Houston Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides and Corn Mazes

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The fall season is the perfect time for pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and more. Browse this list of places to enjoy these fall festivities, including some that 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. Because farm wagon rides take pumpkin pickers to and from the patch, getting there is part of the fun. 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 $12 for children 3 and older. Seniors 55 and older are $9. Many of the attractions listed above 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.

    The ranch also has a ton of fun year-round activities like paintball, fishing, calf-roping, and even learning how to milk a cow. Kids — and adults — of all ages will have no shortage of fun things to do. 

    Visitors over 24 months old pay a $15.95 (plus tax) entrance fee that includes full access to all activities available on the ranch and a free pumpkin for each child.

    Hours vary according to weather conditions, so be sure to call ahead or check the website before your visit.

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    TGR Exotic's Pumpkin Patch on The Wild Side runs the entire month of October and features tractor-pulled hayrides, pumpkin painting, camel rides and more. Visitors can also meet face-to-face with camels, kangaroos and several other exotic breeds of animals.

    Pumpkin Patch on the Wild Side is open Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m.to 5 p.m. Weekday visits are by appointment only.

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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.

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    The Fall Festival and Corn Maze at P-6 Farm is truly remarkable. It features the Lone Star Corn Maze, a Texas size-series of twists and turns engraved in over eight 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 October 1 to November 27 and is only open to the public on the weekends. Saturdays the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in September and October, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in November. Sundays the farm is open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. during all three months.