With Halloween right around the corner and fall finally in the air, it's time to gather up the kids and head out to do some pumpkin picking. We've rounded up several different locations throughout the city hosting pumpkin patches and fall festivals throughout the month of October, so no matter where you are in Houston, you're sure to find a pumpkin patch nearby.
Blessington Farms Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival - Simonton
510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton
Looking for great pumpkin patch photo opportunities, pumpkins galore to choose from, and fall activities that will keep the kids (and adults!) entertained all day long? Look no further than Blessington Farms. There's no shortage of activities at the farm, which range from an enormous pumpkin patch to hay rides to a brand new Rope Maze, and everything in between. General admission to Blessington Farms is $15 and includes all activities except fishing. Children 18 months and under are free. The pumpkin patch and fall festival are open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23-Oct. 29.
Old MacDonald's Pumpkin Patch - Humble
3203 FM 1960 East, Humble
In addition to all the regular activities you can enjoy year-round at Old MacDonald's Farm - train rides, multiple petting zoos, playgrounds galore, etc. - the month of October brings an added bonus that makes taking a trip out there extra special: the farm's pumpkin patch! Make sure to bring your camera; there are plenty of fall-inspired photo opportunities you can snap at this patch. The Pumpkin Patch is open Sept. 23-Oct. 31. Admission is $10 plus tax per person and includes all activities offered at the farm. Children 18 months and under are free.
Froberg's Farm Pumpkin Patch - Alvin
3601 W. Highway 6, Alvin
There isn't just a pumpkin patch at Froberg's Farm, there's an entire fall experience. Hop aboard the Hay Ride for a trip out to pick flowers, take pictures, and play in the Tunnel of Fun, then jump back on the hayride for a ride back to the Country Store, where you'll find even more attractions and some good old-fashioned pumpkin picking. As if that wasn't enough fun for one day, you'll also want to try your hand at navigating through the corn maze while you're there. The Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch run from Sept. 23-Nov. 5. Prices for activities and pumpkins vary.
P-6 Farms Pumpkin Fest - Montgomery
9963 Poole's Road, Montgomery
Pumpkin Fest at P-6 promises Texas-sized Fall Family Fun, with what is touted as one of the best pumpkin patches in the city, a corn maze that will leave you scratching your head as you navigate through it, and Field of Screams, an after dark scare fest that includes a haunted corn maze and petrifying pallet maze. Pumpkin Fest is open Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 23-Nov. 12. Tickets for Field of Screams are separate from those bought for Pumpkin Fest and the Corn Maze.
Browse eight acres of pumpkin picking fun at the farm. Photo courtesy of Dewberry Farm.
Dewberry Farms Pumpkin Patch - Brookshire
7705 FM 362, Brookshire
The kids are sure to find the perfect pumpkin for decorating at Dewberry Farm, where they can choose from 8-acres of pumpkins. A wagon ride over to the patch will kick off the pumpkin picking fun, and after you can head on over to the 8-acre corn maze for some good, old-fashioned exploring or check out more than 500 lighted pumpkins on display at Punkin Hollar. General admission to Dewberry Farm starts at $12 per person and includes all of the main attractions offered. The Farm is open on weekends only from Sept. 30-Nov. 12. Hours are from 10 a.m. to sundown on Saturdays and noon to sundown on Sundays, with special extended hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21.
Oil Ranch Pumpkin Patch - Hockley
23501 Macedonia Road, Hockley
The Oil Ranch is known for having a long-standing fall tradition of putting on an amazing pumpkin patch and Scarecrow Festival, and this year is no exception. Kids are able to choose from thousands of pumpkins at the patch and every child with a paid admission can take home a free pumpkin. Don't plan on leaving right away, though; the kids are sure to want to stick around after to check out the scarecrows, hayrides, and other fall activities. Tickets to the Oil Ranch are $15.95 per person ages 24 months and older. The Fall Festival opens Oct. 1st and continues every day in October.
7-Acre Wood Pumpkin Patch - Conroe
4401 N. Frazier St., Conroe
Seven-Acre Wood is bringing fall to the park throughout the month of October by providing a plethora of pumpkins for kids to pick from at their patch. Hay rides, paintball, barrel train rides, and pony rides will round out a full day of family fun. The pumpkin patch is open Oct. 1-31. Admission to the park is $6 per person. Children 18 months and under are free. Costs vary by activity, and pumpkins are priced based on their size.
Holy Cross Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch - Sugar Land
5653 W. Riverpark Drive, Sugar Land
Starting Oct. 6, Holy Cross Episcopal Church is hosting their annual pumpkin patch, dubbed "the biggest pumpkin patch in Fort Bend County," every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Fridays are solely for pumpkin picking, but Saturdays and Sundays at the patch also feature live entertainment, a photo booth, lots of food, and plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages. The pumpkin patch is open Oct. 6th through the 29th. Admission to the patch is free. Pumpkin prices vary.
Old Time Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch - Spring
7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring
Weekends in October transform Old Time Christmas Tree Farm into a Pumpkin Patch ripe for the picking! Fall at the Farm doesn't just include pumpkins, though; you'll also want to take a ride on the train and hayride, visit the petting zoo, jump into the bounce house, run through the inflatable corn maze and take advantage of all the other fall-inspired family fun. The pumpkin patch is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October. Entry is $5. Tickets for attractions and pumpkins are extra.
Posing with pumpkins at the Pure Sound Pumpkin Patch/Photo courtesy of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
Pure Sound Pumpkin Patch - River Oaks
3471 Westheimer Road, Houston
If you're looking to purchase pumpkins and give back to the community at the same time, you'll want to check out the Pure Pumpkin Patch at St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Thousands of pumpkins will be available for picking throughout the week, with a new shipment of pumpkins arriving every Saturday to refresh the patch. A portion of the proceeds go to the Pure Sound Travel Fund and scholarships. Pumpkins are available Oct. 7-31, or until they run out, and can be purchased from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Prices are based on the size of the pumpkin.
Clear Lake United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch - Clear Lake
16335 El Camino Real, Houston
The month of October means pumpkins are coming to Clear Lake United Methodist Church, as well as lots of other fun fall activities. Not only will you have a plethora of pumpkins to choose from, but October also brings a sunset screening of a family-friendly Halloween movie, complete with popcorn and lemonade (just bring chairs or blankets for sitting!), and the church's annual Fall Festival. Dates for the Movie in the Patch and Fall Festival TBD. The patch is open daily starting October 9th and running through the 31st from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from pumpkin sales benefit both the church and other community programs.
Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch - Inner Loop
6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston
What better way to take advantage of pumpkin patch festivities than by heading out to Zoo Boo at The Houston Zoo? Dress your kids up in their Halloween costumes and take them over to the Fiesta Mart Pumpkin Patch to pick out a pumpkin for decorating. After, be sure to take advantage of all the other fun activities going on at the Zoo Boo! Zoo Boo begins Oct. 13th and runs through the 29th; admission is included with your regular zoo ticket price.
Photo courtesy of Nature Discovery Center.
Nature Discovery Center Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival - Bellaire
For a fun-filled day that epitomizes fall, you'll want to take the kids to the Nature Discovery Center Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival. At the pumpkin patch, kids are able to select pumpkins that come in all shapes and sizes. The Fall Festival features several fall-inspired festivities, such as wagon rides, crafts, face painting, games, and much more. Pumpkin prices are based on the size of the pumpkin. The 2017 Fall Festival is Oct. 21 and 22.
Cypress United Methodist Pumpkin Patch - Cypress
13403 Cypress N. Houston Road, Cypress
Throughout October, you can take pictures and buy pumpkins from Cypress UMC's annual pumpkin patch. There are various photo stages around the patch with different themes for the perfect photo, and you can buy almost any size of pumpkin - from small ones for tiny toddler hands to full-grown perfect for carving. All proceeds from pumpkin sales benefit the church's youth missions and outreach. The pumpkin patch is open all day Oct. 6-31.
Top photo courtesy of Shary Peck (by Tiffany Daniel Photography)