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