6 Halloween events southwest of Houston

The pumpkin patch at Storybook Ranch is open from Sept. 24-Nov. 1.

The pumpkin patch at Storybook Ranch is open from Sept. 24-Nov. 1.

Haunted houses and pumpkin patches are in full swing south and southwest of Houston. Whether it is a fright fest for grown-ups or a Halloween history lesson for the family, there is a wide range of fall events happening in Richmond, Sugar Land and Pearland.

Now through Nov. 6
Froberg’s farm corn maze and fall festival

The farm’s fourth annual event features a corn maze as well as hay rides, flower picking and various games and attractions, including face painting and pony hops. There is also a pumpkin patch perfect for family photos. The corn maze is open every day, but additional activities are only available on weekends. $6 (guests ages 3 and up). 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (all week), 6-10 p.m. nighttime corn maze (Friday and Saturday evenings). Froberg’s Farm, 3601 W. Hwy. 6, Alvin. 281-585-3531. Frobergsfarm.com

Oct. 1-31
Pumpkin Patch

Holy Cross Episcopal Church hosts its annual community pumpkin patch through the end of October. The patch is the largest in Fort Bend County, with 40,000 to 50,000 pounds of pumpkins delivered to the grounds each year. Entertainment, concessions and a photo booth are available on weekends. Pumpkin sales benefit church outreach programs. Noon-dusk (Fri. for pumpkin sales), 9 a.m.-dusk (Sat.), noon-dusk (Sun.). Free. Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 5653 W. Riverpark Drive, Sugar Land. 281-663-2000. www.holycrosschurch.com

Oct. 14-31
Redrum Haunt

Each weekend from now until Halloween, adults and teens can visit Redrum Haunt's three haunted attractions. Two attractions—Twisted Circus 3D and Deadwood Asylum—are returning from last year, and a new horror film haunted house called Cinegore has been added to the list of attractions. 7-10 p.m. (Thu. and Sun.), 7 p.m.-midnight (Fri., Sat. and Oct. 31). $30-50 (online or at the box office). Redrum Haunt, 1800 E. Hwy. 90A, Richmond. 832-872-2733. www.redrumhaunt.com

Oct. 14-31

Located just north of Pearland Town Center, attractions at Phobia include Dawn of the Machine, Genetic Nightmare, Darke World, Savage Ground and Contagion. Admission to one house is $15, two houses is $30 and Exile, which is 3 linked attractions, is $30. 5250 S. Sam Houston Parkway, Houston. 713-526-3323. www.darke.com

Oct. 29
All Hallow’s Day

Learn about 100 years of Halloween past with fun historic Halloween games and activities, historic candy trick or treating and a scavenger hunt around the park. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (with general admission). The George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond.  281-343-0218. www.georgeranch.org

Oct. 29
Annual Pumpkin Chunkin Festival

Shepherd of the Heart United Methodist Church presents its annual harvest festival with pony rides, games and activities, inflatables, train rides and food vendors. Individuals receive two free tickets to the festival with a donation of a box of juice pouches and a box of individually wrapped snacks to benefit the church’s sack lunch program. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shepherd of the Heart, 12005 County Road 59, Pearland. 713-436-5080. Shepherdoftheheart.org