Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches

Editor’s Notes:

Coastal Bend Mamas

Hi Mamas,

Here is our Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival Guide! We have listed all kinds of events going on this season, be sure to check with the organizations, since most of our info is sent to us by other Mamas. If you have another event to add to our list please email it to info@celebratemamas.com or Facebook us as a message.

Our latest printed 4Family Book is out, so look for it all over Texas, or see it here online under our Current Issue link.

Become a fan and watch our Facebook page – we often put reminders, fun posts and new information up there. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter as well!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy!! ~Judy

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Fall Festival

Corpus Christi Area

Rockin’ K Corn Maze – pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, cow train / barrel train rides, corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, goat walk, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
Fm 666 And Cr 52, Robstown, TX Phone: 361-537-3308. http://rockinkmaze.com/

Asbury UMC Fall Pumpkin Patch open now:The patch is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays until Oct. 29, or until they are sold out. 7501 S. Staples St.
Church of Reconciliation Pumpkin Patch, Mon. – Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun, 11am-7pm, 4518 Saratoga Blvd., Corpus Christi
First United Methodist of Portland, Mon.-Fri, 4pm-7pm, Sat. 9am-Noon & 2-7pm, Sun. 2-7pm, 4545 Wildcat, Portland
Grace UMC, Pumpkin Patch open now, 14521 NW. Blvd., Calallen
Ingleside Fire Dept. Pumpkin Patch Noon-7pm daily. 2425 8th St. Ingleside
St John’s UMC Pumpkin Patch, 9am-7pm daily, 5300 S. Alameda, Corpus Christi
St Peter’s by the Sea Pumpkin Patch Mon.-Fri. 9am-dark, Sat. 10am-dark, Sun. Noon-dark 1541 Waldron Rd. Fl. Bluff

Kings Crossing Church of Christ Trunk or Treat Oct. 24th 5-7pm, 5901 Yorktown Blvd. Corpus Christi
St. Pius X Halloween Carnival, Fri. Oct. 23, 5:30-10pm, 737 St. Pius Dr. Corpus Christi
CC Ride in Theater presents Labyrinth, Fri. Oct. 23, 8pm, Corpus Christi Water Gardens
BroncFest Goulish Fall Festival Fundraiser, Fri., Oct. 23, 4-8:30pm, Baker Middle School, 3445 Pecan, Corpus Christi
Portland Parks and Rec. Boo Bash, Sat. Oct. 24, 6-9pm, 2003 Billy G. Web, Portland
St. Peter’s Annual Halloween Festival Sat., Oct. 24th at 7pm, 3901 Violet Rd. Annaville
Island Presbyterian Fall Festival, Sun. Oct. 25, 4pm 14030 Fortuna Bay, North Padre Island
Galilean Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat, Sun., Oct. 25. 6:30 -7:30pm 3321 Cimarron, Corpus Christi
Parkway Presbyterian Halloween Festival Sun. Oct. 25, 6-7pm 6707 Santa Fe, Corpus Christi
Family First Church Trunk or Treat, Wed. Oct. 28, 6:30-8:30 pm 1525 Morgan Ave. Corpus Christi
Halloween with the CC Hooks, Thurs. Oct. 29, 6-9pm 734 E. Port Ave, Corpus Christi
Del Mar College Viking Fall Festival Fundraiser, Fri. Oct. 30 5-10pm, Harvin Student Center Del Mar East
First United Methodist Church Halloween Spooktacular Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 pm
Yorktown Baptist Church Fall Fun Night, Sat. Oct. 31, 6:30-830 pm www.yorktown.cc
Lexington Baptist Church Fall Festival, Oct. 31, 2pm-5pm, 3525 SPID, Corpus Christi
TX State Aquarium Green Halloween, Sat. Oct. 31, 10am-3pm, Kids in costume free, 2710 N. Shoreline, Corpus Christi
2nd Baptist More than Fall Festival, Sat. Oct. 31, 6-8pm, 6701 S. Staples, Corpus Christi
Trinity Worship Center Fall Festival, Sat. Oct. 31, 11-1pm, 7010 Holly Rd. Corpus Christi
South Shore Christian Church Trunk or Treat, Sat. Oct. 31, 4710 S. Alameda Corpus Christi
Grace UMC Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8pm, 14521 NW. Blvd., Calallen
Church of Acts Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8:30pm, 3811 Carroll Ln, Corpus Christi
Travis Baptist Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8pm 5802 Weber Rd, Corpus Christi,
St. Marks Episcopal Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31, 6-8:30pm, 2727 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi
St. Joseph Fall Festival, Nov. 1, 1-9pm, 710 19th St., Corpus Christi
Holiday Harvest Craft Fair, Sat. Nov. 7, 3516 Holly Rd. Corpus Christi

 

Hill Country area

South Texas MAiZE – pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
911 US Highway 90 East, Hondo, TX 78861. Phone: 830-741-3968. Fax: 830-741-8464 www.southtexasmaize.com

Houston area

Dewberry Farm has attractions, activities, food and fun — something for folks from age 2 to 92, as we say. It’s a South Texas family tradition to visit Dewberry Farm each fall for pumpkin picking and to explore the giant cornfield maze. New things are added every year — all based on the fantastic and creative inspiration of Farmer Dewberry. Come see what’s new this season! Farm: FM 362 & Morrison Rd, Brookshire, TX 281.934.3276, 1.866.908.FARM http://dewberryfarm.com/

Berryland Farms of Texas Fall at the Farm Open to the Public ​on SATURDAY’S & SUNDAY’S 10:00 am – Dark Contingent upon the weather Exploring our Corn Maze, Strolling thru our Pumpkin Patch looking for the perfect pumpkin to purchase, riding the Hay Ride to the pumpkin field, sliding down the 75′ Hill Slide, playing on the 20′ Culvert Swings, climbing on the Giant Hay Stack, trying your hand at Pumpkin Bowling, getting on the wooden beam and having a pillow fight, playing in the Kiddie Corral (3 yrs. and younger), climbing on the Candy Corn Hill, Hippity Hop Soccer and many more fun activities. 2877 FM 1941 Rd., Winnie, TX. Phone# 713-551-6360 www.berrylandfarmsoftexas.com

Old Time Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch: On Saturdays and Sundays in October from 10am to 7pm you can visit the PUMPKIN PATCH at The Old Time Christmas Tree Farm. Pick out the perfect pumpkin to purchase and take home! Take pictures of your kids in the pumpkin patch. 7632 Spring Cypress Rd. Spring, TX (281)-370-9141 PUMPKIN PATCH HOURS: 10am-7pm Sat & Sun ONLY in October http://www.oldtimechristmastree.com/pumpkin-patch.html

Blessington Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival
occurs every Saturday through October 31st from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We will also be open the following select weekdays from 9:30-3:30….October 20,22,23,27,29 and November 3, 13, 20. The cost is $10/person (18 mos. and under are free) for unlimited, all day fun! Bring a picnic, cooler, friends and family and come ready to have a great day! We are located 20 minutes west of Katy. Blessington Farms 510 Chisolm Trail Simonton, Texas www.blessingtonfarms.com

P-6 Farm’s 5th Annual Corn Maze & Fall Festival corn maze, cow train, hayride, races, pig races, and courtyard activities. Ducks for duck races included with paid child admission (ages 4-12) Sept 26 – Nov 14 Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm 9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery, Texas (936) 597-6062 http://p-6farms.com/

Local Events Coming Up:

For more local events check out the list at Corpus Christi Fun for Kids.

 

Sales Tax Holiday this Weekend

Editor’s Notes:

Coastal Bend Mamas

Hi Mamas,

Whoo Hoo! It is Tax Free Weekend! It all starts Friday and ends on Sunday, so be sure to get your shopping done to take advantage of this opportunity! It’s important to note that eligible purchases are only priced up to $100 or less. If listed items are priced over $100, the state sales tax is applied to the purchase.  Check out our new Back to School section on our website too – we are putting up some terrific info there too!

Become a fan and watch our Facebook page – we often put reminders, fun posts and new information up there. This month we will be giving away 4 Schlitterbahn tix to the New Braunfels park too! Be sure to follow us on Instagram as well!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy!! ~Judy

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Local Events Coming Up:

Bay Jammin’ Concert Series – FREE!

Summer Live Entertainment Lineup at Cole Park Amphitheater

 

Now through August 13, 2015

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services Division and CHRISTUS Health Plan, J² Productions, along with other local businesses once again invite you to come out to Cole Park Amphitheater to enjoy the Bay Jammin’ CONCERT Series. This year’s lineup will continue every Thursday evening now through August 13, 2015, from 7:30pm9:30pm. The stage is set under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront.

The City will showcase a variety of bands. Music will be live—in a variety of genre from rock, country, world beat, jazz, blues and much more. All these concerts are offered FREE for everyone, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this wonderful entertainment.

 

SUMMER 2015 CONCERT REMAINING LINEUP: (Thursdays, 7:30pm9:30pm)

August 6 Scarecrow People (Reggae, Variety, and 80’s)

August 13 Jeff “El Jefe” Anderson Trio (Original Texas Blues Rock)

Bay Jammin’ Cinema Series – FREE!

Summer Entertainment Lineup at Cole Park Amphitheater

Now through August 14, 2015

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services Division and CHRISTUS Health Plan, J² Productions, along with other local businesses once again invite you to come out to Cole Park Amphitheater to enjoy the Bay Jammin’ CINEMA Series. This year’s lineup which will continue now through August 14, 2015 is full of action, adventure and will bring out the laughter in all ages. Movies will be shown under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront every Friday evening after dark. All films are closed captioned. The movies are offered FREE for everyone, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this wonderful family entertainment.

 

SUMMER 2015 CINEMA REMAINING SCHEDULE: (Fridays, after dark)

August 7 Annie (118 min – Comedy | Drama | Family)

August 14 Maleficent (97 min – Action | Adventure | Family)

For more information about this concert series, visit www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Arts & Culture’) or call 361-826-3417.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit www.ccparkandrec.com. We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play!

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BacktoSchool

Sales Tax Holiday
Aug. 7 – 9, 2015

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 – 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

“The exemption also does not apply to sales of special clothing or footwear that the manufacturer primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use and that is not normally worn except when used for the athletic activity or protective use for which the manufacturer designed the article. For example, golf cleats and football pads are primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use and are not normally worn except for those purposes; they do not qualify for the exemption. Tennis shoes, jogging suits and swimsuits, however, are commonly worn for purposes other than athletic activity and thus qualify for the exemption.”

“The sales tax holiday exemption does not extend to rental of clothing or footwear; nor does it apply to alteration (including embroidery) or cleaning services performed on clothes and shoes. Additionally, tax is due on sales of accessories, including jewelry, handbags, purses, briefcases, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches and similar items.”

The dates for the sales tax holiday are set by the Legislature.

Back to School Supplies

Editor’s Notes:

Coastal Bend Mamas

Hi Mamas,

School days are right around the corner! We have a great article this week about Back to School Shopping. Check out our new Back to School section on our website too – we are putting up some terrific info there too!

Become a fan and watch our Facebook page – we often put reminders, fun posts and new information up there. This month we will be giving away 2 Schlitterbahn tix to the New Braunfels park too! Be sure to follow us on Instagram as well!

Have a great weekend! Enjoy!! ~Judy

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BacktoSchool

Back To School Supplies and Backpacks

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start thinking about back to school supplies. Some students have barely finished the latest school year, and here we are, already planning for the next school year.

Many times, the window where back to school supplies are on sale is fairly small. It seems like to get the best deals, you need to cram all of your shopping into seven to ten days, and that’s just not a valid plan for most people. For some families, the budget is so tight that buying these items can be a bit tough. It’s good to put together a plan so that you aren’t blowing a bunch of money, or having a large expense all at once.

While you may not get your school items list until a few short weeks before school starts, you can reasonably determine some of the items you will need, and try to find them ahead of time. If you have children in elementary school, it’s a good bet that you’ll need crayons, glue, markers, pencils and a backpack. Older students will likely need pens, pencils, notebook paper, and composition notebooks. You’ll want to begin by making a list. Make sure to include a paint smock or other art supplies, large boxes of tissues as well as small pocket packs to keep in backpacks and desks, erasers, and school supply boxes.

If your budget is limited, try setting aside a small amount of money each week. While you can hold this small amount until back to school supplies go on sale, you may find it easier to check places like dollar stores to see if you can find those items at already discounted prices. By doing it this way, you’ll have a good start on your back to school supplies, and won’t have to worry about stores running out of things. Not much is more frustrating than needing twelve spiral notebooks and having to go to three or four different stores to get them all because everyone else also needs twelve. Plus, if it comes down to it, you can dig into your back to school supply cache to make sure the kids have something to keep them occupied over the summer!

As you’re putting together your plan for obtaining all of your necessary back to school supplies, don’t forget essentials like gym shoes and clothes, bike locks, locker supplies like shelves and marker boards, and back to school clothes.

While it may seem a bit early to be starting, if you start sooner, the expense of buying back to school supplies won’t seem like it takes such a big chunk out of your wallet. While you’ll be spending the same amount over time, spreading it over several weeks is much easier than spending all of that money in one week.

I, Michelle Davis, is a writer having knowledge of Dollar Store Suppliers. I have been writing articles on similar topics such as wholesale school supplies and wholesale backpacks for nearly 4 years.

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