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Southeast Texas Pumpkin Patches & Fall Farms

Updated for the 2023 Season

SOUTHEAST TEXAS PUMPKIN PATCHES

It’s Faux Fall, y’all! Let’s break out the autumn decor, pumpkin patches, and all to encourage the fall season to come and join us in Southeast Texas. Leave the sweaters in the closet though…for now anyway. As pumpkin patches throughout the 409 start opening soon, we’ll hold out hope for those long awaited cold snaps. Without further ado, here’s your master list of fall fun, Southeast Texas style!

BEAUMONT

 

 

 

WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
3810 N. MAJOR DRIVE

It’s hard not to notice this massive hometown favorite driving down Major Drive in October. Wesley United Methodist Church hosts and operates this pumpkin patch as an annual fundraiser for their youth group. Here, you’ll find a variety of different pumpkin, squash, and gourds, as well as several photo ops sprinkled throughout. The perfect place to break out those coordinating outfits and grab a yearly family photo! If attending for photos only, please consider a donation.
OPEN: October 6-31
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 3-7PM, Saturday: 10AM-7PM, Sunday: 12-7PM
Facebook | Website

 

 

 

 

PEAR ORCHARD COMMUNITY GARDEN
2840 GLENWOOD DRIVE

One of the only places to grab a locally grown pumpkin!
This sweet little garden is the vision of Chef Delilah Johnson and her family. The family and volunteer community members are planting a small crop of pumpkins to be ready for harvesting this November (later in the season due to drought conditions). During this special “Pumpkin Fest”, the family plans to have pumpkins, tea cakes, popcorn, and apple cider for purchase, along with a photo op spot to welcome the public.

OPEN: October-November

HOURS: Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9AM-12PM (NOON), Saturdays: 9AM-1PM

Contact Chef Delilah Johnson for more information: 409-338-3712.


BRIDGE CITY

Photo Courtesy of FBC, Bridge City FB Page

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
200 W ROUND BUNCH RD

This spacious pumpkin patch is open and ready to enjoy! The public is invited to come out for photos, picnics, or just to let the kids play and run around!
OPEN: September 23 – October 31

HOURS: Monday-Saturday:10AM-7PM, Sunday: Noon-7PM
Facebook | Website


BUNA

BUNA 1ST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
34316 US-96

Come play in the pumpkin patch!

OPEN: October 10-31

HOURS: Monday-Friday:10AM-2PM & 4-8PM; Saturday: 9AM-8PM; Sunday: 2-8PM
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FANNETT

FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
18895 FM 365

This pumpkin patch offers a variety of pumpkins and photo ops, as well as fun seasonal activities.

OPEN: October 9-31

HOURS: Monday-Friday: 4PM until dark, Saturday: 9AM until dark, Sunday: 1PM until dark.
Facebook | Website


 

JASPER

THIRD DAY FARM AND RANCH
373 CR 092

This year-round farm is officially in Fall Mode with their pumpkin patch gearing up to open soon! Please note that this pumpkin patch is not free and does charge an admission fee. Admission includes a hayride, bounce house, hay climbing, barrel cart ride, animal feeding, hay maze with 150 round bales, and photo prop ops. Concessions are also available, offering snow cones, BBQ, along with homemade jams, jellies, honey, and produce for sale. With over 2,000 pumpkins to choose from, there’s plenty here for a fun family day out!
ADMISSION: $12 cash or check only; Free admission for ages 3 & under.
OPEN: September 30 – November 4
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 9AM-1PM, Saturday: 9AM-4PM; closed Sundays.
Follow their Facebook Page for info and updates, including weather closures.


 

KOUNTZE

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
1600 S PINE STREET

The pumpkin patch at Cornerstone Baptist will be ready to welcome visitors soon! The public is invited out to enjoy this scenic spot and support this fundraiser for the church’s Children’s Ministry. Choose from a variety of pumpkins, take photos, and stay tuned for family friendly events at the patch all month long!

OPEN: October 2-31

HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 10AM -7PM, Sunday: 12:30PM – 7PM

Facebook | Website


 

LUMBERTON

WOODCREST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1684 US-96

The Woodcrest Pumpkin Patch isn’t just offering up pumpkins and photo ops – they have a packed calendar of events all month long! Come out on October 14 specifically for Family Fun Day from 1PM-4PM and Pet Adoptions from Noon-5PM. Baleigh Photography will also be offering Pumpkin Mini Sessions for $30 for 3 images on October 5th & October 8th starting at 5PM until dark! No appointment needed.

OPEN: October 1-31

HOURS: Daily 12PM (NOON)-7PM
Facebook | Website

VILLAGE MARKET
1015 NORTH MAIN

Located in the heart of Lumberton, Village Market is receiving rave reviews over their selection of pumpkins and fall mums! They also offer corn stalks, Indian corn, hay, and much more.

OPEN: Daily

HOURS: Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM, Saturday: 8AM-5PM, Sunday: 10AM-4PM
Visit their Facebook Page to learn more!


 

NEDERLAND

NEDERLAND APOSTOLIC CHURCH
1308 S 27TH STREET

Self-proclaimed “best pumpkin patch in SETX” is back for its 10th year! Pumpkins, photo ops, bake & link sales, and a pet costume contest are rounding out the events at the patch this year. Free to visit and enjoy, Mid-county residents swear by this favorite!
OPEN: October 13-31
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 4PM until dark, Saturday: 10AM until dark, Sunday: 12PM until dark
Facebook Page


 

ORANGE

ORANGETOBER FESTIVAL
RIVERSIDE PAVILLION
708 SIMMONS DR

Although not a traditional pumpkin patch, the City of Orange is bringing back Orangetober Fest for the 3rd year! The Pumpkin Village promises over 10,000 pumpkins and gourds, along with endless photo ops. There will also be the 3 Bros Running Company’s The Big Pumpkin Run, vendor market, gumbo cook-off, kids activities, food vendors, live entertainment, a showing of Halloweentown on Friday night, and more! Starting at 3PM on Sunday, guests are encouraged to grab a pumpkin to bring home and decorate.
ADMISSION: FREE (Even the concerts!)
OPEN: October 6-8
HOURS: Friday: 4PM-9PM, Saturday: 10AM-10PM, Sunday: 10AM-3PM
Please follow the event for updates and more info! Facebook | Website

 

THE SCARECROW FESTIVAL
SHANGRI LA BOTANICAL GARDENS
2111 W PARK AVENUE

Another non-traditional pumpkin patch, this fall festival is one you won’t want to miss! The Scarecrow Festival is a great way to celebrate the changing season and see what talented members of the community can create with repurposed and recycled materials as well as a heap of imagination. Scarecrow exhibits are always innovative, inspiring, and kind to their world! As always, Shangri La Garden’s theme focuses on “environmentally friendly” scarecrows created by talented people from community organizations, businesses, schools, churches and families. No two are the same and it’s a wonder to see each year! In addition to the amazing scarecrows, Shangri La promises thousands of pumpkins among flowering fall displays and autumn decorations.
ADMISSION: FREE
OPEN: October 10-28
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Follow the event for updates! Facebook | Website


 

PORT BOLIVAR

M.O.M.S PETTING ZOO PUMPKIN PATCH
900 MADISON AVE

This newly opened petting zoo is putting a fun spin on pumpkin patches! Meet goats, sheep, pigs, bunnies, a mini donkey, and more, all while picking out the perfect pumpkin and decorating on-site. To make the trip all the more enticing, activity zones are filled with a pumpkin slingshot, giant swing set, life-size checkers & chess, art stations, bubble zone, four square, and the Little Tike creative play village & sand pit. Please note that this pumpkin patch is not free and does charge an admission fee. With all of this plus all the photo ops, there’s plenty here for a fun day out! “Your Guide To An Unforgettable Fall Visit At M.O.M.S Petting Zoo Pumpkin Patch!”
ADMISSION: $10 for adults; $5 for ages 3-15, 2 & under are FREE
OPEN: September 28 – November 6
HOURS: Thursday-Monday: 10AM-7PM
Facebook|Website


SILSBEE

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
670 N 5TH STREET

In true self-serve style, Silsbee’s pumpkin patch operates on the honor system: there is a lockbox attached to the building for visitors to pay for their pumpkins on the way out. Large pumpkins are $6 and small pumpkins cost $2. Visit the pumpkin patch on October 15th from 11:30AM-1PM for a Pumpkin Patch Mini Photo Session ($25 for 5 images) too! No appointment needed.
OPEN: October 9-31
HOURS: Daylight until Dark

Facebook | Website


FALL FARMS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS

Y’all loved our Southeast Texas Spring/Summer U-Pick Farms Round-Up! Just because the weather is starting to turn doesn’t mean the farm fun is done. Here’s a quick seasonal update on our favorite farms:

BEAU-TANICALS

2724 N CHINA ROAD, BEAUMONT

Facebook

What’s in Season: Storefront on a family farm that offers all natural & homemade health/beauty products. Special offerings to pet the baby farm animals.
When It’s Open: A frequent vendor at the Beaumont Farmers Market from 8-11am, then at the storefront from 12-4pm on Saturdays. Like/follow their Facebook page for schedule updates, changes, or special events.
Tips/Tricks: When you see their homemade goat milk fudge or caramels out, make sure to purchase right away. As a local favorite, those go FAST! While it is lovely seeing them at the farmers market (especially with the complimentary coffee), the little farm store is an instant happy place and a must visit…an adorable and aromatic space, pleasing to the senses. Plus, you get to mingle with the sweetest baby goats!

 

CHOSEN WEEDS FARM

BRIDGE CITY

Website | Facebook

What’s in Season: Well-known for the popular “Junior Farmer” classes that include a tour of the homestead, hands-on experiences with gardening and animal care, craft time, product samples, and more. Be sure to subscribe for notifications to register. Chosen Weeds Farm also offers raw goat milk soaps, chemical free veggies, eggs, and chicks & ducklings.
When It’s Open: By appointment only. Like/follow Facebook page for the class events. Registration is required for all events. Find Chosen Weeds back at the Bridge City Farmer’s Market for the 2024 season.
Tips/Tricks: Check out www.thechosenweeds.com and subscribe to stay in the know about free open farm days, giveaways, classes, and more. This is a working farm, so make sure to dress appropriately.

DONNA’S FARM

11073 KOLEMAY DRIVE, FANNETT

Website | Facebook

What’s in Season: “A Southeast Texas Farm using sustainable and biodynamic growing practices to grow nutrient dense produce and fresh cut flowers.” Offers a variety of produce, fresh & dried herbs, fresh cut flower bouquets, free-range eggs, and the list goes on! Seasonal sunflower pictures available also. Donna’s Farm also partners with local non-profit gardens, The Giving Field on Liberty Street and Mid County Victory Garden, to provide monthly produce boxes where a portion of sales goes back to the mission of providing fresh produce to nursing homes and feeding the hungry in our area. A local farm who is always quick to support and partner with other locals in order to assist in meeting the needs of the community!
When It’s Open: On-site stand is open Thursdays & Fridays from 2-6pm and Saturdays 1-4pm. Also, a frequent vendor at the Beaumont Farmers Market from 8am-11pm on Saturdays. Donna’s Farm will be closed for the month of August, but will reopen the weekend after Labor Day. Farm tours are by appointment only.
Tips/Tricks: Family friendly. No pets allowed, except for service animals please. $2 per person for farm tours. Enjoy chickens and dogs that help herd the animals roaming freely (welcome to pet if standing nearby).

HAMMERED HONEY FARMS & MEAD

ORANGEFIELD

Website | Facebook

What’s in Season: A small, veteran owned, family run, honey farm and meadery that sells raw wildflower honey local to Southeast Texas, and focuses on custom honeywines and melomel meads. Working on licensing and expansions to offer a tasting room!
When It’s Open: Contact (409) 313-2001 or visit their Facebook page to schedule an appointment for special tastings or a tour of the facilities. Please like/follow on social media to stay up to date.
Tips/Tricks: The farm donates a percentage of honey sales to charities that assist families of fallen U.S. warriors.

 

MOORE HONEY FARM

9767 BEVIL BOULEVARD, KOUNTZE

Website | Facebook

What’s in Season: Local honey from Texas beekeepers. Local stores throughout SETX stock their honey and can be purchased year-round online through their website. These products make excellent, delicious, and unique gifts.
When It’s Open: Please like/follow their Facebook page to stay up to date when open tour days are scheduled. Tips/Tricks: Local Retailers who stock Moore Honey in-store.

LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS, COMMUNITY GARDENS, & MORE

  • Southeast Texas Farmers Markets – check our updated list and find one near you!
  • The Giving Field on Liberty St. (Beaumont): A non-profit garden with a mission to feed the hungry in our area with the help of all interested Golden Triangle schools and volunteers. Year round production of organic fruits and vegetables donated to local soup kitchens. Contact: Sharon Begnaud; 409-201-8702 (or ext 122).
  • Pear Orchard Community Garden/Farm (Beaumont): A local family-created community garden with a mission to educate and motivate the next generation by revitalizing the community through agriculture. Contact: Chef Delilah Johnson; 409-338-3712.
  • Slow Food Beaumont (Beaumont): raises “awareness about the fresh, local, and fair food of Southeast Texas and the enjoyment of shared foods.” Slow Food Beaumont is looking for volunteers to assist with the Mobile Produce Market and other food events in the community. Members enjoy monthly meetups, along with free, fun food events and field trips. Follow their Facebook page for announcements of 50 cent/lb. produce days and locations.
  • Mid County Victory Garden (Nederland): A non-profit community victory garden to educate those willing to volunteer their time and donate the produce to local senior citizen activity centers. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a group to volunteer, feel free to contact Desiree Kleypas, (409)223-0493, desireekleypas@live.com.
  • Eclectic Acres Farm (Orange): Pasture-raised meat. Follow their FB for special Family Fun Days where families are welcomed to the farm to learn and explore firsthand. Frequents several local farmers markets. Currently accepting pre-orders for fresh Thanksgiving turkeys.
  • Lone Star Sustainable Farm LLC (Warren): Pasture-raised meat, rotationally grazed. Beef, chicken, and pork available. Frequents the Beaumont Farmers Market on Saturdays. Price List
  • Sweet Bee Farm and Apiary (Woodville): Recently created Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes for weekly pickup at the farm or Woodville Farmers Market. Supplies “unprocessed local raw honey, luxe handcrafted creamed honey, raw or infused as well as multiple flavors of infused honey” along with artisan small batch jellies and jams, seasonally.

Have you visited one of these pumpkin patches or farms? Did we get all the fall fun Southeast Texas has to offer? Leave a comment and let us know!

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