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Jay Around Town: The 2017 Guide to Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches 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 30 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 30 years ...

Jan 24 7 minutes read

Want to find some places that will help you get into the Autumn spirit? Here's our comprehensive list of all the best Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches happening around DFW this year.


Southlake Oktoberfest

Date: October 6-8, 2017 (Friday: 5-11pm; Saturday: 10am-11pm; Sunday 12-5pm)

Location: Southlake Town Square

Cost: FREE Admission & Parking

This year marks the 16th 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. And don't forget to sign up your dog for the popular wiener dog race! 

Oak Cliff Pumpkinfest

Date: October 8, 2017 4-9pm

Location: Bishop Arts District

Cost: FREE Admission; Event Tickets are $1 each and can be used for select activities and food

The 3rd annual Oak Cliff Pumpkinfest will have fun for the whole family including a Game Midway, a Costume Contest, and a Pumpkins on Parade contest. They're also offering ways to give back to the community with pet rescues, a canned food drive benefitting the North Texas Food Bank and more!

Pumpkin Palooza

Date: October 21, 2017 11am-9pm

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 photo ops with Mater and Lightning McQueen from the Disney movie Cars, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, a car show, face painting, a petting zoo, trunk or treating and a balloon glow. Check the schedule on the event website to see when all the various activities will be happening! 

Family Fright Night

Date: October 21-22, 2017 4pm-9am

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

Cost: TBD

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 has already opened and slots fill up quickly, so contact The Colony's Parks and Recreation Department quickly at 972.625.1106 to secure your spot!

Farmers Branch Halloween in the Park

Date: October 28, 2017 5-10pm

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

Cost: FREE Admission; Haunted Hedge is $5

Another event the whole family will love! They'll have bounce houses, face painting, carnival games and more! And don't forget to wear your costume! You can check out pictures from last year's event here.

Denton's Day of the Dead Festival

Date: October 28, 2017 11am-9pm

Location: E Hickory and Industrial Street

Cost: FREE

Denton's event allows you to celebrate harvest, Dia de los Muertos and Halloween all in one place! Take your kids trunk-or-treating, 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!


Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

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

Where: 5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound TX 75022

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, 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

When: Sept 29-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. They have pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, gourds, hay bales and corn stalks. They have a mind boggling corn maze made of two acres of towering corn stalks and hayrides through the farm pulled by a genuine farm tractor.

Pumpkins on the Prairie

When: Sept 30-Oct 3; 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 14th year of fun and festivities. You can pick your favorite pumpkin out of the patch and also enjoy the bounce house, hay maze, 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 24-Nov 1; 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. Your kiddos will also get a free mini pumpkin with admission! If you visit on October 30, you can also participate in their family-friendly Halloween party which will have a costume contest. Or you can schedule your own private Kid's Pumpkin Patch Party!

Autumn at the Arboretum

When: Through Nov 22; 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 (3-12); $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 Wizard of Oz. Check the Arboretum's website for information regarding daily discounts.

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