It's that time of year again when the bat city spreads its wings, embracing the spooky, the spectral, and all things pumpkins! Below is your guide to pumpkin patches, fall festivals, and spooky events around Austin.
September 23 - October 29 | Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead: 419-B Founders Park Rd
Come for over 50 fall-inspired games, attractions, and activities, live music, and food/beverage for all ages.
October 21 | Mary Elizabeth Branch Park: 2006 Philomena Street, Austin, TX
Free food, refreshments, and activities at the pavilion.
Mid September thru Mid November | Sweet Berry Farms: 1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls, TX
From candy-corn mazes to pony rides, Sweet Berry Farms’ fall festival has everything you need for your pumpkin patch dreams.
September 30-October 29 | 8760 FM 2243, Leander, TX
This all-encompassing pumpkin festival hosts magic shows, pumpkin-smashing, a ferris wheel, and loads more. Check out their website for a complete list.
September 30-November 12 | 5701 Williamson Rd, Creedmoor, TX
Less than 30 minutes from Austin is Mama Mary’s Farm, host of the autumn-themed, agritourist experience complete with hay rides, pumpkin painting, and more!
2632 Ridgepoint Dr, Austin, TX
House of Torment Austin is open for the season! To view information about the several terrifying attractions offered, visit the website.
September 9-November 12 | 14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown, TX
This fall fest has a pumpkin patch. Check out their website for an exhaustive list of special events including candy cannons, flashlight corn mazes, and campfire rentals.
September 21-October 30 | 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX
Venture along the half-mile path of artistic creation that is Pumpkin Nights! The experience includes six pumpkin-themed lands, fire dancers, and more!
Boo at the Zoo
October 7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 | Austin Zoo: 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX
Put on your costume and prepare to enjoy an evening at the Austin Zoo. Activities include haunted train rides and a “frightfully fun animal show.’
205 E 8th St - Corner of 8th & Brazos
For those looking for a ghostly experience, Austin Ghost Tours will take you on a tour of downtown Austin’s most haunted locations. For tickets and tour information, visit the website.
Be sure to check out each event’s website before you go! Many are only open on weekends and require ticket purchase in advance.