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Best Texas Pumpkin Patches & Pumpkin Picking Farms

18 Best Texas Pumpkin Patches & Pumpkin-Picking Farms

Local farms in Texas are preparing for their annual fall pumpkin patches and fall festivals. What better way to spend a beautiful Saturday in the brisk cool air as you stroll through the corn maze, enjoy the farm animals, hay rides, fun activities, and sack races, and find that perfect pumpkin for your annual pumpkin carving activity with the family? Below are the best Texas pumpkin patches we have discovered, and those pumpkin-picking farms are open now, too.

Texas Travel Talk did all the hard work and research, so you don’t have to. Enjoy these top pumpkin patches in Texas. Here is to fall days ahead …and homemade pumpkin pie. 

18 Top Texas Pumpkin Patches

Let’s hope the fall season isn’t like the summer we had. With this heat, I don’t know who wouldn’t want to feel a cool breeze.

Whenever the cooler weather creeps up, it’s my favorite time of year – that is, until spring flowers start to bloom – well, that’s another story.

Bring the family to these pumpkin patches in Texas this fall–don’t forget your camera.


• North Texas

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm

Ellis County

September 30 – October 29, 2023 – Saturdays 10 am-6 pm and Sundays 1-6 pm

Just 30 minutes south of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm offers its corn maze, pumpkins of all sizes, hayrides, a giant jump pad, and more. Save time and sign the liability waiver online. See more on their site, including weekday openings.

Admission: $12-$15

The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch – CLOSED For NOW

Flower Mound, Texas

Unfortunately, they could not find enough staff to work the pumpkin patch this year – 2023.

This is probably the best pumpkin patch in North Texas. It’s been in business for a long time and has served many families, groups, and schools. There will be hundreds of pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and food trucks!

Tip: Their “Christmas in the Country” opens the day after Thanksgiving.

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

Grapevine, Texas

October 1-31, 2023, times vary – see website

This pumpkin patch has become our favorite, and I always find the perfect pumpkin here – those knotted ones. Some of our favorite things are a friendly nine-foot-tall corn maze, hayrides, animals to see, a petting zoo, mini pumpkins to buy, food trucks, and bathrooms. Some activities cost money.

Bring Cash. Lots of things out here only take Cash. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

Admission: $15 for adults and kids (4-11) is $10 – The admission fee includes the corn maze and parking—Cash only for hayride tickets. It’s closed on Monday & Tuesday.

Blase Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

Rockwall, Texas

September 23 – October 30, 2023

Blase Family Farm is a small urban farm that started in 2011 with pick-your-own blueberries in the summer and Pumpkin Patch in the fall. They have a no-pet policy.

Expect all the fun of a petting zoo,  a hayride, a hay maze, pumpkin storyboards, photo ops, and pumpkins of all sizes!

Admission: $10 per person; parking is free.

Goober Bub’s Orchard & Bakery

Justin, Texas 

October 2023

Pumpkins will start popping out on October 1, ready to pick at Goober Bub’s

10534 Eakin Cemetery Rd, Justin, TX

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Dallas, Texas

September 16 – November 5, 2023 

One of DFW’s favorite fall spots to visit. This is a must-visit to see the pumpkin village. The 18th Annual Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum will be It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Over one hundred thousand pumpkins make up the display. It’s a site to see and an excellent place for photo opportunities with the family.

Admission: $14-$20. Parking is $15, but only $11 if you buy it online.

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

Gunter, Texas

September 16 – October 22, 2023, 8 am to 8 pm daily.

In case you don’t know where Gunter, Texas is (I didn’t), it’s near Sherman/Denison.

Preston Trail Farms presents its pumpkin patch and 50 different animals and, of course, all those things that pumpkin patches offer. I’d go to see all those animals!! They also have a store and a cafe—dogs on leashes are welcome.

Admission: $12-$15

Yesterland Farm

Canton, Texas

September 23 – November 5, 2023, hours vary – see website.

Free Military Weekend Sept. 23 & 24. Bring your Military ID.

Just east of Dallas – The fall festival at Yesterland Farm will include a corn maze, farm animals, a Texas wall, an amusement park, a pumpkin house, pig races, and more. Also, fireworks on Friday at 8:30 pm, and pick your own zinnias and sunflowers (Sept only).

Admission: TBA – starts August 28.

Jacksboro Pumpkin Patch

Jacksboro, Texas

Now until October 29, 2023

Free hay rides, axe throwing, apple cannon, petting zoo and more. Jacksboro Pumpkin Patch.

Admission Fee: see website


• Central Texas

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival

Dripping Springs, Texas

September 23 – October 29, 2023, Saturdays & Sundays, from 10 am to 7 pm.

The Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival is held at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead.

There are so many games and activities for kids, like pumpkin painting, pioneer bowling, potato sack racing, face painting, petting zoo, and more. Some cost, and some are free. Lots of food vendors, too.​

Admission: $15. 65 & over are free.

Evergreens Farm Pumpkin Hunt

Elgin, Texas

October 7-29, 2023, Friday & Sunday, 1-5 pm. Saturday 10 am-5 pm.

Extra activities will cost $3.50 each, including the Pumpkin Hunt, which includes a free wagon ride into the Christmas tree fields where mini pumpkins are hidden. Evergreen Farms

Free Admission and Free Parking

The Robinson Family Farm

Temple, Texas

Opens September 23, 2023

Come out to their Fall Festival and annual Pumpkin Patch, where traditions are made. The Robinson Family Farm

Twenty-plus attractions, including pig races, axe throwing, and many more.​ Lots of activities for the kiddos

Texas Pumpkin Fest (Austin)

Leander, Texas

September 30 – October 29, 2023

Texas Pumpkin Fest 

Admission: Thursday $10. Veterans and their families are free. Friday/Sat/Sun $13

Sweet Berry Farm

Marble Falls, Texas

Sweet Berry Farm offers lovely fall activities for the whole family, including pick-your-own flowers and a stuff-a-scarecrow activity. We did both. It was so fun that we ended up going back the next day.

Free Admission and Free Parking.

Expect a hayride, a corn maze, pick-your-own zinnias, and more. This is a huge pumpkin Patch – on both sides of the highway. You can stuff a scarecrow for $20 (hopefully, they didn’t go up on the price from 2 years ago when we were there). That was the best twenty bucks I ever spent. From the looks of it, it’s a popular place for families to come out and spend the day.

Jenschke Orchards

Fredericksburg, Texas

Come out to see the Jenschke Orchards Giant Corn Maze that spells their name (at least it does on their website)! Many fall pumpkin patch activities include corn hole, wagon rides, cowboy roping, farm animals, live music, and more. No pets.

Tickets: $14 a person


• South Texas

Braune Farms (Seguin)

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Weekend in October

Visit their real farm with a real pumpkin patch. Braune Farms Fresh Produce is a working farm that invites you to their place in South Texas. They grow 4 acres of pumpkins, and visitors get a hayride out to the patch, where they get to pick their own pumpkins right off the vine. You’ll find various sizes, shapes, and colors. Also, during the pumpkin patch, kids can enjoy carnival-like games, face painting, corn crip, tube slide, and mini animal barnyard.

They are a true working vegetable farm that opens their farm up for pumpkin picking on weekends of October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The rest of the year, they grow produce to sell at their farm stand and various farmers’ markets.


• West Texas

Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm

Amarillo, Texas

September 29 – October 29, 2023, from 10 am – 9 pm on Saturdays / Sundays 1-9 pm.

At Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm, you can stroll through the sunflower fields and corn maze and enjoy all the farm’s fun attractions.

​Admission: $15.95 – $19.95


• Gulf Coast, Houston

Frobergs Farm

Alvin, Texas

September 23 – November 5, 2023, from 9 am – 5:30 pm. Stays open till 7:45 on weekends.

Pumpkin patch near Houston. Tenth Annual Corn Maze and Fall Festival at Frobergs Farm

Pick flowers and your favorite pumpkins. There are many activities for everyone here—a bakery, homemade food, and snacks.

Admission: $12; extra activities for a fee.

Dewberry Farm

Brookshire, Texas

September 16 – November 12, hours vary – see website

Forty-five minutes from downtown Houston will be choc-full of fun, flowers, food, and pumpkins too. Dewberry Farm Fall Festival

Admission: $35 – Season passes available.

P-6 Farms

Montgomery, Texas

September 30 – November 5, 2023, from 10 am – 6:30 pm.

Insta fall photos, great food, festive farm offerings, pumpkin picking, and a stroll through the flower fields. There are tons of attractions I’ve never heard of, and frozen cactus juice – this must be good!!

Cut your own zinnias, cosmos, and sunflowers

P-6 Farms

Admission: TBA – opens August 28

Check out all the Texas Fall Festivals we found in our research. You’re Welcome!

Pumpkin Farm Closures:

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop, TX, has closed permanently.


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