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 local pumpkin patches. You can get amazing pumpkins to decorate your house for fall or to carve different faces for Halloween and enjoy hay rides, delicious food, and fun activities that will keep your children busy for hours! Not only do these local pumpkin patches provide great pumpkins, food, and fun, they provide an opportunity for you to make a difference in our community.

Here are a few amazing local 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 Wednesday, October 31. Aside from picking pumpkins, there is 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 adult. 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 Wednesday, October 31, from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Your family will have hundreds of pumpkins to choose from 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 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 ($5-$10). 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 bring a canned food item (or a few) to drop off for one of Flower Mound’s local partners, Christian Community Action.

Local Pumpkin Patches at Local Churches

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

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 Wednesday, October 31, and is open from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

These local 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 local 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 our neighbors!

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