Looking for a fun family event this fall? Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze is where to go!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! By that, I mean it’s finally FALL and October is almost here. I say this every year, but October is the perfect month to me. I get to celebrate our wedding anniversary, I get to dress up for Halloween, and I get to start REALLY preparing for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. This time of the year is exceptionally magical now that we have two young daughters (ages 3 and 6) who now GET what the holidays are all about. They are ready for all family activities and Lord knows we need to keep them busy to tire them out for bedtime. We went to the Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze last year so we were all looking forward to attending the festival again! Please note: The Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival accepts cash and credit card, but No checks please.
What is Barton Hills Farms?
Barton Hill Farms is set among 100-year-old cottonwood trees, rolling grassy hills and the picturesque Colorado River. It’s about a 40 minute drive from central Austin and it is a very scenic ride. Their Fall Festival & Corn Maze is the perfect setting to let your kids enjoy true outdoor entertainment, including rides, games, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, local vendors and farm animals. They welcome large groups and school field trips and parties, so check out these links for more information.
Barton Hill Farms
1115 Fm 969,
Bastrop, TX 78602 (Near the intersection of FM 969 and FM-1209)
When is The Fall Festival & Corn Maze open?
We went to the Fall Festival & Corn Maze during Heroes’ Weekend which was Saturday and Sunday September 24th and 25th! All active duty military, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs receive free admission with valid badge or ID.
Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 24 – Nov. 13. The hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open Weekends Sept. 24 – Nov 13
Saturdays 10AM – 8PM
Sundays 10AM – 6PM
Columbus Day 10AM – 6PM
How much is admission to The Fall Festival & Corn Maze?
General Admission is $8* per person for ages three to 10 and $11* for ages 11 and up, and includes entry to the corn maze and pumpkin patch. Children two and under are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Our Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival and Corn Maze Experience!
Our family was excited to attend the Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival again this year! Barton Hill Farms is just 25 minutes from Austin and 10 minutes from Bastrop and we were ready to leave at 9:20 am to be one of the first ones at the festival. We had an excited six and three year old, and we were able to do all the activities that the Barton Hill Farms Festival and Corn Maze had to offer, including their giant Lonesome Dove Maze. We had a blast doing the tractor ride (something we didn’t get to do last year because of the long lines), the pumpkin patch, the games, the live music and so many fun-filled events we could all participate in that made this short trip from Austin a very awesome experience. The girls each picked out their own pumpkin to take home and eventually carve for Halloween!
Tips! The Barton Hill Farms website suggest that you bring a hat/cap, sunscreen, camera and some good walking shoes (VERY important). You may also want to bring folding lawn chairs and picnic-type blankets for setting up near the stage. Pets are NOT allowed, so please leave all animals at home. They have barnyard animals at the farm, so you will be able to hang out with animals while there. For parents with small children, you are allowed to bring strollers and wagons and I suggest bringing strollers that have large wheels to navigate the terrain. I also wanted to mention that Barton Hill Farms is handicap accessible. Also Remember: All children 12 years and younger are required to be accompanied by an adult. Barton Hill Farms is a smoke-free facility.
Visit the most scenic pumpkin patch in Texas! Rated by TexTraveler.com as a Top 4 pumpkin patch in the Texas. It is truly one of the most scenic pumpkin patches you’ll ever visit!
Come get lost in the 2016 Lonesome Dove Maze as we celebrate this epic Texas Western novel… It’s adorable, it’s special, and it’s quite a site to be seen. This larger maze takes about 45 minutes to complete, so make sure you take the time to complete it.
Once you’ve made it through the maze, grab a big Jack O’Lantern for carving, painting, making a pumpkin pie or decorating the house.
Have some little kids that may need a smaller pumpkin maze to master? You are in luck! The Barton Hill Farms Festival also has a Spookly the Square Pumpkin maze just for kids! Poor Spookley is a pumpkin whose shape is square rather than round. He’s teased and taunted by other mean round pumpkins. But he receives help from a Scarecrow and his 2 bat side-kicks and 3 very funny spiders….this was the perfect maze for my newly minted three-year old. The small maze takes about 25 minutes to complete.
Barton Hill has a Farm…with Sheep and a Pig and a Goat! Visit the newly constructed barn yard and visit the friendly farm animals.
Food & Beverages
Visit a concessions stand to pick up a savory bag of Lone Star Kettle Corn, chocolate banana or one of their special desert offerings.
Live TX Country & Bluegrass Music Everyday
It’s just not a festival in Texas without live music and luckily, the Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival offers up from fantastic music every day! Nothing says it’s Fall in Texas better than sipping a brew along the banks of the Colorado River while listening to some good ol’ Texas honky-tonk & southern bluegrass music played by our local, Central Texas dance hall troubadours. Live music starts Saturdays around 1PM and runs ‘till early evening. On Sundays the music starts just before noon and runs ‘till mid-afternoon. Don’t miss it.
Get an Adventure Pass!
The Adventure Pass is a $5 upgrade and provides access to the HUGE jumping pillow, Bessy’s Cow barrel train, Grain Train, pony hops, and trike track. Most kids enjoy the Adventure Pass, but adults can stick with General Admission and be fine. Some of their other activities cost extra. Please visit their activities page on the Barton Hill Farms website for more information.
With general admission you can try a sack race, pumpkin painting, ring toss, corn hole, rat racers, super slides, explore the pioneer fort, check out The Lively, hang out on the 10-acre lawn, watch some live football (on TV!) and, of course, watch all the live music you can handle. This is truly an experience to not miss this fall around Austin. In fact, I’m ready to go back next weekend!
List Price: $8* per person for ages three to 10 and $11* for ages 11 and up *Prices do not reflect the $1 discount for online purchases.