It may not feel like it in Texas, but fall is in full swing and so is the spooky spirit of Halloween.
If you're not a fan of scary movies or haunted houses, then pumpkin patches might be more your speed.
Whether you're looking for one-time events for pumpkin patch photo-ops or ongoing opportunities for fun family outings in the Greater Houston Area, we've got you covered!
Ongoing pumpkin patches
Pumpkin patch at Haunted Houstonopoly
The Plant Project HTX will have a Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up during the last two weekends of Haunted Houstonopoly. Pumpkins will be available for purchase and pictures! That's on top of the Halloween-edition life-size board game that celebrates everything to love about Houston. Players must be 16 years or older to play the Halloween version at night, but there's a kid-friendly option during the day. "Trunk or Treat" is also happening with pumpkin painting, costume contests and kids trick-or-treating for candy and prizes.
Haunted Houstonopoly and the Pumpkin Pop-Up will be open Thursday-Sunday on the weekends of Oct 21 and 27 (hours vary for each day). Tickets are $35 during the evening and $25 for daytimes.
Location: 2501 Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
St. Luke's UMC is back with their annual pumpkin patch! The front lawn at the their Westheimer Campus will be covered in gourds until Halloween day. Their pumpkin patch is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds from pumpkin sales will go to St. Luke's Pure Sound Youth Choir.
Location: 3471 Westheimer, Houston, TX
St. Andrew's Pearland Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins in Pearland! St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is holding their annual pumpkin patch from now until Halloween. You can take a free trip around the patch and purchase a pumpkin from the thousands they have available. The church will also provide background areas for photos and tools you can buy to decorate your pumpkin. Pumpkin patch sales are open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, then 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday. This year's trick-or-treat event will be on Sunday, Oct 24. Check their website for more info.
Location: 2535 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX
Old Time Christmas Tree Farm
Don't let the name fool you! The Tree Farm has one of Houston's top pumpkin patches. You can check it out every Friday-Sunday until Halloween. They're open from 4 - 7 p.m. on Fridays, then 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. For every person age 2 and older, you'll pay a $9 entry fee when you get there. Tickets for their attractions (rides around the farm, petting zoo and inflatables for kids) are sold separately.
Location: 7632 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring, TX
7 Acre Wood
This Conroe park will have a pumpkin patch throughout October. Admission costs $6.50 per person, giving you access to their playground, petting zoo, Lego room, and more. 7 Acre Wood is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, then Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The park will be free on Oct 30 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. for their 21st annual Thrill At The Mill.
Location: 4401 N Frazier, Conroe, TX
A popular patch in Houston is back! Halter Inc. has been listed as one of the city's top 10 pumpkin patches for almost a decade. In addition, they have a petting zoo, a maze, a haunted trail and pony rides. All of these activities are included in each guest's $10 admission fee. You'll also pay $5 for parking. Pumpkins, confetti eggs, chips and water are sold separately. Halter Inc's pumpkin patch is open from noon - 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until Halloween. Facemasks are mandatory.
Location: 17410 Clay Rd, Houston, TX
Old MacDonald's Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patch season is well underway at Old MacDonald's Farm in Humble. You can take a trip there from now until Nov 1st. They're open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday. Admission costs about $15 (you can get 20% off on weekdays if you mention their website discount), but kids under 18 months get in for free. General admission gets you unlimited access to the park and their activities (including pony rides and train rides). Click here for more info.
Location: 3203 FM 1960 E, Humble, TX
The fall festival at this Montgomery farm is already underway. It includes U-Pick-'Em patches for pumpkins and flowers, a pumpkin house, a corn maze, and a bunch of rides and games. They'll also have pumpkin donuts available with other treats! The P-6 Fall Festival will be open every Saturday & Sunday at 10 a.m. from now until Nov 7th. The farm entrance closes at 5 p.m. Tickets are sold online only for $20.
Location: 9963 Poole's Rd, Montgomery, TX
Dewberry Farm Fall Festival
The pumpkin patch is one of the many things to enjoy at the Dewberry Farm in Brookshire. You could walk through their corn maze, check out Slide Mountain, ride a ferris wheel and so much more! The Fall Festival is open to everyone Fridays through Sundays until Nov 14. Ticket prices range from $20-$40, depending on what day you go.
Location: FM 362 & Morrison, Brookshire, TX
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