It’s officially fall—and it actually FEELS like fall out—so why not get out and celebrate all things fall? Here’s a roundup of local and nearby pumpkin patches, corn mazes, pumpkin hunts, and much, much more. Happy fall, y’all.

Sweet Eats Fall Festival

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown

September 19 – November 8; 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

General admission: $16

Enjoy the 4.5 acres of a carefully carved corn-themed maze, Texas-sized pumpkin patch, and 30 different activities that are included with admission. On Friday and Saturday nights in October, the corn maze is open late for the Pitch Black Flashlight Maze. The flashlight maze is included with the price of general admission, so come early to enjoy the festivities, and stay late to experience the maze in the dark!

Harvest the Fall Fun

Sweetberry Farms
1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls

September 19-November 8; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed on Wednesdays, Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission: free but there is a cost for individual activities

Sweetberry Farms is known for its year-round family activities, and fall is no different. Spread out over 60 acres, Sweetberry Farm’s Harvest of Fall Fun offers hayrides, candy corn kid maze, scarecrow stuffing, flower picking, sand art, train rides, bouncer fun, corn maze, pony rides, and pumpkin patch. The Pumpkin Grille is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends in October and serves hot dogs, pb&j, pickles, chips, and drinks. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and socially distance. Check their website for updates on conditions.  

Fall Family Fun Days

Crowe’s Nest Farm
10300 Taylor Lane, Manor

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct 3-Nov. 1; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: Adults $10; Children (3-12) $8; 2 year-olds $4; Under 2 free

Fall Family Fun Days are a special time at Crow’s Nest Farm. Bring the kids to see farm animals, wildlife, cow milking demonstrations, hayrides, gardens, animal shows, pumpkin patch, homemade food and loaves of bread, crafts, and more. 

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

Barton Hills Farm
1115 FM 969, Bastrop

Weekends, October 3-November 15 

Admission: $16.95 plus tax; Columbus Day weekend $19.95 plus tax; 2 and under free

Family-owned Barton Hills Farm, located in Bastrop, offers fall fun for the whole family. Enjoy a pumpkin patch, corn maze, biergarten, live music, hayrides, archery, jumping pillow, Texas-sized tree fort, apple cannons, train ride, and more. Replenish your energy at one of the 7 food and drink stands. All transactions are cashless and capacity is limited. Buy tickets online to reserve a spot.

Fall Fun at Elgin Christmas Tree Farm

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
120 Nature’s Way,

Oct. 3 – Nov. 1, 2020; Monday–Thursday, 10-2; Friday and Saturday 10-5:30; Sunday 12-5:30

Admission: $7 ages 2-99

Includes all activities offered (with social distancing and sanitizing)

Take your family to the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm for a day of fall fun! The farm offers a “crazy” maze, corn maze, duck races, hayride, and more. Pumpkins are available for photo ops, but not for sale.

Texas Pumpkin Fest

10930 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander

Admission: $5 weekdays; $10 weekends

Sept 26 through Oct 31; 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Enjoy over 5 acres of fall fun with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, face painting, yard games, and more.  Parking is free and food trucks will be onsite. The fest has partnered with Texas Humane Heroes, a no-kill animal adoption center.  

Pumpkin Hunt at Evergreen Farms

Evergreen Farms
242 Monkey Road, Elgin

October 1 – November 1; Monday-Friday 12 – 5 p.m.; Saturday  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday  1 – 5 p.m.

Free admission and parking

Start a new family tradition and hunt for mini pumpkins in the Christmas tree fields. Each ticket includes a wagon ride and two pumpkins. Additional tickets can be purchased for the pumpkin launcher, train rides, bounce track, maze, zip line, and more, at only $3 per activity.  Pumpkins are available for purchase and photo opportunities. 

The Farm offers a 10% discount to all active Military Personnel and First Responders. 

Jersey Barnyard Pumpkin Patch

Jersey Barnyard
3117 State Hwy 159, LaGrange

Last week of September through October

Admission: Free; cost for tours and pumpkins

Choose from a variety of pumpkins, jack o’lanterns, gourds, squash, specialty pumpkins and more. Paint your own pumpkin on Saturdays in October, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Shop for fall decor and plants. Stop by the farm store to purchase grade A raw Jersey milk, grass-fed beef, organic pastured chicken, eggs, and pork.

Fall Days at the Robinson Family Farm

Robinson Family Farm
3780 White Owl Lane, Temple

Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 19 – Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Open Columbus Day 10am-6pm

Admission: $9.95 online; $12.95 at the gate

Take a day trip to Temple to enjoy this picturesque farm that features a pumpkin patch, pumpkin barn, bounce pad, corn maze, corn pit, hayride, fall photo ops, and more (all included in the price of admission). During weekends in late October, you can pick your own sunflower from their beautiful fields. Choose from rows of gorgeous blooms, $3 each. 


Catherine Prystup has been in the publishing industry for over twenty years, handling everything from large and small scale ad campaigns to events, marketing, content management, and more. She lives in the greater Austin area with her husband, three kids, three dogs, two cats, and one Beta fish.