Every year I compile a list of all the Fall Farms, Pumpkin Patches and Festivals. And, this year, it's looking a little different!
The farms are mostly open (or will be opening soon) and offering up big outdoor spaces and farm fun (with some modifications). For the festivals, some have moved online, some have cancelled, some have changed and some just haven't announced the latest yet.
We are posting this early, so be sure to click the links for all the details.
(Also, this post may not get updated immediately as guidelines change... so follow the latest guidelines!)
If you know of more farms, pumpkin patches or events, please let us know! And, as always, you can get updates to your inbox HERE.
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. This season we will also be hosting a Farmer’s Market with vegetables grown on our Farm. YES!!
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 $20.00 per person (children 24 mos. and under are free) Fishing is FREE with admission (we have poles or you can 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 19th – November 21st every Saturday AND Sunday (open Sundays in September and October only) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting) Located 20 minutes west of Katy.
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.
Fall Festivals & Events:
Halloweekends – October 2-November 1, 2020 – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan – 5211 Main St, Sheridan, TX 77475
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. Activities are for campers/glampers.
Wear your costumes and visit the Spooky Train Village, see the Friendly Dragon and hear a kid-friendly short story, ride the Wildlife Carousel (transformed into a spooktacular Scary-Go-Round).
Texas Renaissance Festival – Weekends, October 3-November 29, 2020 – 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.
Bayou City Virtual Experience – October 5-11, 2020 – Online
Instead of the usual Bayou City Art Festival, there will be an online art auction, virtual performances, art projects for kids of all ages with nonprofit partners, creative activities with our sponsors and more.
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!
Wings Over Houston – October 10&11, 2020 – 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!
East End Street Fest – October 17, 2020 – Online
A day of music and art from the comfort of your home. They will be streaming music and cultural performances direct to you!
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.
Petite Pumpkin Patch - October 17, 18, 2020 - Nature Discovery Center – 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401
Pre-registration required. Plump pumpkins, family portraits, fun raffle items, and a festive pumpkin decorating contest will ensure your family can celebrate fall with typical Pumpkin Patch comforts, but without the familiar Pumpkin Patch crowds! Come hungry, stop by Hugs & Donuts (Saturday only) or the It’s a Wrap food truck (Sunday only), and you can enjoy a delicious family picnic in the park while you are here.
Howl-o-ween Dog Virtual Costume Contest - October 17 & 29, 2020 - Levy Park
The Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest is going virtual! All participants must pre-register and attend a mandatory, socially distanced photo session on Saturday, October 17 to complete their entry. The winners will be announced LIVE! Thursday, October 29 at 3 p.m. on KPRC 2's Houston Life!
Voting will take place online at Levy Park’s Facebook page Monday, October 19 through Sunday, October 25.
Science Spooktacular: A Week of Halloween Fun - October 19-24, 2020 - Houston Arboretum Online
This hands-on program will incorporate both virtual and socially distant on-site offerings and is being held in lieu of the Arboretum’s popular ArBOOretum fall festival.
Live from Jones Hall: Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins - October 31, 2020 - Houston Symphony Online
Don your costume and gather the whole family for a morning of haunted musical fun as the Houston Symphony celebrates Halloween with music from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more! Watch from home with this special Halloween-morning livestream. Before the concert, ticketholders can get in the spooky spirit with kid-friendly, concert-themed activities, delivered right to your inbox!
Halloween in the Hangar - October 31 - Lone Star Flight Museum
Kids 12 and under in costume get FREE admission! They've added a safe and fun twist to trick or treating. And, every day is a good day to give blood, especially on Halloween! Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be at LSFM.