Happy fall! Well, is it even fall if you don’t have a pic in a pumpkin patch? Debatable. While we don’t have that consistent crisp fall weather, we do have a few good spots to throw on a scarf and pretend like we do! Check out these spots all over town that range from a no-frills pumpkin patch to fall festivals!
If you’re looking for a full-on fall experience, this one’s your best bet. It’s about 45 minutes west of Houston, and will run you about $30 to “Dew it all.” It’s open all day on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 28 to Nov. 10. Activities include: corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay ride, southern foods, and even a biergarten.
Just abut 45 minutes out of town is Blessington Farms — the ultimate fall activities get away. For $20, you get to do all the fall activities — hayride, pumpkin patch, etc. They especially have a lot of fun things for the kiddos. They are open 10 am to 5 pm every Saturday and Sunday, and they have seasonal activities — so this isn’t just a fall fun spot!
This spot is in Hockley and, during the fall, is inundated with hay, pumpkins, and 85 scarecrows just….hanging out. The other ranch activities are also available. What’s cool about this spot is it’s open 7 days a week, so not just weekends! Tickets are $16 during the week and $20 on weekends.
Church Patches Around Town
Churches totally love fall and decorate their lawns with hay, pumpkins, etc. so that pre- or post-service you can take a pic with the pumpkins in your Sunday best.
- Grace United Methodist Church, 1245 Heights Blvd. Pumpkins are already out on display, and the church’s fall festival is Oct. 26, from 10 am to noon.
- St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road. This River Oaks church has THOUSANDS of pumpkins in its yard. Check them out Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. through October 31st.
- Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Drive. I swear I didn’t try to make this a methodist-only list, but the Methodists love their pumpkins. This one is open Monday-Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm, and Sundays from 10:30 am to 7 pm.
I know what you’re thinking. The “Christmas” in the title is a little confusing but this spot in Spring, Texas, has a multi-seasonal purpose. It’s $7 to hang out, and you can buy $3 tickets to do things like visit the petting zoo, ride the hayride, and more!
The weekends in October, visitors can enjoy a fall fest at the Houston Zoo with just their general admission tickets. The animals have made room for the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch, Monster Mural, spooky stamp station, plenty of photo ops, Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66, DJ, and kids will receive a stamp at our Candy Corn Maze stations. Hours are 9 am to 1 on Fridays, and 9 am to 3 on the weekends. Oct. 11-15, Oct. 18-20, and Oct. 25-27.
Yes, this spot is a garden store, but hear me out. It’s adorable. If you follow a fashion blogger from Houston, she has taken photos here. And if it’s good enough for a fashion blogger, it’s definitely good enough for us! No frills or activities here, but you can pick from a wide range of different pumpkin types!
Rice Village’s Pumpkin Patch Party
Mark your calendar’s for a pumpkin party like none other! On Oct. 26, the Rice Village District will have a bunch of pumpkins moved into the shopping center. The free event will take place at Morningside Plaza (5510 Morningside Drive) and there will be pumpkins (duh), live music, and food to enjoy! The pumpkin patch will stay throughout the rest of the season after the party.