SOUTHEAST TEXAS PUMPKIN PATCHES
It’s officially Spooky Season! October blew in with a little chill in the air, which made us want to rush right off to the nearest pumpkin patch. Southeast Texas pumpkin patches might be a field full of pumpkins that arrived on a truck, and we might all be wearing shorts and flip flops, but here’s your master list for fall fun, Southeast Texas style!
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 7-31
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 4-8PM, Saturday: 10AM-8PM, Sunday: 12-8PM
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PEAR ORCHARD COMMUNITY GARDEN
2480 GLENWOOD DRIVE
This sweet little garden is in its inaugural year and already doing big things in the community! Chef Delilah Johnson and her family planted a small crop of pumpkins and have set up photo spots to welcome the public. Possibly one of the only local places to grab a locally grown pumpkin!
HOURS: Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9AM-12PM (NOON), Saturdays: 9AM-1PM
Contact Chef Delilah Johnson for more information.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
200 W ROUNDBUNCH
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!
HOURS: Monday-Saturday:10AM until dark, Sunday: 12:30PM until dark
Follow the Facebook Page for updates!
FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
18895 FM 365
This pumpkin patch offers a variety of pumpkins, as well as fun seasonal activities, like a Link & Bake Sale on October 15 from 11AM-2PM. The public is also invited out for a Pumpkin Patch Movie Night on October 15 from 6:30-8:30PM! There is no cost to attend, but guests are asked to reserve their spot ahead of time HERE.
OPEN: October 7-31
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 4PM until dark, Saturday: 9AM until dark, Sunday: 1PM until dark.
Please follow their Facebook Page for updates.
THIRD DAY FARM AND RANCH
373 CR 092
This year-round farm is officially in Fall Mode with their pumpkin patch in full swing! Please note that this pumpkin patch is not free and does charge admission, but includes a hay ride, a corn maze, barrel cart rides, bounce houses, snowcones, BBQ, homemade jams, jellies, and honey for sale, and over 2000 pumpkins to choose from!
ADMISSION: $8 (cash or check only!)
OPEN: September 24-November 5
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 9AM-12PM (NOON), Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Follow their Facebook Page for info and update, including weather closures.
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
1600 S PINE STREET
The pumpkin patch at Cornerstone Baptist is OPEN and ready for visitors! 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 don’t miss the Movie Night in the Patch on October 29!
OPEN: October 2-31
HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 10AM -7PM, Sunday: 1PM – 7PM
Follow their Facebook Page for updates.
WOODCREST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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 15 specifically for Family Hayrides from 1PM-5PM and Pet Adoptions from Noon-5PM, as well as a LifeShare Blood Drive on October 22 from Noon-5PM. Baleigh Photography will also be offering Pumpkin Mini Sessions for $40 on October 16 & October 23 starting at 5PM until dark!
OPEN: October 9-31
HOURS: Daily 12PM (NOON)-6PM
Please follow their Facebook Page for updates, including photo session information.
PUMPKINS ON MAIN
TIERRA BELLA HOME & GARDEN
202 NORTH MAIN
Located in the heart of Lumberton, Tierra Bella is receiving rave reviews over their selection of pumpkins and fall mums! They are also hosting Goats in the Pumpkin Patch October 8, 15, & 22!
OPEN: September 29-October 22
HOURS: Weekdays: 12:30PM-6:30PM, Weekends: 10AM-6:30PM
Visit their Facebook Page to learn more!
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
708 SIMMONS DR
Although not a traditional pumpkin patch, the City of Orange is bringing back Orangetoberfest for the 2nd year! The Pumpkin Village promises over 10,000 pumpkins and gourds, along with endless photo ops. There will also be The Big Pumpkin Run 5K & Kids-K, vendor market, gumbo cook-off, kids activities, food vendors, live entertainment, a showing of Hocus Pocus 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 7-9
HOURS: Friday: 4PM-9PM, Saturday: 10AM-10PM, Sunday: 11AM-4PM
Please follow the Facebook Page for updates and more info!
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.
OPEN: October 11-November 5
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Follow the Facebook Page for updates!
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
670 N 5TH STREET
Silsbee’s pumpkin patch is self-serve and operates on the honor system: there is a lockbox attached to the building for visitors to pay for their pumpkins on the way out. $6 for large pumpkins and $2 for small pumpkins.
OPEN: October 10-31
HOURS: Daylight until Dark
2501 HWYY 326 SOUTH
Leeland Farms is bringing back their pumpkin patch this year with some fun and exciting updates! Attend their FallFest on October 8 at the pumpkin patch for vendors, concessions, facepainting, a 16ft pumpkin, and more!
OPEN: October 1-31
HOURS: Monday-Wednesday: 4PM-6:30PM, Thursday: 4PM-5PM, Friday: 4PM-6:30PM, Saturday & Sunday: 10AM-6:30PM.
Lots of updates and previews available on their Facebook Page!
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WINNIE-STOWELL
Hailed as a local favorite, this patch offers a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds, and tons of fall fun!
OPEN: October 2-29
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 12PM-6PM, Saturday: 10AM-6PM, Sunday: 1-6PM
SOUTHEAST TEXAS FALL FARMS
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:
2724 N CHINA ROAD, BEAUMONT
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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. They are a favorite, so 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
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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. Like/follow Facebook page for the class events. Registration is required for all events.
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.
11073 KOLEMAY DRIVE, FANNETT
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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
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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 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: Wines and meads are not currently available for sale; however, Hammered Honey Farms and Mead hosts frequent giveaways! The farm also donates a percentage of honey sales to charities that assist families of fallen U.S. warriors.
MOORE HONEY FARM
9767 BEVIL BOULEVARD, KOUNTZE
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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 farm days are scheduled.
RIDGETOP FLOWER FARM
4593 WAGNER LANE, ORANGE
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What’s in Season: Market bouquets during the growing season as well as special orders. Sunflower field and wildscape areas.
When It’s Open: Market bouquets and arrangements are pick-up only…no farm tours. Pre-schedule and pre-pay for a reserved, intimate U-pick night event. View the website for details and to register. Like/follow Ridgetop Flower Farm’s Facebook to stay current on the farm’s growth and in-the-know about these special U-pick events.
Tips/Tricks: During U-pick nights, folks will be welcomed to walk the pasture on a nature walk to take in all of the seasonal wildflower sights, capture a sunset, and make their own arrangement. These are adult only events.
Local Farmers Markets, Community Gardens & More
- Beaumont Farmers Market (Beaumont): A locally run, open-air market hosting vendors within a 150-mile radius from Beaumont, TX. Open on Saturdays from 8-11am. Follow on Facebook for vendor highlights and specials of the day.
- 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).
- South Park Community Garden (Beaumont): “provides fresh and healthy food for anyone, brings diverse people together, and provides education through empowering the community to grow its own healthy food.” Volunteers are always welcome!
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Riverfront Farmers Market (Port Neches): Locals seeing a need in the community have quickly pulled together and started the first ever farmer’s market for Port Neches! Starting on October 29th at 8am-12pm, look for this market near the Riverfront Pavilion every other Saturday. Vendors can sign up here!
- Mauriceville Farmers Market (Orange): New to the area, the Mauriceville Farmers Market is growing and serving its community with fresh produce, homemade items and more! Check out this new market every Thursday from 4pm-7pm.
- Lone Star Sustainable Farm LLC (Warren): Pasture-raised meat, rotationally grazed. Beef, chicken, and pork available.
- Muldrow Bee Farm (Beaumont): SETX local beekeepers. FREE* bee removal from February/March until August (fuel fee for traveling longer distances*). Apiaries located in Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange counties. If you have bees or know of someone who does, please call 713-377-0356 (Brian) to schedule a removal. Online store includes local, raw honey for sale.
- Sweet Bee Farm and Apiary: Offers “unprocessed local raw honey, luxe handcrafted creamed honey, raw or infused as well as multiple flavors of infused honey. We also have 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!