Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals

Pumpkins

Please see our Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival post for 2012 for updated info.

Love Creek Orchards – The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is listed as the top pumpkin patch in Central Texas! Pumpkins, apples, fresh cider, hay rides, refreshments, petting zoo, hay bale maze, and more. 13558 State Highway 16 North, Medina TX 78055 (about an hour west of San Antonio). Open every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday in October from 10-4. Admission: $5/person

South Texas Maize – Wind your way through the elaborate maze at South Texas Maize. Carved into seven acres of corn stalks, you can wrap up the day celebrating your victory with barrel train rides, corn cannons, bouncing corn poppers, food, pumpkins, refreshments, face painting, and more. 911 US Hwy 90 East, Hondo TX 78861. Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday Noon-5pm. Cost: Adults (12+) $10+tax, Kids (3-11) & Seniors (65+)- $8+tax, Under 3 – Free

Good News Lutheran Church – Annual pumpkin patch in San Antonio. 11020 Old Corpus Christi Rd. The patch is open Monday through Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, and Sunday Noon-8pm through Octover 31. Special events include “Fire Truck in the Pumpkins,” the “Trunk-or-Treat Classic Car Show,” and movies in the patch Saturdays at 8pm. Fall Festival on October 30th, 5pm-8pm with hay ride, costume contest, trick or treating, maze, and laser tag (call 210-549-7133 for availability). Cost: FREE!

The Pumpkin Patch at Helotes Fairgrounds – With its fall fun theme, the patch boasts rides, games, live music, food and drink vendors, a petting zoo, and more. Pony rides, a train, and hayride also provide great sources of entertainment for the whole family. Each Saturday The Pumpkin Patch at Helotes Fairgrounds will host a talent show for dance teams, vocalists, magicians, and congressmen; with two winners advancing each round until the finale on October 29. 12210 Leslie Rd in Helotes. Open Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday 5 pm-12am, Saturday 10am-Midnight, and Sunday 10am-10pm. Admission: 3 and under free, 4-12 yrs – $3, 12+ yrs – $5. Train and hay ride are $2. Petting zoo and all day inflatables (4 different ones) – $3, pony rides – $5. Sno-cone – $1. Various snacks and food vendors $2-$5.

St. Marks United Methodist Church – Kids and pets welcomed to peruse the plump pumpkins. Story times for kids. Free pictures (bring your own camera). Price varies depends on size and variety of pumpkin. 1902 Vance Jackson San Antonio TX 78213.

St. Thomas Episcopal School – Pumpkin patch, hay bale maze, face painting, and photo-opportunities galore. 1416 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio TX 78232. Tuesday through Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. School trips and groups welcomed during the week. Admission: FREE!

Bracken United Methodist Church – Hay rides on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Income from selling pumpkins during the Bracken Pumpkin Patch support the Navajo Indians who grow the pumpkins, corn, and gourds; as well as the church’s mission work. There is also a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29 to include bounce houses, games, music, food, and music. 20377 FM 2252, San Antonio TX 78266. Hours: Daily 9am-Sundown. Admission: FREE!

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