The corn is planted and the pumpkins are growing…it’s almost time for the 11th Annual Fall Festival, Pumpkin Patch, & Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms!
This year’s festival is going to be a smash. After a hot and dry summer, we could all use a little outdoor time, right? We’ll have all the events you know and love: the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, a NEW Corn Maze theme, live music, and much more!
Here’s what you can expect this year, with more details to come!
WHEN Can You Go to the Fall Festival?
This year’s festival runs from October 1st through November 6th, on Saturdays, Sundays, and Columbus Day.
Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Columbus Day: 10:00am – 5:00pm
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What Can You DO at the Fall Festival?
Make sure to allow for several hours on the day you visit Barton Hill Farms, because there’s a lot to do!
Solve the 5-Acre Corn Maze
Our enormous Corn Maze will be back for the 11th year! This fall’s theme announcement is coming soon. It’s gonna be a fun one, with some local flavor!
Pick the Perfect Pumpkin
Our U-Pick Pumpkin Patch will be overflowing with gourds of all shapes and sizes. From small sugar pumpkins to honkin’ pumpkins perfect for the family jack o’lantern, you’ll find the right one to take home. Plus, the pumpkin patch makes a gorgeous fall-themed backdrop for photos. Very Insta-worthy!
Cut a Sunflower Bouquet
We’ll have a large field of cheerful sunflowers at the festival this year. Cut a bouquet of stems to bring a bit of the farm into your home. (Plus, it’s another great photo site!)
Take in Some Live Entertainment
Each year, we welcome some of the best local musicians to entertain the folks at the Fall Festival. You’ll be able to catch the performances at the Texas Live Music Stage.
We’ll also have live shows, like Pistol Packin’ Paula, the two-time World Champion Gun Twirler. Check in with us throughout the season to learn our show schedule.
Play All Day!
We’re putting the “festive” in festival with games and activities for the whole family. Take a ride on the Bee Train, or on the Texas Hayride Trail to view some of our sheep and cattle. Mosey over to the farm pens to visit with llamas, pigs, chickens, and a couple of miniature horses.
Go for a bounce on one of two Texas Jumbo Jumping Pillows. Try your hand at archery or catch-and-release fishing. With over 30 activities at the festival, there will be plenty to do all day long.
What Can You EAT AND DRINK at the Fall Festival?
All that activity builds up a big appetite, and we’ve got you covered.
New to our food options this year will be some perfectly tender BBQ pulled pork, smoked on-site by our very own pitmasters. We’ll also have crispy fried chicken tenders and fries, cheesy pizza, kettlecorn, sweet churros, and more! For dessert, head over to Avaleigh’s Sweet Barn for Southern-Style Strawberry Shortcake and Blue Bell Ice Cream. YUM.
Family meal deals are available at all food locations, so you can order for the whole group.
To drink, stop by the Barton Hugel Apfelwein & Biergarten for local beer and cider. Or get a frozen sangria slush (adults only!). For the rest of the family, we have Farm Fresh Strawberry Lemonade, Frozen Lemonade, iced tea, and bottled water. Stay hydrated, friends!
Need a Seasonal Job?
We’re hiring for the festival! We’ve got lots of employment opportunities this year, including supervisors, hands, and our BBQ pit crew. Perks of working with us include free meals during your shift, flexible scheduling, and participation in our bonus pay program.
College-bound seniors can also apply for our annual scholarships!
We’ll be hiring:
- Concessions staff
- Train drivers
- Admissions staff
- Activities hands
- Farm hands
- Pumpkin patch hands
- Pitmaster and Pit Prep
- Supervisors for Food & Beverage, Grounds & Maintenance, Parking Lot, and Games
We’ll be interviewing applicants on-site at the farm on September 10th and 11th, so get those applications in ASAP! New employee orientation starts on September 17th and 18th, with an October 1st start date. We can’t wait to welcome you to the team!