Is there anything more representative of the fall season (outside leaves) than the pumpkin? Whether it’s sipping on a pumpkin spice late, digging into pumpkin pie, or re-reading instructions on how to properly carve a jack-o-lantern, the pumpkin is (literally, in the latter case) the face of autumn. Get your hands on one of your own at one of these bountiful pumpkin patches around Houston! [Featured image: @_crissaaa]
1. P-6 Farms
Have a fever for fall flavor? On Saturdays and Sundays running from October 1 to November 6, P-6 Farms in Montgomery is putting on their annual Fall Festival – fit with a smorgasboard of fun for the whole family. From pumpkin patches to pumpkin houses, wheel barrow rides to hay rides, apple blasters to roller coasters and more – there’s no shortage of fun to be had at P-6 Farms this fall. If that weren’t enough, the farm also offers top-notch eats on the grounds, with resident eateries that include barbecue from The Clodhopper, popcorn and donuts from The Corral, burgers from The Barnyard Grill, and more! Tickets must be purchased online with general admission (excluding kids aged 2 and under) priced at $19.95 + tax.
While the nursery rhyme we know and love never explicitly mentioned pumpkins, you can bet your e-i-e-i-o that Old MacDonald’s in Humble does. In addition to pony rides, petting zoos, playgrounds, and a hay barn, the 15-acre farms opens a seasonal pumpkin patch from September 19 through October 30. The pumpkin patch is free with price of admission.
Planted in Houston’s backyard of Brookshire, Dewberry Farm is home to acres of bountiful flora, bundles of cute animals, and a plethora of action-packed attractions. Take a hay ride to its pumpkin field, then lose yourself in their corn maze. Ticket prices vary on the day, with Friday tickets going for $18, and weekend tickets at $29.95. The season starts at Dewberry Farm on September 24.
The 40-acre fir, spruce, and pine tree farm opens their annual pumpkin patch on October 1st with season of fall fun. With eight attractions on the grounds, among which include a corn maze, hay ride, and petting zoo, the farm also offers shaded areas where visitors can picnic on BBQ, funnel cakes, and shaved ice if they are so inclined. Old Time Christmas Tree Farm is located on 7632 Spring Cypress Road; entry to the pumpkin patch is included with the price of entry ($9) for adults.
This Conroe fun park is no short supply of things to do – giant chess, tetherball, zip line, giant lego room, mini golf, and paintball – just to name a few. When the leaves start to change in October, the farm opens their seasonal pumpkin patch. Entrance to the farm are priced at $6.50 per person, pumpkin prices vary by size.
From September 17 to November 20, Blessington Farms launches their annual pumpkin patch and fall festival. This year, the farm has added to the festivity with a number of new attractions that include a walk-thru aviary where visitors can feed the birds, a fossil dig, as well as a rope maze. Admission costs $18.48 per person, while children aged 18 months and under are allowed in free.
7. Halter Inc.
Founded in 2001, Halter Inc. has one of the most consistently rated pumpkin patches in Houston for nearly 10 years. As seen on TLC’s The Little Couple, the farm’s pumpkin patch is open on weekends this October. Additionally, Halter Inc. 30-acre property will feature a host of seasonal activities that include a Haunted Trail, pony rides, mini cart rides, and a sensational grove known as their Sensory Haven Area. Snacks and beverages are also available for purchase on the grounds. Admission is priced at $10 per person, children aged two and under are allowed in free.
Froberg’s 11th Annual Corn Maze and Fall Festival features a pumpkin patch, plastic duck races, a bee rollercoaster (sans fright), Nerf matches, a mining area, and one Emoji Cannon. Running until November 6, the festival will also include their Berry Fun Land – a playground with fruit-themed swings, slides, and gliders.
9. Oil Ranch
For over 20 years, Oil Ranch in Hockley puts on their annual Scarecrow Festival and Pumpkin Patch. Here, visitors can meander through toppling hills of pumpkins and greet the 85 or so unique and friendly scarecrow residents. Other activities available at Oil Ranch include a hayride, hay-bale maze, and more family fun. The festival is set to run Thursdays through Sundays beginning October 1.
Slated for October 15 and 16, the Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival at the Nature Discover Center in Bellaire is set to host over 12,000 pounds of pumpkins for the picking this year. Here, families can also enjoy a variety of festival games, crafts, activities, and bites courtesy of It’s a Wrap, Churrasco (Saturday), and Moon Rooster (Sunday).