It’s fall in the Rio Grande Valley and pumpkins are taking over everything! Pumpkin-spiced drinks, pumpkin-themed decor, pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins! And with extra safety precautions due to COVID-19 and a ticketing system for extra social distancing, our favorite pumpkin patches in McAllen are back and working hard to bring you a fall celebration that you’ll love!
6712 N. Bentsen Rd.
$10 per person | $75 for professional photos | $125 for the horse package
On the right day, you can feel the wind through your hair. String lights are hanging above the main deck where pumpkins are laid out in five piles and a large tree provides shade. You can even hear the cows mooing in the background! At Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch, you’ll experience country life in the city! This five-acre ranch is large enough to roam while taking an endless number of pictures. It’s the perfect backdrop for photographers, Instagram lovers, and families looking for a safe and alternative outing.
Melanie and Rick Vega opened Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch in dedication to Maddie, 4, who was in the ICU when she was a year old. After battling pneumonia for two weeks and being sedated the entire time because of her age, she underwent two successful surgeries that allowed her to go home for the start of fall. In honor of Maddie’s miracle, Maddie’s Pumpkin Patch was born!
301 Pecan Blvd.
$3 per person
Every year, St. Mark’s Pumpkin Patch has brought smiles and photo ops to local families of the Rio Grande Valley. This year will mark their 23rd Annual Pumpkin Patch. If you’re traveling east on Pecan, then you’re sure to catch a glimpse of the sea of pumpkins that overfill the yard at St. Mark’s.
Their pumpkins are imported from the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico, and will arrive October 3rd with their opening date being October 4th. Pumpkins and baked goods can be purchased as well!
More Things to do in McAllen
While 2020 has been a whirlwind, McAllen is continuously bringing you things to do while practicing social distancing and all other safety measures. Stay up to date on which restaurants are open, which events have gone virtual, and which businesses are opening back up. If you’ve found a new spot that you want us to feature, then leave us a message on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!