Corn mazes and pumpkin patches near Austin 2018
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It’s October, and fall is coming in like a lion in the Austin area.

When the leaves turn colors, and the air turns cool, Central Texans from all stripes come out and enjoy the outdoors; and what better way to do it than to visit one of the many corn mazes and pumpkin patches scattered throughout the area? One can’t do fall in Austin and not get lost in a maze of corn, or pick out the perfect pumpkin, and for those diehard fall lovers, here are the best corn mazes and pumpkin patches one should visit this fall.

Pumpkin Patch at United Christian Church
Oct. 13-31
3500 W. Palmer Ln., Austin, TX 78727
(512) 218-8110

Several spots in North Austin will offer stellar pumpkin patches, and one of the best sits on busy Palmer Lane. For the second year in a row, the United Christian Church will hold a pumpkin patch that will feature an incredible array of pumpkins, of all shapes and sizes. So, for those who are looking for the best pumpkins for the season, or a setting for the fall family photo, one can’t go wrong with the Pumpkin Patch at the United Christian Church.

Cross Plants and Produce
Now until Oct. 31
701 N. Old Hwy 81, Kyle, TX 78640
(512) 262-7513

This huge nursery on the outskirts of Austin attracts scores of folks year-round, and this place knows it. So, for fall, Cross Plants and Produce puts on a Fall Festival that will be fun for the whole family. In addition to its pumpkin patch, there will be a playhouse, tree swing, corn hole, and more, all for the sake of enjoying the cool, autumn air in Central Texas.

SoCo Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 13-31
Christ Lutheran Church -- 212 E. Monroe St., Austin, TX
(512) 442-5844

SoCo is a funky spot that no visitor or resident in Austin should miss, and for fall, one SoCo church will pull out all the stops to make the season memorable. The Christ Lutheran Church will put on the annual SoCo Pumpkin Patch, in which all sales will go to benefit the Water to Thrive and Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation of Thailand. So, your perfect pumpkin will go to the greater good. What’s not to love about the SoCo Pumpkin Patch?

Barton Hill Farms
Now until Nov. 5 (Weekends Only)
1115 FM 659, Bastrop, TX 78602
(855) 969-1115

While Austin has a great selection of pumpkin patches, to find the best of what Central Texas has to offer, one needs to travel a bit to the Texas town of Bastrop. Here lies Barton Hill Farms, and this fall, the Farm will be a fall wonderland, featuring a five-acre corn maze, a stellar pumpkin patch, and more that will keep families in the fall spirit.