Lubbock Area Fun

Kara Hyden

The fall season usually brings thoughts of bonfires, football, cooler temperatures, and almost anything made with pumpkin. Whether you’re a sports fan, a carnival fan, or just a fan of hanging with family, Lubbock has something for everyone. We’ve searched high and low to bring you a list of fun things to do in and around Lubbock this fall. Below are activities for fall family fun.

At’l Do Farms

6323 FM 1294

If you like corn mazes, good food and pumpkins, be sure your fall plans include At’l Do Farms. They are celebrating their 21st season this year by hosting the corn maze and many other fun activities for families with kids of all ages. Open September 17 through November 5.

Tickets: $12/adults & kids 5+; kids 4 & younger are free

Visit during the week (Tuesday–Thursday) and tickets are only $8 each.

Admission includes the corn maze and fairy tale trail, the cow train, hayride, pumpkin patch (pumpkins range from $1-$20), pumpkin hollow and the barnyard. They also have food and beverages available for purchase. 

Another local favorite is the Panhandle-South Plains Fair. For 2023, the fair is open September 22-30.

Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds

105 East Broadway

Lubbock, Texas

(806) 763-2833

Every year, the South Plains Fair draws thousands during the nine days they are open; and they truly have something for everyone. Whether you want to gorge on the amazing fair food, get your thrills on carnival rides, check out some great entertainment, or see the sights, the South Plains Fair is the place to be.

Tickets: $10/adults & youth, 13+; $5/kids 2-12; kids 1 & younger are free

Parking: $5/car

Open 8:00am–11:00pm (Sunday–Thursday) & until Midnight (Friday & Saturday).

There is so much to see and do at the fair, so be sure to check out their website for specifics on vendors, carnival times and shows.

Now if you’re a fan of pumpkin patches, homemade goodies and photo booths, stop by the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Pumpkin Patch, also known as “The Pumpkin Patch Church”. 

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

7702 Indiana Avenue

Lubbock, Texas 79423

(806) 792-3553

The 21st annual pumpkin patch opens September 23 and will remain open through October 31, unless they sell out of pumpkins. Pumpkins come from the Navajo Indian Reservation in the Four Corners’ area of New Mexico. Besides pumpkins, church members provide handcrafted items available for purchase. Let’s also not forget about their world-famous pumpkin bread home-baked by the ladies in the church.

Open Monday–Friday 3:00pm–7:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am–7:00pm; and Sundays 12:30pm–7:00pm. No charge to visit the patch or take some great pictures with your friends and family at various photo booths. Pumpkin prices range from $.50 up to $50+, depending on size. The church typically sells between 8,000 to 10,000 pumpkins during this event. Stop by and have some fall fun with your family!

Last, another place for families to visit is the Pumpkin Trail, hosted by the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. The Arboretum receives various donations of carved pumpkins from different organizations around town.

Pumpkin Trail

Lubbock Memorial Arboretum

4111 University Avenue

Lubbock, Texas

(806) 767-3706

Open October 26–29 during the day and early evenings. The trail is free of charge, and a place for families to take a leisurely stroll to view pumpkins. 

These are just a few highlights of annual events held in the Lubbock area during the fall. Be sure to visit these with your family. Take lots of pictures, eat some great food and make lasting memories. Happy Fall Y’all!

One Response

  1. Very nice and informative article! I will definitely check out some of these activities when I’m in the area.