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10 Houston Area Farms to Visit This Fall

fallhoustonfarmsThere is nothing like a day at the farm to build some lasting fall memories. Taking a hayride in the crisp autumn air, picking bright orange pumpkins, and enjoying mugs of apple cider are what the season is all about. Perhaps you’d even like to stuff a scarecrow or try your hand at navigating a corn maze. All of these activities and more can be found at farms in and around Houston. Here are ten favorite local ranches that you can visit to get into the spirit of the season.

1. S&L Farms

If you’re looking for organic produce, S&L is the farm for you. The operators follow organic growing methods, so you know that the food you pick will be free of chemical pesticides and genetic modification. You can find pumpkins and summer squash, among many other things. S&L is located in Anderson and open seven days per week. They say that if their gate is open, to “come on in.”

2. P-6 Farms

P-6 Farms has a Fall Festival and a very elaborate corn maze every year from October to December. There are many activities here for children such as cow rides, trampolines, and water cannons as well. This farm is in Montgomery, just a short drive from Houston proper.

3. Dewberry Farm

A trip to Dewberry Farm is almost like a day at an amusement park. Not only will you find typical farm adventures like animals, pumpkins, and a corn maze, but you will also find unique experiences like a corn cannon, a mountain slide, pedal carts, a train, and a giant fort to explore. With over thirty attractions, Dewberry is sure to tucker out the little ones and entertain the whole family. Dewberry Farm is located in Brookshire.

4. Blessington Farms

Stationed over in Simonton, Blessington Farms promises adventure and delivers. They have a great Fall Harvest Festival, complete with a hay maze, pumpkin patch, wagon ride, and more. There are slides and climbing structures for the active kiddies. They’ll even be adding fishing to their long list of activities in 2014.

5. Oil Ranch

Oil Ranch of Hockley will grant you a free pumpkin with every paid child’s admission, and that’s only the beginning. You will also find hayrides here, and over eighty decorated scarecrows. You and your family can enjoy a game of putt-putt or take a horse ride as well. Afterwards, enjoy one of the Oil Ranch’s famous barbecue sandwiches.

6. TGR Exotics

If you’re looking for something different, you’ll find it at TGR Exotics in Spring, Texas. Here, you will find animals not seen on the typical American farm such as camels and kangaroos. You will also be able to take a hayride, participate in crafts, have your face painted, and more.

7. Old Time Christmas Tree Farm

For the month of October, you can visit Old Time’s pumpkin patch on weekends from 10 am-7 pm. For a very small admission price (just a few dollars), your family can partake in an obstacle course, moon bounce, giant slide, and rides.

8. Spring Creek Growers

Visit Spring Creek Growers in Magnolia to see some animals, pick a pumpkin, and see a tree house and a Native American village. You can even fish here, and partake in their game area.

9. Old MacDonald’s Farm

The fun never ends at Old MacDonald’s Farm in Humble. They offer a wide range of active pursuits, like swimming in their pool, tetherball, and volley ball. Here, you can also ride horses and trains. Be sure to bring the children over to one of Old MacDonald’s super playgrounds after picking your pumpkins.

10. Nature Discovery Center

Be sure to check out Nature Discovery Center’s Fall Festival on October 19th and 20th. At the center, you can pick a pumpkin and partake in the carnival-like atmosphere by enjoying rides and games. Many locals love crossing the “devil’s rope bridge” at the center. You’ll also find tons of vendors and good food. Nature Discovery Center is a nonprofit organization located in Bellaire, Texas.

Having so many amazing farms to visit in the fall almost makes it tough to miss summer. Spending an autumn day on a farm out in the fresh air has that wholesome, down-home feel that Texas life is all about. Since the weather has finally cooled down a bit, you may find your family even more active than before and these farms are the perfect places to stretch those legs and get in some exercise. Pack up the family, or just that special someone, and head out to one of the local farms for some festive fall fun. Don’t forget your camera!

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