Pumpkin patch season officially kicks off this weekend, and there are plenty of places in the area to find an orange gourd and enjoy fall festivities.
Fall Festival and Country Bazaar
St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Canyon Lake
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
Games and activities are $1-$3. Entertainment, photo booth and costume contest are free. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
Enjoy shopping, games, jump castle, hayride and face painting. Stroll the grounds to visit Merle, a miniature spotted donkey, and his baby daughter Priscilla. Handmade crafts, specialty items like baby blankets, rummage sale, homemade baked goods and famous chokecherry preserves are available for sale. Halloween costume contest (pre-K, K-5, 7-12 and adults) at 11 a.m. A barbershop octet performs, along with Fire on the Mountain Cloggers. Raffle tickets $2. Community organizations will be on hand to share information about their services, including firefighters, sheriff’s deputies, CRRC, New Live Children’s Center, SJRC-Texas, Family Promise of Greater NB, Texas Ramp Project, and Habitat for Humanity. Wrap up the day with a hayride through the oak trees and meadows. Proceeds benefit New Life Children’s Center, Family Promise of Greater NB, CRRC Food Pantry and crisis assistance, and SJRC-Texas.
Bulverde United Methodist Church
28300 Highway 281 N., San Antonio
Includes trike-a-thon, games, bouncy house, farmers market, crafts, costume party and more.
First Annual Riverside Pumpkin Patch
Rockin R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels
Sept. 30-Nov. 18
Includes corn pit, jump pad, crafts, games, bubble station and scarecrow dressing.
First United Methodist Church New Braunfels
572 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels
Sept. 30-Oct. 31
This year marks the 30-year anniversary of the event. Weekend themes are Fall into Fall, Pets at the Patch, Fall into Thankfulness and Dia de los Muertos.
Float In – 4th Annual Pumpkin Patch
462 E. Mill St., New Braunfels
Sept. 30-Oct. 31
Enjoy a fall/pumpkin wonderland. Includes food, drinks, kids’ games, a contest, a DJ and much more.
Gruene United Methodist Church
2629 E. Common St., New Braunfels
Sept. 24-Oct. 31
Find a wide variety of pumpkins for sale and enjoy the annual Fall Festival 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Games and treats for kids of all ages. Suggested donation of one canned food item per person. Benefits Steve’s Pantry.
Pumpkin Play Days
Spring Creek Gardens, 11355 U.S. Highway 281 N, Spring Branch
9 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 21, 28.
$10 wristband per child. Pre-purchase required. Adults free.
Kids with wristbands will enjoy mini-pumpkin and pumpkin painting, hay rides, storytime, beanstalk planting, and yard games. Adult activities include Thornhill BBQ food truck, live music by Bill Ayers, a farmers market and libations.
Bulverde Pumpkin Patch
3800 West Ammann Rd., Bulverde
Sept. 30-Oct. 31. Hours: 3-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.to 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday
8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 Bulverde Pumpkin Patch Family FunTrail Run. Enjoy free access for the remainder of the monthy.
$15 per vehicle
Fall festivities include games, hayrides, photo ops and food trucks. Run is a a one-mile trail around the ranch.
1300 Link Rd., Seguin
Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28-29
$5 for ages 2-18
Includes hay ride, all activities and a small pumpkin.