The Pumpkin Patch: Celebrate fall with your family at a pumpkin patch filled with fun activities for kids and young teens. Rides, games, food, live music, hayride, pony rides, kettle corn, photo ops and train rides. Admission is $1 for ages 4–15 and $5 for ages 6 and up; children 3 and under are free. Cash only. Open Oct. 2-26. Fridays from 3 to10 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to dark. 210-627-4533. The Pumpkin Patch, 8756 State Hwy. 151. www.facebook.com/thepumpkinpatchsanantonio
Good News Pumpkin Patch: Free movies in the patch on Saturday nights, plus laser tag on Sundays. Carnival on Oct 16 & 17 and “Happy Halloween Trunk-or-Treat” on Oct 31. Pumpkins cost $.50 to $15 on average. Nominal fee charged for some activities. Admission is free and includes mazes and moon bounces. Open through Oct. 31. Sundays through Fridays from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Good News Pumpkin Patch, 11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy. 210-549-7133. www.facebook.com/GoodNewsPumpkinPatch
Bracken UMC Pumpkin Patch: This fun-filled event features massive displays of over fifteen thousand pumpkins as well as special displays of costumed scarecrows and fantasy characters to provide photo ops for visitors. Costumes welcome. On weekends, if weather permits, there are hayrides and the special Pumpkin Patch Express Train rides for the children. Pumpkin prices range from $.50 to $35. Fall Festival is Oct. 24 and will feature music, games and food. Free admission. Open through Nov. 1. Daily 9 a.m. to sundown. Bracken UMC, 20377 FM 2252. 830-606-6717. www.bracken-umc.org/pumpkin-patch.html
HHUMC Pumpkin Patch: Family and children’s activities. Pumpkin prices start at $.50. Free admission. Open Oct. 6-31. Mondays through Fridays from Noon to 8 p.m. and Weekends 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Helotes Hills United Methodist Church, 13222 Bandera Rd, Helotes. 210-695-3761 http://www.hhumc.com/ministries/special-yearly-events/pumpkin-patch
AHUMC Pumpkin Patch: Lots of great photo opportunities and durable Navajo Nation produced pumpkins for sale. Free admission. Open Oct. 13-31. Daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Rd. 210-416-2944. http://www.ahumc.org/pages.asp?pageid=116138
St. Thomas Episcopal School Pumpkin Patch: The patch, like many others listed, is open to schools and groups for field trips for a fee per guest, but is open to families at no cost for pumpkin purchases. They offer complementary face-painting, great picnic spots, fall treats and picture spots among the pumpkins. No admission fee. Open daily Oct. 12 -31. Daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Thomas Episcopal School, 1416 N. Loop 1604 East. 210 -660- 8290. www.stthomaskids.com/pumpkin-patch.html
Oxford UMC Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkins! Pumpkins! And more Pumpkins priced by size! Available for field trips, photo opportunities and lots of fun. “Trunk-or-Treat Party” on Oct. 28. No admission fee. Opens Oct. 3. Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Oxford United Methodist Church, 9739 Huebner Rd. 210-696-0192. www.oxfordumc.org/PumpkinPatch
Northwest Hills UMC Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkins are priced by size and there are plenty of photo opportunities. “Movie Nights in the Patch” on Oct. 9 & 16 and “Trunk-or-Treat” on Oct. 31. Children’s Story Time (for groups of 10 or more kids) will be available by advance arrangement. Open through Oct. 31. No admission fee. Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Northwest Hills United Methodist Church, 7575 Tezel Rd. 210-681-3751. www.nwhills.org/ministries/pumpkin-patch.html
Westcreek Pumpkin Patch at Fiesta Farm: Free pony rides and hayrides, haunted barn, petting zoos and play areas. Saturdays are very busy, best days are midweek and Sun. Admission is $8. Open through Oct. 31. Mondays through Fridays from noon to 8 p.m. and Weekends from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fiesta Farms, 8497 FM 1560. 210-316-3166. www.fiestafarmlc.com/Our-Pumpkin-Patch-was-open-all-of-October-with-loads-of-pumpkins-
Devine Acres Farm Fall CountryFest: Head to the country for great photo ops in the pumpkins along with scenic farm hayrides, barrel-train rides, catch-n-release fishing, pumpkin painting, mazes, trike track, shaded playground, rubber duck races and much more. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes available for purchase and painting. Food concessions available on-site. Admission is $8 and includes over 30 activities: children 2 and under are free. Half-price admission on Oct. 3 & 4. Additional fees required for some activities or visitors can purchase the “Dotty Deal” for a bundled package. Open Oct. 3 through Nov. 1. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Devine Acres Farm, 944 FM 2200 W., Devine. 830-665-9730. www.devineacresfarm.com/fall-season
Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch at Love Creek Orchards: Family, friends, relatives, co-workers and neighbors can come celebrate the patch’s 20th year and take part in the fun. Admission includes hayrides, mazes, petting zoo, and storytelling. For a small fee, kids can ride a pony or barrel train, get their face painted, build a pomander, and more. Admission is $6; children 2 and under are free. Open through Oct. 31. Saturdays, Sundays, & Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Love Creek Orchards, 13558 State Hwy. 16 North, Medina. 830-589-2202. www.lovecreekorchards.com/family-activities/great-hill-country-pumkin-patch/
South Texas MAiZE Pumpkin Patch: General Admission includes the 7-acre maze, a hayride, the MatterCorn Slide Mountain, the Cow Train, Farmer Ken’s Kiddie Korral, the Hay Bale Jump, Paw Paw’s pig races and unlimited jumping on the two Corn Poppers. Trick-or-treating and Halloween costume contests during certain weekends in October. Open Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. (Maze is open an additional hour). South Texas Maize, 911 US Highway 90 East, Hondo. 830-741-3968.