Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins (especially since here in Austin, we can’t necessarily count on cool weather)–and these Austin pumpkin patches are the perfect place to find them!
We’ve rounded up the top pumpkin patches near Austin (including in surrounding small towns and suburbs) that are sure to be a treat, and not a trick, for the entire family.
As a bonus, some of these Austin pumpkin farms offer fall festivals, corn mazes, petting zoos, hayrides, and more, making them worthy of a full-day trip this fall!
We recommend double-checking each farm for their opening dates each season, but October, leading up to Halloween, is generally prime time for enjoying pumpkin patches in Austin!
Here’s where to look.
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Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls, TX
Sweet Berry Farm is located about 50 minutes from Austin in the charming Hill Country town of Marble Falls.
Every October, their “Harvest of Fall Fun” draws visitors from all over the state of Texas.
During this festival, children of all ages can take part in a variety of Fall-related events that are sure to create lasting memories.
First and foremost, wander through the jaw-dropping Texas pumpkin patch.
Here you can pick and choose from a variety of gourds to take home and turn into your very own Jack-o-Lantern.
The smaller visitors can take part in the Big Berry Bounce house, pony rides, and the Candy Corn Kid Maze.
The adults are free to lose themselves in the “Texas” maze which runs longer and is more complex.
Additionally, Sweet Berry Farm is not short on activities that are fit for the whole family.
Take the group on one of the exciting hay rides, participate in sand art necklace making, scarecrow stuffing, and take a ride on the Sweet Berry Express Barrel Train.
And if you’re able to make it out on the weekends, the farm hosts “The Pumpkin Grill” which serves your favorite grilled snacks including hot dogs, grilled corn, and PB and J sandwiches for the kiddos.
Sweet Berry Farms is one of the most popular fall pumpkin patches near Austin, and the moment you arrive, it’s very obvious why!
Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop, TX
Just a short 45-minute drive from the center of Austin you’ll find the gorgeous Barton Hill Farms.
This beautiful farm boasts 118 acres and contains a breathtaking view of the Colorado River.
While Barton Hill Farms has events year-round, it’s their Fall Festival and pumpkin patch that keeps visitors coming back.
Head out there on a nice autumn day and you’ll find one of the most scenic pumpkin patches in central Texas.
And what trip to the pumpkin patch would be complete without a wander through a corn maze?
This corn maze takes up a whopping 3.5 acres, making it one of the coolest corn mazes near Austin each fall.
While the pumpkin patch and corn maze are wonderful activities on their own, that’s just the tip of the iceberg of things to do at Barton Hill Farms.
Younger visitors will enjoy face painting, going for a ride on the Bee Train, and visiting the Texas Pasture to say “hello” to the farm animals.
For the bigger kids, check out the beer and cider garden and then head over to the stage to enjoy some of the best local, live music in the state.
Before you leave the farm, try your hand at firing the apple cannons and take part in additional outdoor games like tetherball, washers, and corn hole.
Elgin Christmas Tree Farm in Elgin, TX
Don’t let the name fool you.
The Elgin Christmas Tree Farm may be known for the beautiful selection of their “choose ‘n Cut Trees”, but they have their own fall fun to add to this list.
Located just 30 miles east of Austin in the city of Elgin, the Christmas Tree Farm hosts a fabulous festival during the autumn months.
Like the trees the farm is known for, the pumpkins here are ready for you to pick and choose and take home.
While you’re in the patch, don’t miss the opportunity to take some family photos with your favorite big orange squash.
Another thing this farm has no shortage of is mazes.
These include the haybale maze, the corn maze, and what many know as the “crazy maze.”
Included with your admission is a trip along a winding haybale ride around the farm.
While on the ride, you’ll be greeted by the farm’s many residents which include donkeys, pigs, and goats.
And being that the farm is located in Elgin, home to the world-famous Elgin sausages, the gift shop offers you the opportunity to purchase this savory, homemade treat.
The Robinson Family Farm in Temple
Well worth the hour-long drive north of Austin you’ll find Robinson Family Farm, located in Temple, TX.
Every September and October the Robinson Family Farm hosts “Fall Days,” and there is no shortage of fall festival fun near Austin during this time.
With over 20 attractions, you’ll find something for everyone, including your furry family members, as long as they’re well-behaved.
Be sure to arrive with an appetite! The farm hosts a rotating selection of food trucks from a variety of restaurants from the area including fares like barbecue, pizza, and fall treats and snacks.
The pumpkin patch here stretches wide along the edge of the farm and features pumpkins and other squash of all sizes.
If you’re looking for a unique fall-themed photo op, stop by the pumpkin barn to take your family pictures.
The barn is made of a beautiful white stained wood and decorated with strategically placed pumpkins, all of the same size, but different colors.
If you’re looking to try something new, why not check out the corn cannons?
These small narrow cylinders utilize compressed air to shoot ears of corn at strategically placed targets. Compete with your friends for the highest score!
For the tinier visitors, check out the corn pit (just like a sandbox, but with corn) and the giant bounce pad.
The Jersey Barnyard in La Grange, TX
A little over an hour southeast of Austin in the tiny town of La Grange you’ll find The Jersey Barnyard.
The Jersey Barnyard, so named for the 100 or more Jersey cows on the property, welcomes visitors to their bountiful pumpkin patch from September through October.
What makes this farm special is the wide variety of pumpkins and other fall squash.
Here you’ll find tiny pumpkins for gifts, specialty variety pumpkins, and all those strange bumpy gourds you’ve never seen up close.
But the pumpkins aren’t the only draw to Jersey Barnyard. Rather than carve a pumpkin this year, why not decorate it to look like your superhero or cartoon character?
On Saturdays, you can participate in the free pumpkin painting event (with the purchase of a pumpkin).
They have local artists on hand to offer help and guidance while you embellish your pumpkin of choice to your heart’s content.
In the market for some fall-themed decor? The Jersey Barnyard provides a multitude of options including decorative corn, ceramic pumpkins, mums, and even seasonal plants for fall bedding.
Texas Pumpkin Fest in Leander, TX
Head a half hour’s drive north of Austin to find the Texas Pumpkin Fest in Leander, TX.
In operation for over 30 years, this family-owned business focuses on creating a primarily kid-friendly space, but children of all ages will enjoy this event.
First on your checklist should be to pick out a pumpkin from over 5 acres to choose from. That’s right…5 acres!
And if you’re lucky enough to pick out that perfect pumpkin right off the bat, there are plenty of other activities at the Texas Pumpkin Fest to keep you busy.
If you’re looking to go “all-out” in your fall decorations, you have the option to purchase hay bales, corn stalks, and other fall plants and foliage.
For the kiddos, you’ll find more than enough activities to keep them busy.
Pony and tiny tractor rides, face painting, and a special entertainment stage featuring musicians, jugglers, and kid-friendly comedians are just a small portion of what’s in store during this event.
And for the older kids in the group, check out the many selfie stations and photo ops featuring character cutouts and all the pumpkin and gourd displays they can handle.
All the festivities got you working up an appetite? Well, you’re in the right place!
This pumpkin patch close to Austin showcases delicious craft vendors and food trucks that will ensure you won’t be heading home on an empty stomach.
Crowe’s Nest Farm in Manor, TX
If you head a quick 20 miles east of Austin you’ll find the charming town of Manor, TX and Crowe’s Nest Farm.
This 100-acre Austin area pumpkin farm works as a non-profit and is run year-round by wonderful volunteers from the area.
During the autumn months, Crowe’s Nest Farm hosts an event known as Fall Family Fun Days and offers a wonderful variety of soon-to-be-carved jack-o’-lanterns for your choosing.
As you stroll around this full-functioning farm, you’ll have the opportunity to take in an abundance of homemade food and crafts provided by local businesses.
Check out delicious treats like locally produced eggs, honey, jam, and bread.
And what Austin pumpkin patch fall event would be complete without an old-fashioned hayride?
Climb aboard and enjoy the sights and sounds of this pumpkin patch as your guide provides you with the history of this beautiful farm.