Houston's gorgeous fall weather makes it the perfect time to get outside for a some pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and more. Browse this list of places to enjoy these fall festivities. Several run throughout the Thanksgiving season.
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Dewberry Farm is located about an hour outside of Houston and just a few miles west of Katy in a town called Brookshire. This place has something for everyone to enjoy all year long, as well as additional seasonal attractions. Around Halloween, choose the perfect pumpkin from a 16-acre pumpkin patch, where getting there is part of the fun as well — farm wagon rides take pumpkin pickers to and from the patch. Be sure to try and make your way through the nearby 8-acre corn maze. Other fun activities for the little ones include the giant roller slide, a zip line, pedal carts, calf roping and a 12-foot high mountain made entirely of hay bales.
General admission is $30 for children 3 and older. Seniors 55 and older are $27. Some of the farm's attractions require an additional fee. Please see the farm's website for details.
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The hayrides at Oil Ranch are a just a small part of their annual Pumpkin Patch and Scarecrow Festival held during the entire month of October. Visit the ranch during this time to pick a favorite from thousands of pumpkins and marvel at 60 fully decorated scarecrows.
Visitors over 24 months old pay a $16-$20 (plus tax) entrance fee that includes full access to all activities available on the ranch. Hours vary according to weather conditions.
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If you don't mind a bit of a drive, the Rocky Creek Corn Maze is worth the two-hour trek to the Chaloupka Farm. Located in Moulton, Texas, about halfway between Houston and San Antonio, this maze takes usually around 30-45 minutes to complete and boasts 2.5 miles of paths. After you're done, you can partake in a number of other family-friendly activities, including a giant sandbox and a butterfly garden.
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Harvest Festival — a fall family tradition at Matt Family Orchard — offers campfires, a massive pumpkin patch, "King of the Hill" haystack, hayrides through a 145-acre wooded trail and dressed scarecrows. Other opportunities for fun on the grounds are swing sets, board games, tetherball and volleyball courts. Individuals are welcome on Fridays and Saturdays in October.
For groups of 15 and over, reservations and a deposit are required. Call for rates and hours.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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The Fall Festival and Corn Maze at P-6 Farm is truly remarkable. It features the Lone Star Corn Maize, a Texas-size series of twists and turns engraved in over 8 acres of corn. Get to the maze via tractor-pulled hayride, and when you're done, try your hand at the water cannon, jump like crazy on the gigantic tarp trampoline, or barrel your way down the tube slides.
The festival runs from the beginning of October through Thanksgiving and is only open to the public on the weekends. Hours can vary, so be sure to call ahead or visit the website to verify if and when the farm will be open.