Free Pumpkin for Every Child with Paid Admission!

The Scarecrow Festival & Pumpkin Patch Houston kick off in October, when the ranch is open 7 days a week for the entire month. Check our Houston ranch hours page or call 281 859 1616. Entrance to the festival costs the same as our regular ranch admission; group rates available for parties of 20+ with reservations.

For more than 20 years, our  Scarecrow Festival & Pumpkin Patch Houston has been an annual tradition for families from all over the surrounding areas. All ages enjoy the fall festivities: hay rides, scarecrow scenes featuring more than 85 scarecrows, and thousands of pumpkins piled high for photo ops! Plus, all the regular ranch activities are open during the festival and included at no extra charge. Kids under the age of 2 are free.

The Oil Ranch is the #1 destination in Houston for good ol’ family fun, field trips and church groups, corporate events, and birthday parties since 1976

More than 85 decorated scarecrows bring the ranch to life! Your family will not want to miss it!

Pumpkin Patch Houston & Scarecrow Festival

Pumpkins & Scarecrows galore!

Pumpkin Patch Houston & Scarecrow Festival

85+ scarecrows bring the ranch to life!

  • Scarecrow Trick-or-Treaters
    Scarecrow Trick-or-Treaters
  • O.I.L. Express train conductor
    O.I.L. Express train conductor
  • Scarecrow referee and black cat are part of the Pumpkin Patch & Scarecrow Festival in October.
    Scarecrow referee and black cat are part of the Pumpkin Patch & Scarecrow Festival in October.
  • Super hero scarecrow trick-or-treaters
    Super hero scarecrow trick-or-treaters
  • Cartwheeling kid and Hawaiian tourist scarecrows
    Cartwheeling kid and Hawaiian tourist scarecrows
  • Scarecrow family checking out all the fun activities on the Oil Ranch map.
    Scarecrow family checking out all the fun activities on the Oil Ranch map.
  • Scarecrows guarding the hay bale maze.
    Scarecrows guarding the hay bale maze.
  • Our gold miner scarecrow is ready to help you pan for fossils and minerals.
    Our gold miner scarecrow is ready to help you pan for fossils and minerals.
  • Scarecrow pioneer family riding their ponies.
    Scarecrow pioneer family riding their ponies.
  • Texas oilmen scarecrows showing off their authentic pump jack.
    Texas oilmen scarecrows showing off their authentic pump jack.
  • Black cat scarecrow waiting to take a selfie with you!
    Black cat scarecrow waiting to take a selfie with you!
  • Farmer & wife scarecrows from Grant Wood's
    Farmer & wife scarecrows from Grant Wood's "American Gothic" painting
  • Farmer scarecrow looks ready to plow.
    Farmer scarecrow looks ready to plow.
  • Scarecrow sportsmen enjoying Lake Buenos Noches
    Scarecrow sportsmen enjoying Lake Buenos Noches
  • Dorothy & Toto are favorite scarecrows during our October festival.
    Dorothy & Toto are favorite scarecrows during our October festival.
  • Scarecrow Pirates on Lake Buenos Noches
    Scarecrow Pirates on Lake Buenos Noches
  • Bring the Whole Family!
    Bring the Whole Family!

The Oil Ranch scarecrows are stuffed and dressed every year so even the annual favorites like the pirate and train engineer scarecrows are different every year. We are open 7 days a week in October for the Scarecrow Festival. Check our Houston ranch hours page or call 281 859 1616. All ages enjoy the fall festivities: hay rides, hay-bale maze, and pumpkins piled high for family photos! All the regular ranch activities are open during the festival.

The Oil Ranch is the #1 destination in Houston for good ol’ family fun, field trips and church groups, corporate events, and birthday parties since 1976.