The pumpkins have arrived!
It’s almost impossible to open Facebook and not see a post about pumpkin spice something. Soon, it will be pumpkin bread, pumpkin pies and pumpkin carving. Oh, the sweet, sweet season of Fall. One of my favorite Fall activities is visiting a Pumpkin Patch.
I remember when my children were younger, we would visit Pumpkin Patches near and far. Pumpkin carving, face painting and hay rides made for some pretty sweet memories. Even though they have entered their late teens, I still love visiting a Pumpkin Patch with my crew or for a Saturday morning stroll with the girls. Fall is my favorite season and pumpkins are a huge reason why.
If you are like me, you are already scoping out the local places to plan your next family day or night. I’ve done a little research and here is what I found. Check out these great Central Texas locations and add a few to your Fall calendar.
Central Christian Church
Hours: September 30-October 31, 10:00 a.m.-Dark
Location: 4901 Lake Shore Dr, Waco, TX 76710
No admission charge to come look or take photos. Pumpkins are $0.75-$55. There are various events including stories in the patch, pumpkin painting and picnic movie in the patch. Check out their events page for dates and more information at http://cccwaco.org/events.
Robinson Pumpkin Patch
Hours: October 2-Oct 31, Mon-Sat 10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Location: 201 S. Old Robinson Rd., Robinson, Texas
No admission. Enjoy free hayrides, maze and more. Pumpkins are between $2 and $20. For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/RobinsonPumpkinPatch.
Barton Hill Farms
Hours: Open Weekends September 24th – November 13th
Location: 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602
Tons to do at their pumpkin patch including a 5 acre corn maze, frontier games and live bands. Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children. For more information, go to http://www.bartonhillfarms.com/.
The Robinson Family Farm
Hours: September 23rd thru October 29th, 10am – 6pm
Location: 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple, TX 76501
Enjoy the pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn and hay maze, kiddie train, and more. Admission is free but there are various fees for food and activities. For more information, go to https://www.therobinsonfamilyfarm.com/.
Lone Star Family Farm
Hours: September & October: Fridays: 4:00PM – 9:30PM, Saturdays: 10:30AM – 9:30PM, Sundays: 1:30PM – 7:30PM
Location: 4199 Highway 67, Stephenville, TX 76401
Enjoy the pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay bale maze, hay bale pyramid, cow train, giant slides, roping, corn sandpits, stick horses, pumpkin carving and more. There is a price for admission based on age and several packages available. For more info, go to http://www.lonestarfamilyfarm.com.
Sweet Berry Farms
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday- 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. & Sunday- 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.
Location: 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Enjoy hayrides, candy corn kid maze, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, pick your own flowers, sand art, sweet berry express barrel train, the berry bounce, the ‘Texas’ maze and more. Each activity is a separate price. To see prices and get more details, go to http://sweetberryfarm.com.
Hours: October, Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m.
Locations: 242 Monkey Road, Elgin, Texas 78621
Activities include the pumpkin patch, pumpkin hunt, maze, pumpkin races, train ride, golf, fishing pond, spinner, ponies, bounce house, face painting, fire truck rides and more. Prices vary. For more information, go to http://www.evergreen-farms.com/pumpkin-hunt.