Pumpkin picking is a great way to spend the day making memories with your family outdoors during Fall. So when finding the best pumpkin patches in and around Houston, which ones have the most to offer?
Personally, Fall is most definitely my favorite time of year, and pumpkin picking is a tradition that we all look forward to as a family. Lucky for us, Houston has some excellent spots.
So if you’re looking to continue a family tradition, or start a new one by taking the little one’s pumpkin picking in Houston, then in my guide, I will tell you where to find all the best patches.
Best Pumpkin Patches Near Houston to Take the Family
During this guide, I will be looking at all the best spots to get your pumpkin near Houston. Some of the locations are within the city itself; while some might be a bit of a drive out of Houston, they are still not too far and worth the drive.
As well as looking at which places have the best quality pumpkins, I will also be looking at what else they have to offer regarding fun activities for the kids, other produce for the picking, cafes or diners nearby, and I will briefly talk about the price.
So by the time you have finished here, you should be fully equipped with all the information you need about the pumpkin patch that you’ll be heading to this year.
1. Old MacDonald’s Pumpkin
|Location||3203 Farm to Market 1960 Road, East, Humble, Texas 77338|
|Other Attractions||Petting zoo, duck pond, winter wonderland, pony rides, train rides, swimming pool|
Just a 25-minute drive from Houston, this family-run establishment has been offering fun for all the family since 1991. Their initial idea was to allow families to get up close and personal with animals they may not generally come across in day-to-day life.
The entry fee to the park is $16.80 per person, but for this price, you will have access to everything the farm has to offer (which is a lot.)
It is easy to spend an entire day here because once you’ve picked your pumpkin, you can move on to the petting zoo or pony rides or head over and feed the ducks. You can also take a ride on the train or explore the winter wonderland (which is, of course, seasonal.)
There are some deals for pensioners, and children under 18 months get free entry. You can buy all tickets on arrival, so no pre-booking is needed.
There is no cafe or anything, but snacks are available to buy while you’re there, and you’re also welcome to bring picnics to enjoy in the park.
There are some deals for pensioners, and children under 18 months get free entry. Also, once you’ve paid your admission fees, your picked pumpkin is free!
2. Oil Ranch Pumpkin Patch
|Location||23501 Macedonia Rd, Hockley, TX 77447|
|Other Attractions||Horse riding, lake, picture zone, picnic area, store, putt-putt|
This popular amusement park sits just a 45-minute car journey away from Houston and prides itself on offering some of the best family entertainment in the area.
The park is over 50 acres of land, filled from corner to corner with various fun-filled activities.
The farm has been running since the early 2000s and has grown to be a family favorite when it comes to days out. There is a natural feel of a family atmosphere here, and the vibe is pleasant and friendly.
There is plenty to do alongside your pumpkin picking, such as enjoying a picnic at the lakeside, milking the cows, learning to ride ponies, having a game of putt-putt, and so much more.
The prices vary depending on how many people are in your group. When you visit, be sure to check their website before visiting. They do deals for certain activities, and family packages are available. Most of the admission prices included access to all the facilities and a free pumpkin for the children.
Also Read: 10 Best Farmers Markets in Houston, TX
3. Nature Discovery Center
|Location||7112 Newcastle St, Bellaire, TX 77401|
|Other Attractions||Festivals, activity center, discovery room, play area|
Only a short 15-minute drive out of Houston, you will find yourself at Nature Discovery Center.
Not only does this place hold some of the best festivals in and around Houston, including the fall pumpkin patch festival, but it also has free admission. However, if you wish to participate in the pumpkin picking side, there is a fee to pay once you get there. The same goes for the other activities that take place during the festival.
Once you’ve paid the admission for your pumpkin picking adventure, you also have access to pumpkin decorating, the pumpkin of your choosing, a photoshoot, and a raffle ticket.
Plenty is happening throughout the festival, including games, activities, and carnival food.
The festival is only for one weekend of the year, so research the dates before you go. Most of the time, it takes place on the weekend, around a fortnight before Halloween. So be sure to get it in your diary; it’s definitely one not to be missed.
4. Horizon Pumpkin Patch
|Location||2223 F.M. 1092 Missouri City, TX 77459|
|Other Attractions||Church, religious studies, crafts, fall festival|
Located at the Horizon Baptiste Church in Missouri, this is a much smaller, localized community event that takes place every FallFall and is run by 50 church volunteers.
This is a great little festival to visit with the children or family if you’re looking for an authentic fall feel. The vibe here really brings everyone together, and you can see the locals’ hard work in their events.
This fall festival has no admission fee, but they welcome donations to help the church. The dates do differ every year, so before you go, make sure you check their website for the date, so you don’t miss out.
5. Froberg’s Farm
|Location||3601 West Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511|
|Other Attractions||Bakery, smokehouse, store, strawberry picking, field trips, corn maze|
Froberg’s has to be one of my favorite places to visit when it comes to pumpkin picking or any kind of produce picking, for that matter. I sometimes visit twice a year, during spring for strawberry picking and then again for pumpkin picking in the FallFall.
During the FallFall, they hold a fantastic festival, which takes place around their massive pumpkin patch, and you can get your hands on some of the most impressive pumpkins in the area.
The festival takes place during the last weekend in September and includes activities such as a night-time corn maze, which is so much fun, and also other kinds of games and activities such as duck racing, friendly fire, tractor rides, and mining.
All the activities are open during the festival between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. Admission prices vary, so if you’d like to know before attending, be sure to contact them first.
They also have a smokehouse and store on site where you can purchase cheese, cured meat, and homemade pies and preserves.
6. Dewberry Farm
|Location||FM 362 & Morrison Road, Brookshire, TX 77423|
|Other Attractions||Trick or treating, costume contests, hayrides, horse riding, playground, food, slides, and petting zoo.|
Probably one of the biggest fall festivals in the area, Dewberry Farm has something to offer all through the season, from live music, carnival rides, animal handling, food stalls, and fun games and activities.
The ticket prices for the festival vary depending on when you go and the size of your group. It could be worth looking into getting a seasonal ticket, which you can use all year round and work out cheaper in the long run if you want to return multiple times throughout the year.
This is a jam-packed day for the family because there is much to see and do for everyone. I also highly recommend visiting the spooky hollow section closer to Halloween for some terrific fun.
No matter your group’s age, you’re bound to enjoy a full day and night of activities here and make some great memories.
They also have some great food options available on stalls, such as ice cream, pizza, corn dogs, and turkey legs.
7. Halter Inc
|Location||17410 Clay Rd, Houston 77084|
|Other Attractions||Stockyard maze, haunted walking trail, food stall, petting zoo, cart rides, obstacle course.|
While this farm perhaps doesn’t boast quite as many exciting festival events as some of the others in this guide, if you don’t want to travel too far out of Houston but still want the fall experience of pumpkin picking, the Halter Inc will be right up your street.
This is a working equestrian farm that mainly specializes in subjects such as life coaching and horse riding. It also prides itself on running programs for those with limited abilities or mental health sufferers.
However, alongside this, they do offer an excellent, well-priced experience during FallFall, where you can pick your pumpkins while entertaining the children.
The entry fee for the farm is just $10.00. For this, you get your admission and the pumpkins of your choice. You also have the chance to get some great photographs with your pick in the beautiful woodland surroundings.
While it might not have quite as much going on as some of them, this hasn’t stopped Halter Inc from winning the “Best Pumpkin Patch in Houston” award for the past eight years.
I would also recommend visiting closer to Halloween for a spooky experience on their own haunted walking trail.
There is food available as well, but also plenty of space to set yourself down with a picnic.
8. Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
|Location||7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX 77379|
|Other Attractions||BBQ, picnic areas, train rides, hay ride, petting zoo, bouncy castle|
Just 30 minutes away from North Houston, this is a fabulous day out for fall fun and pumpkin picking.
Each year this family-run farm holds an exciting fall festival packed full of family activities that last a weekend.
Some attractions include train and hay rides, a petting zoo where the kids can get close with the animals, handle them, and even help to feed some of them, and inflatables and slides.
Food stalls are available where you can pick up funnel cakes and smoked meats off the BBQ, and if you want something to take home, head to the farm shop where you can purchase homemade pies made with pumpkins from their pumpkin patch.
The prices vary, so best to check before you visit, but once you’re inside, all the attractions are paid for separately by purchasing tickets. For instance, one ticket is $3.00, and the hay ride is one ticket per person.
The inflatables are also 1 ticket each per turn. You can purchase a value pass of 10 tickets for $27.00, saving $3.00.
It’s also a very festive place to visit near the Christmas period and see all the amazing Christmas lights and decorations while picking your very own Christmas tree.
9. TGR Exotics Wildlife Range Pumpkin Patch
|Location||22115 Sherrod Ln, Spring, TX 77389|
|Other Attractions||Animal meet and greet, face painting, photo opportunities, sloth haus, crafts, gift shop, merch, pumpkin decorating.|
I have probably saved the best till last here when it comes to the most exciting place to go, pumpkin picking.
This is a superb location, just half an hour from Houston, where you and your family can learn about all kinds of animals while enjoying many other activities such as face painting, pumpkin carving, and much more. They have over 100 animals on the farm, including snakes, lizards, big cats, and kangaroos.
Bring your own picnic here, and sit amongst the pumpkin patches while you enjoy an outdoor fall lunch with your loved ones.
Prices vary, and I recommend making reservations before your visit, especially if you want to participate in a specific event. Dates and times of all their upcoming events are available on their website.
Be sure not to miss out on a tour around the sloth house!
So hopefully, by now, one of the pumpkin patches in my guide has caught your eye, and you know exactly where to head to your next pumpkin picking adventure in Houston.
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