If you’re looking for budget friendly pumpkin patch photo ops, I got you! There are plenty of churches and other locations in the city that won’t cost you the price of dinner to snap a picture of your little pumpkin in a patch. Below are a few spots you can enjoy this season. Like most moms, I’m trying my best to ease my way into this new normal and try and enjoy these little moments before my kid tells me he’s too old to sit on a pumpkin and say cheese so here we go!
Lakewood United Methodist Church(NW Houston) — 11330 Louetta, Houston. The pumpkins arrive on October 7, and the patch will be open daily through October 31. Hours are 2 pm – 8 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am – 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church (Houston) – 12955 Memorial Dr., Houston. The pumpkins will arrive on October 3, and the patch will be open daily Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm, Sunday 10:30 am – 7 pm.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church(Pearland) — 2535 E. Broadway, Pearland. One of the most popular pumpkin patches in the whole area with some great photo opportunities. Open daily from September 27 – October 3, Noon to 7 pm Mon-Thurs and 10 am to 8 pm Fri-Sun.
Katy First United Methodist Church(Katy) — 5601 Fifth Street, Katy. Open daily starting October 3rd. Check their Facebook page for hours as they haven’t been announced at the time of this article’s publication.
First Christian Church (Katy) — 22101 Morton Ranch Blvd., Katy. Open daily till dark every day in October.
First United Methodist Church(Pasadena) — 1062 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena. Open October 4th-30th, 3-7 on weekdays and 12-7 on weekends.
Deer Park United Methodist Church(Deer Park) — 1300 E. 13th Street, Deer Park. The Pumpkin Patch will be open October 3rd through October 31st; Monday through Friday The Patch will be open 2-7 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 11 am to 7 pm.
Heritage Baptist Church (Missouri City) — The patch will be open daily from October 3-31 and is totally free to enter. Hours are: Mon-Fri Noon to Dusk, Saturday 10 am to Dusk, and Sunday 1 pm to Dusk.
Asbury United Methodist Church (Pasadena) — 5354 Space Center Blvd. Pasadena, TX. 77505. Open September 27 through October 31 from 2 pm until dark.
St. Philip’s United Methodist Church (Houston) — 5501 Beechnut, Houston. The patch is open starting October 3. Prices range from $1 to $60. Hours are Sunday through Friday, 1 pm- 7 pm. Saturdays, 10 am- 7 pm.
St. Philip’s is the one we went to. It’s great if you don’t want to deal with a large group of people and if you have a little one who hasn’t really grasped the idea of pumpkin patch’ing :). Face masks are required at all times. Obviously toddlers touch everything so keeping sanitizing and washing your hands immediately after is strongly advised. I know during these times it’s tough to enjoy our normal fall festivities, so enjoy as you feel comfortable. Have the best time with your little pumpkin!