September 25, 2013

San Antonio Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals October 2013

photo credit: Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch
Looking for a fun way to usher in fall with your family?  Whether you don't celebrate Halloween, or you just miss the changing of the leaves, you're sure to find good times at a San Antonio pumpkin patch or fall festival.

Here's a nice long list of San Antonio pumpkin patches and fall festivals scheduled for October 2013, contributed by the readers over at the San Antonio Budget Grocery Facebook page.

If you know of an event that's not on the list, please share the details in the comments section.  And if you're looking for a traditionally scary Halloween event, go here to see my list of less kid-friendly events!

Best San Antonio Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals for 2013
  • Alamo Toyota Pumpkin Patch -- Free pumpkins, coloring, candy, and more on October 19 from 10am to noon.
  • BOOtanica at the San Antonio Botanical Garden -- Save on admission and enjoy free Chipotle tacos on October 26 from 10am to 2pm.
  • Calvary Hills Baptist Church -- The Halloween alternative Harvest Fest runs from 6:30 to 8:30pm on October 31, 2013.
  • Chipotle BOOrito -- Save 50% off Halloween night when you wear a costume in!
  • Fiesta Farm Pumpkin Patch -- This San Antonio institution opens their pumpkin patch throughout October.  Admission is $7 per person, and includes pony rides, hay ride, a haunted house, play areas, plus access to the regular petting zoo.
  • Good News Pumpkin Patch -- Opens on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10am.  Free admission, free moon bounce, and free movies in the patch on Saturday nights.  Other activities, like weekend laser tag and 'angry pumpkins' cost between a quarter and 50 cents per person.
  • Harvest Moon Celebration -- scheduled for noon to 8pm on Saturday, October 26 in Boerne, Texas.  The day's activities include a Celtic music performance, apple dunking, a pie eating contest, and more.  Free admission!
  • Morgan's Wonderland 'More Delightful Than Frightful' event -- Bring three non-perishable items by the theme park anytime from October 1 - 30, 2013, and receive a coupon for free admission on October 31.  Otherwise, admission on October 31st runs $5 per person.
  • North West Church of Christ Trunk or Treat -- Free admission on October 26 from 4 to 6pm.
  • Oxford United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch -- Open Monday through Saturday in October from 10am to 8pm, and Sundays in October 1pm to 8pm.  Browsing and photos are free, pumpkin proceeds go to fund the Oxford UMC Youth Ministry.
  • Panda Express -- Kids eat free in costume Halloween night!
  • PetSmart -- Free toys and treats for pets at the Halloween Costume Party on October 19 while supplies last.
  • Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch -- Open 11am to 5pm the last three weekends of October, beginning October 12, 2013.  $4 per person, with kids under 3 getting in free.  Train rides and tractor rides are also available for an extra charge.
  • Pumpkin Hollows Fall Fest -- Opens October 4, 2013 in the 1604 & Bandera area of San Antonio.  Admission is $4 per person, and includes a free mini pumpkin for all kids.  Plus, kids 3 and under are free!
  • Pumpkin Patch San Antonio -- Near 151 & Potranco on the NW side of town.  Opens October 4, 2013 and every weekend afterwards through October 27, 2013.  Free for kids; admission is $5 for adults.  Leashed pets are welcome; additional activities like hay rides, pony rides, and petting zoo visits available for an extra charge. 
  • San Antonio Symphony -- the annual Holiday Spooktacular (featuring Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead) is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 at Alamo Heights High School.  Tickets start at just $8 and up!
  • Spook-Track-Ula at McAlister Park -- Open Saturday nights from 7pm to 9:30pm beginning October 19, 2013.  Living Social is running half-priced tickets right now (search All Deals and scroll to find the offer) or you can pay $10 per child at the event itself.
  • Tree of Life Church New Braunfels -- Alternative Halloween festival on October 31 from 6pm to 8pm.  Free games, candy, bounce houses and barrel train for attendees!


  1. St. Matthew's UMC, 2738 MacArthur View, patch open noon til 8pm, Saturdays 10 am til 8pm. Free Fall Festival Oct 19 from 11am till 3pm.
    call 210-416-4117 for info

  2. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School (6914 Wurzbach) will be hosting a "Trunk or Treat" on October 27th, 2013, 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the gym parking lot. The Student Ministry will be on hand selling hot dogs, drinks, and other snacks as a fundraiser. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Miller, Director of Children’s Ministry, or 614-3742 ext.216.

  3. Northminster Presbyterian Church located at 6800 Tezel Rd
    October 26 4-7 pm
    Fun Fall Festival
    Rockwall, Moon bounces, food, games and a Trunk-0r- Treat
    Free For All!!!
    For more information call 210.680.4825
    Bring a canned item to donate to the SA Foodbank

  4. Pumpkin hollows fall fest is actually $ 5/ adult. Petting zoo consists of 3 goats, 3 bunnys and 3 chickens. pony ride is $5 for 3 minutes. Pumpkins are $ 5 for small and $ 12 for large. High prices, no shade and little to do

  5. Pumpkin Hollows fall fest awesome kid friendly place. Lots to do moon bounce are free to jump in all day where other charge you plus admission. My kids and I enjoyed this place recommend to anyone who has kids.