When the children were younger, we would plan an annual fall trip with friends out to the Hill Country to Sweet Berry Farm. We go in the springtime each year to pick strawberries as well. But truthfully, the fall time is when you want to visit this farm!
Sweet Berry Farm
For fewer crowds, we recommend visiting on a weekday – with the exception on Wednesdays. Sweet Berry Farm is closed on Wednesdays. Here’s a few things we like to do when we visit Sweet Berry Farms:
Sweet Berry Farm: Pumpkins
First up, let’s get the obligatory pumpkin patch pictures done so we can run around and enjoy this fun farm! Sweet Berry Farm has TONS of fun photo opps, with old trucks, tractors, hay bales, and lots of brightly colored pumpkins. I just love how the orange shows up in pictures.
Sweet Berry Farm: Farm Animals
Pictures done, we were ready to explore. On weekdays, a few of the events are closed, like face painting, pony rides, and the grill. But for the most part, there is a great deal of fun things to do.
The boys in particular enjoyed feeding the goats. For a quarter, you can grab a cup of good food and meet these friendly guys up close and personal. They have one of the more fancier homes that I have ever seen…..
Sweet Berry Farm: Fun Fall Activities
What else to do? There is a maze for the little kiddos, the big Berry Bounce (jumping on a big pillow), stuff a scarecrow, hayrides, and pumpkin painting. There is a tunnel that takes you under the road and to the other side of the farm. That is where you will find the gorgeous flowers for picking (and more photo opps), the barrel train, and the Texas Hayfield maze (ages 6 and up). Each of the events are reasonably priced.
Bring a picnic lunch, as there is ample seating under the shady trees or out in the sunlight.
With all there is to do there, our boys were just happy to run freely, chase each other around the pumpkins, and play in the bed of the trucks. With so much space to do this in, it was nice to sit back as a parent and let them play. I can’t say how crowded it would be on a weekend to allow that, so it is nice that the farm is open on weekdays.
Parents come out for some great pictures, and yes, you will find plenty of opportunities to take some great shots. But the kids come out to enjoy a fun, farm environment. Even with Halloween almost here, the fall continues on, and Sweet Berry Farm has tons of fun still to offer through November 5. Make some plans to go on out and enjoy it!
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