It’s October so that means one thing — it’s Pumpkin Patch season. To help you out with the hunt for the perfect patch, here’s Art&Seek’s annual Pumpkin Patch Superlist!
After being closed for two years (COVID in 2020 and a Crop Freeze in 2019 that destroyed their supply), the Pumpkin Patch at First Christian Church in Arlington is back with more pumpkins than ever, new yard games, photo props, and a straw reading nook. Admission is free and the price for pumpkins and gourds depends on size. Prices range from $.50 to $30 this year. Open daily through Oct. 31.
The Perry Pumpkin Patch is a one day event that happens at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum in Carrollton. Enjoy old-fashioned games, photo opportunities, and your very own pumpkin. And for even more fun, compete in the pie-eating contest. Pumpkins are limited one per child and pumpkin reservations are encouraged. It all happens Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin patch pic, there’s no better place to snap the kids in their Halloween costumes than the Dallas Arboretum. Their annual Autumn at the Arboretum event is back with more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash featured throughout its famous Pumpkin Village. But that’s not all, to put you in an even more creepy-crawly Halloween state of mind, this year’s theme is “Bugtopia.” See larger-than-life insect topiaries, bug-covered pumpkin houses, and a maze for younger visitors. Check the calendar for special events, live music and Halloween festivities happening during the run of the festival, which happens through Oct. 31.
The Pumpkin Patch at St. James Episcopal Church is one of the most popular fall traditions in Lake Highlands. During this fall season, thousands of pumpkins of every size, shape, and variety will be sold in the patch. Proceeds from pumpkin sales fund the church’s youth group. The patch is located at the intersection of Audelia and McCree, just north of Northwest Highway and is open daily through Oct. 31.
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine is one of the few genuine pumpkin farms in North Texas. You can pick your perfect pumpkin off the vine or select one that’s been pre-picked at one of the many pumpkin vignettes scattered throughout the farm. Besides all the pumpkins there are also farm animals to pet, a vintage tractor for hayrides, and a huge 2-acre corn maze to explore with friends and family. They’re open Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 31.
Besides a bumper crop of pumpkins, Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch at the Double Oaks Ranch has plenty of activities like mazes, bounce houses and hayrides to keep the whole family entertained. They’re open daily through Oct. 31 but due to COVID attendance is by reservation only.
Pumpkins on the Prairie back its 18th year of fun. Pick the best pumpkin in the patch, play on a bounce house, run through a hay maze, take a hayride, or just play some games in the “Kid’s Patch” at this family-friendly event. The patch is located at Grace United Methodist Church in Frisco. Open daily through Oct. 31.
Celebrate fall at Storybook Ranch in McKinney. Pick out a pumpkin in the big tent and then go enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, a mini hay maze, picture stations, and games. Only $15 for kids 2 and up, and $5 for adults. All Pumpkin Patch proceeds support free and discounted services for at-risk and marginalized communities, and also their family of animals. Open daily through Oct. 31.
Join Christ United Methodist Church in Plano this fall for their annual Pumpkin Patch. A variety of pumpkins will be for sale in the North parking lot through October 31. Proceeds go to the church’s youth ministry for scholarships, classroom updates, and more.
Enjoy simple pleasures at the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm at Preston Trail Farms in Gunter. Pick a pumpkin right off the vine at this working farm just a 40-minute drive from Plano. Experience the country life as you take a hayride, explore a 6-foot hay maze, or pet some farm animals. Open daily through Nov. 25.
Stop by the Pumpkin Patch at Creekwood United Methodist Church in Allen for pumpkins of all sizes and colors, gourds, and bales of hay. Take pictures by the patch and even check out their famous big red barn. The patch is open daily through Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to dusk.
Get into the fall spirit with a visit to Blase Family Farm located in a wooded area in the middle of suburban Rockwall. Besides pumpkins, you’ll find hayrides, a petting zoo –with llama, sheep, a donkey and pigs– and a hay maze that’s just the right size for your little pumpkins. The farm is open daily through Oct. 31. To allow for less crowding, and to better enjoy the activities, the farm is using a reservation system.
The Fall Festival at Yesterland Farm in Canton is packed to the gills with fall fun. Not only is there a pumpkin patch with all kinds of pumpkins, but there’s also rides for the kids, a three-acre corn maze, pig races, an animal town, live music and fireworks. If you’re feeling brave, check out Spooktacular Nights where you can get into a paintball fight with zombies or take a scary hayride. Spooktacular Nights and the tamer Fall Festival are open weekends through Nov. 7.
The journey to pick out the perfect pumpkin is part of the fun at Lone Star Family Farm in Stephenville. That’s because you get to take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and back. Besides the patch, the farm offers a bumper crop of attractions that are fun for the whole family. Highlights include a giant 8-acre corn maze, and smaller mini maze, a cow train, and hay bale mountain that kids can climb up and then take a slide down. Lone Star Family Farm is open Friday through Sunday through Nov. 6.
Catch up with the Great Pumpkin at Mainstay Farm, in Cleburne. Besides the obligatory pumpkin patch and a wooden corn maze, there is also a hayride that goes over hill and dale, a one-of-a-kind giant house made out of pumpkins, a huge three-story treehouse, a 100-foot long super chute slide, a jumping pillow, and new this year, the Texas Big (Ferris) Wheel. Pumpkin Days happen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31.
For even more seasonal events, check out our complete list of fall fun, including area haunted houses, Halloween festivities and Dia de los Muertos events.