Autumn is upon us! Unlike our northern friends, we are in no danger of freeze! Our weather is about to become increasingly favorable for being out of doors and with it pumpkin patches and Fall Festivals will commence.
No matter where you live in the city there is a pumpkin patch nearby. The Christmas Tree Farm in Tomball has been seasonally turned into a pumpkin patch and the City of Tomball also has a corn maze again this year. The Oil Ranch in Cypress has a variety of kid-tastic and family-friendly activities including an area for photos.
Dewberry Farms in Brookshire has long been an area favorite with pumpkins, hayrides, zip lines, jumping pillows and more; they boast fun for kids from 3 to young at heart 54! Blessington Farms’ amusements include animal encounters and fishing during their Fall event. Admission and parking for each venue varies but can easily be found online. Many area churches will also host events to celebrate Harvest festivals; admission to those are usually free, and crafts or food are sold to raise funds for their charities.
The Houston Zoo will start it's annual ZooBoo on Friday, October 12th going through the end of the month including free pumpkins for kids with paid admission, candy, stamps, games and a costume contest. They will also have Halloween Zoovie Night on October 27th - visit their website to vote on your favorite Halloween movie!
Also occurring the weekend of October 13-14th is Chappell Hill’s Scarecrow Festival - a collection of small businesses, craft vendors, food trucks and homemade jams, jellies, salsas and other edible delights. Admission is free and parking is $5/vehicle for this event hosted by the Chappell Hill Chamber of Commerce.
Pumpkin patches and Fall Festivals not your scene? Try a trip to the park or Arboretum to look for colored leaves (they do happen here!) and giant acorns. Enjoy some of the best temperatures Houston has to offer!