It's that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the temperatures are dropping, the sun is shining, kitchens smell like freshly baked goods, and happiness is found all around. Fall is back yet again. The only thing missing are the pumpkins out on the front step. So gather family, friends, and neighbors, find anyone and everyone and head on over to one of the outstanding fall festivals or pumpkin patches. Here is a round up of all the events guaranteed to truly make fall an amazing season and bring everyone together.

The May Community Center in Huffman, is hosting its Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with children’s crafts, pumpkin patch, concessions, games, and more. An $8 wristband purchased at the center entitles children to participate in the children’s activities. Win a “full-sized plus” handmade quilt valued at $500. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Split-the-Jackpot raffle tickets are $1 each. Exhibits and shows include:   HLS&R Speakers Committee, 10-11 a.m.; Crocodile Encounter!, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Houston Texans Cheerleaders, 11 a.m.-noon; Yellow Rose Cloggers, noon-1 p.m.; May Belles and Beaus, 1-1:30 p.m. The festival will be located at 2100 Wolf Road. For more information, call 713-274-2434.

The Lake Houston United Methodist Church in Huffman is home to a very large Pumpkin Patch throughout the month of October every year. Folks come from all over to pick out their perfect holiday pumpkins of all sizes from out of more than 1,000 pumpkins. The Pumpkin Patch opens Monday, Oct. 5, and stays open through Saturday, Oct. 31. The patch is open daily (M-F 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-7 p.m.). Patrons are invited to bring their cameras for fun fall photo opportunities. Lake Houston UMC is located at 23606 FM 2100 in Huffman. For more information, contact the church office at 281-324-1541.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Kingwood will be hosting a festival on Sat. Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be live music with the Annie B Band, Jackson Eli and Em Appeal, as well as obstacle courses, moonwalks, face painting, Shortcakes the Clown, fabulous games, a trackless train, pony rides, pumpkins, great food with World Renowned Food Trucks-Cousins Maine Lobster, D’Lishurbside CBistro and Buttz Gourmet pulled pork sandwiches. There will also be Bingo, a model train display, vendors with crafts, merchandise and more! The Pumpkin patch will be be open daily from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 12-31. Located at 2929 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood.

Humble Methodist Church will be putting on a fall festival on Sat. Oct. 17, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. There will be food, face painting, hay rides, live music, a zoo mobile and lots of games for everyone to enjoy while they are there. The pumpkin patch will be open everyday until Oct. 31, 2 p.m- 7 p.m. (sundown). The Festival will be located at 800 E Main St., and the pumpkin patch is right across the street. Photos and fun times are encourages for everyone who comes to find the perfect pumpkin. For more information, contact the church at 281-446-2332.


Don't miss out on what fall has to offer; enjoy the changing season and the happiness that comes with it. Go out and be a kid again.

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