It’s been a strange year, but we’ve finally gotten to October. That means Halloween is coming. Last time, we highlighted some online and in-person events going on this month. To get everyone from Houston homes ready for Halloween fun, we have a list of pumpkin patches that are open, as well as a cool and spooky musical event with the Houston Symphony.
Halter was founded in 2001 with a mission of bringing equine therapy to kids with special needs. They are the only Houston real estate-based horse therapy non-profit that uses miniature horses so that children can access this beneficial therapy at a young age. A major fundraiser for Halter is the annual pumpkin patch.
Since 2012, they have been voted as one of the top 10 pumpkin patches in the Houston area. This year, the pumpkin patch will be open on Saturday, October 17th, Sunday, October 18th, Saturday, October 24th, Sunday October 25th, and Saturday, October 31st. Open hours for each day are from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $5 to park and $10 admission for guests over age two. Admission includes a pony ride and access to the petting zoo. Visitors can also explore the haunted trail and stockyard maze. The 30-acre property has plenty of shade, so everyone will be comfortable. Pumpkins are priced according to size. For more fun, purchase a carton of confetti eggs for $3. If you need a snack, get a bag of chips for $2 or a bottle of water for $1.
In order to keep all visitors safe, everyone must wear a mask and be healthy. If you have a fever or have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and get better. The pumpkin patch will be open next year, too!
Get more details about Halter’s work and the pumpkin patch online.
For those willing to take a little drive from Houston homes, there’s the pumpkin patch at Old Christmas Tree Farm. Located in Spring, it’s the perfect place for a fun day out. The pumpkin patch is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Sunday, November 1st. On Fridays, come in the afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the pumpkin patch is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $7 per person over age two. Pumpkins, attractions, and food are extra.
You’ll find a great variety of pumpkins for sale. Pick up unusual varieties for beautiful autumn decorating. There are mini pumpkins that are perfect for younger kids. Make delicious pies and other baked goods with sweet pie pumpkins. Or choose a big pumpkin for carving a spooky masterpiece. The pumpkins come from North Texas and New Mexico. You can also find all the tools you need for pumpkin carving.
After you’ve decided on just the right combination of pumpkins, check out the attractions. Visit the animals at the petting zoo. Take a ride on the train or go on a hayride. Kids can enjoy several different slides, a bounce house, and a corn maze. All attractions require one ticket, except for the petting zoo, which is two. Tickets are $3 each or 10 for $27.
If anyone gets hungry, head to Rosemeyer Bar-B-Q for amazing barbecued dishes. Satisfy a sweet tooth with a funnel cake from the Sweet Zone or get ice cream and shave ice from Tikiz. Food is available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Due to the pandemic, masks are mandatory and social distancing encouraged. Staff will be sanitizing and disinfecting high-traffic areas. There will also be hand sanitizer stations for guests to use.
Visit the Old Christmas Tree Farm to learn more about visiting the pumpkin patch.
Another fun place for Houston real estate owners to visit is Old MacDonald’s Farm in Humble. It’s a fun place for kids and families to spend a day on the farm. The farm opens at 10 a.m. everyday. Closing time varies with the season. Admission is $14 for everyone over 18 months old. This includes all farm activities. Meet the animals at the petting zoo and buy a bag of feed for just $1. Check out the duck pond or go on a pony ride. Explore the hay barn. Kids can run around having fun on the playgrounds, with fun slides and plenty of space to climb. Play tetherball or volleyball or take a train ride. Visitors are welcome to pack a picnic to enjoy in the shade. You can also purchase treats and souvenirs at the farm.
Learn more on the Old MacDonald’s Farm website.
Music lovers in Houston homes can enjoy special live streamed concerts presented by the Houston Symphony. There will be two concerts on Halloween. At 11 a.m., tune in to Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins and hear music from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and other spooky films. The broadcast will last around 30 minutes. Tickets are $20. If you miss the live performance, you can still catch the concert for the next 24 hours. On Halloween evening, at 8 p.m., catch Haunted Halloween POPS. The orchestra will play tunes from movies including Psycho and Harry Potter, along with In the Hall of the Mountain King. Tickets for this concert are also $20.
Visit Houston Symphony online to learn more, find more performances, and purchase tickets.
There’s nothing like a visit to a pumpkin patch to get you in the mood for Halloween. We hope you can make time to visit one of the places listed here or some of the others around town. Set the stage for a fun and spooky Halloween with the symphony’s delightful concerts.
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