Fall Festivals, Farms & Pumpkin Patches – Things To Do In Houston, With Kids, During Fall 2019!
It’s nearly time for Fall Festivals, Farms & Pumpkin Patches!
Find the events below and get to celebrating…. just be sure to click the links for all the details, because we are posting this very early in the season. Also, click the addresses for the maps.
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Fall Festivals & Events:
Rosenberg Railroad Museum Fall Fun Fest – September 14, 2019 – Rosenberg Railroad Museum – 2521 Avenue F, Rosenberg, TX 77471
The theme is “May the steam be with you” and costumes are encouraged! Museum Open House, Texas Flyer Trackless Train, Model steam engine displays and much more! $8 admission. Two and under free.
Halloweekends – September 20-October 27, 2019 – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan – 5211 Main St, Sheridan, TX 77475
Crafts, a costume contest and “Trick-or-Treating” around the campgrounds. Pumpkin Patch and fun for the whole family. Splashway also offers a wide array of amenities all year long from kayaks, fishing, basketball, volleyball and so much more.
Pollinator Festival – October 5, 2019 – Mercer Arboretum – 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338
A Free community event perfect for visitors of all ages! • Pollinator Plant Sale (Nectar and Host Plants) • Children’s Crafts and Games • Educational Presentations • Scarecrow Display • Face Painting and Library Corner • Nature Exhibitors and Activities • Food Trucks Visitors are invited to dress in bee, butterfly, bat, hummingbird, or flower attire!
Greek Festival – October 3-6, 2019 – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral – 3511 Yoakum Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006
$5.00 (adults), Children 12 and under admitted free, Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm Free Admission
Enjoy performances, food, shopping and a kid zone. If possible, go Friday mid-day for free admission.
Texas Renaissance Festival – Weekends, October 5-December 1, 2019 – Todd Mission, Texas
Ticket deals can usually be found on coupon websites. Kids are free on Sundays.
The world’s largest Renaissance Festival has themes that change each weekend.
OktoBrew Festival – October 11, 2019 – Fifth Ward, Clinton Drive and Grove Street
With one hundred percent of the event proceeds benefitting after-school programming in northeast Houston, the free-admission festival features live music performances from local acts Joe Carmouche, Adrenaline, DJ Monstaa and Emcee Chicken Mike.
Guests can enter a raffle for the chance to win travel packages from United Airlines, Houston sports memorabilia and restaurant gift cards. Turkey legs, kabobs and locally brewed beer from Anheuser-Busch, Saint Arnold and Spindletap breweries will be available for purchase. Guests can screen-print their own tote or t-shirt at TXRX’s vendor booth and experience some of the same hands-on activities that will be offered to local students in after-school programs.
Kids Okotober Festival – October 12, 2019 – Czech Center Museum Houston – 4920 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77004
Enjoy family friendly entertainment packed with live music, dance, and culture during the Centennial Oktober Festival.
KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou – October 12, 2019 – Guadalupe Plaza Park – 2311 Runnels Street, Houston, TX 77003
Free. hands-on crafts and learning opportunities from non-profit partners, birds of prey show, music and entertainment from local performers, the park’s splash pad and tasty treats from local food trucks. Pontoon boat rides ($2 per person; no children under 4)
Hocus Pocus Pops – October 18, 2019 – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380
The first 100 boys and girls to check in at Hocus Pocus Central in the North Plaza, fully costumed, get the chance to march in the Goblin Parade. Hop onto the Great Pumpkin Express and carve out some great (or gruesome) memories on The Pavilion’s haunted grounds. Train rides begin at 5:30 p.m.
Zoo Boo – October 11-27, 2019 – Houston Zoo – 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo! We’re inviting all little ghouls and goblins to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume – and don’t forget the trick-or-treat bags! Zoo Boo is included in your paid Zoo admission, and is FREE for Zoo Members.
Oktoberfest – October 12, 2019 – First Evangelical Lutheran Church Midtown – 1311 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004
The wristband is all-inclusive- games, prizes, a plate of food (from The Fleishwagon German food truck) and a drink (beer or root beer). New this year… carnival rides!
A Night at Market Square/Day of the Dead – October 12, 2019 – Market Square Park – 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002
Annual Historic Market Square neighborhood block party. They honor Hispanic heritage through a traditional Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). Learn more about the significance of this day through art installations and community activities along with great live music by David Beck’s Tejano Weekend and El Tule. Plus enjoy specials at area bars and restaurants.
KBR Kids Day – October 12, 2019 – Guadalupe Plaza Park – 2311 Runnels St, Houston, TX 77003
Free family fun at the 12th annual KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Plaza Park. Activity stations will include numerous hands-on activities from over 20 Houston partners, local entertainment and performers, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, a rock climbing wall, and so much more! Costumes encouraged!
Bayou City Art Festival – October 12-13, 2019 – Streets Surrounding City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
Hundreds of artists are joined by music, food and fun. The festivals have raised 3.5 million dollars benefiting local arts and community service organizations, Houston parks and arts education initiatives for children and adults.
Halloween Grosstopia – October 12-31, 2019 – Children’s Museum of Houston – 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Go on a trick-or-treat monster hunt! 4 – 6 p.m. weekdays, 4 – 8 p.m. Thursdays, and all day weekends through Halloween Night!
Energy Day – October 19, 2019 – Sam Houston Park – 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Energy Day is a free, family-friendly festival with nearly 70 interactive demonstrations and exhibits that teach students and their families about the various forms of energy through STEM fields, along with efficiency, conservation, and other related STEM industries.
Pumpkin Patch – October 19&20, 2019 – Nature Discovery Center – 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401
Free Admission, Games & Food Tickets for Purchase. Pumpkins, Kids Games, Bounce Houses, Wagon Ride. There is free street parking.
Wings Over Houston – October 19&20, 2019 – Ellington Airport – 510 Ellington Field, Houston, TX 77034
$45 at gate, but family packs available and discounts are online. Open admission good for Saturday or Sunday. Bring your own chair and ear protection!
ArBOOretum! – October 19, 2019 – Houston Arboretum and Nature Center – 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
$15 online, for ages 3 and up. All activities free once inside. Members get in free. (Check affiliate Groupon for discounted memberships!) Also, blood drive donors get in free!
Trick or Treat Trails, Train rides, Live reptiles, Pumpkin decorating, Halloween Market, Spooky Science Show and Blood Drive.
No onsite parking, all guests must enter via the 610 Entrance.
This event is rain or shine.
Symphonic Spooktacular– October 20, 2019 – Miller Outdoor Theatre –
6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Wear your favorite costume and join the Houston Symphony for a fright night filled with spine-tingling chills and musical thrills! From creepy classics to movie favorites, this spooktacular scarefest is guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Haunted Submarine and Safe Trick-or-Treat – TBD – Seawolf Park – 100 Seawolf Park Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
Tour the haunted USS Cavalla and fill your candy bag aboard the USS Stewart. Free shuttles to/from Mayfield Manor downtown Strand.A
Touch-A-Truck 2019 & Model Train Festival – October 26, 2019 – 6th Street Texas City
Bring the kids to see more than 45 trucks from monster trucks to dump trucks, cranes to military vehicles, police and fire and much more! Face painting, balloon artists and giant corn box. Held in partnership with the Texas City Model Train Festival. Touch-A-Truck is free, entry to the indoor model train exhibits for the Model Train Festival is $2 for kids and $5 for adults.
Free Trick or Treating – October 26, 2019 – Moody Gardens – 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
Free event that includes trick-or-treating at various locations throughout the property, crafts and more. There’s even a costume contest for guests in the Garden Lobby with prizes for the best costume.
Scream In – TBD – HPL Central Library – 500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77002
Youth ages 10-15 are invited to a screamingly good time at our annual after-hours event! The evening includes ghostly games, spooky crafts, costume contests, and an eerie trip through the Haunted Maze. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for most original and scariest costumes.
Toddler Tuesday: Celebrate Halloween – October 29, 2019 – Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
Be sure to come in costume! On-site contest registration, prizes and treats will be awarded to each child who enters the contest.
Halloween Monster Mash Bash – TBD – Children’s Museum – 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Howl at the moon while you bask in Houston’s ultimate Halloween party for kids. Let the ghoul times roll as you boogie to the hauntingly hip tunes of a wicked DJ along with monstrous characters during the Monster Mashup at 4:30 p.m. Move your bones in the Thriller Dance Party at 5 p.m. Paint Pumpkins! Then, trick-or-treat the night away. Be sure to come dressed in your most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky costume!
Día de los Muertos – November 1, 2019 – Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
This free festival celebrates and remembers those who have departed. Featuring a large calavera created by Gonzo247 and friends, Mojigangas courtesy of Thomas Will Pascal Robinson, hands-on art activities, art cars, performances on stage and more! Bring an image or a favorite item of a loved one to place on an altar* created by Angel Quesada.
Park to Port Bike Ride– November 16, 2019 –Hermann Park Bill Coats Bridge
The 20-mile round-trip takes riders from Hermann Park’s Bayou Parkland east along the Brays Bayou Greenway trail to the Port of Houston where Port Houston sponsors a turn-around party with snacks, drinks and music. Participants then ride back along the trail to Hermann Park for a celebratory Post-Ride Party. The Park to Port Bike Ride is open to riders of all levels and is not a race.
Via Color Street Painting Festival – November 23-24, 2019 – Streets Surrounding City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
200 artists paint the streets surrounding City Hall! Watch the artists work, enjoy music, activities and food! Via Colori is a fundraiser for The Center for Hearing and Speech.
Farms & Pumpkin Patches:
Check websites for prices, hours and opening days.
Blessington Farm – 510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton, Texas 77476
Come enjoy the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms. A great outing for the entire family with many Fall activities that include hay rides, giant slides, barrel train rides, pedal cars and hands-on animal encounters with chickens, Baby Doll sheep, goats and MANY more.
Want to feed the camels? You can at Blessington! The walk-thru aviary where you can feed a variety of birds is a favorite, as well as the addition of the Gem Mining experience and Fossil Dig. This season….come pick flowers on the farm….our flower patch is growing and is full of beautiful and colorful flowers you can pick and take home.
All Farm Funland activities are included in the price of admission with the exception of flower picking, camel and bird feedings which are $3 each (enough for 2 people to enjoy) and gems for Gem Mining (prices vary). Admission is just $20.00 per person (children 24 mos. and under are free) Fishing is FREE with admission (bring your own pole, barbless hook and bait.) Most pumpkin varieties are $0.50/lb. LOTS and lots of PUMPKINS and TONS of fantastic photo opportunities!! Happening September 21st – November 9th….every Friday from 9:30-3:30 as well as Saturday AND Sunday (open Sundays in October only) from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting) Located 20 minutes west of Katy! Check the website for updates and to purchase tickets online
Oil Ranch – 23501 Macedonia Road : Hockley, TX 77447
All activities are included with admission price… milk a cow, ride a horse, climb the hay bales and so much more. Free pumpkins for kids. See our past post HERE.
Sinclair Pumpkin Patch – 6410 Grovewood Lane, Houston, TX 77008
Come to pick out the perfect seasonal decor and jack-o-lantern materials. It’s also a fun spot for seasonal photos for yourself or your little ones — furry friends included!
Hours are (Oct 12- Oct 26): Monday – Friday: 3 – 6:00pm (except closed Friday October 18), Saturday: 9 – 1pm
If you know of more pumpkin patches or events, please let us know. Also, if you don’t know about it yet, learn about “We’ve Been Boo-ed” HERE!