Houston's Local Pumpkin Patch
We've Got Pumpkins!
A hayride to the pumpkin fields has been a family favorite Fall season activity since the day Dewberry Farm opened! We have several acres of pumpkins just waiting for a home. Our pumpkins come in several varieties, colors and sizes. And if you don’t want to pick up pumpkins from the fields, you can purchase them in the Pumpkin Barn.
We’ve got the perfect pumpkins for jack-o-lantern carving. See Below for pumpkin carving tips and stencils. Take home our pumpkins to carve.
Don’t want to carve? Pick a few pumpkins to paint! They are cute as bugs ears! Get pumpkin painting tips below! Take home our pumpkins to paint.
Local Pumpkin Patch
Come out to your local pumpkin patch. We only provide the highest quality of pumpkins from New Mexico and Michigan.
Houston, Halloween is just around the corner! Time to decorate the house in fake spider webs (or simply leave the REAL ones up), pick out an spooky costume and carve those pumpkins! Here are a few tips to make your pumpkin carving experience go as smooth as possible.
Tip 1. Choose the right pumpkin.
The right pumpkin has a flat bottom so that it doesn’t roll all over the front porch. Select a fresh pumpkin with a solid stem and no bruising.
Tip 2: Cut at an angle.
Have you ever cut the top off your pumpkin only to have to drop into the sticky, gooey mess? Avoid this nonsense by cutting your lid off at an angle.
Tip 3: Have the right tools.
One of the best tools for cutting the lid off a pumpkin is a keyhole saw. The sharp teeth on this saw can easily slice through a pumpkin’s thick shell, and the flexible blade is awesome for making curved cuts. Other useful carving tools include hole cutters, wood gauges and a power drill. Melon ballers or ice cream scoops are perfect for getting all that goopy pulp out.
Tip 4: Keep it fresh.
Nothing stinks more than spending oodles of time on a pumpkin only to have it rot away a few days later. To keep your carved masterpiece daisy fresh for Halloween, spread petroleum jelly on the cut edges. If it shrivels up, you can freshen it up by soaking it in cold water for up to 8 hours.
Visit us on Pinterest for fun pumpkin carving ideas! And don’t forget to visit Pumpkin Hollar when you come to Dewberry Farm — it’s full of carved pumpkins all lit up! Plus — we have pumpkin carving templates for you to download right here on our website!
Create amazing pumpkin decor without the mess! Painting pumpkins instead of carving them has several perks. Painted pumpkins last longer than carved ones. You don’t have to worry about your little ones and sharp objects. Plus, you can be as creative as you want to be with glitter, stickers, or whatever else your inner artist desires!
Pick a Pumpkin
The perfect painting pumpkin has a smooth, even surface. Be sure to choose one without bruises, scratches, and lumps. Unless lumpy is the look you’re going for, of course. Great painting pumpkin varieties include Baby Pam, Sugar Pie, Lumina, or Cotton Candy.
Clean Your Pumpkin
You can use a damp cloth or paper towel to gently remove the dirt and grime from your pumpkin. Avoid using items like rough scrubbing pads as this can damage your pumpkin’s skin and potentially bruise it. Use a soft cloth to thoroughly dry your pumpkin and be sure to keep the stem area dry. A wet stem or blossom (the bottom of your pumpkin) can cause your pumpkin to rot.
When it comes to pumpkin painting, the design options are endless! Stencils and stickers are easy options for younger kids while older painters might like to take on more intricate designs.
Pumpkin Painting Tools
Acrylic paint is a great option for painting pumpkins as it dries quickly and allows you to paint over the first layer in a short time period. Go-to painting tools include cheap paint brushes, cotton swabs, sponges, and cotton balls. A damp cloth works great for wiping away any mistakes.
Make your pumpkin shine with fun embellishments like glitter, sequins, pom poms, or rhinestones. Add googly eyes to create faces! Incorporate glow-in-the-dark paint to make your pumpkin stand out at night!
Visit us on Pinterest for fun design ideas … but definitely plan a trip to Dewberry Farm this fall for pumpkin picking! We’ll give you a wagon ride right out to the fields and bring you back again with a load of pumpkins! We strive to be Houston's best pumpkin patch. Please give us a review on google.
Pumpkin Carving Stencils
Click on a graphic to download the stencil.
You can tape the stencil to your pumpkin and transfer the design a couple of ways. 1) Use a very small nail or a straight pin to poke holes along the path of the design. 2) Or use a fine pointed ball point pen to trace the design firmly onto your pumpkin through the paper.