Top Pumpkin Patches Near Houston for Fall Fun
With Halloween right around the corner and fall finally (sort of?) in the air, it's time to gather up the kids and head out to one of the many Houston pumpkin patches for one of our favorite seasonal activities.
We've rounded up several different locations throughout the city hosting pumpkin patches, as well as our favorite nearby farms for a day trip. These area u-pick spots really get all decked out for fall with corn mazes, evening pumpkin strolls, hayrides, petting zoos, and of course, plenty of pumpkin patch photo-ops.
1. Blessington Farms Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival — Simonton
Looking for great pumpkin patch photo opportunities, pumpkins galore, 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 hayrides to a Rope Maze, and everything in between. The pumpkin patch and fall festival are open every Saturday and Sunday from September 19 to November 14 in 2020.
2. Old MacDonald's Pumpkin Patch — Humble
In addition to all the regular activities you can enjoy year-round at Old MacDonald's Farm — train rides, multiple petting zoos, and playgrounds — the month of October brings an added bonus that makes taking a trip out to Humble extra special: the farm's pumpkin patch! Make sure to bring your camera; there are plenty of fall-inspired photo opportunities you can snap of the kids. This Houston-area pumpkin patch is open September 26 to October 31, 2020.
Pick a pumpkin, catch a hayride, and pose for silly photo-ops at Froberg's Farm. Photo courtesy the farm
3. Froberg's Farm Pumpkin Patch — Alvin
There isn't just a pumpkin patch at Froberg's Farm, there's an entire fall experience. Hop aboard the hayride 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, maybe give the corn maze a try, too! 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 September 26 to November 8, 2020. Prices for activities and pumpkins vary.
4. P-6 Farms Pumpkin Fest — 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 lots of other kid-friendly activities. Pumpkin Fest is open Saturdays and Sundays from September 26 to November 8.
Browse eight acres of pumpkin picking fun at the farm. Photo courtesy of Dewberry Farm
5. Dewberry Farms Pumpkin Patch — 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 patch fun, but be sure to head over to the 8-acre corn maze for some good, old-fashioned exploring, or check out more than 500 lighted pumpkins on display at the annual Pumpkin Hollar. The farm is open on weekends only from September 26-November 15 with special extended hours on select nights in October for a fireworks display.
6. Oil Ranch Pumpkin Patch — 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! Don't plan on leaving right away, either; the kids are sure to want to stick around after to check out the scarecrows, hayrides, and other fall activities. The fall festival is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the month of October.
7. Old Time Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch — 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.
8. 7-Acre Wood Pumpkin Patch — Conroe
Day trip from Houston to the 7-Acre Wood farm and family fun park for all the fall activities this October by providing a plethora of pumpkins for kids to pick from at their patch. Hayrides, paintball, barrel train rides, and pony rides will round out a full day of family activities. The pumpkin patch is open every day in October. FREE admission for all on October 31.
Don't miss out on the photo-ops at these pumpkin patches! Photo by Tiffany Daniel Photography courtesy of Shary Peck
9. Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch — Pasadena
From tiny pumpkins that will fit in the palm of your hand to massive gourds, Asbury United Methodist Church in Pasadena features an array of pumpkins for purchase. Photo areas are scattered throughout the patch where you can take photos with fall decor like scarecrows and hay bales. FREE admission; pumpkin prices vary.
10. Heritage Baptist Church — Missouri City
Come pick out the perfect pumpkin from Heritage Baptist Church's annual pumpkin patch. There are pumpkins aplenty, and the hardest part will be picking exactly which one is THE one to take home! The pumpkin patch is open daily from October 3 to October 31.
11. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church — Pearland
St. Andrew's Pumpkin Patch is consistently named one of the top pumpkin patches in the greater Houston area. Thousands of pumpkins are ripe for the picking, there are a ton of great photo-ops, and there are fall activities galore for the family to enjoy. The pumpkin patch is open September 27 through October 31. Admission to the patch is free; pumpkin prices vary.
This article first published in September 2016 but has since been revised and updated.