How shadow creek pumpkin farm began

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm sits off the beaten path at the crossroads of two Midlothian family farms in Ellis County, Texas.

Named after the leisurely shade from creekside pecans and oaks, Shadow Creek has provided these two farm families with ample fishing, adventure, gathering spots, and wildlife retreat for over 30 years.

While farm life can be hectic, we have discovered the shade of the creek is a welcome retreat during sunny days and cool nights. This led us to the idea of creating and sharing a fall retreat with our friends and neighbors. Every part of the year is beautiful at Shadow Creek, but few seasons highlight the farm life and harvest traditions like the fall.

When the Harvest Moon shines brightly over the creek each September, we are reminded of the agricultural background our land has had since Midlothian was established in 1883. We are honored and happy to celebrate and share these traditions with you and your families.

Shadow Creek provides water to three ponds on the property, which hosts a wide variety of fish...from brim to large mouthed bass. Guests can often be seen from our kitchen windows fishing along the banks with rod and reel. Our creek also helps sustain our new corn maze, coastal hay pastures, and watering holes for cattle, horses, donkeys, goats, and other pets.  Many of these animals will be available for your family to enjoy on hay rides!

The shade of the towering timber above the creek provides the heart of our fall celebration with an epic pumpkin patch. Over 100 trees surrounded by gourds of all shapes, sizes, and colors await your family in the colors and textures of the season.

We just can’t say enough about our Shadow Creek and all that it offers! We look forward to growing fall and family traditions with you and your family at this special place!
 

Photo by Marci J. Prather

Photo by Marci J. Prather

Photo by Marci J. Prather

Photo by Marci J. Prather

Photo by Marci J. Prather

Photo by Marci J. Prather