There’s something about a pumpkin patch: the cheery bright and bold colors of fall signaling the changing of the seasons; the excitement of selecting just the right pumpkins for our porch; the anticipation of what we’ll carve into them as we celebrate the spookiest of all holidays.
In San Antonio you can find pumpkin patches all over town, at churches, on street corners, even at schools. Here are our family’s three favorite pumpkin patches in and around the Alamo City. I’ve also included links at the end of this post that list other pumpkin patches around town and, I’d love for you to share your favorite local pumpkin patches in the comments. Happy Halloween!
Bracken United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
More than 15,000 pumpkins fill this shady, country-style pumpkin patch. There are many fall- and Halloween-themed photo backdrops and cutouts throughout this patch, as well as hay rides, wagons you can borrow to cart around your pumpkins, and a tiny train for tots to ride.
Saturday, September, 27th – Friday, October 31st
9:00 a.m. – Sundown
Location: 20377 FM 2252, San Antonio, TX 78266
St. Thomas Episcopal School Pumpkin Patch
In addition to selling pumpkins of every size and providing lots of cute fall photo opportunities, this patch has a mini-maze for little ones to navigate, a scarecrow, a bean bag toss, and a metal tub filled with corn for play or adorable photos.
Tuesday, October 7th – Friday, October 31
Mondays – Closed
Tuesdays – Thursday – 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fridays – 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sundays – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: 1416 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232
Alamo Heights United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
This simple pumpkin patch holds a special place in my heart because it’s the first one we took our daughter to when she was just seven months old (and sporting a ridiculously cute lobster costume). While there aren’t rides or games or mazes, a sea of pumpkins, of all sizes and shapes, covers the little field on one side of this beautiful church, topped with two spires, which provides a unique backdrop for fall family pics.
Monday, October 4 – Friday, October 31st.
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: 825 E. B asse Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78209
***** Where is your favorite pumpkin patch in San Antonio? Tell us in the comments! *****
This website lists pumpkin patches located throughout San Antonio and Bexar and surrounding counties.
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