Let’s face it, here in Central Texas, we don’t get a traditional fall. In fact, we are down right HOT most of September & October. So it is really great that we can still experience some fall fun with Barton Hill Farms so close to us.
Barton Hill Farms: The History
Barton Hill Farms is dedicated to bring outdoor fun and educational events to families in Central Texas. The history of the farm itself is fascinating, dating back to the 1830s, when it was first settled by Josiah Wilbarger, a survivor of an Indian ambush that left him scalped. I loved reading about the history of the land and area on the historical signs that are peppered throughout the farm.
Barton Hill Farms: Lonesome Dove Corn Maze
This year, the Barton Hill Farms corn maze is in honor of the epic western novel, Lonesome Dove. The maze is my family’s favorite thing to do here, as it is a challenge. There are themed sets of clues (we chose Halloween History) to help you through the maze. I had never worked my way through a corn maze before when we tried it 2 years ago and was overwhelmed with how tall all the stalks were. It was extremely well done, with just the perfect amount of difficulty to make it challenging. We never got lost and we never wanted to give up. It really was a great family time.
And for the younger ones, there is the Spookly the Square Pumpkin Maze. There is a story behind the square pumpkin,making this maze totally fun for kids!
Barton Hill Farms: Outdoor Fun
The best part about Barton Hill Farms, other than the corn maze, is the relaxing atmosphere. There are so many fun things to do at the Farm as a family that you can take your time with and really enjoy yourselves. throw washers, play in the massive pirate ship/sand box, run around like frontier men in the Fort, hula hoop, and take tons and tons of pictures. Picnic tables are scattered around with great big shade awnings to sit under. There are a few drink & food tents as well. This year, they also have a jumping pillow, kayaking on the Colorado River, calf roping, John Deer Trike Track, and farm animals.
Barton Hill Farms: Pumpkin Patch
Barton Hill Farms also has a great pumpkin patch to select the perfect one to carve or decorate for Halloween. There are also so many great spots for photos!
Barton Hill Farms: Live Music
Barton Hill Farms Hours & Admission
Barton Hill Farms will be open on weekends September 24th – November 13, 2016.
General admission is $8 for ages 3 to 10 and $11 for ages 11 and up, and includes entry into the grounds, the corn maze, pumpkin patch, and slides.
The Adventure Pass is $13 for ages 3 to 10 and $14 for ages 11 and up, and includes unlimited access to the jumping pillow, cow train, trike track, pumpkin painting, and pony hops! Children two and under are free but must be accompanied by a paying adult but an adult must have the Adventure Pass to accompany their toddler in Adventure activities.
If you buy your tickets online in advance, you can save $1 per ticket – BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Barton Hill Farms. All opinions of the farm, including how amazing I think the corn maze is, are all mine.