It’s that time of the year again! Time for pumpkin patches, haunted houses and corn mazes. Autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year and I love going out to local farms and partaking in their “fall festivals.”
This year, I went to Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas, for their annual Fall Festival. I came here last year as well and absolutely loved it, so I made sure to come again this year.
It’s $10 per person to enter (children 3 and under are free, and over 65 / military is $8). This lets you into the pumpkin patch, corn maze and “Berry Fun Land.” You can purchase tokens to do activities like flower picking, farm tours and games. I went flower picking this year and it was $3 (3 tokens, $1 per token). There was plenty of parking in the dirt, but I had no issues in my small car. You can also go in the evenings on select nights and do things like make smores.
The first thing I did when I got there was explore the pumpkin patch and take some photos. There are really adorable photo ops (including a hilarious life-sized sasquatch!) for kids and families (or grown adults, like me).
After exploring the pumpkin patch, I went to pick some flowers. Last year, I went too late in the month and all of the flowers were picked over and scarce. This year, however, I went the first weekend that the “fall festival” began and the flower patch was beautiful. They gave me a cup and some child’s scissors to pick whichever flowers I wanted. You can pick an unlimited amount of flowers (and some people had HUGE bouquets), but having come late last year, that if everyone picked huge bouquets, then not everyone would be able to get some. Regardless, I loved having my freshly picked flowers on my dining table.
The corn maze was my next stop! They typically give you a map / brochure with directions on how to get through the maze, but I forgot to grab one and we went in blindly guessing. It’s fairly easy and only took up 15-ish minutes from entrance to exit. The ground is uneven so it might be challenging to go through with a stroller, but I always think that corn mazes are fun and this one was easy for the family to complete.
By this time, I had been there for 2 hours, it was midday and very warm. It was also getting very busy and I was trying to avoid the crowds, especially during the pandemic, so I decided to get ready to head home. We walked through the little “festival” area with the games and if I had children with me, I would have loved to play the games with them!
Before leaving, I stopped off at the store inside. There’s a bakery with delicious pies and cake pops, so of course I had to buy some. I also got some mini pumpkins, kettle corn, and local honey. It’s all fresh and delicious, so I highly recommend buying some local produce before you go! There’s everything from veggies to fruits, nuts, jams, honey and so much more.
I love autumn and autumn activities, so if you’re wanting to go to a local farm, I highly recommend visiting family-friendly Froberg’s Farm!
Thank you for reading! Have you ever been Froberg’s Farm? What’s your favorite part of autumn? Let me know in the comments below and like this post if you want more like it!