When fall is in the air the first thing that comes to mind is always beautiful maple leaves and pumpkins! Most everyone can recall special memories of visiting a pumpkin patch to pick a big round bright orange pumpkin and the fun you have as a family carving wonderful faces and eating homemade pumpkin pie.
Love Creek Orchards, pioneers of the Texas Apple industry have been hosting the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch for the past 16 years. Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Medina on Highway 16 North, Love Creek Orchards has the perfect setting for a children’s festival.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is designed to entertain and educate children at the same time. The event includes hayrides, scarecrow building, pumpkin painting, pony rides, games and photo opportunities. But it also includes a petting zoo, apple orchard tours, cider making and processing apples on the apple line. Children also get to make puppets, enjoy a puppet show, story telling and playing an instrument in the Great Hill Country Symphony.
There is so much to do you will want to stay the whole day. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy food from our vendors. Love Creek offers hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, quesadillas, apple pie, pumpkin pie, apple ice cream and of course, fresh squeezed apple cider. If you want pumpkins you will find the largest variety of pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, corn stalks and fall squashes and gourds available to buy.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is open every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in October and also includes the first weekend in November. Hours are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission if $5.00 per person and includes the free hayrides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting (you buy the pumpkin and we provide the paint), tours, and entertainment. There is an additional charge for pony rides, face painting and puppet building.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is also open on Thursdays and Fridays for scheduled school tours. For more information call 800-449-0880. For school tour information call 830-796-2588. Special birthday parties can also be accommodated by reservation. For more information check out our web site at www.lovecreekorchards.com.