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The best pumpkin patches in and around Austin

It’s that gourd-geous time of year

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[Note: This map was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated.]

Sure, the temperature's still fluctuating, as it does, but there are plenty of signs around us that fall is here.

We would refrain from mentioning a certain disgustingly spiced beverage that, sadly, invades our national cuisine every year around this time, except for the fact that it reminds us that it's the season to enjoy the bounteous goodness of actual, real-life pumpkins.

Sure, you could just grab one (or several) on your way out of the grocery store, but where's the fun—and hard work—in that? We've put together some of the best pumpkin-pickin' spots in the Austin region and mapped them.

We'll be adding to the map guide as more places open, in the meantime, tell us about ones we've missed or that are opening up soon on the tipline or by leaving a comment below. Now to the map!

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The Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

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This Temple, Texas, pumpkin patch offers various games and activities for those of all ages, including hay rides, duck races, a kiddie train, a corn maze, a hay maze, bounce houses, and more.

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Nomad Ranch

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Family-owned Nomad Ranch, about an hour from downtown, has a small herd of cattle and the ultimate goal of selling grass-fed beef. They're hosting their second Pumpkin Patch—where you can choose and buy pumpkins, take a hayride, and feed a cow a banana—through November 6.

A pumpkin patch full of orange pumpkins.
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Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch

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There's a pumpkin patch and fun activities for all ages—including a pumpkin sling, corn fishing, hay rides, pumpkin painting, and a petting zoo—at this farm about an hour from Austin.

Sweet Berry Farm

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Sweet Berry Farms offers a mad number of activities, including hayrides, a train, a maze, sand art, horse rides, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, giant jumping pillows, and homemade ice cream made with the goods from the farm. Prices for activities vary. You can also buy pumpkins there.

Evergreen Farms

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Evergreen Farms, just up the road in Elgin, is known for selling Christmas trees, but it also holds Pumpkin Hunts every weekend of October. It's like an Easter Egg hunt, except you're riding on a wagon and looking for pumpkins hidden under growing Christmas trees. The business sells larger pumpkins to take home and decorate as well.

A pile of large orange pumpkins.
Evergreen Farms pumpkins
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Crowe’s Nest Farm

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Crowe's Nest Farm is an educational nonprofit and 100-acre working farm with more than 250 domestic farm animals and a wide array of Texas wildlife, gardens, and educational exhibits. During Fall Family Fun Days, local vendors sell fresh organic produce, eggs, honey, jam, bread, and a variety of handmade crafts. There are also raptor shows, snake lessons (?!), a corn and potato cannon booth, and more.

Tarrytown United Methodist Church

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The Tarrytown United Methodist Church's Pumpkin Patch is more than 30 years old and still going strong. It's a youth ministry fundraiser as well as a place for the taking of many, many photos. The church claims fall doesn't officially start until its lawn is filled with pumpkins, and it might be right.

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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church has not only the boss Pure Sound Pumpkin Patch but a giant adirondack chair out front for photo ops. 

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The Great Pumpkin Patch, Barton Hill Farms

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Touted as the most scenic in Texas, Barton Hill Farm's Great Pumpkin Patch involves making it through a corn maze, then getting a big Jack O’Lantern or a pie pumpkin for carving, painting, decorating, or all of that stuff. There's live music and food and drinks, too.

Cross Plants and Produce

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You can buy pumpkins at Cross Plants's Pumpkin Patch, of course, but kids can also enjoy visiting animals, painting pumpkins, and having fun in their play area.

Jersey Barnyard

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A working dairy farm in La Grange, about an hour southeast of Austin, the Jersey Barnyard has had a pumpkin patch for the past 18 years. Tours of the farm are also available.

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The Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

This Temple, Texas, pumpkin patch offers various games and activities for those of all ages, including hay rides, duck races, a kiddie train, a corn maze, a hay maze, bounce houses, and more.

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Nomad Ranch

A pumpkin patch full of orange pumpkins.
Nomad Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Courtesy of Nomad Ranch

Family-owned Nomad Ranch, about an hour from downtown, has a small herd of cattle and the ultimate goal of selling grass-fed beef. They're hosting their second Pumpkin Patch—where you can choose and buy pumpkins, take a hayride, and feed a cow a banana—through November 6.

A pumpkin patch full of orange pumpkins.
Nomad Ranch Pumpkin Patch
Courtesy of Nomad Ranch

Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch

There's a pumpkin patch and fun activities for all ages—including a pumpkin sling, corn fishing, hay rides, pumpkin painting, and a petting zoo—at this farm about an hour from Austin.

Sweet Berry Farm

Sweet Berry Farms offers a mad number of activities, including hayrides, a train, a maze, sand art, horse rides, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, giant jumping pillows, and homemade ice cream made with the goods from the farm. Prices for activities vary. You can also buy pumpkins there.

Evergreen Farms

A pile of large orange pumpkins.
Evergreen Farms pumpkins
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Evergreen Farms, just up the road in Elgin, is known for selling Christmas trees, but it also holds Pumpkin Hunts every weekend of October. It's like an Easter Egg hunt, except you're riding on a wagon and looking for pumpkins hidden under growing Christmas trees. The business sells larger pumpkins to take home and decorate as well.

A pile of large orange pumpkins.
Evergreen Farms pumpkins
Evergreen Farms/Facebook

Crowe’s Nest Farm

Crowe's Nest Farm is an educational nonprofit and 100-acre working farm with more than 250 domestic farm animals and a wide array of Texas wildlife, gardens, and educational exhibits. During Fall Family Fun Days, local vendors sell fresh organic produce, eggs, honey, jam, bread, and a variety of handmade crafts. There are also raptor shows, snake lessons (?!), a corn and potato cannon booth, and more.

Tarrytown United Methodist Church

The Tarrytown United Methodist Church's Pumpkin Patch is more than 30 years old and still going strong. It's a youth ministry fundraiser as well as a place for the taking of many, many photos. The church claims fall doesn't officially start until its lawn is filled with pumpkins, and it might be right.

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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Big adirondack chair surrounded by pumpkins with church in back
St. Luke United Methodist Church pumpkin patch
Courtesy St. Luke United Methodist Church

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church has not only the boss Pure Sound Pumpkin Patch but a giant adirondack chair out front for photo ops. 

Big adirondack chair surrounded by pumpkins with church in back
St. Luke United Methodist Church pumpkin patch
Courtesy St. Luke United Methodist Church

The Great Pumpkin Patch, Barton Hill Farms

Touted as the most scenic in Texas, Barton Hill Farm's Great Pumpkin Patch involves making it through a corn maze, then getting a big Jack O’Lantern or a pie pumpkin for carving, painting, decorating, or all of that stuff. There's live music and food and drinks, too.

Cross Plants and Produce

You can buy pumpkins at Cross Plants's Pumpkin Patch, of course, but kids can also enjoy visiting animals, painting pumpkins, and having fun in their play area.

Jersey Barnyard

A working dairy farm in La Grange, about an hour southeast of Austin, the Jersey Barnyard has had a pumpkin patch for the past 18 years. Tours of the farm are also available.

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