It’s Pumpkin Time, and while all the restaurants are busy breaking out their pumpkin spice coffees, scones and ice creams, we are busy looking for the real thing, pumpkin patches!
Lone Star Family Farm in Stephenville had a jump on their competition, and opened a week earlier than most, on September 19th! I love country roads around Stephenville, and watching as the prairies slowly gain a rise and fall as the terrain changes, opening itself to panoramic vistas across the land! It was a beautiful, cool morning for a drive, and we arrived at Lone Star Farms just after they opened for the 2015 season!
Of course, we had a great time exploring the farm, the corn maze and just meeting some really nice people! I loved the set-up of the farm, it made it very easy to keep my youngest close and busy, even while I took pictures of my other kids with the pumpkins! They loved that I felt safe enough to let them run and experience being a “farm-kid”, and Lone Star FF has plenty of wide-open spaces for them to do just that!
Please check out my Mommy Tips for making the most of your visit!
Know Before You Go
I love their late hours, giving you a chance to enjoy the farm in the cooler part of the day!
While flip-flops are still tempting this time of year, be sure and wear close-toed shoes!
The farm is VERY stroller and wagon friendly! Even the corn maze is nice and wide!
Don’t forget sunscreen!
Pets aren’t allowed.
There were LOTS of great pumpkins at the farm! Come ready for plenty of photo ops, and to take home a few!
We absolutely LOVED their huge, 7 acre corn maze! They have fun games to play inside the maze, too!
Be sure and take plenty of water, especially on warm days!
I really loved that they have a staffed lookout station, so if you need help, you just need to look UP!
How cool is this? On Friday and Saturday nights, the farm is open until 10:30pm, and you can explore the maze by flashlight! It’s not scary, just darker….
After working our way through the Corn Maze, what better way to relax than on a hay ride through the fields!
Lone Star FF has cute little goats to pet!
By the way, why is it hard to carry on a conversation with a goat?
Because they are always butting in.
There are also fun games for the kids to play, and even a little maze for youngest children!
When you are on a farm, you have to at least practice ropin’ a steer! I loved that some of the boys staffing the farm knew how to rope, and were more than happy to show my kids just how to do it!
These are “farm slides”, and super fun!
Lone Star Farms sells drinks and snacks, as well as some lunch items! They have picnic tables under the trees where you can just hang out and enjoy the peace and quiet, too!
If you are looking to get in out of the sun for your meal, head 1.5 miles up the road to the original Hard 8 Bar-B-Q! Yummy!
It’s a farm, and you are out in a field, so be prepared for port-a-potties! However, they were clean, and they also offer hand-washing stations. There wasn’t a changing table, so be sure to bring something with you.
Lone Star Family Farm
4199 Hwy 67, Stephenville
Click HERE to visit their website.