Best Places To Get Pumpkins In East Texas
With Halloween slowly sneaking up on us, we have come up with a list of great places to get pumpkins. For those of you who enjoy making the Jack-O-Lanterns with the kids to making real homemade pumpkin pies, we have five places to help you find the perfect one. Maybe, just maybe, if you get there in time, you and Charlie Brown might catch a glimpse of The Great Pumpkin.
If you are close to Tyler you should visit Bell Family Farm. They are open every Friday and Saturday in October from 10:00 a.m. to dusk, there is more than just pumpkins here. From hayrides to feeding fish, Pappys offers all kinds of fun for the family. Check out the website to find out more.
St Francis of Assisi is a small Catholic Community Church in Gilmer, Texas. An annual event that everyone looks forward to in the fall is the "Friends of Francis Festival " (usually the first Sunday in October). Fun activities include a Pumpkin Patch, carnival games, prizes, entertainment and good authentic Mexican food and prizes, silent auction, raffle, and sweet shop country store, bingo and cake auction. It 's good family fun. All benefits from this festival go to the church and the children 's education.
Moore Farms in Bullard is a fifth generation East Texas farm that has a variety of fun for the kids. They have everything from a hayride to a cornfield maze. Moore Farms also enjoys teaching the young minds about agriculture. Come on down and have some fun and learn a little something.
Don't let the name fool you -- during the fall this great family run business has a Pumpkin Patch to explore. You can plan on making a whole day of this activity as they have plenty of other activities to help get you in the Halloween spirit -- Nostalgic Roller Coaster, Hayrides, Big Giant Slide, Antique Coney Island Ride, Ferris Wheel, Tubs of Fun, Spinning Apple, Swing Ride, Monkey Motion, Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Wall, Barrel Train, Gift Shop, Farm Zoo, Rubber Duck Races, Pumpkin Launcher, Corn Cannon & Picnic Area. The Hayride, Farm Zoo, Play & Picnic Area are all complimentary.
CJ did a great job finding all of the Pumpkin Patches but if you are like me and get busy and don't get the chance to start your Halloween celebrations early by visiting one of the area's pumpkin patches Brookshire's and Wal-Mart are sure to have your next "master piece" jack-o-lantern. My youngest son always watches the flyers when he sees that pumpkins are two for $5 he announces that we are going to go to see Mr. Hatfield down at Brookshires.