With cooler weather on its way, it is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends by going to one of our community pumpkin patches. You can get amazing pumpkins to decorate your house for fall or to carve different faces for Halloween. Your family can also enjoy hay rides, delicious food, and fun activities that will keep your children busy for hours!

Not only do these community pumpkin patches provide great pumpkins, food, and fun, they provide an opportunity for you to make a difference in our community.

Here are five amazing community pumpkin patches you can visit this weekend.

Storybook Ranch’s Pumpkin Patch

Storybook Ranch in McKinney, TX, is hosting its annual pumpkin patch throughout the month of October. Their patch is open seven days per week: Sunday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. until sundown and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until sundown. The last day for the patch will be Thursday, October 31.

Aside from picking pumpkins, there are a hay maze, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, and wagon rides that will take you back to life in the 1800s.

The cost for admission is $15 per child and $5 per adults. The admission gives you access to most of the activities. Pony rides are an additional fee. But if you have little ones, children under two are free.

Although this event isn’t free, the proceeds from the pumpkin patch go toward River Ranch Educational Charities. So, not only do your children have a blast, but you will also be making a difference.

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Flower Mound is hosting its annual pumpkin patch at Double Oak Ranch through Thursday, October 31, from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Your family will have hundreds of pumpkins to choose from (starting as low as $2.00) and fun (and free) activities for the children.

Your children will enjoy hay bale mazes, bounce houses and slides, hayrides, and train rides. There will also be photo opportunities in the pumpkin patches with Halloween decorations and next to your child’s favorite character from their favorite movie, television show, or video game.

The event is free. You just have to pay for parking. There will also be home-baked goods and refreshments available for purchase.

If you are also looking for ways to make a difference this holiday season, you can also bring a canned food item (or a few) to drop off for one of Flower Mound’s partners, Christian Community Action.

Community Pumpkin Patches at Local Churches

If you have older children and teens or are just looking to pick a few pumpkins for your house, there are a couple of community pumpkin patches you can visit and make a difference in local churches.

Pumpkins on the Prairie in Frisco

Pumpkins on the Prairie is a ministry of Grace Avenue United Methodist Church in Frisco, TX, that benefits Grace Avenue Mission, Ministry, and Assistance (GAMMA). This is a program designed for funding outreach efforts to help those in need such as supporting educational opportunities throughout the world.

Pumpkins on the Prairie is open from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday-Friday and from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will be lots of pumpkins to pick from along with free activities for the children. There will be bounce houses, hay mazes, face painting, pumpkin launches, and more!

Pumpkin Patch in Plano

The Pumpkin Patch at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, TX, has a variety of pumpkins for sale in the north parking lot. The patch’s proceeds will go towards scholarships for their youth ministry and classroom updates. The Pumpkin Patch will last until Thursday, October 31, and is open from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Patch in Wylie

Wylie United Methodist Church is hosting a pumpkin patch that will benefit their children’s ministry. The patch will be open daily through Thursday, October 31. On Monday-Saturday, the patch will be open from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. On Sundays, it will be open from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. On October 31, the pumpkin patch will close at 5:00 p.m. They will have some great pumpkins for sale next to their church.

These community pumpkin patches are close to home, a lot of fun, and a great way to make a difference in our community through local organizations and churches. If you know about other community pumpkin patches that provide fun and opportunities to impact our community, share with your friends on social media. Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of people that are our neighbors and friends!

Stay tuned to our blog for more ways you can make a difference this holiday season and for more fun, family-friendly holiday events!