Autumn at the Arboretum: The Art of the Pumpkin


September 19, 2020 to November 01, 2020


Dallas Arboretum View map
8525 Garland Road,
Dallas, TX, 75218

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Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring four 20-foot-tall decorated pumpkin houses and creative displays fashioned from more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash.

With the theme, The Art of the Pumpkin, the Dallas Arboretum's popular festival has been named one of the "Best Fall Festivals to Celebrate the Season" by Country Living Magazine. Autumn at the Arboretum features breathtaking colors of fall including 150,000 autumn flowers accented by pumpkins, gourds and squash from Floydada, Texas.

Guests can also visit A Tasteful Place, a 3.5-acre food, herb and vegetable garden. Weekly activities include free Monday cooking demonstrations with Dallas College Cooks along with activities throughout the week including cooking, floral and horticulture demonstrations. Each weekend features live bands playing in the afternoon. Check the website and social media for times and schedules.

Look online for a full schedule of special events and activities during the Autumn at the Arboretum, including:

Mommy & Me Mondays & Tiny Tot Tuesdays
Every Monday & Tuesday through October 27 10am–2pm in the Pecan Grove
Children's activities include painted body tattoos by A Fresh Perspective, Country Critters Petting Zoo, Fit4Mom White Rock Dallas Stroller Fitness at 10am and Kindermusik at noon, plus a hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for purchase, music and more. New safety precautions and socially distanced rules will be in place for all of these activities.

Pumpkin Thursdays Scavenger Hunt
Every Thursday September 24 through October 29, 10am–3pm.
At the Information Booth on Thursdays, guests are invited to pick up a map leading them on a scavenger hunt throughout the garden and finding surprises in Pumpkin Village. Complete the hunt; turn in the card back at the Information Booth to receive a ticket to be redeemed by 4pm for a brownie from the Terrace Café.

Mum Day! Homecoming returns to the Dallas Arboretum
October 17-18
Don a homecoming mum on Saturday and Sunday. Snap a selfie in front of the Octagon Pumpkin House wearing the mum, and post with the hashtag #dallasarboretummumday to receive a special treat from the Lula Mae Slaughter Terrace.

"Owl-O-Ween" with Window to the Wild
October 24, noon-2pm at Pecan Grove's Pumpkin Village
Join Window to the Wild for a meet and greet with their owls including Hermes, a great horned owl, and Pigwidgeon, the tiniest, Eastern screech owl. Guests can meet and take pictures with these owls as well as ask questions of their handlers. Don't miss this unique "Owl-O-Ween" opportunity.

Family Fun Weekend
October 31-November 1, 10am–2pm at Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn
Don't miss the annual Halloween extravaganza weekend with trick-or-treating throughout the garden, pumpkin decorating, body art tattoos and a petting zoo.

Window to the Wild Bird Flight Show
November 1, 10:30am at Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn
Join Window to the Wild for a 45-minute outdoor education flight training show. At the end of the show, come to the stage to meet and greet with the birds and their trainers.