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Pumpkin patches popping up across East Texas

Are you ready for Autumn? Here is a list of places to visit for pumpkin picking:

TYLER, Texas — Autumn has arrived! If you're looking for some fun family Fall festivities, we've got you covered! CBS19 has put together a list of places where you can pick pumpkins and enjoy some autumnal activities across the Pineywoods:


Texas State Railroad Corn Maze: All aboard the pumpkin patch express! Located in Rusk, kids of all ages can take a 30-minute round trip train ride from the depot with departure times of 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM and 4 PM. Visitors can pick their pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, take part in a hayride and interactive games, and if you're brave enough head to the "Trick or Treat Street." 

Train rides will be taking place the last three Saturdays in October (10/16/2021 - 10/30/2021) 

For more information visit their website or call (855) 632-7729


Located in Longview,  Ellis Home & Garden is open for all your fall needs. They are open 9 AM to 8 PM weekdays and Sunday Noon to 6 PM. On the weekends, they have food trucks and pumpkins for sale. On the third Thursday of October, they will host their annual Pumpkin glow.  


Saint Matthews Episcopal Church located in Henderson, TX will open its pumpkin patch on October 2nd, 2021 featuring a list of events throughout the season including a blessing of the animals on opening day, pumpkin painting, bake sales and movies in the patch. A list of dates and more information can be found on their Facebook page.


Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church opened its FREE pumpkin patch Saturday, September 25th and will be open until October 31st. Kids can enjoy a ride on the pumpkin patch express, participate in games and trivia, and of course pick their own pumpkin. Pumpkins are for purchase and prices vary dependent on size. Operating hours are weekdays from 10 AM to dusk, Saturday 9 AM to dusk, and Sunday Noon to dusk.


Calie's Acre has the perfect photo spot for those photo ops with its sunflower field! From 9 AM to Dusk, visitors can pay $10 to for take-your-own photos in the pasture. They will also open their pumpkin patch on October 1st. They will be open 7 days a week with admission starting around $6. For more information and up-to-date events, please visit their Facebook page.