Fall fun: 8 pumpkin patches to visit in North Houston

Magnolia's First Baptist Church will host its annual pumpkin patch, featuring food and other activities, such as hay rides, "punkin' chunkin'" and photo opportunities. (Courtesy Magnolia's First Baptist Church)
Magnolia's First Baptist Church will host its annual pumpkin patch, featuring food and other activities, such as hay rides, "punkin' chunkin'" and photo opportunities. (Courtesy Magnolia's First Baptist Church)

Magnolia's First Baptist Church will host its annual pumpkin patch, featuring food and other activities, such as hay rides, "punkin' chunkin'" and photo opportunities. (Courtesy Magnolia's First Baptist Church)

With fall in full swing, here are 8 pumpkin patches to visit in the North Houston area this fall.

Through Oct. 31


Magnolia’s First Baptist Church pumpkin patch is open on weekends with food, hayrides, “punkin’ chunkin’” and photo opportunities. The patch is open weekdays for pumpkins and photos. Magnolia’s First will also host a festival Oct. 31 from 2-5 p.m., featuring bounce houses, children’s games and candy. 4-7 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), noon-6 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). Free. 18525 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-356-8543. www.m1bc.org

Lakewood United Methodist Church hosts its annual pumpkin patch, a student and music ministries fundraiser. Photo opportunities are available. 2-8 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). Cash and credit cards accepted. 11330 Louetta Road, Houston. www.lakewoodumc.org/church-events

Cypress United Methodist Church hosts a pumpkin patch set up for photo scenes. No pumpkins are being sold, but guests are invited to come take photos on the grounds. Open daily; no set hours. 13403 Cypress N. Houston Road, Cypress. www.facebook.com/cypressumcpumkinpatch

Champion Forest Baptist Church-Champions offers games, cornhole, concessions and photo opportunities at its pumpkin patch. Pumpkins are available for purchase. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.), 2-7 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). 15555 Steubner-Airline Road, Houston. www.championforest.org/updates/kids/pumpkin-patch

Cypress Fellowship's pumpkin patch includes large pumpkins for $8 and small pumpkins for $7. Proceeds go to the church's building fund. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.), 12:30 p.m.-dusk (Sun.). 16620 Cypress Rosehill Road, Cypress. www.cypressfellowship.org

Through Nov. 1


The Oil Ranch in Hockley offers a weekend pumpkin patch with hay rides, a petting zoo, a stockyard maze and other activities for children. Tickets are available online. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), noon-5 p.m. (Sun.). $12.25-$24.38. 23501 Macedonia Road, Hockley. 281-859-1616. www.oilranch.com


Old Time Christmas Tree Farm presents its fall pumpkin patch with activities, a variety of pumpkins and photo opportunities. Tickets are available at the gate. 4-7 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $7 (entry fee for age 2 and older). 7632 Spring Cypress Road, Spring. www.oldtimechristmastree.com/pumpkinpatch

Old MacDonald's Farm in Humble presents its pumpkin patch. The farm also offers a train, ponies, playgrounds, animals and other activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.). $14 (per person). 3202 FM 1960 E., Humble. 281-446-4001. www.oldmacdonaldshumble.com

This list is not comprehensive.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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