Spend quality time with your family at one of the many local pumpkin patches that offer an array of family friendly activities like mazes, games, petting zoos and more. You don’t have to drive far to enjoy spending a crisp fall morning or sunny afternoon in search of your favorite pumpkin. There are several big pumpkin patches in the Dallas – Ft. Worth area and some about an hour away. Don’t forget your camera!
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival (Aubrey, TX)
When: September 30th 2017 thru October 31st. 10am – 7pm Tuesdays through Sundays; closed on Mondays.
How Much: Admission $8, children under 2 are free, parking is free
What to Do: Barrel train rides, feed the animals, hay maze, playgrounds, games, music, photos ops and more.
Country Critters Farm (Alvarado, TX)
When: September 30th – November 19th, as long as pumpkins last. Open Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm, gates close at 5 pm each day. Open weekdays by reservation only. *Open Columbus Day from 10am – 3pm and for some field trip.
How Much: $12 per person, weekday admission is $10 each (by reservation only) kids under 2 are free, Seniors are $5.
What to Do: Bounce Houses, Tractor and Train Playground, a Pony ride (weekends only), Petting Zoo, Barrel Train Ride, Hayride, Wooden Maze, Duck Races (Ducks are $1), and Game Areas. Kids will also get to hear a great Fall time story at the storyteller, while enjoying a cookie and a cup of juice. Each payingchild gets to pick a pie size pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch and decorate it with markers.
Yesterland Farm (Canton, TX)
When: September 25 – November 5th. October Fridays: 6pm – 10pm, Saturdays: 10am – 10pm, Sundays: Noon – 6pm
How Much: Check website for pricing including pre-season tickets.
What to Do: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Wagon Train rides, Farm Zoo, Pig Races, Rubber Duck Races, Pumpkin Movie in the Tipi, WesterLand Village, Playground Area, Hi-Striker, Amazement Park, Kiddie Pedal Carts for our little guests, Specialty Shows, Fireworks, Candy Cannon and lots of Photo Ops.
Mainstay Farm (Cleburne,TX)
When: Open weekends in October. Saturdays 10am to 5:30pm, Sundays 12:30pm to 5:30pm
How Much: Check website for current pricing.
What to Do: Hay Play & Jump, Yee Haa Express Farm Train, The Dig, Little Farmer Acres: Duck Racing, Farmer Fones, Double-wide Slide, Kiddie Trike Track, Flying Cub junior zip line; Triple Decker Tree Fort, Spider Climb, Standing Teeter Totters, Swinging Trees, Pedal Carts, Circle of Swings, Wooden Maze, Up & Over Hedge Maze, In & Out Maze, Farmula 1 Trike Track, Color Maze, Jumping Pillow, Super Chute Slide, Balancing Labyrinth, Latvian Swing, Chalk Car, Horse Shoes, Sand Volleyball, Goat Scape Mountain, farm animals, Sheep Racing (seasonal). Check website for additional optional activities.
Autumn at the Arboretum (Dallas, TX)
When: September 23 – November 22. Times vary.
How Much: General garden admission is free to members. Visit website for non-member and special event rates.
What to Do: Highlighting The Wonderful World of Oz as the theme in 2017, the Arboretum’s fall festival features 4,500 Chrysanthemums, along with 150,000 fall blooming plants, and their internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds, plus the Children’s Adventure Garden. The popular Haybale Maze and the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch offer pumpkins for purchase. Visit the website to check out the many activities available during the fall festival. Be sure to bring your camera as there will be many photo ops.
Elves Farm (Denison, TX)
When: Opens September 30th for the fall season. Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Monday – Friday, school tours by appointment only.
How Much: $8 per person – Pumpkin Tour (all activities & one pumpkin) $3 per person – Ride Along Tour (does not pumpkin. )
What to Do: Over 100,000 pounds of Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian corn and specialty pumpkins. Pumpkin Patch activities include Hayrides, The Maze, a farm zoo, hay jump and dress your own scarecrow stations (great photo opportunity). Farm specialties include picnic areas, tours, snacks, drinks, gifts, arts and crafts, restrooms, country atmosphere, and free coffee on request.
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch (Flower Mound, TX)
When: October 1st through October 31st from 9am to 7pm.
How Much: $5.00 parking Monday – Friday; $10.00 for Saturday and Sunday. Buses are $1.00 per person, however, all activities are free. Local vendors provide food for purchase.
What to Do: Join the fun each fall at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch on the Double Oak Ranch. You will find hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and refreshments. Picnic tables are provided for individual use; however use of tables by any large groups or parties must be reserved and confirmed. Each season we feature Cartoon Character cutouts and bounce houses for the kids.
Pumpkins on the Prairie (Frisco, TX)
When: September 30th – October 31st. Monday – Friday from 1:00 – 7:00 (or sunset) and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am – 7:00pm (or sunset). Activities do not begin until noon on Sunday.
How Much: Free
What to Do: Pumpkins on the Prairie celebrates its 14th year of fun and festivities.Pick your favorite pumpkins. Kids can enjoy bounce house, hay maze and “Kid’s Patch!” Lot of photo ops with the fall set-ups and family-fun hayrides.
The Gentle Zoo Pumpkin Patch (Forney, TX)
When: Sept 23rd through October 31st. Mondays – Fridays, 9:30am – 2pm and 6pm – 10pm. Saturdays, 9:30pm – 5pm and 7pm – 10:30pm. Sundays, 11am – 5pm.
How Much: General Admission $6.00
What to Do: Included with general admission: train ride, giant maze, petting zoo, animal room, gaga ball bit, gift shop. Pumpkins for sale $1 – $40.
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm (Grapevine, TX)
When: Opens September 29th for the 2017 fall season. Monday – Thursday, 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Friday, 3:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am – 10:00pm; Sunday, 1:00pm – 8:00pm.
How Much: Admission is $5. Hayrides are $5 for day rides and $3 after dark. (cash only).
What to Do: Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, gourds, hay bales and corn stalks and Hayrides too.
Big Orange Pumpkin Farm (Gunter, TX)
When: September 15th through November 22nd, 8am – 8pm, Monday – Sunday.
How Much: Weekdays (Monday through Friday) – $8 per person. Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) – $10 per person – Farm Train included! See website for specific items included with each type of admission.
What to Do: Hay rides, hay maze, petting farm, feed animals, general store, hardware store, gift shop and cafe.
Wildberry Farm (Sadler, TX)
When: Opens September 30th. Wednesdays, 11am-4 pm, Saturdays- 11am- 8pm, Sundays, Noon- 6pm.
How Much: $10 per pass, ages 2 and under free
What to Do: Admission includes crop mazes, all farm activities: giant slide, rat rollers, fossil dig, look and learn animals, and a hay ride. Pumpkins priced by the pound.
Lone Star Family Farm (Stephenville, TX)
When: Open September 30th – November 18th. Sept/Oct: Fridays, 4pm – 9pm, Saturdays, 10:30am – 9:30pm, Sunday, 1:30pm – 7:30pm. Nov: Saturdays, 10:30AM – 6PM; Closed Fridays & Sundays.
How Much: $12 / person; children ages 2 and under are free w/paid adult. See website for exclusions.
What to Do: Pumpkin patch, corn mazes, hay bale maze, giant hay bale slides, corn and sand pits, cow train rides, hay rides, farm animals, games, play area, picnic area, photo ops and more.