We don’t want to jinx it, but this weekend’s weather is looking pretty cool. It’s the perfect weather, some might say, for a fall-themed trip to a local pumpkin patch.
We suggest grabbing a fall-themed beverage and heading out to one of these eight local farms for some autumnal festivities.
Indian Springs Ranch, 403 Elm View Way, Manchaca | Now-Sunday, Oct. 29
Kids will love seeing exotic animals and playing on a swing, playground, and “spider web” at this pumpkin patch, which also has face painting and vendors on the weekends.
Crowe’s Nest Farm, 10300 Taylor Lane, Manor | Now-Sunday, Oct. 29
More than 250 animals call this farm home, and this fall festival features displays on owls, hawks, snakes, and other critters.
Mama Mary’s Farm, 5701 Williamson Rd., Creedmoor | Now-Sunday, Nov. 12
Hay rides, apple cannon guns, a tractor tire playground, and human hamster wheel are just a few of the activities offered at this fall fest.
Pumpkin Nights, Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., Austin | Now-Monday, Oct. 30
Okay, so you can’t exactly pick the pumpkins at this patch, but you can wander through immersive, artful displays featuring fantastical settings made from 7,500 pumpkins.
Texas Pumpkin Fest, 8760 FM 2243, Leander | Now-Sunday, Oct. 29
Pro wrestling matches, magic shows, a mechanical bull, and “pumpkin smash’n” take center stage at this festival, where kids can also enjoy a ferris wheel, giant pumpkin spinner, and pirate ship.
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Natures Way, Elgin | Now-Sunday, Oct. 29
Enjoy carnival food and snap photos while browsing a variety of pumpkins.
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. State Hwy. 29, Georgetown | Now-Sunday, Nov. 12
This farm’s Fall Festival includes a pumpkin patch, “zoofari,” corn maze, and petting zoo.
Sweet Berry Farm, 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls | Now-Sunday, Nov. 5
Enjoy harvest activities like pumpkin painting, a barrel train, pony rides, and three different mazes including an enormous Texas-shaped corn maze.
Psst — find more local pumpkin patches on our interactive map below.