The Best Pumpkin Selection In, Out and Around Austin
There are several signs that indicate the arrival of the fall season. The browning of the leaves. The fall in temperature. The celebratory and festive atmosphere as you talk to fellow Austinites and walk into stores.
What also characterizes the fall season is pumpkins. And while you might find it a bit easier to grab several for the family at the grocery store, where is the fun in that? To make the best memories this fall season, we recommend you head over to the picking spots and get down and dirty.
The team at Chris Price Realty, a real estate brokerage in Austin, provides insight on the best spots in and around the Austin region.
The Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch
This particular option is located in Temple. What makes this recommendation one of the local favorites is the plethora of activities available. Some of the games and activities that the kids can indulge in include a kiddie train, a corn and hay maze, bounce house, duck races and hay rides.
Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch
Located north of Austin, we have the Texas Big Worm Pumpkin Patch. The destination comes highly recommended because it has something fun for people from all ages. For the young ones, the venue has the hay rides and a petting zoo while the older ones can do some pumpkin painting and carving.
Closer to the city, we have Evergreen Farms. If you have been in Austin for a while, you might have heard of this destination before. It is the go-to location when it comes to Christmas trees. However, it also offers larger than life pumpkins for you to take home, carve and decorate as well every October.
The venue also hosts Pumpkin Hunts. One can compare the event to an Easter Egg Hunt. The only difference is that one is riding on a wagon and searching for pumpkins that will be hidden under Christmas trees.
If you are looking to get out of the city and enjoy some time on the road, we recommend heading south to Jersey Barnyard. This option is situated in a working farm in the town of La Grange. The drive should take you about an hour.
Jersey Barnyard has a rich history of pumpkins. They have been in the business for over 18 years. Save for getting your pumpkin selection, you can get a tour of the dairy farms.
The Nomad Ranch is a family owned facility that is situated about an hour from the downtown area. It is one of the newest options in the list. But what it lacks in age it gives back in the quality of the experience it offers to its patrons.
The main occupation of the ranch is the rearing and selling of beef. Therefore, as you select and take home your stock of pumpkins, you can choose to show the kids some healthy cows. Who knows? They might even get the chance of feeding them.