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Pumpkin Patches around Austin, Texas

published on October 14, 2013

pumpkin picking Austin It’s not lovely colors and falling leaves that tell Austinites Halloween is on its way—our seasons change closer to Thanksgiving. Rather, it’s when Austin goes from double-digit temperatures to highs in the 80s, cool evening breezes, and crisp mornings that we know long-awaited October has arrived. This year, October brought record rain to boot! With Halloween around the corner, something other than cats and dogs is raining down around ATX: pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!

For many Austinites and their loved ones, visiting a pumpkin patch is an annual October tradition. Children and adults make silly memories as they search together for the perfect gourd, whether for the front porch or for homemade pumpkin pie.

Every Austin-area pumpkin patch is different: many have an array of fun activities for kids and grown-ups, from grilled corn on the cob to wagon rides and corn mazes. Some are right in town, and others offer the opportunity for an afternoon or day trip to the lovely country areas around Austin. Which patch will you visit? Use the helpful list below from Gracy Title to find the perfect patch for your hunt this year. Happy pumpkin picking!

Popular Pumpkin Patches Around Austin

Red Barn Garden Center (Austin)

Open daily in October. Their Pumpkin Festival will be October 19th. (Very close to home for Milwood and Great Hills residents!)

http://redbarngardencenter.net

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes (Cedar Park)

Open daily in October. Has the best selection around for you to choose from!

http://ymcagwc.org/branch.php?loc=2

Barton Hill Farms (Bastrop)

Open daily in October – Offers a large pumpkin patch with a variety of all shapes and sizes. Coming from a home in Southwest Austin? It’s a straight shot taking Hwy 71 East. 

http://bartonhillfarms.com/pumpkin-patch/

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm (Elgin)

Open daily in October, with a Pumpkin Festival October 19th & 20th.

www.elginchristmastreefarm.com

Evergreen Farms (Elgin)

Open every Saturday and Sunday in October for the Pumpkin Hunt!

www.evergreen-farms.com/pumpkin.php

Silo Christmas Tree Farm (Temple)

Open every weekend in October from 10 am – 5 pm.

www.silochristmastreefarm.com/field.html

Sweet Berry Farm (Marble Falls)

Open daily through November 8th.

www.sweetberryfarm.com

The Jersey Barnyard (La Grange)

Open daily, through October.

www.texasjersey.com

South Texas Maize (Hondo)

Open daily through Dec 1st – Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, and fun activities!

www.southtexasmaize.com

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