Dallas-Fort Worth has some amazing pumpkin patches. Many farms grow their own pumpkins. The kids can pick out their own pumpkin, walk through a corn maze or just enjoy the change of season. Some locations have a petting zoo, train ride, or corn maze. A trip to a pumpkin patch is a great activity for children because it's Halloween-related but usually not scary at all for the little tykes. They love picking out their own pumpkins.
The big colorful pumpkins and gourds are the perfect backdrop for snapping photos. Be sure to bring the Halloween costumes with your digital camera.
What: The Annual Pumpkin Patch features about 5,000 different pumpkins and gourds, a story time reading corner for children, photo opportunities, games, a decorating station, and fun activities for all ages.
When: Runs from October 1-31 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with trick or treating on the 31st.
Where: 910 S. Collins, Arlington, Texas.
Benefits: Central Arlington's Annual Pumpkin Patch is hosted by First Christian and Rush Creek Christian Churches each year to raise money for youth summer service trips.
Old-Fashioned Fall Festival - Pumpkin Patch with the most fun of all! Get lost in the Corn Maze, squeal for joy on the Nostalgic Amusement Rides, cheer at the pig races and enjoy some classic fair style food like hand-dipped corny dogs and deep fried marshmallows with chocolate sauce.
When: Open weekends September 21 through November 3. Weekdays by reservation only (they host privately-booked school field trips).
Hours: Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. October Fridays 6 - 10 p.m.
Attractions: Farm attractions include the shows and self-serve fun the farm has to offer to all ages. Includes a dozen-plus farm attractions - get a farm pass, then buy tickets for $1 each. Most rides take 2 tickets. Some of the fun activities you can do are Corn Maze, Wagon Train rides, Giant Slide, Pork Chop Downs Pig Races, Farm Zoo, Rubber Duck Races, Play Area, Kiddie Western Play Town, Watch the Pumpkin Movie in the giant Tipi, Dress the Scarecrow, use of the Picnic Pavilion and photo opportunities galore!
Where: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103
What: This is one fun family-owned pumpkin farm with thousands of pumpkins. (No shortage here!) There is a hay maze that's about an acre. That's big and it's going to be big fun for everyone.
- Petting Farm
- Hayride - catch the spirit of the fall on our tractor towed hay wagon
- Lots of great photo ops
- Spider Hay Bale, Roping Pen, Hay Stacks and plenty of room to run and climb
- Pick your own pumpkin from our patch (six different varieties)
- Farm Train available (additional cost on the weekends)
- Bring a blanket or use their picnic tables
When: Open from September 15 - November 21. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Sunday.
Where: 15102 TX-289, Gunter, TX 75058. 972-382-4995.
Weekday admission includes one pumpkin pie, feed for the animals, hayride, roping pen, and hay maze. Weekend admission includes feed for the animals, hayride, roping pen and hay maze.
Visit the annual "Family Pumpkin Days." You'll find orange and exotic pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks and gourds for sale. Gift shop. Hay rides are included in admission, plus tree house, Jumping Pillow, wooden maze and other playground activities. Kids will love the 100-foot super chute slide, pedal kart race track. Picnic pavillion and indoor restrooms. Face and pumpkin painting are available for $6 each.
Food: Gourmet hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage-on-a-stick, caramel apple chips, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin pie.
When: Mainstay Farm and Haymarket opens Sept. 28 and is open Sunday through November 21.
Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne, TX 76031. 817-295-6772.
What: It's Cinderella's Great Pumpkin Festival at the Arboretum. The Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch features a 66-acre garden filled with over 40,000 decorative pumpkins and gourds and over 150,000 colorful fall plants and flowers including chrysanthemums, salvia, coleus, ornamental grasses and impatiens. It's a perfect backdrop for the family photo.
When: Runs from September 22 - November 21. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Where: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218.
What: Pumpkin patch and more.
Free hay rides, petting zoo, pony rides, ferris wheel, carousel swing, barrel train, bounce houses, punkin chunkin, refreshments, fall decorations, picnic area available.
When: October 1 - November 4
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: 4908 Cross Timbers, Flower Mound, Texas 75028. 214-498-8300.
Pumpkin Patch opens October 1-31 or whenever the pumpkins are gone. Want the pumpkins to come to you or your school/business? Mobile pumpkin patches are available too. Check out their corn cannons and pumpkin chunkers. Pumpkin patch, train rides, jumping pillow, petting zoo, maze and more.
Pumpkin prices range from $1 to $40.
Where: 12600 FM 2932, Forney, TX 75126. 469-834-2857
What: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze and more. It's free to come out and pose with the pumpkins for a photo. You may purchase a pumpkin (50 cents mini up to $15), go on a hayride and go through the corn maze. *Hayride times begin at 5 p.m. on Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun only.
When: Runs from Sept. 28 - Nov. 4.
Hours: Mon. thru Thurs. 3 to 8 p.m., Fri. 3 to 10 p.m., Sat. 10 to 10 p.m., and Sun. 1 to 8 p.m
Where: 3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine Texas. 817-991-1052. It's located on the Northeast corner of Hall Johnson and Pool Road - just minutes away from DFW Airport.
Back by popular demands is the Great Pumpkin Launcher. Free games and bounce houses for the kids and hay rides for everyone.
When: Open from Sept. 29 to October 31.
Monday-Friday: 1- 7 p.m. (or sunset)
Saturday/*Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (or sunset)
*Activities do not begin until noon on Sunday
Where: 3521 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75034.