Fall Festivals, Farms & Pumpkin Patches – Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, during Fall 2017!

It’s nearly time for Fall Festivals, Farms & Pumpkin Patches!  Find the fall events below and get to celebrating!

Know that this was compiled just before Hurricane Harvey, so click every link before you attend an event… things will certainly change as the city cleans up.

Also, for the FULL LIST of Houston events, September 6 through October 31, go HERE!  You can also get updates to your inbox HERE.

And if you want to plan for the holidays, HERE are all the lights, shows and events planned for Houston.

If you know of more to do, please tell us!

Fall Festivals & Events:

Texas Renaissance Festival – Weekends, September 30-November 26, 2017 – Todd Mission, Texas 
Ticket deals can usually be found on coupon websites.  Kids are free on Sundays.
The world’s largest Renaissance Festival has themes that change each weekend.

Mondays with Mommy: Halloween Boo Fest – October 2, 2017- LaCenterra
Get ready to dance, sing and play at this free event.

Greek Festival – October 5-8, 2017 – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral – 3511 Yoakum Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006
$5.00 (adults), Children 12 and under admitted free, Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm Free Admission
Enjoy performances, food, shopping and a kid zone.  If possible, go Friday mid-day for free admission.

KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou – October 7, 2017 – Guadalupe Plaza Park – 2311 Runnels Street, Houston, TX 77003
Free. hands-on crafts and learning opportunities from non-profit partners, birds of prey show, music and entertainment from local performers, the park’s splash pad and tasty treats from local food trucks. Pontoon boat rides ($2 per person; no children under 4)

Halloween Zoovie Night – October 13 & 21, 2017 – Houston Zoo

Zoo Boo – October 13-29, 2017 – Houston Zoo – 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
Free with zoo admission.  Wear your costumes and stop by the stations throughout the zoo.  Pumpkins, candy, mazes and more.  If possible, go on Friday mornings and beat the crowds!

Halloweekends – October 13-29, 2017 – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan – 5211 Main St, Sheridan, TX 77475
Crafts, a costume contest and “Trick-or-Treating” around the campgrounds.  Pumpkin Patch, pancake breakfast with Ray and fun for the whole family.  Splashway also offers a wide array of amenities all year long from kayaks, fishing, basketball, volleyball and so much more.

Bayou City Art Festival – October 14-15, 2017 – Streets Surrounding City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
Hundreds of artists are joined by music, food and fun. The festivals have raised 3.5 million dollars benefiting local arts and community service organizations, Houston parks and arts education initiatives for children and adults.

FireFest – October 14, 2017 – Val Jahnke Training Facility – 8030 Braniff Street, Houston, TX 77061
Our favorite!  There are a lot of kid friendly activities, a lot of live fire demonstrations, a parade and more! Rescheduled for Spring 2018

Symphonic Spooktacular – October 15, 2017 – Miller Outdoor Theatre – 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
Dress in your Halloween best with Houston Symphony’s orchestra of witches and goblins! This concert is spooky fun for the whole family.Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM.  No tickets are needed for the hill.

Tricks, Treats & T-Rex – October 21, 2017 – Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land – 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Carnival games, trick or treating, pumpkin patch and costumes.  $3 for members.  (Not sure about non-members!)

Energy Day 2017 – October 21, 2017 – Sam Houston Park – 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Energy Day is a free, family-friendly festival that celebrates and highlights the importance of energy and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in our daily lives. There will be a variety of interactive energy exhibits and booths, live music, food, contests and fun for all ages.  Geared toward K-12 students.

Greyhound Bash – October 21, 2017 – Meyerland Middle School – 10410 Manhattan Dr, Houston, TX 77096

Pumpkin Patch – October 21-22, 2017 – Nature Discovery Center – 7112 Newcastle, Bellaire, TX 77401
Free Admission, Games & Food Tickets for Purchase. Pumpkins, Kids Games, Bounce Houses, Wagon Ride.  There is free street parking.

Wings Over Houston – October 21-22, 2017 – Ellington Airport – 510 Ellington Field, Houston, TX 77034
$30 at gate, but family packs available.  Open admission good for Saturday or Sunday. Bring your own chair and ear protection!

ArBOOretum! – October 21, 2017 – Houston Arboretum and Nature Center – 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
$15 for ages 3 and up.  All activities free once inside. Members Only (Free) Early Entry from 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Trick or Treat Trails, Hay rides through the forest, Train rides, Live owls, Petting zoo and pony rides, Pumpkin decorating.

Howl-o-ween Fest – October 21, 2017 – Bridgeland Oak Meadow Park
Performances from The Super Collies, Dynamo Dogs, Houston Disc Dogs and The Amazing Blake. Guests will be able to feast on a whole pack of food trucks, enjoy a multitude of kids’ activities sponsored by The Foundry, try their skills at pumpkin decorating and sand art, and explore the vendor area with pet products and services.  Vendors will have treats for both pets and kids!

Houston Korean Cultural Festival – October 21, 2017 – Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
The annual event celebrates the Korean culture through food, performances and activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.

Fall Festival – October 21, 2017 – Abiding Word Lutheran Church – 17123 Red Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77090
Free fun for the whole family including games, trunk or treat, an obstacle course, prizes, face painting, a bounce house, food and more!

Screen on the Green: Hotel Transylvania 2 – October 27, 2017 – Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010

Scream on the Green – October 27, 2017 – Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
Free. Citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family! Prizes, music and more!

Trunk or Treat 2017 by Global Martial Arts – October 27, 2017 – 22955 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375

Annual Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 27, 2017 – Bethany Methodist Weekday School – 3507 Linkwood Dr, Houston, TX 77025

Pre-Halloween Bash & Trunk-or-Treat Alley – October 27, 2017 – Faith Lutheran – 4600 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401  

Houston Egytpian Festival – October 28, 2017 – Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
Egyptian dishes, desserts, drinks and family friendly entertainment.

Oktoberfest – October 28, 2017 – First Evangelical Lutheran Church Midtown – 1311 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004
All proceeds from the event this year will go to Hurricane Harvey relief.  The wristband is all-inclusive- games, prizes, a plate of food (from The Fleishwagon German food truck) and a drink (beer or root beer) from Under the Radar brewery are all included with your $10 (adult) and $5 kid wristband purchase!

Family Day: How to be a PirateOctober 28, 2017  – Houston Maritime Museum – 2204 Dorrington Street, Houston, TX 77030
Families are invited to learn some of the ins and outs of swashbuckling by constructing rubber band cannons, etching unique pirate flags, and creating personalized eye patches.  Costumes are encouraged.

Truck or Treat Halloween Family Food Festival – Saturday, October 28, 2017 – – Heritage Place Amphitheater – 500 Metcalf Street, Conroe, TX 77301

Day of Dead Festival – October 28, 29, 2017 – MECA – 1900 Kane Street Houston, Texas 77007
Free.  Learn how countries throughout the Latin American world celebrate this day!

Special Needs Halloween Indoor Trick or Treat – October 28, 2017 – Helen Hall Public Library – 100 West Walker Street, League City, TX 77573

T3 Haunted House – October 28 & 29, 2017 -Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land – 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Family friendly haunted house, recommend for kids 7 and up.  Tickets are $10, Members $5.

Trunk or Treat Street Party – Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 5:00pm-7:00pm – First United Methodist Church – 2314 Grand Blvd, Pearland, Texas 77581

Trick or Treat – October 30, 2017 – 5:30pm-6:30pm – Tanger Outlets – 5885 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591

If You’re a Monster and You Know It – October 31, 2017 – Discovery Green – 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
Be sure to come in costume! On-site contest registration, prizes and treats will be awarded to each child who enters the contest.

Memorial City Monster Mash Spooktacular – October 31, 2017 -Memorial City Mall – 303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024

Trunks ‘n’ Treats – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown – 800 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Halloween Monster Mash Bash – October 31, 2017 – Children’s Museum – 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Boogie to the hauntingly hip tunes of a wicked DJ along with monstrous characters during the Monster Mashup at 4:30 p.m. Move your bones in the Thriller Dance Party at 5 p.m. Encapsulate Glow in The Dark Monster Slime. Then, trick-or-treat the night away. Be sure to come dressed in your most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky costume!

Halloween Trick or Treat – October 31, 2017 – CityCentre – 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024

Pumpkin Carving Workshop – Dates for 2017 TBD – Orange Show – 2401 Munger St, Houston, TX 77023
An annual event for the whole family! It will be under the Vinson Elkins Pavilion in Smither Park and expert pumpkin carvers will be on hand to teach you the tricks and treats of creating a masterpiece. At dusk, trick or treating will start and take place throughout The Orange Show and Smither Park, with volunteer stationed throughout giving out candy to the kids. Come costumed and enjoy a fun, free Halloween evening! BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin).

Hands On Houston Family Festival: Focus on Fiber – November 4, 2017 – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft – 4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002

Touch-A-Truck 2017 & Model Train Festival – November 4, 2017 – 6th Street Texas City
Bring the kids to see more than 45 trucks from monster trucks to dump trucks, cranes to military vehicles, police and fire and much more! Face painting, balloon artists and giant corn box.
This event is held in partnership with the Texas City Model Train Festival. Touch-A-Truck is free, entry to the indoor model train exhibits for the Model Train Festival is $2 for kids and $5 for adults.

Via Color Street Painting Festival – November 18-19, 2017 – Streets Surrounding City Hall – 900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
200 artists paint the streets surrounding City Hall!  Watch the artists work, enjoy music, activities and food!  Via Colori is a fundraiser for The Center for Hearing and Speech.


Find more places  for Trunk-or-Treat, Indoor & Retail Trick-or-Treat HERE.


Farms & Pumpkin Patches:

Check websites for prices, hours and opening days.

7 Acrewood –  4401 N. Frazier St., Conroe, TX 77303 
Pumpkins, petting zoo, mini golf, pony rides and play town.

Berryland – 2877 FM 1941 Rd., Winnie, TX. 77665
Opens every weekend in October. Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Stack, Pumpkin Bowling, Candy Corn Hill and more.

Blessington Farm – 510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton, Texas 77476 
Come enjoy the Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms. A great outing for the entire family with many Fall activities that include hay rides, giant slides, barrel train rides, pedal cars and animal encounters with camels, Baby Doll sheep, goats and MANY more. We have many new fun items debuting this Fall including a new gift shop. The walk-thru aviary where you can feed our new Quaker Parrots is a favorite as well as the recent addition of the Rope Maze and Fossil Dig. All activities are included in the price of admission with the exception of camel and bird feedings which are $3 each. Admission is $18.48/person +tax (children 18 mos. and under are free) Fishing is $6/person with admission (bring your own pole and bait.) Most pumpkin varieties are $0.50/lb. LOTS and lots of PUMPKINS and tons of fantastic photo opportunities!! Happening September 23rd-October 29th….every Friday from 9:30-3:30 as well as Saturday AND Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting) Located 20 minutes west of Katy.

Caninos Market – 2520 Airline Dr : Houston, TX 77009
Pick out pumpkins and ghords and go inside to get veggies for the week.

Dewberry Farm – FM 362 & Morrison Rd, Brookshire, TX 77423
Opens late September.  Corn Maze, Pumpkins, Train Ride, Slide Mountain, Zip Lines, Pedal Cars and so much more!

Froberg Farms – 3601 TX-6, Alvin, TX 77511
Corn Maze and Fall Festival open weekends starting late September.  Follow with a trip to Bayou Wildlife Park!

Good Shepherd Pumpkin Patch – 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
Opens October 16, 2017, Admission is Free.  Children can enjoy lots of fun activities while parents check out the large selection of pumpkins.

Memorial Drive United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch – 12955 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Opens October 1, 2016.  Pumpkin Patch is good for photos.

Oil Ranch – 23501 Macedonia Road : Hockley, TX 77447
All activities are included with admission price… milk a cow, ride a horse, climb the hay bales and so much more.  Free pumpkins for kids.  See last year’s post HERE.

Old MacDonalds Farm – 3203 FM 1960 East, Humble, TX 77338
Year round outdoor fun!

Old Time Christmas Time Farm – 7632 Spring Cypress Rd. Spring, Texas 77379
Pumpkin patch and activities, weekends in October. (Followed by Christmas tree cutting in the winter).

P-6 Farms – 9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery, Texas 77356
Pumpkin patch and fall festival.

Pumpkin Patch at Ashford Houston – 2100 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, Texas 77077
Pumpkin Patch in October.

TGR Exotics – 22115 Sherrod Land, Spring, TX 77389 
100 animals representing over 25 species.

Tomball Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch  – 22601 Lutheran Church Rd, Tomball, TX 77377 

Also, if you don’t know about it yet, learn about “We’ve Been Boo-ed” HERE!


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