A slight change in the weather- a mere 10 degrees cooler- makes me want to partake in all things fall. Is it because it gets so dang hot here in Austin over the summer? Or perhaps it is the fact that fall is fun! I get giddy thinking of pumpkin carving, soup-making, scarf wearing, and all of the candy that I will get to consume as we get closer to Halloween.
One of our favorite events that we went to in the fall of last year was Barton Hill Farms. A nice drive on winding country roads, about twenty minutes from Austin, leads you to a fall oasis complete with pumpkins, a 5-acre Willie Nelson-themed corn maze (there is a 1-acre maze for the kiddos), hay bales for fall-tastic photo opportunities and more.
Co-owners Craig Swanson and Andrew Taft have worked hard to make their farm a memory maker in your family’s history book. The farm is set on the banks of the picturesque Colorado River and is complete with tree swings hanging from 100-year old cottonwood trees, a barrel train, jumping pillow, a huge sandbox that is in the shape of a fifty-foot replica of the Lively, an early Texas maritime schooner, pumpkin painting, farm animals, a replica of Fort Wilbarger, an 1800s era Texas Fort for children and adults to enjoy, beer, wine and food. You will be hard pressed to walk away disappointed.
Hours: Weekends through November 10. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ticket Prices: General admission is $7 for ages three to 10 and $10 for ages 11 and up, and includes entry into the corn maze. An all access pass can be purchased for an additional $5 and includes unlimited access to the jumping pillow. Children two and under are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult. Save $1 when you buy online.
Location: 1115 FM 969, Bastrop
Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive a family four pack of tickets! The tickets are admission for two adults and two children.
What do you have to do to win? Leave a comment below or fill out the form. All entries must be received by 9:00 a.m. on October 14, 2013. One winner will be selected at random. The winner will be contacted via email and given 24 hours to respond. If no response is received within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected. The tickets hold no cash value. The winner must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. By filling out the form or leaving a comment, you agree to the above terms.
For updates on events happening at the farm this fall, be sure to like their Facebook page.