HOUSTON WEATHER may not be the best indication of fall, but the fall season is upon us. The scorching summer months are slowly fading in exchange for cooler temperatures (by Texas standards, of course). Fall means we transition to warm oranges and yellows reminiscent of the seasonal gourds we love to use for food and decoration. Houston is full of fall activities to get you in the spirit, and pumpkin patch is one of them. Whether you prefer acorn squash or field pumpkins, these local patches have something for all your seasonal tastes.
Scroll below for seven Houston-area pumpkin patch to visit this fall.
St. Andrews Episcopal Pumpkin Patch
widely regarded as the pumpkin church in the city of Houston, St. Andrews Episcopal Pumpkin Patch is packed with fun the whole family can enjoy. Proceeds from the patch support the church’s community outreach program and this year will also include a craft fair on October 7-8 with a variety of craft products. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2535 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581. Open September 24-October 31. Monday to Thursday, noon to 8 p.m., Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Famous for being featured on TLC The little couple, Halter’s Pumpkin Patch is a must visit. Spread over 30 acres of land, visitors can experience the wide array of pumpkin Halter has to offer. Embark on pony rides or dare to descend the haunted trail. Halter Inc., 17410 Clay Road. Open weekends in October from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and parking is $5.
7 acre woodland
Take a day trip to Conroe to visit the 7-Acre Wood Farm. Not only is the farm filled with pumpkins to choose from, but 7-Acre Wood also offers fall activities including hay and pony rides. Visit Saturday, October 29 to experience Thrill at the Mill, where families can experience the farm, plus games and vendors. 7 Acre Wood, 401 N Frazier Street, Conroe, TX 77303. Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Farm
While old may be in the name, make no mistake, this Houston-area pumpkin patch is one of the best. The family outing includes a range of pumpkin varieties, and patch lovers can also experience the ambiance of a real farm. Old Fashioned Christmas Tree Farm offers eight on-site attractions, including the petting zoo and the train ride. Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, 7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, Texas 77379. Open weekends in October. Tickets are $10.
Horizon Baptist Church
Each year, Horizon Baptist Church partners with a local non-profit organization to raise funds. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Creative Dreams, a youth development program for middle school and high school students offering classes in art, dance, music, and academic tutoring. Updated this year with new activities and pumpkins galore, take your time discovering the right water bottle to bring home. Before leaving, don’t forget to take some family photos in front of the different sets! Horizon Baptist Church, 2223 FM 1092 Road, Missouri City, TX 77459. Open through October. Sunday – Thursday, 12 p.m. to dusk, Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – twilight. Free entry, pumpkin prices may vary.
Westminster United Methodist Church
Worship, pumpkins and delicious Sunday food seem heavenly. The Westminster United Methodist Pumpkin Patch opens October 3 and has a variety of fun events planned throughout the month, including a mini photo shoot with a professional photographer, a festival with a silent disco, a chef’s pop-up with farm-to-table dining, and more. Westminster United Methodist Church, 5801 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057. Open through October. Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Old MacDonald Farm
Old MacDonald had a farm and on that farm were piles of small and medium pumpkins! From September 19 through October, admission to the farm gives you access to train rides, pony rides, photo ops, and the pumpkin patch, which includes a pumpkin free for children. Old MacDonald’s Farm, 3203 Farm to Market 1960 Road E, Humble, TX 77338. September 19 through October 31. Admission is $17.
Froberg Farm Autumn Festival
Visit Froberg’s Farm starting September 24 for the annual Fall Festival which includes a pumpkin patch in addition to all your favorite fall-themed activities like the corn maze or flower picking. Froberberg Farm, 3601 Hwy 6, Alvin, TX 77511. Weekends from September 24 to November 6. Check the website for price announcements.
Fall Days and Corn Maze at P-6 Farms
For the ultimate pumpkin patch experience, complete with Instagram-worthy photo ops, flower picking and a petting zoo, visit P-6 Farms in Montgomery. The Farm’s Fall Festival includes a full day of activities like a corn maze, pumpkin house, barrel races, cow train, kiddie whip and more. P-6 Farms, 9963 Poole‘s Road, Montgomery, Texas 77356. October 1 through November 6, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advance tickets, $13, general admission, $20.