HOUSTON'S WEATHER may not be the best indication of fall, but the autumn season is upon us. The scorching summer months are slowly fading in exchange for cooler (by Texas standards, of course) temps. Fall means we transition to warm orange and yellows reminiscent of the seasonal gourds we love to use as food—and decor. 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 patches have something for all your seasonal tastes.
Scroll below for seven Houston-area pumpkin patches to visit this fall.
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. Proceeds from the patch support the church's community outreach program and this year will also include a craft fair on October 7 and 8 with a variety of artisanal goods. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2535 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581. Open September 24 thru October 31. Monday thru Thursday, noon– 8 p.m., Friday thru Sunday, 10 a.m–8 p.m.
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 from noon to 5 pm. Tickets are $10 and Parking is $5.
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 hay rides and pony rides. Visit on Saturday, October 29 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 a.m.–5 p.m, Sundays noon to 5 p.m.
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 weekends in October. Tickets are $10.
Every year, Horizon Baptist Church partners with a local non-profit to raise funds; proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Creative Dreams, a youth development program for middle and high school students offering art, dance, music lessons, and academic tutoring. Updated this year with new activities and 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 - Thursday, noon to dusk, Friday, noon to 8 pm, Saturday, 10 a.m. - dusk. Free admission, pumpkin prices may vary.
Worship, pumpkins, and delicious food on a Sunday sounds heavenly. Westminster United Methodist’s pumpkin patch opens October 3 and has a fun variety of events planned throughout the month including a mini photo session with a professional photographer, a festival with a silent disco, a chef pop-up with a farm-to-table meal, and more. Westminster United Methodist Church, 5801 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77057. Open through October. Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. –6:30 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Old MacDonald had a farm and on that farm were loads of small and medium-sized pumpkins! Starting September 19 and through the month of October, admission to the farm grants you access to train rides, pony rides, photo ops, and the pumpkin patch, which includes a free pumpkin for kids. Old MacDonald’s Farm, 3203 Farm to Market 1960 Road E, Humble, TX 77338. Beginning September 19 thru October 31. Admission is $17.
Visit Froberg’s Farm starting September 24 for the annual Fall Festival which includes a pumpkin patch in addition to all your favorite autumn-themed activities like the corn maze or flower picking. Froberberg’s Farm, 3601 Hwy 6, Alvin, TX 77511. Weekends September 24 thru November 6. Check the website for pricing announcements.
For the ultimate pumpkin patch experience, complete with Insta-worthy photo-ops, flower picking, and a petting zoo, visit P-6 Farms in Montgomery. The farm’s fall festival includes a full day of activities like a corn maze, a pumpkin house, wheel barrel races, a cow train, a kiddie whip, and so much more. P-6 Farms, 9963 Poole's Road, Montgomery, Texas 77356. October 1 thru November 6, Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.–7 p,m. Pre-Sale tickets, $13, General Admission, $20.