Our cool weather season is a short one here in Texas, so make the most of it by checking out these seasonal festivities! Between farmers’ markets and pumpkin patches there’s so much to do around our great state, and all while practicing safe distancing, of course. Check out these fun, fall activities from Houston to San Antonio below.
Pumpkin Picking at Old Time Christmas Tree Farm: 7632 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring
Bring the whole family out for a festive weekend at one of Houston’s top pumpkin patches, Old Time Christmas Tree Farm! For just $7 per person, enjoy a wide variety of pickable pumpkins, eight attractions including a hayride and petting zoo, food, and more!
Graff 7A Ranch: 911 US Hwy 90 East, Hondo
Want to get lost and have a blast? While Graff 7A Ranch has a variety of fall festivities to enjoy like their pumpkin patch and “MatterCorn” — a slide down the tallest “mountain” in Medina County, the attraction that we can’t wait to explore is their seven-acre, 12-foot corn maze! Navigating it during the day can be a little tricky, but it’s a different mood entirely after dark on Friday and Saturday nights in the fall.
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm: 14400 E. State Highway 29, Georgetown
Folks in central Texas can enjoy all the fun fall activities and more at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm! Wander through the Texas-sized pumpkin patch filled with over 40 different varieties of pumpkins with food trucks, live music, and over 30 different activities that include pony rides, jump pads, and so much more! Explore 4.5 acres of a carefully carved, corn-themed maze that goes pitch black with only a flashlight to guide you Friday & Saturday nights every weekend in October!
New Braunfels Farmers Markets: 186 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels
When it comes to seasonal produce, you can’t get any fresher than the farmers’ market! Stock up on fall fruits and veggies and unique goods from over 70 participating local farmers, ranchers, growers, and artisans. The market has taken many COVID-19 safety measures, including extra spacing between vendors and requesting that all vendors wear masks.
Urban Harvest: 2752 Buffalo Speedway, Houston
Urban Harvest not only works with over 140 community gardens across Houston, but they also host one of Texas’ largest farmers’ markets, supporting over 70 local Houston vendors. In response to COVID-19, they’ve set rules in place to ensure the safety of their customers and vendors and even extended a drive-thru service for online pre-orders.
The State Fair of Texas: 3921 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. Dallas
Although one of the most iconic fairs in the world has canceled their in-person events this season, they’re celebrating one favorite Fair tradition in a new way with The Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru! Visitors will drive through the grounds, which are decked out in State Fair style, picking up Fair food favorites along the way and of course, get a photo with Big Tex himself (sporting his new mask, of course)!
Pioneer Farms: 10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., Austin
You’re in for a real scare if you plan a visit to Pioneer Farms! And no, we’re not talking about a haunted house with people jumping out at you—they have a nighttime Halloween walking trail that tours through some of Central Texas’ most active ghost and paranormal zones! But, if you’re into something less spooky, they also offer pumpkin-carving demonstrations, carving classes, outdoor movies, and Texas yodeling!
Texas Wineries: Locations Vary
Did you know that October is Texas Wine Month? Our wine industry brings a huge amount of tourism to the state, but due to COVID, now they are struggling. You can support them in many ways, from joining their wine clubs, making a day trip to the vineyards, or grabbing a few of their award-winning wines at your local H-E-B.
Urban Harvest Drive-In Sunday Supper: 100 Bringhurst St., Houston
Join Urban Harvest Sunday, November 8 at Moonstruck Drive- In Movie Theater for our seasonal Sunday Supper. Watch The Biggest Little Farm from the comfort of your car or at our fabulous, outdoor and socially distanced lounge seating area. Enjoy a delicious dinner presented by Chef Chris Shepherd and Nick Fine of UB Hospitality, Austin Waiter of Tony’s, Chef Becca and Jason Kerr of Little Kitchen HTX and Chef Elaine Won of Dumpling Haus. No alcohol provided.