The Valley Morning Star
Updated: Oct 1, 2021
Pumpkin Trio: Sisters in charge of popular seasonal family attraction
The Trevino sisters, Sami, Andi and Sarah, turned their family ranch, the T Ranch, into one of the most popular pumpkin patches in the Rio Grande Valley. They claim it is the biggest in South Texas and from the looks of the property, it might just be.
Families come from all over the Valley to take photos and enjoy multiple activities such as “hay ride truck”, a space to paint pumpkins and the petting zoo. There are goats, sheep, pigs and even a buffalo for children to see.
“I guess there is not a whole lot to do, and this is fun. And you can social distance. Even when it is busy there is plenty of space out here and people just hang out and sit on the porch swing and relax,” Sami said.
“The first year was slow, and we didn’t have as much exposure through social media. But towards the end of the month we got a lot of people in. We listened to everyone’s feedback and now people have noticed,” she said.
One of the most popular places to take photos, which has people waiting over 30 minutes in line, is a small house by a pond filled with pumpkins. The house was made to become a prop for the pumpkin patch and has been a favorite for families who want a fall photo.