This week I attended a ribbon cutting and media event for Barton Hill Farms located in Bastrop Texas. Unfortunately it was during school so I was not able to bring the kids :-(
From the Barton Hill Farms website
Come get lost with Barton Hill Farms at the first annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze! Set amongst hundred-year-old cottonwoods on the banks of the Colorado River between Austin and Bastrop, Barton Hill Farms integrates Texas heritage, traditional fall fun, and live Texas Country music to create an experience the whole family can enjoy. The festivities kick off on Saturday, September 22nd and continue every weekend through Sunday, November 18th.
The annual festival features a 5-acre corn maze (created in conjunction with The Maize Inc.), stage acts, and live music from up-and-coming Texas Country artists, offering a little something for everyone. Moms and dads can kick back with a brew, while the little ones explore The Lively, a 50 foot pirate ship wrecked on the banks of the river, play frontier games in a replica of the ol’ Wilbarger fort, and pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.
The location was really easy to find. My GPS told me to turn left, but I needed to turn right. When you get close, look for the signs!
There is a really cool entrance to the location, parking is really easy. NOTE: Make sure you wear close toe shoes. Do not take your kids in flip flops or sandals. There were an abundance of stickers! Many of which are still in my car. I would hate for any ones babies to get in a sticker patch.
This is the covered concession stand. They will be offering:
- Bottled sodas & water
- Trail mix
- Kettle corn
- Frozen treats
- Local beers by Bastrop Brewhouse & Texas wine
This is the semi covered pick-nick area with tables. There is also a music stage off in the distance and they recommend bring folding lawn chairs and picnic-type blankets for setting up near the stage.
At the entrance to the maze you can pick up special maze sheets that have specific themes such as Halloween, History, Tots etc. As you go along the maze you will find post with numbers on them. These numbers will go along with the sheet you have and there will be a question that you answer for that number. The answer you pick will determine what direction you go. I think that is a great idea to make the maze more interactive and fun for the whole family.
Which way will you go?
Can you find her? lol
At some point you are going to go, there is a row of port-a-potty’s close to the exit. In all honestly I have never in my life been in one. However, I wanted to point out the mobile washing stations! These are so cool. I think every mother will appreciate these. Great idea Barton Hill Farms.
Location Admission Hours
1115 Farm to Market 969 Ages 0-2: Free Sep 22 to Nov 18
Bastrop, TX 78602 Ages 3-12: $7 Saturdays & Sundays
25 minutes from Austin Ages 13+: $10 9AM to dusk
10 minutes to Bastrop
They also have coupons on their website here.
Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received an invitation to the ribbon cutting event. The opinions expressed here are mine and may differ from yours.