I know, I know, it still feels like we are riding the highs of summer with Texas temperatures, but fret not, for soon there will be a welcome crisp in the air, flannel and pumpkins galore!
This season, we are highlighting a not-so-obvious vacation spot of Texas: the Panhandle. The Panhandle, and surrounding North and West area, with its atypical sights and sounds, has proven satisfying for various visitors. You can soak in the red-gold sunset in one of the region’s canyons, state parks, or unleash your inner cowboy at a Western-themed museum.
For Fall 2021, we rounded up a list of some fabulous farms and other community organizations hosting pumpkin patches in and around the North and West Texas area.
During this time, along with pumpkin patches, local farms plan fun activities for families: corn mazes, hayrides, petting zoos, train trips, tube slides, and much more. Of course, it’s also the perfect time to find the right pumpkin to paint, carve, or cook with!
So before heading out with the kids to pick the perfect pumpkin for a Halloween jack-o-lantern, read this list of the top pumpkin patches in Northwest Texas for 2021.
Top Pumpkin Patches in 2021 for Texas Northwest
September 11th -November 6th
This family farm is known for its extensive corn mazes for experienced maze enthusiasts, the ‘fairy tale’ maze for the younger visitors, campfires, horse rides, cow train, corn cannon, and other barnyard fun. This year, they are going all out for their 21st fall and maze season. Here is a sneak peek of what awaits you at the Atldo Farms! In addition, Atldo Farms are running a homeschool day at the maze on the 28th of September 2021. You can catch it from 9:30am till 1:30pm. Following are details on the running hours during Fall:
CLOSED ON MONDAYS
Tuesday – Fridays: 6-9 pm
Sundays: 2-9 pm
Last Tickets at 9:00
Grounds close at 10:00
$12 (free for children four and under)
(Special discounts for military and senior citizens)
September 18th – October 31st
Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm is an all-encompassing family fun destination in Amarillo! In the fall, stroll through the sunflower fields, corn maze, pick out the perfect pumpkin and enjoy 30+ farm fun attractions. And as winter arrives, visit Maxwell’s Magical Christmas, where you can experience their Trail of Lights and other Christmas activities!
The Maxwells Pumpkin Farm festival runs from the 18th of September to the 31st of October this year. They offer a Farm Pass that includes admission to the giant maze, sunflower field, low ropes, barnyard bouncer, jumping pillow, train ride, tube slides, golden goat bridge, jump pad, hayrides, tube swings, & more. With three different kinds of tickets; the Farm, the Super and the Season Passes, there is something here for everyone. Pre-booking starts on 7th September. Stay updated on their Instagram page for all the current happenings!
September 25th – November 7th
Running every day from the 25th of September through to the 7th of November. Team Family Farms is gearing to host its 6th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival in 2021. With barrel train rides for the kids, playgrounds with slides and swings, hay mazes, this farm promises to be a whole lot of adventure and entertainment! Oh, there will be food, drinks, and pumpkins too! For booking details, please get in touch with the Team Family Farm at 940-343-5155. Also, stay in the loop with their social media pages.
October 2nd – October 31st
Saturdays (10am-6pm) and Sundays (1pm-6pm)
Enter under the tree canopy, walk along pumpkin-filled pathways, and get ready to experience over 15 acres of shaded farm adventures. The entry bracelet entitles you to one whole day animals in the barnyard, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, hayrides, corn maze, a GIANT pumpkin jump pad, swings, picture opportunities, see-saws, yard games, pumpkin bowling, creekside bliss and more! Located in Midlothian – just 30 minutes south of Dallas and Ft. Worth, Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm is the perfect place to experience a classic, Texas-proud, fall atmosphere for the whole family. Click here to purchase tickets now! For weather and rain delay updates, please follow their Instagram page here.
Founded in 2017, Pecan Creek Farm and Ranch offer an attractive and exciting location for families to unwind, have fun, and absorb life lessons about agriculture along the way. This fall, enjoy the corn maze and take a stroll through the pumpkin patch to pick out your perfect pumpkin. See chicks hatch and learn about eggs. Spend some time getting to know the animals in the petting zoo. Learn about the tools of the trade as you play at the Ag Playground. Fire away at the corn cannon firing range and
Pecan Creek Farm and Ranch are open to the public through Thanksgiving for the Fall season.
10:00 AM – Dark
September 25th-November 20th
A family farm, Fiddlesticks Farms in Midland, Texas, is an 80-acre playground perfect for all ages. For fall 2021, the farm presents an exhibit of humorous adventures. First, you can explore their corn maze that spans 10 acres. The fairy trail has story boards placed along the path, so even the littlest of corn maze fans get an opportunity to join the fun. While you are there, fill up a wagon in the 7-acre Pumpkin Patch! They have Cinderellas, Jaharradales, and Fairy Tale-pumpkins of all sizes, great for both decorating your front porch and also delicious to eat. Then there is the Learning Barn and the Milking Parlor, with ample opportunities for excitement and understanding.
Psstt…the Fiddlesticks Farms has a brand-new attraction this season; wanna know what? Check it out here!
September & October Hours
(The Farm closes 1 hour after
the Admissions windows close)
Age 3 and under are free!
Per person $27.99 +tax
October 1st – October 31st
The first maze launched in 2016 by Circle S Acres farm went on to become a smashing hit! Ever since Circle S Acres provides guests with one of the best corn mazes in the country. The corn is grown across 4 acres, providing plenty of space to create several twists and turns throughout the maze. In 2021, visitors will experience the corn cannon, the barrel train, the wall ball mazes, pumpkin bowling and much more! The farm is open at these times during their fall season:
5:00pm – 8:00pm
11:00am – 8:00pm
1:00pm – 6:00pm
September 15 through October 31
Monday through Saturday 8 am-6 pm
The second Saturday of October is celebrated as special “Punkin Days”. With loads of pumpkins to pick from and plenty of family farm activities to indulge in, Assiter Punkin Ranch is surely an entertaining place to spend your fall weekends!
Have we missed out on any of your favorite pumpkin patches from North West Texas? Please send us a comment and let us know!