Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Corn Mazes and More

You don’t have to travel too far to enjoy fall fun for the whole family. Check out these three fall festivals happening in October that are right in our backyard.

Dewberry Farm

Brookshire, Texas

Every year the owners of Dewberry Farms add more attractions for visitors to enjoy at the fall festival. Get lost in the corn maze, mine for gemstones, climb in a spider web, slide down a mountain, watch a show at Cackle Palace and take a ride on the carousel called Mustang Sally. You can also enjoy a ride on the DewVille Express! Dewberry Farms offers more than 35 unlimited play attractions. And make sure to pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. 

There are lots of food choices too. From barbecue and corndogs to pizza and roasted corn, everyone will find something they like from one of the 10 eateries on site. And this year parents can enjoy wine and beer at the Cantina. Open weekends through Nov. 11. DewberryFarm.com

The Oil Ranch

Hockley, Texas

For more than 20 years, the Oil Ranch has held its Scarecrow Festival and Pumpkin Patch. Families can enjoy hayrides, scarecrow scenes featuring more than 85 scarecrows and thousands of pumpkins piled high for photo ops!

All of the regular ranch activities are open as well at no extra charge. Learn to milk a cow, enjoy the petting zoo, hitch a ride on the Indian Sky Swing and try your luck on the mechanical roping horse named Dynamite. If you like fishing, bring your bait, tackle and pole, and enjoy catch-and-release fishing for bass and catfish in Lake Buenas Noches. There is even a special place for the little cowpokes at Tike Town. These are just a few of the more than 20 activities the Oil Ranch has to offer.

Enjoy barbecue, hot dogs, nachos and more at the General Store. Or Monday through Friday you can bring your own vittles. The Oil Ranch is open seven days a week the whole month of October. OilRanch.com

Tomball Corn Maze

Tomball, Texas

The Tomball Corn Maze sits on 5 acres and is located on a working farm and cow pasture. It is cut into different patterns according to each year’s theme. This year’s theme is Shipwrecked. The maze is open to all ages but is specifically cut to be challenging to teens. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get through, and clues are left along the way to help you complete the game within the maze.

Besides the maze, families can enjoy other activities which are included in the price of admission. Play Spikeball, KanJam, corn hole and volleyball, or try the giant slingshot. Don’t miss the Hay Bale Playground and photo ops in the pumpkin patch. Multiple vendors will provide concessions. The maze and all the activities are open through Nov. 3. TomballCornMaze.com