We don’t want to be corny, Austin, but there’s only one right way to celebrate fall — with pumpkin patches, corn mazes + all the fall festival goodness at Barton Hill Farms’ 11th annual Fall Festival.
Happening each weekend starting Sat., Oct. 1 through Sun., Nov. 6 (Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., including Columbus Day), the festival has something for everyone (even those not as enthusiastic about corn as this kid).
Here are 5 things to look forward to:
A Dazed and Confused-inspired corn maze
Yes, it’s called Mazed and Confused. In the words of Barton Hill Farms co-owner Craig Swanson, “We want to do our part to keep the original Austin spirit alive, and Dazed and Confused is a cult classic that really embodies the city.”
Pick-your-own pumpkin patch + sunflower field
Get pumpkins for the whole fam, head down the sunflower field to pick your own bouquet and have an impromptu family photo sesh — everything you need for a picture-perfect autumn afternoon.
Pro tip: This would make a great first date, too. 👀
Eats + drinks
Barton Hill Farms will have tons of fall fare (plus family meal deals) including:
- BBQ and sweet corn-on-the-cob
- Kettle corn and hot churros
- Fried chicken tenders and fries
For Austinites 21+, the Apfelwein & Biergarten overlooks the Colorado River and has craft beer and cider from local breweries on tap.
Live music and entertainment
Catch some live music at the TX Live Music Stage from familiar bands, and discover some new favorites, too. They’ll have other entertainment options too — think Western + magicians shows. (When was the last time you saw a good magic trick?).
Tons of fall games
If you want it, Barton Hills has it. Their family-friendly activity lineup includes duck races, fishing, super slides, hay rides, and more.