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10 North Texas Pumpkin Patches to Visit This Fall

Kick off the season at one of these spots, all an hour or less from downtown Dallas.
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The Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch. Ashley Andrews

DFM Pumpkin Patch

If you are looking for a local Texas pumpkin, the pumpkin patch at the Dallas Farmers Market is the place to go. With more than 25 varieties available for purchase, the options are plentiful for all your pumpkin-picking needs. Don’t miss Texas Pumpkin Day on October 8, where there will be kids’ arts and crafts all day and train rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When: Thru Oct. 31. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat.

Where: Zero minutes from downtown Dallas. The Shed, Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S. Harwood.

Autumn at the Arboretum

Back for its 17th edition, Autumn in the Arboretum is celebrating the season with year’s theme, “A Fall Fairy Tale.” With over 100,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash, this year’s event features Cinderella’s carriage and pumpkin houses, which make up the pumpkin village. It also has a patch with pumpkins available for purchase. And if you want more magic than mere pumpkins, there is a hay bale maze, along with music and much more. General admission costs $20 for adults, $12 for kids (ages 2–12), and anyone under 2 gets in free. Pumpkins can be purchased separately. The festival has timed entries, so book your tickets ahead of time. 

When:  Thru Oct. 31. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. for reservations, 5 p.m. close daily. 

Where: 15 minutes from downtown Dallas. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8528 Garland Rd.

Pumpkin Nights in Arlington

At Pumpkin Nights in Arlington, you will set out on a Halloween walking path far different from anything you’ve experienced. There is a 10-foot-tall jack-o’-lantern, the world’s largest pumpkin guitar, a 40-foot flying handmade dragon, and more. Weekday admission for adults (13 and up) costs $18, while tickets for kids (ages 4–12) costs $14. Everyone 3 and under gets in free. On the weekends, adult admission costs $26 while kids are $18. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. 

When: Thru Oct. 30. 6 p.m.–11 p.m. daily. 

Where: 25 minutes from downtown Dallas. 4016 W Division St., Arlington

Pumpkin on the Prairie

Grace Avenue United Methodist Church’s annual pumpkin patch has everything you need to celebrate fall. Alongside the patch that’s open all October, visitors can enjoy a host of different events throughout the month, like a block party, craft night, and more. Face painting is available for children on weekends, and there’s a hayride, bounce house, pumpkin play area, and shaved ice. Admission is free. 

When: Thru Oct. 31. Open 1 p.m.–7 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat., 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Sun.

Where: 34 minutes from downtown Dallas. 3521 Main St., Frisco

Blase Family Farm

If you are looking for a pumpkin patch the whole family can enjoy, the Blase Family Farm has plenty for everyone to do. Monday through Friday, your admission covers a chance to visit the petting zoo, hayrides, and a pumpkin. On the weekends, admission covers food, as well as a hayride and entry to the petting zoo. Before you go, you must make a reservation for this patch; the cost is $10 for ages 2 and older. 

When: Thru Oct. 30. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.­–6 p.m. Sat., noon–6 p.m. Sun. 

Where: 35 minutes from downtown Dallas. 1232 E. Fork, Rockwall

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Located on a small farm, the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch has it all: mazes, cartoon cutouts for photos, a pumpkin train, hayrides, and a playground. Oh, and there are also the pumpkins. If you are in the mood for picnicking, there are tables available for use. There is a $10 parking charge per car on weekdays and $20 per car on the weekends. Patrons also need to make reservations for either morning, afternoon, or evening sessions. However, all activities are free. 

When: Thru Oct. 30. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. daily.

Where: 40 minutes from downtown Dallas. 5100 Cross Timbers Rd., Flower Mound

Lola’s Pumpkin Patch

In its eighth-annual event, Lola’s Local Market brings weekend activities, Sunday vendors, and hearty pumpkins for sale throughout the week at its patch. Featured activities include pumpkin and face painting, a pallet maze, hayrides, and family games. There is a $5 parking fee, but admission is free. Each activity carries with it an individual cost. In addition to the pumpkin patch, the market will be open for goodies and gifts. 

When: Thru Oct. 30. 3 p.m.–7 p.m. Wed.–Thurs., 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Fri.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun. 

Where: 45 minutes from downtown Dallas. 1771 Kever Main, Melissa

Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch

The Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch features arts and crafts, vendors, concessions, face painting, a magic show, a bounce house, a hay maze, and much more. To attend, visitors can purchase tickets at $10 for adults (13 and up), $8 for children (ages 3–12), and free for anyone under 2 years old. A mini pumpkin is included with the purchase of a ticket.

When: Thru Oct. 31. 2 p.m.–7 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat.­–Sun. 

Where: 47 minutes from downtown Dallas. 1926 Milam Rd E., Sanger

Preston Trail Farm

This farm will offer visitors a chance to walk through the patch with pumpkins still on the vine, relax on a hayrides, explore a six-foot hay maze, and enjoy a petting zoo—called a “petting farm”—of your favorite barnyard animals. There is also a café and a gift shop for pumpkin patch visitors. Admission is $12 a person on weekdays and $15 on weekend; kids age 2 and under are free. 

When: Thru Nov. 23. 8 a.m.–8 p.m. daily. 

Where: An hour from downtown Dallas. 15102 TX-289, Gunter

Team Family Farm Pumpkin Patch Festival

At this spot’s seventh annual pumpkin patch festival, you’ll enjoy barrel train rides for the kids, feeding farm animals, and rustic photo ops. Other activities at the Pumpkin Patch Festival include a hay maze, a tube slide, and, natch, pumpkins for purchase. On weekdays, admission costs $12 for everyone age 2 and older. On the weekends, it’s $20. Concessions are available for purchase as well. 

When: Thru Nov. 6. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. daily.

Where: An hour from downtown Dallas. 1042 W. Sherman Dr., Aubrey

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