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DFW Pumpkin Patches

It's the Great Pumpkin


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.

Arlington: Pumpkin Patch at First Christian Church in Arlington

Photo courtesy First Christian Church Arlington

What: The 4thAnnual 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, 2013 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.

Canton: Yesterland Farm

Photo courtesy of Yesterland Farm
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: In 2013, open weekends September 21 through November 10 and Columbus Day, October 14. Weekdays host privately booked school field trips.

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.

Where: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103

Celina: The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

Angela Patterson

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 2- - November 3, 2013. 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.

Cleburne: Mainstay Farm

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 holds its annual "Family Pumpkin Days" on SATURDAYS October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and November 2nd, 2013.

Admission: $13 adults, $10 children 12-and-under (2 and under free). 

Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne, TX 76031. 817-295-6772.

McKinney: Tucker Hill Pumpkinville

Whether 6 or 60, there will be something to enjoy as Southern Land Company hosts its second annual “Tucker Hill Pumpkinville…Your Patch-to-Porch Destination” set for October 17-31, 2013.

McKinney Christian Academy will once again be the non-profit partner for this event, benefitting from the proceeds for overseeing the patch.

Southern Land Company is adding to the festivities by coordinating lots of FREE weekend extras including:

  • Toddler-Sized Hay Maze
  • Tractor-Pulled Hay Ride to See Community’s Fall & Halloween Décor
  • DJ Event Host Coordinating Games, Activities & Music
  • Food Trucks and Baker Elementary PTO Bake Sale
  • Pumpkin Decorating and Professional Carver
  • Photo Vignettes, Professional Photographer
  • Concert on the Lawn
  • Face Painters, Balloon Artist, Stilt Walker, Plus More
  • The patch itself will be nestled in the grassy area near the neighborhood’s front entrances. 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.

    All of these activities will coincide with the release of new lots in Tucker Hill’s Phase 2! Southern Land Company is continuing the celebration by offering a chance for model home visitors to win a $500 Shopping Spree at the Allen Premium Outlets. Promotion runs from October 17, 2013, to December 31, 2013.

    Pumpkinville Hours: Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

    Dallas: Autumn at the Arboretum

    Angela Patterson

    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: September 21 - November 27, 2013. 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.

    Flower Mound: Pumpkin Village Pumpkin Patch

    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
    • Refreshments
    • 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

    Contact: 214-498-8300

    Forney: The Gentle Zoo Pumpkin Patch

    Angela Patterson

    Pumpkin Patch opens October 1-31 2012 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, maze and more.

    Where: 12600 FM 2932, Forney, TX 75126. 469-834-2857

    Cost: $5, free for under 12 months. Pony rides are $3, corn cannons and buckets of feed for the animals are an additional fee.

    Grapevine: Hall's Pumpkin Patch

    Angela Patterson

    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 ($2) and go through the corn maze ($5). *Hayride times begin at 5 p.m. on Fri/Sat/Sun only.

    When: Opens October 4 - October 31, 2013

    Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 3-8 p.m.
    Friday 3 - 10 p.m.
    Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
    Sunday 1 - 8 p.m.
    *Hayride times begin at 5 p.m. on Fri/Sat/Sun only.

    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.

    Admission: free. Hayrides $2. Corn Maze: $5.

    Frisco: Pumpkins on the Prairie at Grace Ave. United Methodist Church

    Back by popular demands is the Great Pumpkin Launcher, In 2011 I actually paid to see a pumpkin be hurled into space and go kersplat in a field. It was funny and my daughter thought it was hilarious. You have to do this at least once. Free games and bounce houses for the kids and hay rides for everyone.

    When: Opens at 1 p.m. October 2, 2013 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 33, 2012. Open M-F 9 a.m. to 8 p.m./sunset; Sat/Sun: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Sunday activities do not start until noon.

    Where: 3521 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75034.

    Admission: Parking, admission and games are free.

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