There’s something so charming about bringing your kids to the pumpkin patch every year and helping them pick out the “best” one. If you’re in a hurry you can get a Trader Joe’s pumpkin cheap and easy, but we wanted to give you a list of proper patches in case you’re looking for a little more pumpkin picking fun. Our round up below includes everything from smaller church pumpkin lots to massive farms with corn mazes, hayrides, and more. To help you find exactly what you’re looking for pumpkin-wise, check out our Ultimate 2017 Dallas Pumpkin Patch Guide. (And make sure to scroll to the end to find all posts “pumpkins”!)
Location :: 1400 West Arapaho Rd., Richardson 75080
Open :: September 30 – October 31, 2017; 10am-7pm, daily
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.
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.
Location :: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218
Open :: September 23 – November 22, 2017; 9am-5pm, daily
Cost :: $15/adults, $10/children (3-12), 2 & under are free (Parking: $8 advanced, $15 at the door)
“Autumn at the Arboretum” has a Wonderful World of Oz theme this year. Not to be missed is the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, with over 75,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash to pose and play in. Pumpkins are also available for purchase in the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch. Maximize your time at the Arboretum by coupling it with some of their other 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.
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.
Location :: 5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound 75028
Open :: October 1 – 31, 2017; 9am-7pm, daily
Cost :: FREE (parking is $5/M-F and $10/weekends)
This Pumpkin Patch west of Dallas has it all. Kids will love tromping through the hay maze, bouncing in the inflatable bounce houses, and taking trips around the farm on hayrides and pumpkin patch trains. You can also bring a picnic or purchase food and baked goods from 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, 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! General admission to the patch includes a train ride, giant maze, petting zoo, ball pit, and animal room.
Location :: 3420 Hall Johnson Rd., Grapevine 76051
Open :: September 29 – October 31, 2016; 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 19 – 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, plus one pie pumpkin (M-F) or a hot dog and farm train ride (weekends).
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 :: 3521 Main St., Frisco 75034
Open :: September 3 – October 31, 2017; Monday-Friday: 1-7pm, Saturday & Sunday*: 9am-7pm (*activities beginning after 12pm)
Cost :: FREE
This is a great 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 face painting to pumpkin launching.
Location :: 6707 Royal Ln., Dallas 75230
Open :: October 1 – 31, 2017; Monday-Friday: 3-8pm, Saturday: 8am-8pm, Sunday: 1-7pm
Cost :: FREE
Pumpkins will be delivered September 30 and October 14 if you like to have first choice.
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. CASH ONLY.
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!
Location :: 9845 McCree Rd., Dallas 75238
Open :: October 1 – 31, 2017; Sunday-Thursday: 1-7pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am-7pm
Cost :: FREE
Check the link for a list of their special weekend events – Popsicles in the Patch, Pumpkin Carving Competition, Monster Neighbors Mash, and more. They even have a hashtag, #stjamespatch, so you know they’re pros.
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 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 complete with 15 real 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 (hello, Candy Cannon) plus unlimited amusement park rides.
You will want the whole day to explore 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. Stay until dark and test your mettle with Fright Farm activities. Read a mom’s review of Yesterland Farm here.
Here’s a few more Pumpkin posts you might enjoy!