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