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10 Best Pumpkin Patches in Houston for 2023

10 Best Pumpkin Patches in Houston for 2023

Soak up the fall weather at one of these great pumpkin patches in Houston. Pumpkin patches are the ultimate multi-generational family outing. Grandparents can watch the little ones delight in the simplest of life’s pleasures, big kids can race their way through a hay maze, and parents can finally get the perfect photo of the whole gang. 

We love pumpkin patch season so our aim was to put together a guide of the best of the best to help you select the perfect patch for your family. Many of these Houston pumpkin patches have unique offerings so you may want to visit several throughout the Halloween season. Updated for 2023!

Best Pumpkin Patches in Houston Metro

These pumpkin patches in Houston are within a 30-minute drive from the city center. 

1. Old MacDonald’s Farm in Humble

Old MacDonald’s Farm is 30 minutes north of Houston in Humble, Texas. This farm has year-round offerings, but the pumpkin patch season will run September 16 – October 29, 2023.

Admission to the pumpkin patch includes a pumpkin to take home plus a train ride, pony ride, and enjoyment of the duck pond, tetherball, sandpit, and playground for as long as your family likes. Children get a free pumpkin with their visit!

Admission is $16.80. There is 20% discounted admission on weekdays if you mention the website special rate.

3203 Farm to Market 1960 Rd E, Humble

2. Houston Arboretum

Houston Arboretum Pumpkin Patch
Photo courtesy of Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

This is your best bet for a centrally located pumpkin patch in Houston. The arboretum will host two fall-themed events for families this year, the ArBOOretum and a make-your-own pumpkin planter event.

The ArBOOretum is a one-day-only event featuring a trick-or-treat nature trail, pumpkin decorating, a pumpkin patch, a Halloween Market, and a petting zoo. This year the event will take place on October 14th, 2023.

At the pumpkin planter event, your family (ages 5+) will learn how to plant and take care of three native species inside of a cute (artificial) pumpkin-shaped planter. Decorating supplies to make your planter unique are included.

There is presale available online which will save $5 per person on admission for ArBOOretum.

4501 Woodway Drive, Houston

3. Halter Inc.

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Photo by Tarlie Harris

Halter Inc. is a 30-acre pumpkin patch with plenty of shade on the west side of Houston, close to Pine Forest Country Club. It’s consistently voted one of the best pumpkin patches in Houston.

Pony rides, a visit with the barnyard animals, and a stroll down the haunted trail or through the stockyard maze are included with admission. Snacks and pumpkins are available for purchase. The pumpkin patch is open weekends only in October.

Admission is $10 and parking is $5. They are offering a special deal if you pre-purchase tickets which will save you up to $5.

4. Nature Discovery Center

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Photo courtesy of Nature Discovery Center

The Nature Discover Center is centrally located in the Bellaire neighborhood of Houston. Its nature park has trails perfect for a family stroll, a play area, and resident animals.

Their Fall Festival is a one weekend on October 14th – 15th, 2023. This year it take place October 15th and 16th. It includes a pumpkin patch, festival games, crafts, a petting zoo, and favorite local food trucks.

7112 Newcastle St, Bellaire

Pumpkin Patches in Houston Greater Area

5. Dewberry Farm in Brookshire

Dewberry Farm is one of the best pumpkin patches in Houston metro
Photo courtesy of Dewberry Farm

Dewberry Farm is 45 minutes west of downtown Houston. It’s a 100-acre farm that has welcomed families for a taste of the farm life for 20 years.

The owners go all out for the Fall Festival, with many attractions that you typically don’t find at other pumpkin patches including a carousel, Ferris wheel, slide mountain, human foosball, and pig races. Don’t miss a turkey leg or a funnel cake from one of the concession stands.

Many Houston families make a visit to Dewberry farm an annual tradition. If you are close by, they sell a season pass that will get you unlimited visits from late September (beginning of the Fall Festival) through December (including all the Christmas activities).

Dewberry farm is closed Mondays, open for morning field trips by reservation Tuesday through Friday, and open to the public Friday evenings and all-day Saturday and Sunday running September 16th-November 12th. Live entertainment is scheduled for Saturday evenings and special Halloween programming takes place the weekend before Halloween.

FM 362 & Morrison Road, Brookshire

6. Old Time Christmas Tree Farm’s Pumpkin Patch in Spring

Pumpkin patch near Houston
Photo courtesy of Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

About 40 minutes north of Houston, the Old Time Christmas Tree Farms hosts a pumpkin patch with a variety of inflatables, a petting zoo, tractor train, and a hayride.

Vendors will be onsite selling seasonal hand-made goods and delicious meat from Rosemeyer BBQ as well as a variety of sweet treats. The patch is open on weekends only in October. starting Sptember 30th, 2023.

7632 Spring Cypress Rd, Spring

7. Oil Ranch in Hockley

Oil Ranch Pumpkin patch
Photo courtesy of Oil Ranch

Oil Ranch is a 50-acre ranch northwest of Houston. In the entire month of October, families can enjoy their pumpkin patch complete with a hayride, train ride, a round of putt-putt golf, a BBQ sandwich from the general store, and a petting zoo. In all there are over 20 attractions to enjoy.

The patch is open to the general public weekends starting October 1, 2023.

23501 Macedonia Rd., Hockley

8. Blessington Farms in Wallis

Blessington Farms near Houston, Texas
Photo courtesy of Blessington Farms

Blessington Farms welcomes families every weekend mid-September through mid-November to enjoy their pumpkin patch. The 2023 season runs September 23rd – November 19th.

In addition to the patch there is hay ride, animal encounters, train rides, giant slides, jump pad, fishing, and more fall fun. They also have a 2-acre lake that is stocked with fish and they just might be the only pumpkin patch in the US that has camels you can feed!

Admission is $24 for all-day fun. You can buy tickets online in advance.

510 Chisolm Trail, Wallis

9. Froberg’s Farm in Alvin

Corn mazes are a fun part of a pumpkin patch experience

Froberg’s has been a family operated farm just south of Houston for over 70 years. They are best known for their strawberry picking, but their fall festivities from run September 23rd to November 5th, 2023 and are a big draw for families.

The corn maze and pumpkin patch are open daily, while other activities such as the mining sluice, paintball gallery, jumping pillow, gem mining, and apple blaster are open on weekends only. Don’t miss a visit to Froberg’s Bakery for homemade goodies like pralines, fruit preserves, kettle corn, and 30+ varieties of pies made with locally grown fruit.

Admission is $12 and includes the corn maze, Berry Fun Land, entry to the sunflower field ($1 per stem to take them home), and entry to the pumpkin patch.

3601 Hwy 6, Alvin

10. P-6 Farms

Pumpkin Patch farms

P-6 Farms is an hour north of Houston, but they really pull out all the stops for their Fall Festival so you may find it’s worth the drive!

You can pick your own pumpkin right off the vine while the kids enjoy wheelbarrow racing, the playground, a corn maze, pig races, flower patch, rides, duck races, and more. Don’t forget to get a great family photo in the life-sized pumpkin house and grab some BBQ at the Clodhopper.

The pumpkin patch runs on the weekends only starting September 30th through November 5th, 2023. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.

9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery

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