Houston's weather may not be the best indication of fall, but the autumn season is here. Houston is slowly leaving behind the scorching summer months in exchange for cooler temps. Fall means warm orange and yellows reminiscent of the seasonal gourds we love to use as food一and decor.
This season, Houston is filled with fall activities to get you in the spirit, and pumpkin patches are one of them. Whether you prefer acorn squash or field pumpkins, these local pumpkin patches have something for all your seasonal tastes.
Scroll below for seven Houston-area pumpkin patches to visit this fall.
St. Andrews Episcopal Pumpkin Patch
Widely regarded as the pumpkin church in the city of Houston, St. Andrews Episcopal Pumpkin Patch is filled with fun the entire family can enjoy. Each fall, the Pearland church purchases pumpkins and other gourds for the fall event. Proceeds from the patch support the church's community outreach program.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2535 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581. Through October 31. Monday through Thursday, noon – 8 p.m., Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit the St. Andrews website.
Vegan State Fair Pumpkin Patch
The Vegan State Fair will host its third annual pumpkin patch on October 23. Held at Memorial Park, this year's festival is complete with food trucks, tractor rides, a hay maze, live music and more family (and pet) friendly attractions.
Memorial Park Picnic Area 1, North Picnic Lane. Saturday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Kids are free. For more information, visit Eventbrite.
Famous for being featured on TLC's The Little Couple, Halter's pumpkin patch is a must-visit. Sprawled across 30-acres of land, visitors can experience the wide array of pumpkin's Halter has to offer. Embark on pony rides or dare go down the haunted trail.
Halter Inc., 17410 Clay Road. Open on weekends in October. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit the website.
7 Acre Wood
Take a day trip to Conroe to visit the 7-Acre Wood farm. Not only is the farm filled with pumpkins to pick from, 7-Acre Wood also has fall activities including paintball and pony rides. Visit on Saturday, October 30 to experience Thrill at the Mill, where families can experience the farm, along with games and vendors.
7 Acre Wood, 401 N Frazier Street, Conroe, TX 77303. Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, Sundays 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit the website.
Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
While old may be in the name, don't be fooled一this Houston area pumpkin patch is one of the best. The family-friendly outing includes an array of pumpkin varieties, plus, patch-goers can also experience the ambiance of a real farm. Old Time Christmas Tree Farm features eight attractions onsite, including the petting zoo and train ride.
Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, 7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, Texas 77379. Open on weekends in October. Tickets are $9. For more information, visit the website.
St. Lukes United Methodist Church
The annual pumpkin patch at St. Lukes UMC is back this year. The Westheimer location will be packed with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes atop the church's front lawn. The local pumpkin patch will be open until Halloween, or when all the pumpkins are sold. The proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the church's youth choir.
St. Lukes United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road. Open through October. Hours, 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit their website.
Horizon Baptist Church
Every year, Horizon Baptist Church partners with Elijah Rising, a non-profit organization working to stop sex trafficking. With pumpkins aplenty, take your time to discover just the right gourd to take home. Before you go, be sure to take some family photos in front of the various backdrops!
Horizon Baptist Church, 2223 FM 1092 Road, Missouri City, TX 77459. Open through October. Sunday - Friday, noon to dusk, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to dusk. Free admission, pumpkin prices may vary. For more information, visit their website.