From pumpkin patches to Oktoberfest, here’s your guide to fall festivities in Friendswood and Pearland

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Fall Festivities

Froberg’s Farm Fifth Annual Corn Maze and Fall Festival
The farm features a corn maze and games for children, including a train called the “Bee Coaster,” a nerf gun battle called “Friendly Fire,” corn canning and a candy cannon, a lit hay ride through the corn maze at night and a pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are priced at 39 cents a pound. Free (ages 3 and younger), $6 (admission), prices for fall games vary. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (corn maze, pumpkin patch, games), 6-10 p.m. (hay ride), days vary.
Sept. 23-Nov. 5
Froberg’s Farm, 3601 Hwy. 6, Alvin
281-585-3531
www.frobergsfarm.com

King’s Oktoberfest
King’s Biergarten in Pearland will host an Oktoberfest kick-off weekend to celebrate the German tradition. The event will include a ceremonial keg tapping, jousting competitions, a Bavarian strongman competition, a photo booth, live music, and a selection of beer and food. Attendees can also enter a drawing for tickets to Munich, Germany.
Oct. 12-14
King’s Biergarten
1329 E. Broadway St.,Pearland
832-569-4141
www.kingsoktoberfest.com

Brazoria County Fair and Rodeo
The event offers fun events for the whole family, including livestock competitions, live music, a barbecue cookoff, a pet parade, an art exhibit and a rodeo. $5-$20, free (Sunday and Thursday).
Oct. 13-21
Brazoria County Fair Association Fairgrounds, 901 S. Downing St., Angleton
979-849-6416
www.brazoriacountyfair.comSt. Andrew's Episcopal Church pumpkin patch

St. Andrew’s 29th annual Craft Fair
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Pearland hosts its 29th annual craft fair in October. The event will feature hundreds of local vendors, a silent auction and a bake sale. Attendees are also welcome to visit the church’s pumpkin patch during the event and take pictures. Free. 4-7 p.m. (Oct. 13), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 14).
Oct. 13-14
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2535 E. Broadway St., Pearland
281-485-3843
www.pumpkinchurch.com

Good Shepherd Harvest Fest
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Friendswood hosts its annual harvest festival. Activities include a silent auction, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 21
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1207 W. Winding Way Drive, Friendswood
713-703-6303
www.gshepherd.net

Pumpkin Chunkin Festival
Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church hosts its 10th annual Pumpkin Chunkin Festival where attendees can catapult pumpkins up to 200 feet in the air with a medieval trebuchet. The festival will also feature craft stations, moon walks, a dunking booth, a pumpkin patch and a train for children. Free (admission), costs vary (rides and games). 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Oct. 28
Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church, 12005 CR 59, Pearland
713-436-5080
www.shepherdoftheheart.org

Pumpkin Patches

Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church
Ripe pumpkins that cost between 50 cents up to $45 are available. Rotted pumpkins, which range from $1 to $6, can be hurled in the church field with a trebuchet. Free (admission). 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Monday through Saturday), noon-6 p.m. (Sunday).
Oct. 2-31
Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church, 12005 CR 59, Pearland
713-436-5080
www.shepherdoftheheart.org

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
All proceeds from the patch are donated to local organizations. Events can be hosted in the pumpkin patch, including birthdays and story time groups. Pumpkins and gourds range from 50 cents to $50, depending on the size. Free (admission).10 a.m.-8p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 31
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2535 E. Broadway St., Pearland
281-485-3843
www.pumpkinchurch.com

Halloween

Halloween in the Park
The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th annual Halloween in the Park. Attendees of all ages can trick or treat to local businesses for candy.
Oct. 22
Stevenson Park, 1000 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
281-482-3329

Trick or Treat on our Street
The Pearland Town Center is hosting a Halloween-themed event where children can trick or treat around the center. The event featurs a children’s costume contest, live music and an outdoor family movie night. Free. 5-9 p.m.
Oct. 28
Pearland Town Center, 11200 W. Broadway St., Pearland
713-340-0704
www.pearlandtowncenter.comTrunk or Treat Pearland FUMC

First United Methodist Church Pearland Trunk or Treat
Trucks with painted trunks will be parked at the First United Methodist Church Pearland, where children can trick or treat and play games. The event also includes a bounce house, bungee run, maze, games, face painting and food. Free. 4-7 p.m.
Oct. 29
FUMC Pearland, 2314 N. Grand Blvd., Pearland
281-485-1466
www.fumcpearland.org

Trick or Treat Trail
Residents of all ages are invited to the Pearland Parks and Recreation’s 15th annual Trick or Treat Trail. Local businesses and organizations pass out candy, and the first 3,000 participants get a free bag for their candy. The event also features music, food and inflatables. Free. 5:30-8 p.m.
Oct. 31
Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium, 4141 Bailey Road, Pearland
281-652-1600
www.pearlandtx.gov 

Thanksgiving

Pearland Wobble Before You Gobble
The Shadow Creek Ranch Homeowners Association Outdoors Committee hosts fitness demonstrations, dance teams, martial arts, yoga, workouts, health care screenings, nutrition, interactive games for children and play structures. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nov. 11
Pearland Town Center, 11200 W. Broadway St., Pearland
713-340-0704
www.wobblebeforeyougobble.net 

Pearland Turkey Trot
iRun productions will host the second annual Pearland Turkey Trot. Courses range from 1 to 6 miles along with a Tiny Tots Kids K. A postrace meal is provided by local businesses, and a Thanksgiving party is  planned. $15-$50. 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. (start times).
Nov. 23
Pearland High School Stadium, 3775 S. Main St., Pearland
www.pearlandturkeytrot.com

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