rockdale, TX 76567. Phone: 512-446-2766. Fax: 512 446 3078. Email: email@example.com. Directions: We are .3 mile east from Rockdale, Texas on us 79. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November. Open: 7 days a week from 12 pm to 5 pm or by appointments. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Call to set up special group outings. (ADDED: December 31, 2008) (UPDATED: March 20, 2010)
Central Christian Church Pumpkin Patch - pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, birthday parties, school
4901 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, TX 76710. Phone: 254-776-7768. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: seven days a week, October 3 to 31; Monday - Friday, 11:30am to dark, Saturday - Sunday, 10am to dark. Directions: Located near the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Hillcrest, in Waco. Lake Shore Drive is easily accessible from I-35 in Waco. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Nearly 5000 pumpkins and gourds of all sizes! Wonderful "photo opp" areas; Prices from $5 to $30 depending on size; All profits benefit the Central Christian Church Children and Youth Ministries; Don't miss it!. (ADDED: October 15, 2010)
Epps Family Planters -
Follows organic practices, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
10383 Jim Town Lane, Calvert, TX 77837. Phone: 979-224-3453. Email: email@example.com. Open: Approximately open for business May 1 from 8 AM to 8 PM seven days a week but please give us a call to make sure we are home. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: About 1 mile south of Calvert, turn on to Beech Street, then turn on to Jim Town Lane, go to the second turn and go directly into the gate. Click here for a map and directions. Refer to our website. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, only. We plant naturally grown local food for us and you to enjoy. So come and visit us. We are now offering grass fed beef, pastured pork, eggs and chickens. (UPDATED: February 28, 2011) (ADDED: April 02, 2010)
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