It’s fall, y’all. Unfortunately for those of us in Texas, that doesn’t really mean a whole lot weather-wise. No crisp, cool air, leaves changing, etc. But we can still make the most of it by doing other fall activities! My favorite? Going to the pumpkin patch!
We stumbled upon a great pumpkin patch in Grapevine, TX. It’s a perfect family spot, date spot, and photo spot. There are a ton of things to do and see at Halls Pumpkin Farm! Read on for details 🙂
What to expect
Expect a local pumpkin patch geared towards families and people who want to celebrate autumn. Halls Pumpkin Farm does a great job of catering to all demographics, with fun things to do for all ages.
There are four main areas to Halls Pumpkin Farm:
- The pumpkin patch
- The corn maze
- The hay rides
- The kids play area
After pulling into a parking spot (parking and admission are free by the way!), you’ll see the pumpkins first, arranged in cute clumps with festive decor that is great for photos. To your left you’ll find the corn maze, and to your right will be the hay rides and the kids play area, which has a ton of things to see and do.
Things to do
The pumpkin patch
The pumpkin patch is pretty self explanatory. You can see by the photos that the pumpkins are arranged in little patches, which is great as it gives you plenty of photo opportunities. (Maybe not everyone sees it that way, but for this photo-taking blogger, it’s the first thing I can see!)
In this area, you also have a face painting station, food area, and cute fall/farm themed decor.
If you’d like to purchase a pumpkin, you can easily do so at the little Farmer’s Market area. They also sell other local goods that fall into the fall theme- see what I did there? 😉
The Corn Maze
Naturally, the corn maze takes up a large portion of the farm. It’s 2 acres and definitely feels quite large (or maybe it seemed that way getting lost in its twists and turns!).
At the entrance to the maze, you pay $5 per person (children under 3 years old enter for free). They only accept cash, so don’t forget to bring some!
It took us about 15 minutes to get out, so I’d say it was a successful maze! We definitely had to back track and try different paths. And the corn is plenty tall enough (8-9 feet tall) to keep you from looking over it for a short cut!
Unfortunately for us, hay rides don’t go out until 5pm. So we didn’t get to enjoy that part of the farm (we went in the morning to try to beat the heat). But hopefully you’re reading this before you go, in which case you’ll know to visit in the afternoon if you want to go on a hay ride!
Rides are $5 per person while it’s still bright out, and $3 per person after dark.
The hay ride goes all across the farm and is pulled by a tractor, which definitely adds to the fun.
The Kids Area
I call the portion to the right of the pumpkin patch “The Kid’s Area” just because I don’t know what else to call it. All I know is if I were a kid, this is where I’d want to be!
- Tiny tractor (kid sized cars) “racing” spot
- Animal farm– with a llama, baby goats, baby pig, and more
- Ice cream stand
- Play house
Can you see why it’s a kid’s dream? 🙂
What to wear
Definitely dress for the weather. Since we’re in Texas, wear something that you can stay cool in! Also, bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from that Texas sun.
Even though I personally recommend closed-toed shoes anytime you’re on a farm (especially with hay poking around everywhere), I forgot and wore sandals! Rookie mistake.
What to bring
- Your kids/family/significant other/friends– the more the merrier!
- Don’t bring your pet– they’re not allowed due to insurance reasons!
- Cash– the farm accepts cash only for all payments
- Don’t bring food– they’ve got food vendors there! You can get some great TX barbecue, a cup of cider, or a bag of kettle corn. And don’t forget about that ice cream stand! Also- alcohol is not allowed.
Halls Pumpkin Patch
The Hall Farm started in 1929 and has been in the Hall family ever since! It’s one of the last working farms in the area, so definitely support it by stopping by! It’s a fall staple, and definitely will become an annual fall activity for Harrison and me! Visit their website here for more information!
Happy pumpkin picking!