As summer wanes and the temperature drastically drops into the mid-eighties (brrrrrrr), one thing is certain: Fall is in the air in Austin. Or maybe it’s just the ragweed. Either way, October means it’s time to pay a local farm for the privilege of waiting in lines to look at large, orange squash-y things. Hooray!
This year, we went to The Fall Festival at Barton Hill Farms near Bastrop. It features all the basic Autumn accoutrements: A pumpkin patch (seen above), a huge corn maze, a mini corn maze, barnyard animals, lots of food, live music and various games to keep kids from getting bored.
For a few more bucks, you can feel like a true VIP and get yourself an Adventure Pass. This gives you access to the grain train, tricycle racing, a huge jumping pillow and Bessy’s cow train. For us, it was worth it for the jumping pillow alone, the little man couldn’t get enough.
All in all, it was a great way to spend a few hours (and a few bucks) on a chilly (it was totally in the 70s when we headed out) autumn day in the Central Texas area.
Regular admission is $8 for kids (3-10) and $11 for everyone else (11+). The Adventure Pass will set you back $13 (3-10) and $15 (11+). Under 3 is totes free. I recommend ponying up the extra few bucks for the Adventure Pass.Barton Hill Farms
1115 Farms to Market 969
Bastrop, TX 78602