Best Pumpkin Patches In Austin (2024)

It’s the most awaited season for every Austinite…the END of triple-digit temps! Fall is nearly here, and the season isn’t complete without visiting at least one of the many pumpkin patches in Austin and getting some cute photos of your crew.

Bring the kids and the pets and get ready for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, kettle corn, train rides, petting zoos, pumpkin carving, face painting, and more. Here are some of the best pumpkin festivals in Austin!

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If you’re wondering where to take the kids to find the best pumpkin patches in Austin, you’re in the right place. See below for a map of the best Austin pumpkin patches.

Whether you're going for family photos, hoping to take part in some fun fall activities in Austin, or just want to purchase a few beautiful gourds to put on your front porch, here are some fun places to visit this autumn. 

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Best Pumpkin Patches In Austin

1. Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival

Dripping Springs Pumpkin Fest

This one is SO much more than just an Austin pumpkin patch! The Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival is held annually at Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, a Texas State Historical Landmark.

You can bring your family and friends here to enjoy a bunch of fun activities and games with an Autumn theme, like a giant corn pit where the kids can play with Tonka trucks, a petting zoo, and a giant tower of hay bales that you can climb.

It’s a truly family-friendly affair with more than 50 attractions like a hay maze, an art corner, a train ride, and a bunch of delicious snacks and beverages. Note that for 2023 they are ONLY open on the weekends, so be sure to get your tickets early

Opening Dates: Sept. 23 - Oct. 29, 2023

Hours: weekends from 10 am - 7 pm 

Cost: $15 Per person (babies 0-3 are free and adults over 65 are free)

Additional cost of $3-10 for some of the additional activities, like pony rides, balloon art, and pumpkin painting.

WEBSITE | 419 Founders Park Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

2. Barton Hills Farm (Permanently closed)

Barton Hills Farm has made the decision to permanently close. Thank you for the decade of fun, Barton Hills Farm! You'll be missed!

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Spend a beautiful fall day in Central Texas at the Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Barton Hill Farms. Located in Bastrop (about 45 minutes west of Austin), this is the perfect place to experience farm life at this massive 118-acre family farm just outside of Austin.

You can roam around and choose your pumpkins to bring home while you enjoy more than 30 fun activities like a 5-acre corn maze, a hayride trail, and super slides. {Photo: Barton Hills Farm}

Opening Dates: Oct. 1 - Nov. 6, 2022

Hours: Saturdays: 10 am – 6 pm, Sundays: 10 am – 5 pm

Cost: $21.95

WEBSITE | 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602

3. Sweet Eats Farm

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To celebrate Sweet Eats Fall Festival, this cute farm in Georgetown is opening up again for 2023 bigger and better than ever! Check out their 4.5-acre Texas-sized corn maze this year with an Open AI/Chat GPT - themed maze. With more than 20 different fall activities like pony rides, apple cannons, and face painting, this is one of the best pumpkin patches in Austin if you live up north!

Their 2-acre Texas-sized pumpkin patch has more than 20 types of pumpkins available for picking and bringing home. In addition to the major events (the pumpkin patch and corn maze), they also have 30 other fun little activities that the whole family (especially the kiddos!) will love.

Opening Dates: Sept. 9 – November 12, 2023

Hours: Sept and Nov: 9 am – 6 pm, daily

October: 9 am - 8 pm (Sun-Thurs) and 9 am - 10 pm (Fri & Sat)

Cost: Varies by date day of the week from $19.95 – $24.95. Note: it's an extra $5 if you buy at the gate, so pre-purchase online! Children 23 months & under are free.

WEBSITE | 14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX 78626

4. Crowe's Nest Farm

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Located in Manor, TX, Crowe's Nest Farm is a working farm and wildlife refuge. It's home to hundreds of abused farm animals and non-releasable wildlife, and thousands of school children visit every year to say hello. Crowe's Nest Farm holds a Family Fall Fest every October. Stop by for the Pumpkin Patch and other fall-themed activities all season long!

It’s a beautiful place to visit on a brisk fall day, and you can try horseback riding, hayrides, farm tours, live music, and even say hi to the various wildlife on the property.

Opening Dates: Opening October 3, 2023

Hours: Saturday-Sunday: 10 am-5 pm

Cost: $5-$9, depending on age. Children 24 months & under are free

WEBSITE | 10300 Taylor Ln, Manor, TX 78653

5. Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt

Evergreen Farms Pumpkin Hunt

Sure, Evergreen Farms is known for being a Christmas tree farm, but they host thousands of Central Texas residents every year for their annual fall festival in Elgin, TX. Be sure to show up this October 2022 when Evergreen Farms hosts its annual Pumpkin Hunt! 

Every participant will get a free wagon ride into the Christmas tree farms where they can look for the hidden miniature pumpkins. (For every ticket, you will get two mini pumpkins). {Photo: Evergreen Farms}

Opening Dates: October 7 - October 29, 2023

Hours: Friday: 1 pm-5 pm, Saturday: 10 am-5 pm, Sunday: 1 pm-5 pm

Cost: $3.50 for each activity. All active Military Personnel and First Responders will get a 10% discount for tickets, but they must show ID upon purchasing.  

WEBSITE | 242 Monkey Rd, Elgin, TX 78621

6. The Jersey Barnyard

The jersey barnyard

Visit this 100-year-old 4 generational farm in La Grange, TX (about an hour southeast of Austin) for their annual pumpkin patch! Aside from choosing some pumpkins to bring home, the farm also offers free pumpkin painting upon purchasing one. You can take a photo with your decorated pumpkin in their barn and it’s a really sweet (and inexpensive) fall activity near Austin. 

They also offer other fall decors to purchase, like massive Jack 'o-lanterns, tiny specialty pumpkins, mums, corn stalks, and other fall decors. {Photo: The Jersey Barnyard} 

Opening Dates: Last week of September through October

Hours:  Monday-Friday: 10 am-6 pm, Saturday: 9 am-6 pm, Sunday: 1 pm-6 pm

Cost: Free admission, just purchase whatever pumpkins you want to bring home

WEBSITE | 3117 TX-159, La Grange, TX 78945

7. Robinson Family Farm

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This year's Pumpkin Patch in Robinson Family farm is a can’t-miss fall festival just north of Austin! Enjoy pumpkins, beer, wine, and 20+ other fun activities. Aside from the Pumpkin patch, the farm also has a variety of new activities and special events such as a cute (and very photo-worthy) hay ride, a hay maze, fun bounce houses, their epic corn maze, and an adorable tractor train. Photo Credit: Helga S, Yelp

Opening Dates: September 23- November 5, 2023

Hours: Saturday - Sunday: 10 am-8 pm

Cost: Flash sale - $11.95 and $24.95 at the gate (taxes & fees not included) Kids 2 & under get free admission.

WEBSITE | 2651 Bob White Rd, Temple, TX 76501

8. Sweet Berry Farm

Sweet berry farm

Visit Sweet Berry Farms in Marble Falls for a day of fun entertainment. This is one of the sweetest little places to go year-round for their various seasonal activities, and fall is no exception! 

Enjoy the outdoors while you paint a pumpkin, experience a vintage hayride, and try your luck in the unusual Texas Maze. {Photo: Heather W, Yelp}

Opening Dates: September 23-November 5

Hours:Weekdays 4:00pm-7:30pm, Saturdays 10:00am-7:00pm

Cost: Free entry and then about $3-8 per extra activity. Pay for whatever you pick; they offer a wide range of colors, shapes, sizes, and pumpkins cost $1.50 minis to $75+ big macs. For Jack-o-lantern pumpkins, the cost ranges between $4 and $13. Mini gourds are $1.50 and $5 for large sizes.

WEBSITE | 1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654

9. Indian Springs Ranch Pumpkin Patch

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Indian Springs Ranch is a family-owned exotic animal ranch in south Austin. Every year from the end of September until the end of October they open their ranch for a pumpkin patch event!

They also have a kid's playground and animal viewing and feeding...so much fun for the little ones! {Photo: Indian Springs Ranch} 

Opening Dates: September 23 - October 29, 2023

Hours: Monday: Closed, Open on Monday, Oct. 9, 2pm-6 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday: Closed, Thursday & Friday: 2pm - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Cost: $8 + tax per person (Thur-Fri)

$16 + tax per person (Sat-Sun)

Kids 2 and under are free

WEBSITE | 403 Elm View Way, Manchaca, TX 78652

10. Bethany Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch

Bethany Lutheran Church

Spend a fall morning at Bethany Lutheran Church and enjoy their adorable annual pumpkin patch + other fun fall activities. They also offer a $5 “pumpkin quest” where the kids can do a 45 min - 1-hour activity fest of storytelling, pumpkin bingo, and photo ops. Just sign up on the website. {Photo: Bethany Lutheran Church}

Opening Dates: Oct. 13-29, 2023

Hours: Monday-Friday: 12-2 and 4:30-7 pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10 am-6 pm

Cost: $5

WEBSITE | 3701 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78749

11. Tarrytown United Methodist Church

Tarrytown United Methodist Church

This is an Austin fall classic! A pumpkin patch has been held at Tarrytown United Methodist Church for more than 30 years as a way to mark the end of summer and enjoy pumpkin picking season.

Just like every year, the beautiful TUMC lawn is planning to attract lots of visitors from all over Austin for some beautiful pumpkin photos this year. {Photo: Tarrytown United Methodist Church}

Opening Dates: October 1-31st, 2023

Hours: 12pm-4pm

Cost: Free

WEBSITE | 2601 Exposition Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

12. Mama Mary's Farm

Mama Mary's Farm

Mama Mary’s Farm is an excellent pumpkin patch to put on your bucket list to visit this fall! Located about 30 minutes from Austin, Mama Mary's pumpkin patch has all sorts of activities like hay rides, an animal barn, outdoor bowling, a human hampster wheel, barrel train rides, and all sorts of fall-themed photo-ops. All fall activities are included in the admission fee. {Photo: Mama Mary’s Farm} 

Opening Dates: September 30-October 31, 2023

Hours: Wednesday- Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am-6pm

Cost: Age 3 and up: $9 online/$11 onsite on Wed-Fri and $17 online/$21 onsite on Sat-Sun, 2 years and under FREE 

WEBSITE | 5701 Williamson Rd, Creedmoor, TX 78610

13. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

Bill and Kay Walton established Elgin Christmas Tree Farm in 1984, and they’ve been holding annual fall pumpkin patches for many years.

Stop by to browse a variety of pumpkins and enjoy any of their eight attractions. Reservations aren't required, but they do charge an entry fee in addition to an additional fee for each activity. {Photo: Gnet A, Yelp}

Opening Dates: Every weekend in October, starting October 7

Hours: 10 am - 7 pm

Cost: $10 entry fee, attractions like hay ride and bounce house are between $2-6 per person.

WEBSITE | 120 Natures Way, Elgin, TX 78621

14. SoCo Pumpkin Patch at Christ Lutheran Church

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If you want to buy pumpkins for a good cause, this SOCO pumpkin patch is the one for you! All church proceeds from this year’s pumpkin patch will benefit the wonderful non-profit organization, Water to Thrive, which builds wells and helps to bring clean water to those living in rural parts of Africa.

Opening Dates: Oct 16-31 (or until they run out of pumpkins)

Hours: M-F 11 am - dusk, Sat 10 am - dusk, Sun 12 pm - dusk

Cost: Free, just pay for the pumpkin you want. Cash or check only.

WEBSITE | 212 E Monroe St, Austin TX 78704

15. St Johns Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch

St Johns Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch

Saint Johns Lutheran Church has an impressive selection of beautiful pumpkins and gourds are grown in our sister state, New Mexico, on a Navajo Reservation. They've partnered with their vendor, Pumpkins USA, for 30 years!

The funds raised at the Saint John’s Patch go to missions and programming that benefit the community.

Opening Dates: Oct 9 - Halloween (or until they run out of pumpkins)

Hours: Sun noon -7, M/W/F/Sat 12-7, T/Th 3-7 

Cost: Free, just pay for the pumpkins you want.

WEBSITE | 2140 Allandale Road, Austin, TX 78756

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