The first thing you notice that makes Shadow Creek unique from other Pumpkin Farms is right in the name! The Shadows! Shadow Creek is well shaded, something that can really make a difference on a hot October Texas Day!
Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm is open for the 2020 Pumpkin Season, with adjusted hours and times. They will be open on weekends, Saturdays from 10 – 6, and Sundays from 1 – 6. They still have all the fun activities, such as a fun corn maze, pumpkin patch, jump pads, slides, barnyard animals, hayrides and much more! Tickets, which are $10/person and include unlimited access to almost everything, can be purchased online or at the farm.
There are LOTS of pumpkins at Shadow Creek, and they’re all arranged in really cute little displays, perfect for shutterbug moms like me! If you have toddlers, enjoy your opportunities to get these cute photos now, because once they’re school-age, it’s TORTURE to drag them away from the fun to say “cheese”!
Don’t forget cash for pumpkins, either!
This was the one time I got everyone to slow down, and I love this picture! Two seconds later they were pushing each other off the tractor…
And then we were off for the hay ride! A REAL hayride, with hay, and a tractor!
My kids think seesaws are so retro, and about the only place we see them are at farms and pumpkin patches! When I tell them that we had seesaws on my elementary school playground, shout out to L.F. Smith in Pasadena, they laugh and asked if they still used mules way back then. Funny kids.
This old slide is definitely retro, and it’s almost mandatory for any respectable pumpkin patch to have one of these, with seed bags to ride down on, just as farm kids would do!
I’m all about the corn maze! At about two acres, this one is the perfect size for everyone!
When you complete the corn maze, you get to ring the bell!
Don’t worry about hauling the biggest pumpkin back to your car, they have wagons you can use, or they’ll load it for you!
Your kids will love the little tractor rides, too!
Scare crow humor
Something new for 2020, which cost an additional amount, is Axe Throwing with Bishop Axe Throwing and Family Pumpkin Portraits. Bring extra cash for these, and I’d suggest doing the Pumpkin Portraits as soon as you arrive.
We visit a lot of pumpkin patches each fall, and there is something unique to each of them! What I loved about Shadow Creek is what the owners obviously love, too, because it’s right in the name! The Shadows! The area around the farm is shaded by LOTS of great big trees! It’s perfect to just sit back and listen to the live music, enjoy a cold drink, and let the kids play!
I love live music, and there was a fun band playing!
While outside food is permitted, the Market sells Shadow Creek merchandise, food and kettle corn. There are also some local favorite vendors, such as Big D BBQ, Pokey O’s, Bahama Bucks and White Rhino Coffee.
They also have plenty of yummy sweet, pumpkin-inspired treats! We loved the Mason Jar Pumpkin Pudding and Shadow Creek Smores!
Know Before You Go
Take cash! While they prefer cash, credit cards are accepted, but cash is much easier.
Wear close-toed shoes. It’s a farm.
Check conditions on their website and facebook page. If it’s recently rained, you may want to put your kiddo in some little rain boots!
Things To Do in Midlothian
Tex Plex Park in Midlothian offers everything for your off-road adrenaline needs, with UTV, jeep, and even dirt bike tracks!
Enjoy a hike at Mockingbird Nature Park.
The Branded Burger Company has huge burgers and hand battered onion rings! Click HERE to visit their website.
Love AirBNB? Click HERE to check out this cute log cabin for 4 on 15 acres!
Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm
1530 Indian Creek Dr, Midlothian
Click HERE to visit their website.
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