It’s about that time of year when the air gets a little crisper, the days get a little shorter, and the holiday season goes into full swing. This means it’s time for pumpkin patches to open up again! Whether you like to paint them, carve them, or just revel in the experience of visiting the farm with your family, Texas has a perfect place for you. Check out these 10 awesome pumpkin patches across the state that are sure to make this fall a memorable one.
1. Dallas Arboretum (Dallas)
I hesitate to even call this a pumpkin patch - it's more of a pumpkin village. The entire arboretum is decked out with over 90,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds. People of all ages will have a blast exploring every inch of the exhibit, especially the area pictured above with houses, a Cinderella-esque horse and carriage, and a Texas-shaped mosaic all made entirely of pumpkins. You can enjoy the fun every day through November 23.
2. Love Creek Orchards (Medina)
This pumpkin patch is also an apple orchard, so you can kill two birds with one stone! The patch also offers hayrides, a petting zoo, pony rides, an apple cider mill, and more. This year is their 20th anniversary, so you definitely don't want to miss out on the festivities. They're open every Saturday-Monday in October from 10AM-4PM.
3. Dewberry Farm (Brookshire)
This is my personal favorite pumpkin patch in Texas. Not only are there acres of every variety of pumpkin possible, but the entire farm is absolutely filled with activities. They include an 8-acre corn maze, a lighted pumpkin trail, the 'DewVille Express' train that takes you around the grounds, and a village with places to eat, shop, and explore. It's fun for the whole family and an experience I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on. The farm opens this Saturday, September 24, and will be open weekends only until November 13.
4. Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch (Flower Mound)
This patch at the Double Oak Ranch is a huge festival for the whole family. In addition to the obvious, there are hay bale mazes, hayrides, bounce houses for the little ones, and plenty of photo ops to create lasting memories for the whole family to cherish forever. It's open daily from 9AM-7PM during the entire month of October.
5. Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)
During the spring and summer, this farm is famous for its ripe, succulent strawberries. But as soon as fall comes around, things go from red to orange quicker than a jackrabbit. Visitors take part in pumpkin painting, hay mazes, train rides, and fun activities like scarecrow stuffing. It opens this Saturday, September 24, and will run through November 6.
6. Assiter Punkin' Ranch (Floydada)
Doesn't this pumpkin patch look just adorable? I think the barn adds a nice Texas flair. Adding to the country theme, the ranch boasts a petting zoo with miniature horses and donkeys for your little cowboys and cowgirls to enjoy.
7. Barton Hill Farms (Bastrop)
This pumpkin patch claims to be the most scenic in all of Texas. It also has a corn maze, food and drinks, and daily live music. The farm is open weekends from September 24 to November 13.
8. Devine Acres Farm (Devine)
This farm has thousands of pounds of pumpkins for painting, carving, or placing your baby in for an adorable photo. You can experience it for yourself any weekend in October! I've heard the pumpkins are some of the most perfectly shaped, too.
9. Wesley United Methodist Church (Beaumont)
I might be biased since this is my hometown, but Wesley puts on a pretty amazing pumpkin patch. They even give you a wagon to carry all your pumpkins to your car in. It may be a relatively small place, but it's just right for the residents of Beaumont.
10. Pumpkins On The Prairie (Frisco)
Located at the Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, this pumpkin patch is more than meets the eye. It has face painting, hayrides, and more family-oriented activities...and the best part is everything is free! It doesn't get much better than that.