I love this time of year! For me fall and Halloween usher in holiday season and a magical time of year. While I've always loved holidays, having little ones makes me enjoy things even more as I see the excitement in their eyes with each new experience.
This year we decided to make some memories and celebrate fall by visiting Barton Hill Farms.
Visiting Barton Hill Farms makes for a fun day trip. You can feel you're fully escaping the city of Austin as you journey a short distance out east of the Austin airport. The unseasonably cool weather we've been having lately made for the perfect weather to enjoy our family's first pumpkin patch and corn maze!
After the car ride, Cakes was eager to get out and start taking in all the activities of this autumn wonderland. She started by swinging on a hay barrel rope swing before moving over to the sunken pirate ship (“the Lively, Stephen F. Austin’s lost sailing ship fabled to be taken by pirates, lost at sea, or perhaps even shipwrecked on the high banks of the Colorado River outside Bastrop.”) We stopped at a centrally located concession stand to pick up some water and locally brewed Bastrop Beer before continuing to tour the rest of pumpkin strewn property.
Last stop – the 5-acre corn maze. I became disoriented and felt so small lost among the tall stalks of corn. Luckily, at the start of the maze there is a selection of themed clues (Halloween, American History, and a Kiddie version to name a few) to help guide you safely through. Even with four adults, we made a couple of wrong turns by choosing the American History clues but otherwise enjoyed all 10 turns in this mammoth maze.
It was such a fun day and memorable experience for the whole family and is definitely the start of a fall family tradition!
Are you in Austin or the surrounding area and ready to get into the spirit of fall? Visit Barton Hill Farms and create some memories of fall with your family!
Location: 1115 Farm-to-Market 969, Bastrop, TX 78602
Admission: Ages 0-2: Free, Ages 3-12: $7, Ages 13+: $10
Hours: Sep. 22-Nov. 18, Saturday and Sunday from 9a to Dusk
How do you create memories to celebrate fall?