The Sassiest Pumpkin Patches around SA

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Don’t you just love a pumpkin patch?

Well, San Antonio has a big selection. I thought I would compile a list of my all time favorite pumpkins patches in and around San Antonio for my Livin’ Sassy readers. After all, over the last fifteen years, I have been taking my kids all over town in search of that perfect picture and experience. I might as well do something useful with all the knowledge I have gained in travels around town with camera in hand.

There are all kinds of pumpkin patches to choose from. My list will contain what I find to be the “sassiest,” It basically means that they aren’t your plain jane places with a few pumpkins and a random haystack. The places on my list are all kinds of sassy!

So after years and years of hands on research and in no particular order, I bring you the “Sassiest Pumpkin Patches in and around San Antonio:

 Alamo Heights United Methodist Church– The patch is located behind the church on Basse Road. It might not be easily visible from the front of the beautiful church but if you drive around to the back, you will get a full view of the massive amount of pumpkins available for purchase. I love that you don’t have to worry about it being close to a busy street in case you have kids that like to run off! And some of the best pictures I ever took of my son when he was a baby were with the view of the big church steeple in the background. It is real close to Trader Joe’s so you can make a quick trip when you are done, so that’s a bonus!

Love Creek Orchards– If I were to have to pick my favorite all-time pumpkin patch experience, this would be it! Now be warned that you need to block off a whole day to get to all the attractions, but it is so worth it. It is an actual working apple orchard located in Medina. The scenic drive through Bandera and the Hill Country is spectacular. There are several stops along the way that sell beautiful, full mums to put you in the festive, mood. We always buy several and put them on our front porch to signify that we have indeed been to our favorite Fall harvest celebration.  It is pure old-fashioned fun!

Northwest Hills United Methodist Church– This church is located on the far Northwest side of town off of Tezel Rd. And like most church patches, the proceeds are used to fund various ministries for the church. It is one of my favorites because the grounds are shaded and they have such cute places to take pictures. They leave you ample room for a group of kids to sit so they are more comfortable while you make them sit for what seems like hours for that perfect picture! The volunteers are so friendly that they make you want to stay and visit.  Their website says that this is the 23rd year to have a pumpkin patch. And I know why it has lasted so long! They make you feel good!

Milberger’sWhen my twins were around two years old, our SA Mother of Multiples playgroup had this popular nursery on their calendar to meet to play and visit. I was a little skeptical at first because as many times that I had driven by their location off of 1604, I had never been able to see any hint of a pumpkin patch from the highway.

When we got there and discovered the bounce house, hay bales and picture spots all over the gorgeous grounds, I was more than surprised!  I haven’t been back in a few years since the kids have outgrown most of their activities but if you have smaller children, this is the perfect spot for you! And since I am always throwing off advice on where to eat, you can plan on taking pictures at the Milberger’s and then getting some scrumptious lunch at the food trucks right up the street at Boardwalk on Bulverde!

Now, that’s a sassy afternoon right there!

Devine Acres Farm– This is another pumpkin patch that is worth the drive. It is located about 45 minutes outside of San Antonio in Devine.  And it IS divine! It is a working Christmas tree farm but they also put on an extra special Fall festival experience. You can go on hayrides, paint pumpkins, fish, and even mine for gemstones. There are too many activities to list. We have been several times on field trips and the family that operates the farm is so sweet and helpful. You can truly feel the passion that they have for sharing their farm with the public!

Helotes Hills United Methodist Church– The final sassy pumpkin patch on my list is located in Helotes. The stone church is not only gorgeous but the grounds are almost fully shaded. It is important in South Texas because more than likely, it could be hot and keeping the kids cool in those heavy costumes is important. They have a very varied selection of pumpkins. The kids can come home with a lot of pumpkins without breaking the bank. Just remember that this is a fundraising project for the church, so paying a little extra in addition to your total is always welcomed and appreciated. In years past, they have had coloring books and crayons for the kids too!

Honorable Mentions: South Texas Maize and Fiesta Farms.

Now grab your cameras, the list and find the best pumpkin patches in town.

And don’t worry about not getting that perfect shot of your kids.

After all, it’s all about the experience!

Stay Sassy Y’all.

 

 

 

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  1. Gloria Hamilton says:

    Thanks for sharing all your favorite pumpkin patch spots. Hoping (& wishing I can drag my teens for some pictures.)
    BTW did you go to the Ole Market this weekend. Wondering what you thought of their new location. I was excited about the larger space but I was bit disappointed. The larger space felt a little cold. We sort of missed the coziness and definitely the closer location of the Shriners Hall.

    • I didn’t get to go this year. Since I started working full time, it was too hard to make it down there. I love the Alzafar location too. I wish there was more space so the JLSA can add more vendors! Hopefully, I can go to their wine event in March to support them. I’m still a sustainer, love me some JLSA!

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