Oh Gourd, it’s Fall! Time for pumpkin patching, hay riding, corn mazing and cider drinking! Seriously, Fall is my JAM so I am gonna snitch on some pumpkin patches you need check out. It’s a great time to get outside because it’s not a bajillion degrees outside. Why is Texas hotter than the Sun? Why do we carve up vegetables with faces? Why do we race through stalks of corn? These are questions we will never have answers to. Whatevs. Just grab your family and friends and head over to some of these great patches for some fall festiveness.

Autumn at the Arboretum
Sept 17 – Nov 23
Experience why Orbitz Travel named Autumn at the Arboretum as the number one place to go in the fall. The Imaginative Pumpkin houses with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, along with 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants and the most outstanding Children’s Adventure Garden in the world. Don’t miss this amazing festival and be sure to bring your camera. It is breathtaking color at every turn. This year’s event will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin.” For the 11th year, Autumn at the Arboretum will include the popular one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks. They are used together to create the imaginative pumpkin houses that represent naturally occurring patterns in nature to mirror the “Art of the Pumpkin” theme along with Cinderella’s “Pumpkin” Carriage

The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
FlowerMound, TX at the Double Oak Ranch
Oct 1 – Oct 21 9am-7pm
You will find hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked good and some great refreshments and food including kettle corn, corn dogs, hamburgers and pumpkin bread. Picnic tablel are provided for individual use – but use by any large groups or parties must be reserved and confirmed. All activities are FREE. They have 2 corn mazes – one for younger kids and one for older kids and adults.

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze
Grapevine, TX
Sept 30 – Oct 31
Mon-Fri 3pm-8pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 1pm-8pm
The farm is nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth in Grapevine. They got pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, hay bales, corns stalks and more! General admission is FREE. Hayrides are $5 Daylight rides/$3 Night rides. They have 2 acres of towering corn stalk with some unbelievable twists and turns and dead ends. No pets and no professional photography sessions are allowed. Concession stands include Pop’s Kettle Corn, Texas Style Brisket and Pulled Pork, and hot cider. They only take cash.

Preston Trail Farms
Gunter, TX
Sept 17-Nov 23 8am-8pm Mon-Sun
Big Orange Pumpkin Farm is $8 for admission on Sat/Sun which include feed for petting barn, a hayride, the roping pen, and admission to the hay maze (bonus if you go Mon-Fri, you get a pumpkin pie, too). Check out a whole bunch of pumpkins – including pumpkins growing on the vine. They also have a café on site and a a country store.

StoryBook’s Pumpkin Patch
McKinney, TX
Sept 24 – Nov 1 Sun-Fri 10am-Sundown, Sat 9am-Sundown
A fun 1800’s Western Town! Admission is $15/Child which includes Hay Maze, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bounce Houses and a Wagon Ride through the western town. $5/Adult includes Petting Zoo and Wagon Ride.

Blasé Family Farm
Rockwall, TX
Oct 1 – Oct 30 Sat 10-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm, Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Come visit their wooden sanctuary in Rockwall! Enjoy a petting zoo, a hayride across the 13 acre property and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes that are for sale. Great for photography. Admission is $7/person, Under 1 year old is Free. Admission includes hayride, feed for petting zoo, complementary hot dog on weekends. Accepts credit cards.

Wintergreen Christmas Tree Farm
Pumpkin Fall Festival
Weekends ONLY Oct 8 – Oct 30, Fri Nov 25 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-6pm and Sun 11am-6pm
They celebrate two seasons at the Wintergreen Farm – Fall and Christmas. In the Fall, they have a pumpkin and gourd patch and also have hayrides and fun activities for kids. NO fee for admission, but some of the activities have a cost.

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