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2018 Guide to Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals in DFW

Jay Marks

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 25 years ...

Jay has been selling real estate since 1993 and has had the opportunity to help several thousand clients buy and sell real estate over those 25 years ...

Sep 26 11 minutes read

Happy Fall y'all! Here's our comprehensive list of all the best Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals happening around DFW this year.



PUMPKIN PATCHES & FARMS


Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

When: October 1-31; 9am-7pm daily

Where: 5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound TX 75028

Cost: $5 Parking on Weekdays; $10 Parking on Weekends; FREE Activities

The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch has become a staple in the local community and crowds flock to it each Fall. They have tons of family-friendly activities you can take advantage of including a kid-friendly hay bale maze, bounce houses, hayrides, photo ops, the Pumpkin Patch Train and playground equipment. Plus, on Saturdays and Sundays you can enjoy food for purchase from JJ's Barbecue, Red Hot and Blue, Fletcher's Corny Dogs and more.


Hall's Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze

When: Sept 28-Oct 31; Monday-Thursday 3-8pm; Friday 3-10pm; Saturday 10am-10pm; Sunday 1-8pm

Where: 3420 Hall Johnson Rd, Grapevine TX 76051

Cost: FREE Admission; Corn Maze $5; Hayrides $3-$5

Located in historic Grapevine, families from all over the metroplex visit Hall's Pumpkin Farm to enjoy an old fashioned Fall celebration. Hall's Family Farm is one of the last working farms in the area and still houses the original 1930's homestead built by Jess Hall. Hall's Pumpkin Farm has pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, gourds, hay bales and corn stalks. They also have a mind boggling two-acre corn maze and hayrides through the farm pulled by a genuine farm tractor.


Pumpkins on the Prairie

When: Sept 29-Oct 31; Monday-Friday 1-7pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-7pm

Where: 3521 Main St, Frisco TX 75034

Cost: FREE 

Pumpkins on the Prairie is listed as one of the Best Pumpkin Patches in Texas and is going on their 15th year of fun and festivities. You can pick your favorite pumpkin out of the patch and also enjoy the bounce house, hay maze, face painting, pumpkin launching and games in the "Kid's Patch." There will also be plenty of photo ops between their fall set-ups and family-fun hayrides.


Storybook Ranch Pumpkin Patch

When: Sept 29-Oct 31; Sunday-Friday 10am-Sundown; Saturday 9am-Sundown

Where: 3701 S Custer Rd, McKinney TX 75070

Cost: Admission to the patch is free; $15/Child (Ages 2+) for Activities & $5/Adult for Activities

You can peruse their pumpkin patch at no cost, or your little ones can enjoy the pony rides, hay maze, bounce houses, petting zoo and a wagon ride through Storybook Ranch's historic western town. And the kiddos get to leave with one free mini pumpkin!


Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm

When: Oct 6-Nov 11; Saturdays 10am-8pm & Sundays 1pm-8pm

Where: 1530 Indian Creek Dr, Midlothian TX 76065

Cost: Unlimited Fall Fun Daily Admission $10/person; 4 years old and under is FREE; Seniors 20% off

Visit Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm this Fall where you and your family can walk along pumpkin-filled paths, take an old-fashioned hayride, explore the two-acre corn maze, listen to live music and enjoy all the other activities waiting for you! You can take home a pumpkin, hay bale or Indian corn to display around your home. Or pick up a treat including one of Doonan Cattle Company's Confections or a Pecos Pete's Natural Tea & Soda. The Farm is only open to the public on the weekends and is available for field trips and special events during the week!


Autumn at the Arboretum

When: Through Nov 21; 9am-5pm every day except Wednesday 9am-8pm

Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas TX 75218

Cost: $15/Adult; $10/Children (2-12); $12/Senior (65 & Over); Children 2 & under FREE

Head to the Arboretum's Main Garden where you an visit the Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove which is filled with pumpkin houses inspired by this year's theme, "The Adventures in Neverland." This celebration of Fall features 4,500 Chrysanthemums along with 150,000 fall blooming plants and 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds. Autumn at the Arboretum has been named one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals" by Fodor's Travel and "One of the World's 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens" by Architectural Digest, so you definitely don't want to miss it!


Yesterland Farm

When: Sept 29-Nov 11; Fridays 6pm-10pm; Saturdays 10am-10pm; Sundays 11am-7pm

Where: Yesterland Farm, 15410 Interstate 20, Canton TX 75103

Cost: $18.95 Online; $21.95 at the Gate; $16.95 Opening Week

Purchase an Amazement Pass for Yesterland Farm's Fall Festival which includes access to the corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm attractions and unlimited Amazement Park rides! They have a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds in their pumpkin patch, ranging from $1-$20 depending on size. When night falls, their Fright Farm comes to life where the corn maze gets creepy and you can arm yourself with a paintball gun to protect yourself from the zombies. And every Saturday night they'll have a spectacular fireworks show starting at around 8:30pm.


FALL FESTIVALS


Southlake Oktoberfest

Date: October 5-7, 2018 (Friday: 5-11pm; Saturday: 10am-11pm; Sunday 12-5pm)

Location: Southlake Town Square

Cost: FREE Admission & Parking

This year marks the 17th anniversary of Southlake's Oktoberfest celebration which is hosted by Southlake's Chamber of Commerce. Take a stroll through Southlake's beautiful Town Square to check out all the food, beverages, live music, activities, and items for sale. You're welcome to bring the kids - there will be an excitement-packed children's area for them to enjoy! And don't forget to sign up your dog for the popular wiener dog race! 


Pumpkin Hollow

Date: October 18-20, 2018 (Thursday 6:00-9:00pm; Friday 6:00-10:00pm; Saturday 6:00-10:00pm)

Location: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm TX 75068

Cost: FREE Carnival, Pumpkin Trail & Children's Hayride; $10 Haunted Trail

If you're into being spooked, you'll love the Haunted Trail at Little Elm Park that goes through Little Elm's abandoned cemetery. Or you can take a Haunted Hay Ride to go through the trails a little quicker. Pumpkin Hollow will also host a Halloween Carnival with old fashioned carnival games where they'll be giving out prizes and candy. And if you want to get involved, Little Elm needs your help carving jack-o-lanterns to the Pumpkin Trail! If you want to contribute, call Alicia Gray at 214-618-1401 to let them know how many pumpkins you'll be bringing to the event.


Midlothian's 41st Annual Fall Festival & 5K Cupcake Run

Date: October 20, 2018 9:00am-2:00pm

Location: MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium, 1800 S 14th St, Midlothian TX 76065 

Cost: FREE 

You can choose to start your day off with a fun 5K Cupcake run and then spend the rest of the day playing at Midlothian's 41st Annual Fall Festival where there will be food, shopping and entertainment for everyone to enjoy! 


Pumpkin Palooza

Date: October 20, 2018 10am-8pm

Location: Corinth Community Park, 3800 Corinth Parkway, Corinth TX 76208

Cost: FREE

There are all kinds of fun activities at Corinth's Pumpkin Palooza including a petting zoo, a Classic Top 20 Car Show, trunk-or-treating, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Tech Truck and a Balloon Glow in the evening. You may also want to be a spectator for the Pie Eating Contest and the Pumpkin Derby happening in the afternoon.


Family Fright Night

Date: October 20-21, 2018 4pm-9am

Location: Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Rd, The Colony TX 75056

Cost: $15 per person

How does a spooky family overnight campout sound? Spend the night outdoors and enjoy the haunted trail, tent trick or treating, costume and scream contests, scary movie, hayride, campfire, and great food. Registration begins October 1 and slots fill up quickly, so contact The Colony's Parks and Recreation Department quickly at 972.625.1106 to secure your spot!


Castle Hills Fall Festival

Date: October 20, 2018 5:00-9:00pm

Location: Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza, 

Cost: FREE; $5 to judge Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off

Castle Hill's Fall Festival will feature a pumpkin patch, bounce houses, carnival games, face painters and an exotic petting zoo where you can meet Humperdink the camel! And if you'd like to pay $5, you can taste and help judge the Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off!  


Denton's Day of the Dead Festival

Date: October 27, 2018 11am-9pm

Location: E Hickory and Industrial Streets, Downtown Denton TX

Cost: FREE

Denton's Day of the Dead Festival allows you to celebrate harvest, Dia de los Muertos and Halloween all in one place! Stroll through the pumpkin patch, play some games, check out the salsa cook-off and shop around the vendor booths. They'll also have their famous coffin races and their lantern-lit twilight parade. And you'll definitely want to check out Denton's original musical - Cirque du Horror!


Fall Festival Hosted by the Mansfield Police Department

Date: October 27, 2018 5:00-9:00pm

Location: Katherine Rose Park, 303 North Walnut Creek, Mansfield TX 76063

Cost: FREE

Big shout out to the Mansfield Police Department for hosting a family fall festival where there will be food, bounce houses, games, giveaways, a hayride and more! Plus, the kiddos can meet Spiderman, Batman and Superman!


Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park

Date: October 27, 2018 5-10pm

Location: Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch TX 75234

Cost: Park Admission $5; Haunted Hedge $5/person

Join Farmers Branch for their Halloween in the Park held at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. They'll have a play area with activities for those kiddos ages 5 and younger, Midway carnival games, a family costume contest, bounce houses, a petting zoo, trick or treat stations and live entertainment throughout the evening.


Fall Festival Honoring Veterans

Date: November 3, 2018 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd, Highland Village TX 75077

Cost: FREE

After all the spooky Halloween fun has ended, join the City of Highland Village for their Fall Festival where they'll be partnering with the Denton County Veterans Coalition in an effort to support veterans and their families. The festival will consist of a variety of fun family-friendly activities including live music, carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist, car show, vendors and more!

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