Fall in Dallas means finding your local pumpkin patch for photos and fun! It’s a large city and the options are endless. From smaller church pumpkin lots to massive farms with corn mazes, hayrides, and more. To help keep you organized and find the right fit for you, here’s your Ultimate 2016 Dallas Pumpkin Patch Guide for families. (And make sure to scroll to the end to find all posts “pumpkins”!)
2016 Pumpkin Patches
Location: 1400 West Arapaho Rd., Richardson 75080
Open: September 30-October 31, 2016, 11am-7pm Monday-Friday & 10am-8pm Saturday-Sunday
Cost: Free (except pumpkin purchases)
This little pumpkin patch has become a local favorite to the Richardson, Plano, and North Dallas areas. As Jenny mentions in THIS past post, if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to grab photos of your child in the pumpkins, this is a GREAT spot! Bring a red wagon and pick out your favorite pumpkins for carving, take a few photos among their Fall backdrops, and be on your way!
Location: 1232 E Fork Dr. Rockwall 75087
Open: October 1-30, 2016, Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-6pm
Cost: $7/person (ages 1 and under are free) – includes feed for petting zoo, Hayride, small hay maze, and mini pumpkin (or hot dog depending on the day)
Location: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218
Open: September 17-November 23, 2016, 9am-5pm daily
Cost: $15/adults, $10/children (3-12), 2 & under are free; Exibition is free to members (Parking: $8 advanced, $15 at the door)
The Dallas Arboreteum’s “Autumn at the Arboretum” includes the nationally acclaimed “Pumpkin Village” with over 75,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash available for your little cuties to pose and play in. Pumpkins are also available for purchase in the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch. Then take advantage of your trip to the Arboretum by enjoying other various activities throughout the season (Harvest Tea, Mommy & Me Mondays, and Tiny Tot Tuesdays). See what the patch is like from a mom’s perspective by reading THIS post here.
Location: 601 Harvey Ln., Denison 75020
Open: October 3-31, 2016, Weekends only!
Cost: $8/person – includes all activities and 1 pumpkin from the patch
Most known for their Christmas trees, this farm can’t be over looked at Halloween with over 80,000 pounds of Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian corn and specialty pumpkins brought into the farm every year. The Pumpkin Patch activities include Hayrides, a 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.
Location: 5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound 75028
Open: October 3-October 31, 2016, 9am-7pm daily
Cost: FREE (parking is $5)
This Pumpkin Patch west of Dallas has it all! Kids will love tromping through the hay maze, bouncing in the inflatable bounce houses, taking trips around the farm on hayrides and pumpkin patch trains, enjoying delicious Fall snacks from food vendors on the weekends. In addition to selling pumpkins of all sizes (starting as low as $2), this pumpkin patch also sells gourds, squash, corn husks, and hay bales for you decorative mamas!
Location: 12600 FM 2932, Forney 75126
Open: October 1-31, 2016, Tuesday-Friday: 9:30am–2:00pm, Friday: 9:30am-2:00pm, Saturday: 9:30am-5:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Come for the pumpkin patch, stay for the fun! General admission to the patch includes a train ride, maze, petting zoo, inflatable pillow, and carnival games.
Location: 3701 S. Custer, McKinney 75070
Open: September 24-November 1, 2016, Sunday-Friday 10am-Sundown, Saturday 9am-Sundown
Cost: $15/child – includes hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, wagon ride through 1800’s Western Town and a mini pumpkin, $5/adult – includes petting zoo, 1800’s wagon ride tour & mini pumpkin (Kids under 2 are free.)
If you’re looking for a truly unique pumpkin experience, Storybook Ranch in McKinney has it! Established in 1887 as a working cattle ranch, but has since been recreated into a historic western town complete with 15 buildings from the 1840’s-1860’s.
Location: 3420 Hall Johnson Rd., Grapevine 76051
Open: September 30-October 31, 2016, Monday-Thursday 3-8pm, Friday 3-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 1-8pm
Cost: FREE general admission, $5/person Corn Maze, $3/person Hayrides
This true Texas farm that began in the 1920’s makes for a fun pumpkin patch outing with the family! Enjoy seeing pumpkins on the vine and take advantage of the multiple photo “opps” set up around the grounds. If you have older children, grab a flashlight and come try the 2 acre corn maze after dark!
Preston Trail Farms (formerly known as the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm of Celina)
Location: 15102 TX-289, Gunter 75078
Open: September 17-November 23, 2016; 8am-8pm, daily
Cost: $8/person – includes feed for petting barn, hayride, roping pen, hay maze
For anyone who lives further north in the metroplex, or doesn’t mind the drive, Preston Trail Farms has all you need for a pumpkin patch experience. Formerly the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm of Celina, this family farm picked up and moved just a few miles further north to a bigger location. Enjoy hay bales, mazes, and pumpkins for photos (or purchase), plus enjoy animals and a petting zoo!
Location: 3521 Main St., Frisco 75034
Open: October 1-31, 2016, Monday-Friday 1-7pm, Saturday & Sunday* 9am-7pm (*activities beginning after 12pm)
This is a great, easy pumpkin patch if you’re looking for easy in and easy out! Not only is it free for all activities (hay rides, corn maze, bounce house), but each weekend there’s different family-themed activities planned from movie nights to face painters. There’s even a chance to launch a pumpkin!
Location: 6707 Royal Ln., Dallas 75230
Open: October 1-31, 2016
Location: 9845 McCree Rd., Dallas 75238
Open: October 1-31, 2016, Sunday-Thursday: 1-7pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Location: North side of U.S. 380 (West University Drive) between Custer and Ridge Roads, McKinney
Open: October 17-31, 2016, Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday & Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm, Sunday 1-5pm
This is the perfect pumpkin patch for little ones in the area and is in the middle of a planned community. In addition to the photo opps, there’s a toddler hay maze, hay rides (on the weekends), and various other activities for young children. See their website for a complete list of weekend activities.
Location: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton 75103
Open: September 17-November 13, 2016, Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday, 12-6pm
Cost: Pricing varies; Ages 3-54 $12.95/person (2 and under Free) – includes a dozen+ Farm Attractions Get a Farm Pass, then buy Amazement Park Ride tickets for $1 each.
You could spend a whole day exploring this pumpkin patch out East! Rock climbing walls, forts, pony rides, amusement rides, face paintings, and movies all in addition to your Fall pumpkin patches, a petting zoo, photo props, and corn mazes! Read a mom’s review of Yesterland Farm here.