Looking for something to do this fall in the Rio Grande Valley?
The T-Ranch in La Feria, Texas recently opened its doors for their 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch!
This beautiful pumpkin patch is the largest of its kind in South Texas and features an iconic pumpkin house, a giant chair, and numerous photo displays. Adults and children can enjoy the family-friendly setup that also includes attractions like a Hay Maze, Corn Box, Hay Mountain & Slide, Ranch Games, Animal Exhibit, and their Paint-A-Pumpkin. This was our very first time visiting and learning about The T-Ranch, which was founded in 2001 by Jose and Christina Treviño and today serves as a beautiful place where friends, family, and guests of all ages can enjoy.
The working cattle ranch borders a National Wildlife Refuge and sits on 75-acres in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. It houses Red Brangus cattle and other farm animals such as Jacob's Sheep, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Jerusalem Donkeys, Potbellied Pigs, turkeys, chickens, and ponies. It also features a beautiful pond with large catfish and bass.
Overall we loved our visit. Everyone was friendly, courteous, and attentive. Sarah, the daughter of the owner gave us an informative tour and even offered to take some photos and videos for us. She was great! Whether you are in search of a perfect location for a special photo session (engagements, family, couples, etc) or are looking for something fun to do with your family or friends, this is definitely a spot to consider.
Take a few minutes to review these important tips to help you plan a great visit based on our experience:
1) Wear comfortable shoes
Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor pumpkin patch. The ground is uneven throughout the area. Wear comfortable shoes and avoid wearing heels, if possible. I wore short booties and even then I was worried about taking a misstep.
2) Reservations are not required
The T-Ranch Pumpkin Patch will be opened this fall from September 16 through November 14, 2021. It's opened Thursday through Sunday, hours of operation vary.
3) Admission fee
Admission is only $10 per person, children ages 2 and under are FREE. Reservations are not required. Tickets must be purchased in person. They accept cash and all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Right now they don’t charge additional professional photographer fees, but all visitors must pay the $10 admission fee.
4) Plan your visit
Depending on the photos you plan to take or the occasion for your visit, keep in mind the best times of the day for lighting. Check the weather before you go. Take bug spray, if needed.
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