Pumpkins have traditionally been THE go to vegetable (or fruit, technically) to snap photos with during the autumnal months. Lucky for you (and your family), there are plenty of spots around the metroplex ready for your family to come visit! There are hayrides and complimentary gifts abound, and memories that will last forever.
Blase Family Farm
1232 E Fork Rd, Rockwall | Map
The Blase Family Farm in Rockwall that produces blueberries in the summertime. But, come fall? IT’S PUMPKIN TIME! Open September 25th through October 31st, visitors can choose from Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins, specialty pumpkins, and pie pumpkins. This family friendly path has an $8 admission, getting you access to pumpkins, hayrides around the wooded property, and a petting zoo. Oh, and did we mention a complementary small pumpkin on weekdays and a complementary hot dog on weekends. Included at this picturesque patch is also a small hay bale maze, a farm train, and pumpkin pie fudges and popsicles. Yum!
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Rd, Dallas | Map
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s 16th annual Autumn at the Arboretum celebration brings all the pumpkin and fall dreaminess to Dallas with this year’s theme of “Bugtopia!” Featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, the festival features incredible topiaries of various insects, as well as a maze. Named as one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel, don’t skip this vibrant autumn display running from September 18 through October 31.
Pumpkin Patch at Dallas Farmers Market
The Shed, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas | Map
The Farmers Market quickly became a downtown favorite. No matter the season, there’s always a reason to head to the Dallas Farmers Market. With plenty of food options, open indoor and outdoor seating, and numerous shops to check out, you’ll want to stay around after snapping some family photos!
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch On Double Oak Ranch
5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound | Map
The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch on Double Oak Ranch, colloquially known as the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch, is from October 1st and runs through October 31st. Open daily from 9am to 7pm parking costs from $5-10, but all activities on site are free! The property includes two hay mazes (one shorter maze for smaller visitors), hay rides, bounce houses, a playground, and a sizeable pumpkin patch to select from. Not only is the experience extremely kid-friendly, but furry friends are also welcome to come along!
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze
3420 Hall Johnson Rd, Grapevine | Map
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is an attraction all its own. Known for a nearly 2-acre corn maze with 8-foot stalks, this spot is perfect for getting lost in the excitement of the seasonal tradition. The working farm is historic, staying in the Hall family since 1929. With a wide selection of pumpkins and gourds, hayrides with farm animals to spot along the way, and kettle corn ready to munch on, you get the full fall experience, no matter how hot it might still be. Hall’s 2021 season begins October 1st, but it won’t be open on Mondays or Tuesdays.
Howell Farms, 4016 W. Division St., Arlington| Map
Professional sports, collegiate sports or even amusement parks aren’t all that Arlington has to offer. Pumpkin Nights at Howell Farms offer lighted paths for everyone to walk around to see the 5,000+ hand-carved pumpkins!.
15410 I-20, Canton | Map
Advertised as a nostalgic step back in time, mosey eastward to Canton for an old-school twist on the classic pumpkin patch. Aside from their continuous array of attractions like vintage mechanical rides, animal town, a corn maze, and a selfie-worthy texas flag wall, they have weekend events including a candy cannon, pig races, live music and fireworks. Want more scary fun? They offer Spooktacular nights, with various scare levels to ensure a good time for all who venture in. Their fall season begins September 18 and runs through November 7, with varying hours and events.
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