DFW has some amazing pumpkin patches. Some of the best I've ever seen. Many farms grow their own pumpkins. The kids can pick out their own pumpkin, walk thorugh 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 perfect for snapping photos. Be sure to bring the Halloween costumes.
Note: Due to construction, a water line is being run across the Pumpkin Express in Argyle. It's closed for 2011 only. It will reopen in 2012.
What: Pumpkins with a mission. This year St. John the Apostle United Methodist Church will be celebrating it's 13th annual Pumpkin Patch. The proceeds from this patch are used to support our youth summer mission trips.
When: October 1-31, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 5450 Mansfield Rd, Arlington, TX 76017. 817-468-8484
What: The 3rd 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: October 7-31, 2011 from 11 a.m. to dusk.
Where: 910 S. Collins, Arlington, Texas.
Benefits: The junior high and high school youth groups from Rush Creek Christian Church and First Christian Church in Arlington. The youth groups are raising money for their annual “Mission Trips” that they will take.
Price: Admission is free.
What: Farm where you can pick your own pumpkin. There will be special evening picking events during pumpkin season. Maze, sunflowers, pumpkins and more fun.
When: Fall garden has produce October, November and December. Pumpkin patch opens October 1, 2011.
Where: 3010 South Bowen Road in Arlington.
Hours: October hours are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
Unfortunately, this pumkin patch will not open for the 2011 season.
Where: Katie’s Country Market , located at 736 Rock Hill Rd., 1 mile southwest of downtown Aubrey, is owned and operated by Myra Smith and family. A sheep barn built in 1953 has been restored to house the Market. Shop for Halloween novelties, many of them made on the farm, and a variety of delicious fall treats including apple butter bread, pumpkin nut bread and hot spiced apple cider.
When: Open weekends September 22 through November 11 and Columbus Day, October 8. Weekdays host privately booked school field trips.
Opening Weekend September 22- 23: Hero's Weekend Honoring our nation's heros: Military, Teachers, Firefighters and Law Enforcement enjoy free farm admission (up to a family of four) with a valid ID.
September 29: Charity Chuck Wagon Cook-off. All proceeds go to Neal McCoy's charity, East Texas Angel Network which provides financial assistance for East Texas families that have children with serious medical problems.
September 29-30 - Scouting Weekend
Food: Menu features fair style food: Hand-dipped corny dogs, turkey legs, fresh roasted corn, barbeque sandwiches, hot dogs, sausage on a stick, personal pizzas, fried tater on a stick, fried pickles, nachos, funnel cakes, deep fried marshmallows with chocolate sauce, chocolate dipped soft serve, sugar glazed nuts and kettle corn.
Drinks: Old-Fashioned Soda - Root Beer, Birch Beer, Sarsparilla, Black Cherry, Creme Soda and Stawberry Creme Soda. Fresh Squeeze Lemonade and bottled water and sodas.
What: This is one fun family-owned Pumpkin Farm with thousands of pumpkins. (No shortage here!) New this year 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: September 17 - November 6, 2012. Hours are M-F: 9-6, Sat: 10-6, Sun: 12-6
Where: 5518 County Rd #126, Celina, TX 75009. 972-382-4995.
Admission: $8. Call for special group rates. Pumpkins range $3-$15. Gigantic pumpkins $75. Enjoy a free pie pumpkin on weekdays and a free hot dog on weekends.
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: Saturdays - October 6, 13 & 20, 27 and Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne, TX 76031. 817-295-6772.
The patch itself will be nestled in the grassy area near the neighborhood’s front entrances, between Fleetwood Street and Hwy. 380. It will be uniquely situated around an interesting display of vintage farm equipment on loan for the entire event as a traveling exhibit from the Collin County Farmstead Museum.
Weekends will also feature lots of value-added extras for residents and the general public including a FREE tractor-pulled hay ride around Founder’s Square (Fridays through Sundays), and an “All Things Pumpkin” Bake Sale hosted by more local non-profit groups.
When: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 to 5 p.m. October 17-31, 2012. To find out more, visit http://www.tuckerhilltx.com/Lifestyle/Pumkinville.aspx.
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.
Where: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218.
What: Pumpkin patch and more.
Cost: $5 for parking.
- All Profits go to Charity
- Free Hay rides
- Petting Zoo
- Pony Rides
- Ferris Wheel
- Carousel Swing
- Barrel Train
- Bounce Houses
- Punkin Chunkin
- Fall Decorations
- Picnic area available.
When: October 1 - 31, 2012
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - Dark
Where: 4908 Cross Timbers, Flower Mound, Texas 75028. 214-498-8300