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5 Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss This Fall

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5 Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss This Fall

By Katelyn Robertson

The Hill Country is full of wonderful, hidden treasures for every season. So, gather up the kiddos, and head out to see these spectacular pumpkin patches before they’re gone!

1. Sweet Berry Farm, Marble Falls

5 Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss This Fall

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Slightly hidden just outside of Marble Falls, the Sweet Berry Farm is definitely worth the drive. Not only does the farm boast a large selection of pumpkins ready to be picked, there are plenty of fun activities for everyone. Like a challenge? See if you can navigate your way through the Texas-shaped corn maze. There is even a smaller corn maze for younger children. Have a sweet tooth? Sample some homemade ice cream, all made with fruit picked right there at the farm. Have a budding artist in the family? They’ve got that covered too, with pumpkin painting and sand art. Or, if you are just looking for some traditional fall fun, you can stuff your own scarecrow, take a hayride, or enjoy a picnic in the crisp, fall air. With additional activities on the weekends, the Sweet Berry Farm is a fun way to spend a fall day.

2. Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch, Medina

5 Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss This Fall

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Located at Love Creek Orchards in Medina, the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is in its twentieth year of providing family fun at an affordable price (admission is just $6 per person). In addition to enjoying hayrides and a petting zoo, guests can participate in story and sing along time, and can even play an instrument in the Great Hill Country Symphony. It’s not all about pumpkins, though. Visitors to the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch can also take a tour of an apple orchard, as well as watch some apple processing at the cider mill. Picnics are allowed, and there is also a snack bar, featuring fall favorites such as apple turnovers, frozen cider pops, and apple and pecan pies. It is easy to see why this pumpkin patch has been a family favorite for years.

3. Pipe Creek Farms, Bandera

5 Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss This Fall

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Love the holiday season? This is a must-see. Just a short drive from San Antonio, the Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm is also home to the Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch. Guests can enjoy hayrides, pumpkin painting, and scarecrow dressing, as well as stroll through thousands of Christmas trees. Pipe Creek also features a farmer’s market with plenty of fall essentials, such as pumpkins, gourds, corn, and hay. If the first chill in the air has you getting out the fall decorations, Pipe Creek just might be the place for you.

4. Barton Hill Farms, Bastrop

5 Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss This Fall

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Voted among the most scenic patches in Texas, Barton Hill Farms is ideal for active guests. With two corn mazes, sack races, ring toss, and a ten-acre lawn, there is no shortage of fun at the farm! There is no shortage of pumpkins, either. Choose a pumpkin to paint or carve, or simply take in the beauty of your surroundings while enjoying daily live music. For a separate price, guests can purchase an “adventure pass,” which allows access to the tricycle race track, train rides, and more. Barton Hill Farms boasts both scenic photo opportunities and outdoor fun, perfect for the adventurous family.

5. Peach Valley Farm, Round Mountain

5 Pumpkin Patches You Can’t Miss This Fall

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Nestled between Marble Falls and Johnson City, many pass right through Round Mountain without realizing that it boasts an autumn attraction that is perfect for thrill-seekers. Peach Valley Farm is not only home to hay rides and pumpkin painting, but also the more adrenaline boosting zip-lines and tunnel slides. Guests also have the unique opportunity to mine for gems. Peach Valley has a gift shop that features souvenirs, as well as local products. This small town attraction is a worthwhile stop for those seeking a unique fall experience.