Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume!

Why drive to pumpkin patch when you can ride in a vintage 1920’s car?

This October, the whole family is invited don their favorite Halloween costumes and hitch a ride with the Texas State Railroad for a one-of-a-kind autumn adventure.

The Pumpkin Patch train ride departs from the Rusk Train Station in Palestine, Texas, and delivers kids of all ages to a Halloween extravaganza nestled in the Piney Woods.

In addition to piles of gourds waiting to be carved, the pumpkin patch also features a bounce house and a "Trick or Treat Street" for some pre-Halloween candy gathering. There are also interactive games with prizes, hayrides, food, and spooky music. Stay as long as you'd like at the patch, but make sure your kids pick out their own pumpkin to take home with them.

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride
Credit: Texas State Railroad

The whole trip usually takes about four hours. The journey is 25 miles each way and passes over 24 scenic bridges.

The Pumpkin Patch train ride will be limiting its dates this year due to COVID and will only be running on October 24th and 25th, with trains departing at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. Everyone who purchases entry into the Pumpkin Patch receives an open-air coach seat. Masks are required and temperatures will be taken prior to boarding the train.

Ticket prices range from $10 to $40 per ticket. Availability is limited, so act fast!