It’s peak fall season. The leaves have fallen, and it's almost time for Halloween, so what better time to take your family to a pumpkin patch? Here are some pumpkin patches near Austin offering family fun throughout the month.

Barton Hill Farms

Near Austin, the annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at Barton Hill Farms will be open on weekends through November 7 Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Children ages two and under get in for free with adults. Aside from the pumpkin patch, other activities include a corn maze, jumping pillow, duck races, slides, train rides, rat rollers, and a trike track plus more.

Sweet Berry Farms

Sweet Berry Farms' Harvest of Fall Fun near Austin is open through November 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission and parking are free, and you just pay for the activities you want to do and the pumpkins you pick. Activities include hayrides, a train ride, mazes, scarecrow stuffing, flower picking, face painting, horse rides, and homemade ice cream. The activities range in price from $2.50 to $5. Pumpkins range in price from $1.25 for the miniatures up to $75 for the massive “big mac” pumpkins. 

Robinson Family Farm

This farm’s pumpkin patch is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until October 31st. There are no admission or parking fees, and a $10 wristband gets you unlimited turns on activities. Besides pumpkin picking, activities include a corn maze, a barrel train, corn cannons, hayrides, bounce pad, arts and crafts, horseshoes, and a petting zoo plus more. Children under the age of two are free with an adult with a wristband. Pumpkins range in price from $1 to $8.

The Jersey Barnyard

The pumpkin patch at this farm is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. They offer free pumpkin painting every Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a pumpkin purchase. Besides pumpkins, this farm has squash, gourds, and decorative corn as well as corn stalks. Families can take a guided tour of the farm that includes feeding the animals, milking a cow, and a hayride for $10 per adult and $8 per child age two and older. Feed for chickens, rabbits, ducks and goats is included in the price of admission for the farm tour, and the bottle to feed a calf is $2 each. 

These pumpkin patches near Austin are sure to get you in the fall spirit, so head over with the family and have some fall fun!

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