Beautiful maple trees, cooler weather, and bright orange pumpkins mark the beginning of the Texas Hill Country fall season, and nobody celebrates it better than Love Creek Orchards, home of the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch. Love Creek Orchards, pioneers of the Texas Apple industry, have been hosting the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch for the past 19 years. Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Medina on Highway 16 North, Love Creek has the perfect setting for a children’s festival. 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.
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. “We want children to experience a day of the farm and fun," says owner Bryan Hutzler. "But we want to make it a learning experience as well. What a great way to learn about agriculture and how apples are grown and harvested. Our event is all about the harvest and life on a farm.” The event also includes 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 hot dogs, BBQ, 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 opens on October 6th and is open every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is $6.00 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 a barrel train ride. The first weekend, all active military families with I.D. will get in for half price! 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 (210) 215-1995. Special birthday parties can also be accommodated.
The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch is a wonderful day trip for a family to enjoy together.