Bask in the sheer Americana of it all when you visit one of the farms surrounding Dallas Fort-Worth this fall. It will definitely get you in that fall harvest spirit. Enjoy corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches, and more!
Location :: 1232 E Fork Dr. Rockwall 75087
Open :: September 30 – October 31, 2017; Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 12-6pm
Cost :: $7/person (ages 1 and under are free) – includes petting zoo, hayride, and free hotdog (on weekends) or hayride, petting zoo, and free mini pumpkin (M-F). There’s also a hay maze just the right size for little ones.
This is a family-owned farm in the heart of Rockwall. In the summer they are open for blueberry picking, and then they pivot to pumpkins for the fall. The farm is situated on wooded acreage, and all the trees give you a little something different from the usual if you are looking to take pumpkin pics.
Location :: 601 Harvey Ln., Denison 75020
Open :: September 30 – October 31, 2017; weekends only! Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Cost :: $8/person – includes all activities and 1 pumpkin from the patch or $3/person if you don’t want a pumpkin
Although most known for their Christmas trees, this farm shouldn’t be overlooked at Halloween, with over 80,000 pounds of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and specialty pumpkins brought in every year. The pumpkin patch activities include hayrides, maze, farm zoo, hay jump, and dress your own scarecrow stations. They also do pumpkin sling shots for an additional charge; talk about something the kids will love. The farm includes picnic areas, tours, snacks, drinks, gifts, arts and crafts, restrooms, country atmosphere, and free coffee on request.
Location :: 12600 FM 2932, Forney 75126
Open :: October 1 – 31, 2017; Monday-Friday: 9:30am–2pm, Friday evening (Family Nite Out): 6-10pm, Saturday: 9:30am-5:00 pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm
Cost :: $6/person (ages 1 and under are free)
Come for the pumpkin patch, stay for the fun! These guys operate as a rehab and sanctuary for animals, but there is a very farm-y atmosphere to the place. General admission includes a tractor train ride, giant maze, petting zoo, ball pit, and animal room.
Location :: 3420 Hall Johnson Rd., Grapevine 76051
Open :: September 29 – October 31, 2017; Monday-Thursday: 3-8pm, Friday: 3-10pm, Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 1-8pm
Cost :: FREE general admission, $5/person corn maze, $5/person hayrides
This true Texas farm began in the 1920’s and is one of the last working farms in the area. Come see pumpkins on the vine and take advantage of the multiple photo ops set up around the grounds. They also have a legit corn maze, some stalks are 9 ft. tall! If you have older children, grab a flashlight and come try the 2-acre maze after dark. FYI, this place is cash only.
Preston Trail Farms (f.k.a. The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm)
Location :: 15102 TX-289, Gunter 75078
Open :: September 15 – November 22, 2017; 8am-8pm, daily
Cost :: $8/person (M-F) and $10/person (weekends), children under 2 are free. Includes feed for petting barn, hayride, roping pen, hay maze. M-F you get a free pie pumpkin with admission, and on weekends you get a free hotdog and farm train ride.
For anyone who lives further north in the metroplex or doesn’t mind the drive, Preston Trail Farms has all you need for a great 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 a farm animal petting zoo!
Location :: 1530 Indian Creek Drive, Midlothian, TX 76065
Open :: September 30 – October 31, 2017; Thursday & Friday: 3-9pm, Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday: 1-8pm
Cost :: Family entrance fee $5, hayride and corn maze are $5 each
Shadow Creek Farm celebrates their grand opening on September 30th. They’ve got 15 shaded acres of fall farm fun with pumpkins, free games and activities, a petting zoo, chuck wagon full of treats, and lots more. Midlothian sounds far, but it really isn’t, just 30 minutes south of DFW.
Location :: Storybook Ranch, 3701 S. Custer, McKinney 75070
Open :: September 24 – November 1, 2017; Sunday-Friday: 10am-sundown, Saturday: 9am-sundown
Cost :: $15/child – includes hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, wagon ride through the 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 unique pumpkin experience, Storybook Ranch in McKinney has it. Established in 1887 as a working cattle ranch, it has since been refashioned into a historic western town (Dry Bones Town) complete with 15 actual buildings from the 1840’s-1860’s.
Location :: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton 75103
Open :: September 23 – November 5, 2017; October Fridays: 6-10pm, Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 12-6pm
Cost :: Pricing varies; $21.95 at the gate but discounts for advanced purchase (ages 2 and under free) – admission ticket includes over a dozen farm attractions (like pig races and something called a Candy Cannon) plus unlimited amusement park rides.
You will want the whole day to explore this farm/carnival combo 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. Stay until dark and test your mettle with Fright Farm activities. Read a mom’s review of Yesterland Farm here.