The (somewhat) cooler weather assures us that fall has finally begun. And, with it, many iconic traditions follow.
Whether baking pumpkin pie or spicing up seasonal décor, these North Texas spots offer many outstanding options for your great pumpkin search.
Country Critters Farm Pumpkin Patch
South of Mansfield, the Country Critters Farm features bounce houses, pony and hay rides, and duck races. Children can also enjoy cookies and apple juice during storytime. Then, choose a pie-size pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and decorate it to your liking.
The arboretum’s 11th annual fall festival features the 1-acre, nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, which features more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Navigate to the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch to purchase and take home a pumpkin of your choice now through Nov. 23.
Dallas Farmers Market
Visit the Dallas Famers Market now through Oct. 31 and do double duty with shopping and pumpkin picking. Pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes and colors will be available for purchase.
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Travel to the Double Oak Ranch in Flower Mound and find hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and refreshments. Visit flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com for more information.
Halls Pumpkin Patch
Take a trip to Grapevine and experience a 2-acre corn maze, hayrides, farm animals and, of course, pumpkins – fresh off the vine. Daily through Oct. 31. For more information, visit hallspumpkinfarm.net.
Preston Trail Farms
Formerly known as the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm, the family owned Preston Trail Farms offers feed, hardware, food, and gifts at its new location in Gunter. Pick pumpkins off the vine or peruse the pumpkin patch as much as you like. Don’t forget to visit the farm animals!
Storybook’s Pumpkin Patch
Owned and operated by the nonprofit River Ranch Educational Charities, Storybook’s Pumpkin Patch features a historic western town, made up of authentic late-19th-century buildings. Children can also enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and hay maze. Don’t forget to collect your mini pumpkin on your way out!
Tucker Hill Pumpkinville
The fifth annual pumpkin extravaganza in McKinney features vintage farm equipment (courtesy of the Collin County Farm Museum), fall and Halloween décor, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, activities, and games. Pumpkins vary in price. For more information, visit tuckerhilltx.com.
Photos courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum.