In San Antonio, that cool breeze blew in around September 6th and instantly all brains went straight to PUMPKINS! I saw social media posts about pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin donuts and realized I was behind on this pumpkin patch post. So here it is!
There are plenty of local pumpkin patches that are fairly easily accessible and many are free. For those looking for a pumpkin patch with live vines, you’ll need to take a drive [Click on the “Worth the Drive” tab below]. My family and I have been to two so far: Braune Farms in Seguin and Vogel Orchard in Fredericksburg. Braune Farms has more activities for kiddos, and the whole family can be pulled on a tractor by a Braune family member (from the parking area to the pumpkins). At Vogel Orchard you won’t find activities, but you will be handed a pair of pruning shears. You’ll get to wander among pumpkin vines of all kinds, and once you find a pumpkin you like, you can cut it yourself. They do have some already cut from the vine, if you’d prefer.
Take some pictures while you’re out among the pumpkins and gourds and share them in our Alamo City Moms Blog Community + Conversation Facebook group! Happy pumpkin season!
Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
825 E. Basse Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209 | (210) 826-3215
Open daily from October 13–31; 9:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
The pumpkins come from a Navajo Nation-owned and operated, 100,000-acre farm in New Mexico. A portion of all the proceeds from pumpkin sales goes to Habitat for Humanity. Contact Cheryl Vollmer at (210) 416-2944 to schedule a time for a group to visit.
Bracken United Methodist Pumpkin Patch
20377 FM 2252, San Antonio, TX 78256 | (830) 606-6717
Open daily from September 19–November 1; 9:00 A.M.–sundown
Thousands of pumpkins, all sizes, adorn the campus. Feel free to shop, take pictures, and explore nature. Proceeds from the pumpkins go back to the Indian reservations that grow them, as well as to support ministries of Bracken Church. Free train and hay rides are open on the weekends (will not be running on November 1).
Bulverde United Methodist Church
28300 Highway 281 North, San Antonio, TX 78260 | (830) 980-7745
Open daily October 8–31; 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.
Fall Fest is October 29. Follow their Facebook page for more updates!
Good News Pumpkin Patch
11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78223 | (210) 549-7133
Open September 30–October 31; Sunday–Friday, 12:00–8:00 P.M.; and Saturday, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.
The Good News Pumpkin Patch features a variety of pumpkins for purchase as well as hayrides, moon bounces, mazes, and laser tag for the kids on Sunday afternoons, movies on Saturday nights, and other special events. Carnival weekend is October 21–22. Follow their Facebook page for more updates!
Northwest Hills United Methodist Pumpkin Patch
7575 Tezel Rd., San Antonio, TX 78250 | (210) 681-3751
Open October 1–31; 9:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M.
Pumpkin prices start at 50¢. Movie nights will be held on October 6 & 20 and Trunk or Treat on October 21.
Oxford United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
9739 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78240 | (210) 696-0192
Open October 1–31; Monday–Saturday, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.; and Sunday, 12:00–8:00 P.M.
Pumpkins of all shapes, colors, and sizes for sale. Friendly pets are welcome. Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch help fund the church youth ministry. Party in the Patch on October 29 at 6:00 P.M. with free trunk-or-treating. Follow their Facebook page for more updates!
Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch
12355 Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78253 | 210-616-6585
Open September 29–October 29; Monday–Friday, 9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.; Saturday, 9:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.; and Sunday, 11:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
Admission is $8 per person.
The admission fee of $8 includes access to pony rides, hay rides, hay maze, petting zoo, and play areas.
The Pumpkin Patch San Antonio
8756 State Hwy. 151, San Antonio, TX 78227 | (210) 627-4533
Open September 30–October 29. Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
For an additional charge of $1–3 each, there are plenty of festival-type foods and beverages, plus activities like hayrides, pony rides, and face painting for the kids. The patch will be open Columbus Day & Halloween.
TLF Pumpkin Patch
St. Mark the Evangelist Church, 1602 Thousand Oaks, San Antonio, TX | (210) 494-1606
Open October 13–31; Monday–Friday, 4:00–8:00 P.M.; and Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.
Free admission Monday–Friday; Saturdays & Sundays: Unlimited games wristband $5 for children 3 & older, free unlimited games for children under 3.
There will be games, activities, pumpkin chucking, a barrel train, and all around family fun for everyone.
Friday, October 13, 6:00–8:30 P.M. is Family Night in the Patch. Bring your blanket or folding chair and enjoy a live performance of Rumpelstiltskin presented by the Magik Theater ($5 per person, children 2 and under free).
Saturday, October 21, 12:30–3:30 P.M. The San Antonio Public Library Foundation Literacy Caravan will be on site. Story time at 2:00 P.M., and pumpkin decorating contest at 3:00 P.M. Purchase your pumpkin and decorate at the patch.
Saturday, October 28, 4:00–6:00 P.M. Trunk-or-treat with costume parade and contest at 5:00 P.M.
University United Methodist Student Ministry Pumpkin Patch
5083 DeZavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249 | (210) 696-1033
Open October 8–31, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M. everyday
The Pumpkin Patch raises money for the UUMC Student Ministry Internship program. The pumpkins come from a small family owned and run farm in Rocky Ford, Colorado. Fall Festival is October 28, 5:00–7:00 P.M., where you can enjoy live music, pumpkin painting, playgrounds, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk for the kids. There will also be trunk-or-treating, so arrive dressed up in your favorite costume.
Windcrest UMC Pumpkin Patch
8101 Midcrown, San Antonio, TX 78239 | (210) 654-0404
Open daily September 25–October 31; 10:00 A.M–8:00 P.M.
Lots of special activities happening during the month of October, including story time, touch-a-truck, and movie nights. Check the full calendar here. Proceeds help fund all children and family ministries programs.
Barton Hill Farms
1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602 | (855) 969-1115
Open September 23–November 5; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.; and Sundays, 10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Admission is $14 at the gate, $13 if purchased online (tickets required for ages 3+).
Barton Hill Farms is a scenic Texas farmstead on the banks of the Colorado River near Bastrop, just 25 minutes from Austin. Get lost in a five-acre corn maze, pick your favorite pumpkin, feed the farm animals, and enjoy more than 30 exciting family activities while you listen to live Texas country and bluegrass music! Pumpkins and face painting not included with admission. No pets allowed.
Braune Farms Fresh Produce Pumpkin Patch
1300 Link Rd., Seguin, TX 78155 | (830) 643-9974
Open October 14 & 15 and 21 & 22; 12:00–4:00 P.M.
This farm is growing its crop up right up until the pumpkin patch dates. Walk inside a live pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin. They’ll even help you cut it off the vine! Activities available include: hayride, corn pit, baby barnyard, tube slide, face painting, games, and more. Homemade treats, farm fresh veggies, fresh pumpkin bread, fresh pumpkin pies, and fall mums will be available as well. You can also find this family farm selling produce at the Pearl Farmers Market.
Cross Plants Produce Pumpkin Patch
705 N Old Highway 81, Kyle, TX | (512) 262-7513
Open October 7-31. Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.
Free admission (October 12, 19, & 26 Pumpkin Patch Story Time & Paint-a-Pumpkin, admission is $7 per child)
The shop is a year round farm market and local plant nursery and in the fall is transformed into a sea of orange! Paint a pumpkin for $5 and hunt for the perfect pumpkin to carve. There’s a hay pyramid to climb, a tractor, play house, tree swing, and lots of room to run and play. Take a picnic and stay a while and don’t forget to say hi to the mini horse and mini donkey, Shorty and Spot. Registration is required for Pumpkin Patch Story Time & Paint-a-Pumpkin activities on October 12, 19, & 26 (maximum of 30 families). Email [email protected] with your name and the number of kids painting a pumpkin. Cost is $7 per child. Infants not painting are no charge.
Fall CountryFest: Pumpkins and More at Devine Acres Farm
944 FM 2200 W., Devine, TX 78016 | (830) 665-9730
Open September 30–October 29; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.; and Sundays 12:00–5:00 P.M.
Admission for adults (3–64): $12; seniors 65+: $10; military with ID: $10; and age 2 and under free.
Admission includes 34+ attractions. Some activities are extra. Open Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, 10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M.
Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch at Love Creek Orchards
13558 State Hwy. 16 North, Medina, TX 78055 | (830) 589-2202
Open October 1–29; Saturdays, Sundays, & Mondays, 10:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Admission is just $6.00 per person, and children 2 and under are free.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 20th year and features unlimited hayrides, a petting zoo, paint a pumpkin (you buy the pumpkin, painting is free), train rides, and more! Fresh picked apples and persimmons are joined by the likes of dried corn stalks, a large variety of harvest squash, dried decorative corn, gourds, and a wonderful selection of pumpkins. Select from Casper, Cinderella, Fairy Tale, Rumbo, and Blue Pumpkins, just to name a few of the many varieties.
Harvest of Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm Pumpkin Patch
1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654 | (830) 798-1462
Open September 23–November 8; Monday–Tuesday and Thursday–Saturday, 8:30 A.M.–5:30 P.M.; and Sunday, 1:00–5:00 P.M. Closed Wednesdays.
Free admission. Pay per activity, ranging from $2.50–$16.50 each (check website for pricing).
Pumpkin prices range from 75¢ minis to $45 goliaths. There are lots of activities to do: hayrides, mazes, stuff your own scarecrow, pick your own flowers, make your own sand art, face painting, horse rides (weekends only), and more! They’ve even got some coupons on their website.
Helotes Hills United Methodist Church
13222 Bandera Rd., Helotes, TX 78023 | (210) 695-3761
Open October 1–31; Sunday–Friday, 12:00–8:00 P.M.; and Saturday, 10:00 A.M.–8:00 P.M.
Pumpkin prices start as low as 50¢. There are lots of photo opportunities and coloring activities for children. Family Fun Day is Saturday, October 21, from 10:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch at Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm
Texas Hwy. 16 & Phil’s Rd., Pipe Creek, TX 78063 | (210) 426-6191
Open September 30–October 29; Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M.
Admission is $6 per person; children 2 and under are free.
Admission fee includes taking a hayride, visiting farm animals, pumpkin painting (with purchase of a pumpkin), lots of photo ops, and strolling through 6,000 Christmas trees. There are additional charges for the kiddie barrel train ride and rubber duck race. There is a Farmers’ Market on site with pumpkins, gourdes, Indian corn, corn stalks, and hay bales.
South Texas MAiZE
911 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Hondo, TX 78861 | (830) 741-3968
Open September 16–November 26; Fridays, 6:00–9:00 P.M.; Saturdays, 10:00 A.M–9:00 P.M.; and Sundays, 12:00–5:00 P.M.
Admission is $15.00+tax for adults (ages 3–64); $10.00+tax for seniors (65+); children 2 and under are free.
Maize grounds admission is required to access the pumpkin patch. Activities include the seven-acre maze, hayrides, the MatterCorn Slide Mountain, the Twin Cow Train, Farmer Ken’s Kiddie Korral, the Hay Bale Jump, Paw Paw’s pig races, unlimited jumping on the two Corn Pop-Poppers, and the Whacky Whizzer.
12852 Hwy. 290 East, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 | (830) 644-2404
Opens September 29; Fridays, Saturdays, & Mondays, 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.; and Sundays, 11:30 A.M.–5:30 P.M.
Peaches, plums, blackberries, pumpkins, and more are raised by the Vogel family and available for you and yours. Consider making a day trip to Fredericksburg with your family and check out our tips here.