From picking out fresh pumpkins to venturing through themed corn mazes and taking festive photos amongst enchanting autumn displays, these 9 top local fall festival and pumpkin patch spots below are worth checking out for all kinds of October fun and adventure!
1. Pumpkin Nights Festival
This unique and Instagram-worthy festival is gaining a lot of attraction this season! Not your typical pumpkin patch, Pumpkin Nights at Pioneer Farms immerses visitors through a half-mile-long walking path that is made out of over 5,000 (real and fake) pumpkins! The festival features enchanting evening-focused displays including a pirate ship, neon coral reef and other artful, multi-sensory experiences that will surely enchant and delight both children and adults! Click here to learn more. Open daily through Oct. 31. Click here to learn more.
2. Texas Pumpkin Fest at Texas Humane Heroes
Head out to Leander for a family-friendly fall festival that’s full of magic! Along with over 5 acres of pumpkin-filled land to explore, visitors can also enjoy a Stranger Things-themed hay maze, multiple photo-op stations, tractor trains, a 65-foot slide, food trucks, games and special performances on the big stage from a variety of amazing magicians! Open daily until Nov. 7. Learn more here.
3. Pumpkin Fun at Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
This Elgin Christmas Tree Farm is getting an autumn makeover with their ongoing “Pumpkin Fun” event! Step into a fall wonderland and enjoy a variety of activities like rubber duck races, a petting zoo, hayrides, train rides, a playscape spot and the Farm’s beloved “Crazy Maze!” Make it a full-day outing by bringing your own food and enjoying the festive atmosphere at one of their many picnic areas. Open daily until Oct. 31. Click here for more info.
4. Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Barton Hill Farms
Barton Hill Farms is the mecca for all kinds of fall festivities with beautiful scenic views, and after 10 years of providing autumn fun, they still don’t disappoint! Pick out the perfect pumpkin, get lost in their 5-acre corn maze, snack on autumn-inspired treats and listen to live music in their Biergarten while sipping on seasonal ciders or cold brews! Open Saturdays and Sundays until Nov. 7. Click here for more details.
5. Dripping Springs Pumpkin Fest
The Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead in Dripping Springs is celebrating the spirit of fall at their gorgeous 5-acre property with a plethora of family-friendly activities and attractions! Open seven days a week, visitors can pick pumpkins and gourds and enjoy activities such as a hay maze, haunted carnival, fumble football, swing village and a corn pit. Attend on a weekend day, and you’ll experience the fun above PLUS pony rides, a petting zoo, vendors, food trucks performers, barrel rides and more! Learn more here.
6. Harvest the Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm
If you’re looking for another hot spot that’s completely jam-packed with all-day autumn adventures, then look no further than Sweet Berry Farm. The list of activities to enjoy feels endless with highlights like a candy corn kid maze, barnyard maze, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, pony rides, goat-feeding and more! Visitors can even make their own bouquets by picking out an array of gorgeous flowers from the field. Open daily except Wednesdays through Nov. 7. Check their website here for the full details.
7. Crowe’s Nest Farm
Animal lovers will especially enjoy heading out and spending a day at Crowe’s Nest Farm’s Fall Festival in Manor! Greet and check out over 150 farm animals on-site (they provide sanctuary to animals in need!), select pumpkins from their pumpkin patch, purchase some delicious goods at their farmer’s market, listen to live music and more! Open weekends only until October 31. Click here to find out more as well as additional ways you can help support this nonprofit organization.
8. Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt
The Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt is back! Take a free and fun wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields to hunt for hidden mini pumpkins. Once you’ve collected your perfect pumpkins, enjoy other festive activities like a pumpkin launcher, train rides, bounce tracks, mazes, a zip line for kids or head over to the beloved fishing pond. There will be tons of pumpkins for purchase as well as many fall goodies available in the gift shop. Open daily through Oct. 31. Get the full scoop here.
9. Dreamland’s October Pumpkin Patch
The beloved entertainment, recreation and arts venue Dreamland has set up a pumpkin patch and fall oasis this month! At 64-acres, there’s certainly a lot of outdoor fun to explore with activities like pumpkin picking and painting, spooky games, pickle ball, mini-golf, tasty food and drinks from a variety of 50+ beers and wines! Plus, on October 30, they will host a “Halloween Bash” featuring a costume contest, face/body painting, vendors and a rockingly ‘chill’ live performance by the band Hair Metal Giants. Get more info here.