Find Us at Barton Hill Farms

Barton Hill Farms in Bastrop, Texas is the perfect place to bring the family for a nature-filled retreat. Located within a short drive of Austin, this beautiful 118-acre site within view of the Colorado River is part family farm, part entertainment venue, and part playground for young and old.

Depending on the time of year, visitors may find fields of zinnias and row after row of ripe strawberries in the U-Pick Strawberry Patch. Or they may come across a picturesque pumpkin patch and an enormous corn maze to get lost in. Games and activities, delicious food, and live music are all part of the experience during your day on the farm.

Some of Our Happy Customers!

Things to Know Before Your Visit

Our Fall Festival dates will be:

  • October 3rd, 4th
  • October 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th (Open on Columbus Day!)
  • October 16th, 17th, 18th
  • October 23rd, 24th, 25th
  • October 30th, 31st, November 1st
  • November 7th, 8th
  • November 14th, 15th

Our public events include the Spring Festival in March and April, and a Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch from late September to November. Please check our event pages for exact dates.

We host Field Trip days where elementary school children can learn about pollinators, what makes crops grow, and life on the farm. We hope to foster an interest in science and agriculture through a day of hands-on learning and outdoor fun.

We also host corporate and private events.  Check our Corporate Retreats page for more information.

We allow trained service animals only. We are animal lovers ourselves. However, as all good farmers know, not all children play well with dogs, and not all dogs play well with children. In compliance with ADA policies, we do reserve the right to ask the owner of a service animal to remove the animal if: 1) it is out of control or barking at other guests, and 2) if it is not "housebroken." Animals may NOT be left inside owner's vehicles or tied up outside our gates. Our staff is not required nor expected to provide care, food, nor water to any service animal. Relevant service animal information, including physical address, contact information, and breed of animal will be logged at the gates.

To ensure a wonderful experience for all of our guests, tickets must be purchased online for the day you plan to attend. The event may sell out, so get your tickets early!

You can purchase tickets for our Spring Festival here.

Make sure to plan for the local weather! A lot can change in the 30 miles between Austin and Bastrop. You’ll want to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses for bright days. A light jacket is also recommended during the cooler months, as it can get breezy on the banks of the river.

Guests may bring one sealed bottle of water to the farm with them, as well as snacks or a picnic lunch. Coolers or cooler bags are not allowed on the farm. Items that require refrigeration may be left in a cooler in the car until it’s time to eat. And since we are permitted by the TABC to sell beer and wine, we can’t allow any outside alcohol on the property.

These items are all permitted on the farm. Please note that they may be subject to inspection by a uniformed law enforcement officer.

Parking is free on the farm!

It gets very dry out here, so one cigarette butt could cause a major fire. And we’ve seen enough of that out here in Bastrop. So we ask that our guests refrain from smoking or vaping on the Barton Hill Farms property. This includes the parking lot!

Just a stone’s throw from downtown Austin!

Barton Hill Farms is located just 30 miles southeast of Austin, but it feels like another world far from the congestion, noise, and pollution of a major city. Come see us in the country when the music festival crowds or the University of Texas game-day traffic drive you out of town.

To get to the farm from downtown Austin, take Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd headed east. Continue straight onto FM 969 E for 21 miles. Barton Hill Farms will be on the left.

Or take IH-35 southbound, and take exit 230 for TX-71 toward US 290 W/Bastrop. Keep left at the fork, and merge onto TX-71 E. Stay on TX-71 E for about 20 miles. Then turn left on FM 1209 N, followed by a slight left onto FM 969. Barton Hill Farms will be on the right.

About Bastrop

Tucked beneath the Lost Pines on a tranquil stretch of the mighty Colorado River lies the historic Texas town of Bastrop. Just a short 25-minute drive from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, this charming borough provides small-town fun within easy reach of big-city living.

Come to Barton Hill Farms for the day, or spend an entire weekend exploring the nature, history, and culture of Bastrop. Established in the 1820s and ‘30s by a small band of Central Texas pioneers, this little city has historical ties to the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Battle of the Alamo.

Bastrop’s historic downtown has been named a “Texas Main Street” city by the Texas Historical Commission. It’s full of mom & pop restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, breweries, and antique shops. And the surrounding countryside is packed full of family-friendly activities. 

Visit McKinney Roughs State Park nearby for hiking and zip-lining. Kayak along the Colorado River, take in live music on Main Street, or tour the Lost Pines Art Center

There are plenty of places to stay for a weekend in Bastrop. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is a family-friendly resort with both an adults-only pool and an on-site water park for the kids. And there are dozens of charming vacation rentals where visitors can find their home away from home.

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