Fall is here, whether the temperature knows it or not. Let’s all wish deliciously cool fall weather into being by going to a festive pumpkin patch! Nothing says “Autumn” more than a humongous pile of pumpkins.
Here are some of the best pumpkin patches within an hour of Pecan Park Riverside RV Park. Load up the family and charge your cell phones and cameras, because this is fall fun at its most wholesome!
1/ Barton Hill Farms
With “the most scenic pumpkin patch in Texas,” according to Do512 Family, Barton Hill Farms is nearby in Bastrop. Basically, every weekend day during the season is a fall festival. It’s so much more than a pumpkin patch!
One of the pricier options, but with so much to do, Barton Hill Farms costs $12.95 per person. The price of entry should entertain the family for hours. Barton Hill has a massive, living cornstalk maze to meander through. Every weekend, the farm also offers face painting, (rubber) duck races, train rides, live music, farm animals to visit, and more.
There’s also a giant bouncy structure for jumping, playground equipment, and festival-type games. The setting is beautiful, too, as it’s on the shores of the Colorado River.
The pumpkin patch is open on weekends only, through Nov. 3, 2019. They are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. This one looks to be worth the drive! Look for occasional discounted tickets and a full schedule of activities on the website below.
1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX – Website
2/ Cross Plants and Produce
Cross Plants and Produce in Kyle is leaning into the spirit of the season with a pumpkin patch, Halloween-themed goodies for sale, heaps of festive seasonal decor, and deliciously framable/Instagrammable photo ops at every turn. Don’t forget to visit the mini-horse and mini-donkey. Of course there are pumpkins for sale, too.
They have a playhouse, hay pyramid to climb, and tunnel to go through. Cross Plants and Produces charges $2 (cash only) for anybody of walking age, with a train ride available for another $1/person. The pumpkin patch is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s closed on Mondays. The pumpkin patch will be open throughout the season–until they run out of pumpkins.
705 N. Old Hwy 81, Kyle, TX – Facebook
3/ Milberger’s Landscaping and Nursery
This San Antonio nursery may be a slightly longer drive, but it is worth it! Milberger’s goes all out with its pumpkin patch activities. Besides pumpkins for sale and photo shoots, Milberger’s Landscaping and Nursery also has a hay bale maze to wander through (perfect for the littles), and a Terror Train similar to a zoo train with decorations of characters like witches and skeletons bringing the “terror.” The train, pumpkin patch, and hay maze are open throughout October during business hours.
Milberger’s Fall Festival is the weekend before Halloween. During this festival, there will be face painting, a balloon artist, an employee costume contest, roasted corn, Halloween treat bags, and moon bounce for the kiddos. Stop by Oct. 26-27, 2019 for the free, family-friendly fun.
3920 N. Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX – Website
4/ Stahlman’s at Bear Creek Grocery
Right down the road in New Braunfels, Stahlman’s sells fresh produce and has a massive variety of pumpkins for sale.
They have tall pumpkins, short pumpkins, big pumpkins, little pumpkins, bumpy ones, smooth ones, and…well, you can imagine. They are mainly for sale, though they make a great photo backdrop.
While they do not have full-on pumpkin patch festivities going on all season at Stahlman’s, they are holding a Fall Festival with face painting, pumpkin painting, festival foods, hay rides and more on Oct. 19, 2019.
Keep up with the Facebook page below for more event details.
5511 FM 2722, New Braunfels, TX – Facebook
5-7/ United Methodist Churches
In addition, the United Methodist Churches in San Marcos, New Braunfels, and Buda each have pumpkin patches. These pumpkins are for sale and photographing, as part of annual fundraising for each church.
129 W. Hutchison St, San Marcos, TX
572 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX
302 Elm St, Buda, TX
We can’t wait to see everyone’s pumpkin patch photos. Now, off to make ourselves a pumpkin-spiced latte for the road!