Did someone say pumpkins?

I started seeing pumpkins in Hobby Lobby as early as July, and while pumpkin spice could be my middle name, I am a firm believer that fall doesn’t begin until September. You better believe that after the summer we had, I was eagerly counting down the days till I could enjoy a chai latte or light a sweater weather scented candle. Bring on the pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving and pumpkin pie!

Visiting a local pumpkin patch is much more than wandering around in a sea of orange! These days many patches offer hay rides, corn mazes, face painting, petting zoos and more. They make a great family friendly activity and with so many to choose from in the greater Waco area, you can make a plan to check out a few throughout the season.

After some research, I have compiled a list of some of the best Central Texas locations. Be sure to pencil in a visit to one, or two, on your fall calendar!

Robinson Pumpkin Patch

Hours: October 1-October 31, Monday-Friday 4:00PM – 8:00 PM, Saturdays 10:00AM – 8:00PM

Location: 201 S. Old Robinson Road, Robinson, TX

Free admission!

Hayride, barrel train, maze, and pumpkins galore! Options to purchase baked goods, home decor and more!

The Pumpkin Patch at Central Christian Church

Hours: September 24-October 31, EVERYDAY 10:00AM – 7:30PM

Location: 4901 Lake Shore Drive, Waco, TX

Free Admission. Pumpkins priced by size $0.75-$50. Proceeds benefit Children and Youth Ministries in Waco – it’s more than a pumpkin!! Opportunities available to help with unload days; check website for details!

Sancho Rancho

Hours: October 15/16/22/23/29/30, 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: 981 Coyote Run, Waco, TX

Admission is $20 per car.

Don’t miss the horse rides, food trucks, bounce houses and great pumpkins to pick from!

Fossil Creek Retreat Autumn Fest

Hours: Every Saturday and Sunday in October, 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Location: 622 County Road 3565, China Spring, TX

Admission is $15. Children 2 and under are free!

More than just a pumpkin patch – enjoy our craft area, archery, mechanical bull and more!

Western Belle Farm

Hours: September 24 – November 6, Fridays, 1:00PM – 5:00PM, Saturdays, 10:00AM – 6:00PM, Sundays, 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Location: 7929 Heritage Parkway, West, TX

Admission fee of $11 on Fridays or $14 on Saturdays and Sundays. Season passes, group rates and military, fire/police, teacher discounts available.

20+ activities included in your admission!

The Robinson Family Farm

Hours: September 17-October 30, Saturdays and Sundays 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Location: 2651 Bob White Road, Temple, TX

Entry fee of $19.95; Children under 2 are free.

Pumpkin patch, axe throwing, barrel train, live music and much more!

Barton Hill Farms

Hours: October 1-November 6, Saturdays 10:00AM – 7:00PM, Sundays 10:00AM – 6:00PM

** Special Hours ** Columbus Day 10:00AM – 7:00PM, October 15/22/29 10:00AM – 9:00PM

Location: 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX

Tickets Available Online!

Over 30 family friendly activities including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and great places to get the perfect fall family photo!

Lone Star Family Farm

Hours: September 24-November 5, Fridays 4:30PM – 9:30PM, Saturdays 10:30AM – 9:30PM, Sundays 1:30PM – 7:30PM

** Special Hours ** November 4, CLOSED, November 5 4:30PM – 6:00PM

Location: 4199 Highway 67, Stephenville, TX

Entry fee of $17 per person.

The hay bale maze, pedal tractors, pumpkin patch and farm animals are just a few things you can enjoy during your visit!

Sweet Berry Farms

Hours: September 17-November 6, Mondays thru Saturdays 8:30AM – 4:30PM ** note CLOSED every Wednesday **, Sundays 11:00AM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls, Texas 78654

Each activity is priced individually! Cash, check, cards all accepted + ATM on-site!

Hours: September 10-November 20, Hours Vary

** Special Hours ** September 10-30, EVERYDAY 9:00AM – 6:00PM, October 1-31, Sundays thru Thursdays, 9:00AM – 8:00, Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00AM – 10:00PM, November 1-20, EVERYDAY 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Location: 14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX

Buy tickets online for $24.95 or at the gate for $29.95!

Giant 2-acre pumpkin patch with pig races, apple canons, and tons of other activities for the whole family!

Did we miss any spots that are a must see? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to tag us in your photos when you visit one of these spots! Happy Fall Y’all!


Comments are closed.