It's October which means the pumpkins have arrived! You can find them in many shapes and sizes all around Austin including churches, grocery stores and farms, ready to be chosen, carved, and made into props for Halloween parties and backgrounds for family photo opps! Though you may pass patches here and there while driving, it seems to be a common dilemma to find a patch when you are actually looking for one. To make your favorite Halloween activity search easier, Realty Austin has compiled a list of the best pumpkin patches in Austin for 2013. Use our comprehensive list and map of Austin's best pumpkin patches to find the perfect pumpkins for you and your little ghouls and gobblins.
Don't have time to shop around or take photos? At the bottom of our list are a few places where you can get in and get out to pick your pumpkin. We've included a map of locations and hours of operation of the best pumpkin patches in Austin, so all you need to worry about is finding the perfect pumpkin lantern to sit outside your home!
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Located in the heart of Tarrytown, one of Austin's homiest neighborhoods, the Tarrytown United Methodist church has been putting on a pumpkin patch for years. All proceeds go to help raise money for upcoming youth mission and ministry trips.Location: 2601 Exposition Blvd.Austin, Texas 78703 Hours of operation: Opens October 1stMon-Fri: 2 PM - 7:30 PM Saturday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM Sunday: Noon - 7:30 PMContact: (512) 472-3111Website: tarrytownumc.org
Located in North Austin along Braker, 70% of the proceeds go to the Pumpkins USA which leases farmland and employs workers from the Navajo Reservation in Four Corners, New Mexico. Location: 601 W Braker Austin, TX 78753 Hours of Operation: Opens October 12thContact for hours
As South Austin's best pumpkin patch, Grace United Methodist Church believes in lending a helping hand. You can come help them unload the pumpkins on Friday, October 11th at 4pm.
Location: 205 E. MonroeAustin, TX 78704 Hours of Operation: Opens October 11thContact for hours
Proceeds go to Youth Missions, harvesting produce for food banks in Virginia and tutoring and reading with undeserved children in Dallas. Playground available for children. Storytime every Saturday at 10:30AM.
Location: 2140 Allandale RdAustin, TX 78756 Hours of Operation: Opens October 8thMon-Sat: 10 AM to 7 PMSunday: 12 PM to 7 PM
Contact: (512) 452-5737 Website: stjohnsaustin.org
Proceeds go to support our youth going to the National Youth Gathering 2013 in San Antonio. Location: 3701 West Slaughter LaneAustin, TX 78749 Hours of Operation: Opens October 11th7 days a week: 10 AM to 7 PM Contact: (512) 292-8778 Website: blcms.org
Proceeds go to fund mission projects in the Lake Travis area and beyond. Complimentary photos taken Saturdays October 13th and 20th, from Noon to 4pm. Location: Pumpkin Patch is in front of church 1304 RR 620 N.Austin, Texas 78734 Hours of Operation: Opens October 7thWeekdays: Noon to 6:30 PMWeekends: 10 AM to 6:30 PMContact: (512) 263-8175Website: actschurchlakeway.com
Benefiting NetsforLife, The Round Rock Serving Center, and the St. Richards Episcopal Church. The Great Pumpkin Festival is on October 20th from 3 to 6pm in Round Rock! Location: 1420 East Palm Valley Blvd.Round Rock, Texas 78664 Hours of Operation: Opens September 27thSun-Fri: Noon to darkSaturday: 9 AM to darkContact: (512) 255-5436Website: saintrichards.org
Kids can pick out the perfect pumpkin before enjoying inflatable, hay rides, a petting zoo, a vendor fair, and more. Location: 204 East Little Elm TrailCedar Park, Texas 78613 Hours of Operation: Opens October 1stWeekdays: 9:30 AM to Noon and 4 PM to 7:15 PMSaturday: 9 AM to 4 PMSunday: Noon to 4 PMContact: (512) 250-9622Website: ymcagwc.org
The pumpkins from this patch are specially grown in Michigan so that they are a brighter orange and last longer than grocery store pumpkins. Location: 12881 Pond Springs RoadAustin, Texas 78729 Hours of Operation: Opens October 10th7 days a week: 10 AM to 4 PM Contact: (512) 335-8093Website: redbarngardencenter.net
Browse all shapes, sizes, and colors of pumpkins at any of the Austin locations, or join the TwitterChat on October 17th from 6pm-7pm to learn tips and ideas on what to do with these festive gourds! Locations: Arbor Trails 4301 W. William Cannon, Bldg B. Ste 800, 78749(512) 358-2460
Bee Cave12601 Hill Country Blvd., 78738(512) 206-2730
Gateway9607 Research Blvd., 78759(512) 345-5003
Lamar525 N. Lamar Blvd., 78703(512) 542-2200Hours of Operation: 8am-10pmWebsite: wholefoodsmarket.com/events
Choose from many different shapes, colors, sizes and types of gourds at two Central Market locations in Austin to bring festivity to your home this Halloween season! Location: North Lamar 4001 N. Lamar Blvd., 78756(512)206-1000
Westgate4477 S. Lamar Blvd., 78745 (512)899-4300
Hours of Operation: 8am-10pmWebsite: wholefoodsmarket.com/events