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Pumpkin Patch, Blase Family Farm, photo courtesy of Jill Blase

Best Pumpkin Patches in Dallas-Fort Worth

Our ultimate guide to local pumpkin farms and markets with photo ops and family fun activities

Believe it or not, fall and all those yummy holiday treats are right around the corner. So, take your family pumpkin-picking as these North Texas pumpkin patches and farms to find the best gourd for your next baking project or holiday decorating or pumpkin carving.

We’ve done the easy part and rounded up the area’s premier patches, all brimming with fall activities (like hayrides and corn mazes), plus plenty of photo ops. Now it’s up to you to choose, carve or bake an orange masterpiece.

Know of any pumpkin farms we missed? Let us know in the comments below, or send us an email at editorial@dfwchild.com.

Dallas County

Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas
When: September 17–October 31, 2022
Hours: Timed reservations available from 9am–3pm daily; garden closes at 5pm daily.
The basics: This year’s Pumpkin Village features the return of Cinderella’s carriage and more displays showcase classic tales of Jack and The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and The Sword in the Stone and even a magic carpet ride selfie experience from One Thousand and One Nights.
The festival includes Mommy and Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, a hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for purchase, music and more, all against the backdrop of 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds and 150,000 autumn flowers.
Cost: Included with general admission: $20 adults, $12 for kids 2−12, under 2 free. Pumpkins are available for purchase separately.
Contact: 214/515-6615
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Autumn at the Arboretum, A Fall Fairy Tale, photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum

Pumpkin Patch at Dallas Farmers Market

Where: The Shed, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas
When: September 17–October 31, 2022
Hours: 
Monday–Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday 9am–5pm, Sunday 10am–5pm
The basics: Do double duty with grocery shopping and fall photo ops at the Dallas Farmers Market’s patch. More than 25 varieties of pumpkins and gourds—of all shapes, sizes and colors—rolling in from Floydada, Texas, will be available for purchase.
Don’t miss Pumpkin Day on Saturday, October 8, featuring kids’ crafts and activities throughout the day, Choo Choo Train Express rides from 10am–3pm, and complimentary face painting.
Cost: Free; pumpkins for purchase
Contact: 214/664-9110; info@dallasfarmersmarket.org
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St. James Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch

Where: 9845 McCree Road, Dallas
When: October 1–31, 2022
Hours: Sunday 11:30am–7pm, Monday–Thursday 1–7pm, Friday–Saturday 10am–7pm
The basics: Round up the family—your dog included—and head to St. James’ annual pumpkin patch to stock up on supplies for your autumn hearth. Bring the camera to snap a festive family photo or silly face-in-the-hole pictures. Purchase a variety of mini, baking and oversized pumpkins and gourds with proceeds benefiting St. James’ youth group programs.
Cost: Free admission; prices vary by pumpkin size
Contact: 214/348-1345, stjamesdallaspumpkinpatch@gmail.com for school tours

Arapaho United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

Where: 1400 W Arapaho Road, Richardson
When: October 1–31, 2022
Hours: Open Monday–Friday 3–7pm and Saturday–Sunday 11am–7pm
The basics: The annual Arapaho UMC pumpkin patch is at the corner of Arapaho and Coit Road. There will be plenty of pumpkins for your children to pick up. The proceeds from each pumpkin sale go to support Navajo Farms in New Mexico and other church ministries in the community.
Cost: Free admission, pumpkin prices vary by size.
Contact: 972/231-1005
Follow: Facebook


Tarrant County

The Shops at Clearfork Pumpkin Patch

Where: 5141 Marathon Ave, Fort Worth
When: October 1–30, 2022
Hours: 4–7pm Wednesday–Friday; 10am–7pm Saturday–Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday
The basics: Fort Worth’s newest pumpkin patch at The Shops at Clearfork offers thousands of pumpkins and a massive wall of corn stalks for fall photo ops. In the play area, kids can lasso a steer with roping dummies, ride around on stick horses, climb a hay bale pyramid, find their way through a hay bale maze and corn tunnel.
Cost: $17 per person; under 3 free. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at lonestaragventures.com.
Contact: farm@lonestaragventures.com

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

Where: 3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine (near Compass Church)
When: September 30–October 31, 2022 
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 3–8pm, Friday 3–9pm, Saturday 10am–9pm, Sunday 1–8pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, except Monday, Columbus Day.
The basics: Come to a working farm and pick your pumpkins off the vine, or snag a pre-picked one from one of the vignettes around the farm. For a little extra, test your wits in a two-acre corn maze of 9-foot-tall stalks. Kids will also love visiting the farm animals (goats, sheep, chickens and rabbits. You’ll see cows and donkeys along the tractor-pulled hayride. Concessions are available.
Cost: Note that this farm is cash only, so be sure to stop by the ATM before your drive out here. $15 for adults and kids ages 12 and older; $10 for kids ages 4–11; free for ages 3 and younger. Admission includes the corn maze and parking. Pumpkin sales vary by size.
Contact: 817/991-1052; hallspumpkinfarm@gmail.com
Follow: Facebook

Pumpkin Nights

Where: Howell Farms, 4016 W. Division St., Arlington
When: September 22–October 30, 2022; open Wednesdays through Mondays (closed Tuesdays)
Hours: Time slots open as early as 6pm each night.
The basics: This special exhibit isn’t your average pumpkin patch (no pumpkins for sale here), but the sights are a must-see this Halloween season. You’ll walk through a lighted path with multiple, elaborate vignettes made from more than 5,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins.
Cost: Weekend admission (Friday–Sunday): $23 adults 13 years and older; $16 children 4–12 years; free for children 3 and younger. Weekday admission: (Monday–Thursday; closed Tuesdays): $18 adults 13 years and older; $14 children 4–12 years; free for children 3 and younger. Parking is $10 per car.
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The Pumpkin Patch at First Christian Arlington

Where: 910 S. Collins Street, Arlington
When: October 9–31, 2022
Hours: Daily 11am–7pm
The basics:  This church pumpkin patch offers more than 4,000 pumpkins and gourds for shopping and for photo ops, as well as new lawn games and a straw reading nook for story time. (Books are provided.) Picnics are welcome, too.
Cost: Free admission; pumpkins and gourds range from 50 cents to $30, depends on size. Proceeds benefit the youth group’s summer service trips.
Contact: 817/277-2634
Follow: Facebook

PumpkinFest

Where: Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine
When: Weekends October 7–23, 2022
Hours: 10am–9pm Fridays – Sundays
The basics: Set off for a Halloween-themed hike through Meadowmere Park Trail, share a funnel cake, and enjoy fall festivities in the pumpkin patch. The famous singing pumpkins, The BooMan Group, start up around dusk.
Cost: $20 per car; $40 per bus
Contact: 817/410-3450
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Monroe Family Farm

Where: 14728 Songbird Lane, Haslet, about 20 miles north of Fort Worth
When: Open Saturdays 10am–6pm (check back for 2023 dates as they are announced)
What to know: This family-run farm offers a variety of jacks and specialty pumpkins, with photo ops dotted around the patch, too. But the real draw is their pumpkin launcher. Their gift shop, called the Little Red Barn, will be open with farm fresh food and handmade items. Purchase a bag of feed for $1 and their farm animals—chickens, baby pigs, baby lambs, bunnies and a pony—will surely come right up to you. Then come back to Monroe Family Farm for Christmas trees during the holiday season and to meet the baby animals in the spring.
Cost: Admission is $5 per person. Additional cost per pumpkin. Contact: monroefamilyfarmtx@gmail.com
Follow: Instagram @monroefamilyfarm

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Collin County

Pumpkins on the Prairie

Where: 3521 Main St., Frisco
When: October 1–31, 2022
Hours: Monday–Friday 2–6pm, Saturday 10am–6pm and Sunday 1–6pm 
The basics: 
Bring the family to Grace Avenue United Methodist Church’s pumpkin patch with a hay maze, games and photo ops set up throughout the patch. On Saturdays 11am–3pm and Sundays 2–4pm, enjoy shaved ice and more available for purchase from the Crave the Shave Truck, as well as face painting (free but tips appreciated). Check back for more info about the fall festival on Saturday, October 30 from 5–7pm.
Cost: Free admission
Contact: 972/335-2882
Follow: facebook.com/pumpkinsontheprairie

Christ United Methodist Church

Where: 3101 Coit Road, Plano
When: September 25–October 31, 2022
Hours: 9am–7pm daily
The basics: 
Up to two tons of pumpkins will be dropped off at Christ UMC in preparation for this annual pumpkin patch, set up in the north parking lot. Round up your little ones and the camera for lots of photo opportunities. All proceeds from pumpkin sales go to the youth ministry.
Cost: Free admission, price for pumpkins range by size.
Contact: 972/596-4303

Lola’s Local Market

Where: 1771 Kever Main, Melissa
When: September 23—October 31, 2022
Hours: Open Wednesday—Thursday 3–7pm, Friday–Saturday 10am–7pm, Sunday 10am–5pm.
The basics: Peruse through the huge selection of pumpkins (including exotic pumpkins) and fresh goodies available at the market. Extra activities—pumpkin painting, pony rides, hayrides, face painting—offered on Saturdays and Sundays only during select times. Vendors will be on-site on Sundays from noon–4pm.
Cost: Free admission; $5 for parking; activities range from $1–$5
Contact: 214/404-8353; lolaslocalmarket@yahoo.com
Follow: Facebook


Denton County

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Where: 5100 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound
When: October 1–31, 2022
Hours: Morning, afternoon and evening time slots available. Reservations are required. 
The basics: 
After the patch briefly announced it would not reopen this year due to staffing issues, the community rallied and the patch is back on! The original Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch has it all: two mazes (for small ones and big kids), cartoon cutouts for photos, a pumpkin train, hayrides, and a playground with playhouses and a merry-go-round. Oh, and pumpkins. Bring food for picnicking any time or buy from local venders—like corn dogs, snow cones, kettle corn—on weekends. Leashed pets are welcome.
Cost: All activities are free with parking fee, which is $10 Monday through Friday and $20 on Saturday and Sunday. Pumpkins for sale for as little as $2.
Contact:
 214/263-2020
Follow: Facebook

Pumpkin Patch Festival at Team Family Farms

Where: 1042 W. Sherman Drive, Aubrey
When: September 24–November 6, 2022
Hours: 10am–7pm daily
The basics: Team Family Farms celebrates its sixth annual Pumpkin Patch Festival with all sorts of family fun activities, ranging from pumpkin picking, playgrounds and barrel train rides to a hay maze and feeding the farm animals (including Texas longhorns!). Practice your cowboy and cowgirl yell with Cowboy Tex, and snap photos of the whole family in front of their hand-painted backdrops or opt for the goofy picture in their your-face-here pumpkin cutouts.
Cost: Admission for ages 2 and older is $10 Monday through Friday and $15 Saturday and Sunday. Pumpkins are available for purchase.
Contact: 940/343-5155, info@teamfamily.com
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Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch

Where: 1926 Milam Road East, Sanger, on the border of Denton and Sanger just off I-35
When: Weekends October 1–30, 2022
Hours: 2–7pm Fridays; 11am–7pm Saturdays and Sundays
The basics: This year, this family-owned and operated pumpkin patch offers an expanded hay maze and a larger playground, as well as an a crafts tent and lawn games. For your littles, don’t miss the toddler village and soft play area for infants.
Cost: Admission is $10 adults; $8 children ages 3–12; under 3 free. Prices vary for pumpkins depending on size, a full concession stand and a gift shop.
Contact: 940/221-2191; cobbinsfamilypumpkinpatch@gmail.com
Follow: Facebook


Grayson County

Big Orange Pumpkin Farm at Preston Trail Farms

Where: 15102 TX-289, Gunter, set along the historic Shawnee Trail
When: September 17–November 23, 2022
Hours: 8am−8pm daily. During the pumpkin farm, hardware/feed store is open from 8am–6pm daily and the Burger Fixins cafe is open 8am–3pm Tuesday–Sunday. Petting farm open year-round.
The basics: Pet and learn about more than 50 farm animals (goats, cows and longhorn cattle) at the petting farm, and take your pick from the pumpkin patch, with small green pumpkins blossoming right on the vine. Plus, there’s a 6-foot-tall hay maze, hayrides and roping pen. On weekends, be sure to ride the train. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.
Cost: Admission is $10 per person; free for children 2 and younger. Additional cost for pumpkins. Saturday/Sunday admission includes farm train; Monday–Friday admission includes one small pumpkin from the patch.
Contact: 972/382-4995; info@prestontrailfarms.com
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Elves Farm

Where: 601 Harvey Lane, Denison
When: October 1–30, 2022
Hours: Open 10am–5pm Saturdays and 1–5pm Sundays; open by appointment for school tours Monday–Friday
The basics: With over 100,000 pounds of gourds, Elves Farm makes a perfect pumpkin stop. Not only do they carry speciality pumpkins—like big Macs and fairytale pumpkins—they also have a wide range of activities for the whole family. We’re talking hayrides, farm zoo, sack races. Their dress-your-own-scarecrow station makes for a great photo opportunity. Plan to come back for the Christmas trees, beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Cost: $15 per person for a Pumpkin Tour (includes all activities, plus one pumpkin from patch); $10 per person for the Ride Along Tour (pumpkin not included). If you only enter the farmers market, there is no entry fee and pumpkins will be available for purchase.
Contact: 903/463-7260; elves@elvesfarm.com

Barton Farms Pumpkin Patch

Where: 5320 Old Highway 6, Van Alstyne
When: September 24–October 30, 2022
Hours: Saturdays 10am–8pm, Sundays 12:30–5pm
The basics: This family-owned and run farm and pumpkin patch is located right across from the Van Alstyne High School. To purchase pumpkins and other fall decorations, you’ll find those in the pumpkin market, which is located in front of the pumpkin patch and the public can access for free without necessarily paying the admission fee.
But you’ll definitely want to come inside the patch to enjoy all the activities. They’ve got quite a few—a pallet maze, pumpkin bowls and bounce houses—and many of the activities are new to the farm this year: duck races, pedal car races (for humans), pumpkin tic-tac-toe, a nature trail. One of the more unique offerings we’re excited for is the corn kernel pit.
Cost: $10 admission, which includes one hayride ticket and unlimited games and activities. Free admission for children 2 and younger.
Contact: 903/821-1992; bartonfarmstx@gmail.com


Rockwall County

Blase Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

Where: 1232 E. Fork Drive, Rockwall
When: September 24–October 30, 2022
Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–6pm, Saturday 10am–6pm, Sunday noon–6pm by reservation on their website.
The basics: On its 11th annual annual pumpkin season, visit this charming family farm for old-fashioned fun with a petting zoo, hayride, hay maze and—of course—an endless picturesque backdrop of pumpkins. Let the kids pet and feed a llama, sheep, donkey, mini horse and pigs. Be sure to walk to wooded trail to see the storyboards with Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the official spokes-pumpkin for PACER’s National Anti-Bullying Program.
There is no on-site restroom, except for portable toilets, so be sure to go beforehand. No outside food or drink; there is a concession stand open on weekends with drinks, chips, homemade fudge and popsicles, candy and hot dogs.
Cost: $10 per person; free for children 23 months and younger. Admission includes a small pumpkin Monday–Friday, and includes a free hot dog on Saturday and Sunday. Pumpkins are $2–$30 each, depending upon the size of the pumpkin. $4 for pumpkin pies. Corn stalks and straw bales also for sale.
Contact: 972/772-3645; jill@blasefamilyfarm.com
Follow: Facebook and Instagram


Johnson County

Country Critters Farm

Where: 3709 County Road 617, Alvarado
When:
 October 1–November 5, 2022
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am–5pm and weekdays; open Columbus Day Monday from 10am–3pm; weekday field trips available with a reservation.
The basics:
Pay admission to Country Critters Farm and walk away with one pie-size pumpkin per child, but bring spare change for jack-o-lantern pumpkins to take home and carve. While you’re dreaming of pie, your kids will be going gaga over the bounce houses, playground, petting zoo, pony ride (weekend only), train ride, hayride, maze, duck races, games and storytelling sessions. Farm is subject to closure in inclement weather or muddy conditions. 
Cost:
$10 per person, $7 for seniors; kids 2 and under are free
Contact: 817/477-3060; countrycrittersfarm@msn.com
Follow: Facebook

Mainstay Farm Family Pumpkin Days

Where: 1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne (5 miles south of Burleson; look for the half-buried ranch wagon)
When: September 24–November 5, 2022
Hours: Friday 5–9pm, Saturday 10am–9pm, Sunday 11am–6pm
The basics: Mainstay Farm is hopping in October with sheep races, hayrides, pedal karts, a Ferris wheel, a sunflower patch (while they last) and way more kids entertainment. Don’t miss the Pumpkin House for fall family photos. And that’s just the beginning—check the website for more daily attractions and concessions.
Cost: $18.95 with online purchase; $21.95 at the gate for ages 3 and older. Free for children 2 and younger; season passes available online. Pumpkins available for purchase. Fee required for the Texas Tubin’ Hill, a 150-foot Texas-themed inner tube slide, and Apple Cannon Blasters.
Contact: 817/295-6772;
hereforyou@mainstayfarm.com
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Mainstay Farm Park
Photo courtesy of Mainstay Farm Park

Sunset Hill Tree Farm

Where: 3400 County Road 206, Alvarado
When: October 1–30, 2022
Hours: Weekends only: Saturday and Sunday 9am–5pm
The basics: Take a peak and snap some photos at this picturesque tree farm and pumpkin patch. Your little ones can enjoy a bounce house and playground, scarecrow hayride, pumpkin paint, horse shoes and a kids’ climbing wall.
Cost: $10 per person; under 4 free. Look online for more special discounts each weekend.
Contact: 816/944-3177; duanepatrick@sbcglobal.net
Follow: Facebook


Ellis County

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Patch

Where: 1530 Indian Creek Drive, Midlothian
When: October 1–30, 2022
Hours: Saturdays 10am–6pm and Sundays 1–6pm
The basics: Check out this family-owned farm in Ellis County with many attractions, including a corn maze, hayride, petting zoo and more, your family will be in for a full day of fun. Stop by the Pumpkin Shack to purchase the pumpkin, gourd or corn husk of your choice, and snacks on plenty of foods and treats from the Chuckwagon Cafe.
Cost: Admission including entry into all activities: $15 adults; $12 for seniors, veterans, first responders and children 3–12; under 3 free. Pumpkins sold separately. Cash is preferred, but MasterCard and Visa are accepted.
Contact: 469/612-3331, info@shadowcreekpumpkin.farm
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Ennis Autumn Daze

Where: Historic Downtown Ennis, 302 N. Dallas Street, Ennis
When: Friday, October 28 through Sunday, October 30
Hours: 4–10pm Friday, 10am–10pm Saturday and 11am–8pm Sunday
The basics: Five acclaimed pumpkin carvers—including Disney+ Foodtastic champion Dean Murray and Food Network’s Halloween Wars competitor Nancy Baker—will create masterpieces all weekend at Ennis’ 20th annual Autumn Daze. The pumpkin patch is the star of the show, too, featuring more than 16,000 pumpkins of all sizes, including a 2,000-pounder.
Family fun activities go beyond the midway rides and carnival games. Expect a hay maze, a corn corral (a 100-ton playbox filled with corn), and pumpkin painting in the children’s craft area. For those with a competitive streak, the corn hole tournament’s got a cash prize. Check the lineup for live music, and stop by the giant pumpkin house for a family photo op.
Cost: Admission is free for kids 12 and younger all weekend and free for everyone all-day Friday, October 28. Saturday admission is $5 before 4pm and $10 after 4pm. Sunday admission is $5 all day.
Contact: 972/878-4748
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Ennis Autumn Daze, photo courtesy of City of Ennis


Erath County

Lone Star Family Farm & Corn Maze

Where: 4199 Highway 67, Stephenville
When:
September 24–November 5, 2022
Hours: Friday 4–9:30pm, Saturday 10:30am–9:30pm, Sunday 1:30–7:30pm in October. Closed Friday, November 4. Closed at 6pm Saturday, November 5.
The basics: Their expanded 6-acre corn maze and a mini corn maze, farm animals, a hay bale slide, cow train, corn cannon and more will keep your kiddos busy as you take in the beautiful scenery. Don’t miss their Flashlight Nights on Friday and Saturday evenings to go through their maze in the dark.
Take advantage of Lone Star’s decorative fall themed backdrops for family photos. Spruce up your fall decor with options from their gift shop, including corn stalk bundles, hay bales and various pumpkin shapes and sizes.
Cost: $16.50 per person plus taxes/fees; free for children ages 2 and younger. Tickets must be purchased online for a specific time slot to gain entry. Pumpkins range from $1–$65 depending on size.
Contact: 682/498-3276; lonestarfamilyfarm@gmail.com
Follow: Facebook


Van Zandt County

YesterLand Farm

Where: 15410 I-20, Canton
When: Open weekends from September 17–November 6, 2022
Hours: hours vary
The basics: Rides (including a Ferris wheel), corn mazes, plenty of photo ops (like their Texas Flag Wall), rock wall climbing, farm zoo, live entertainment and, oh, a pumpkin patch. Join YesterLand for spooky-filled attractions during Spooktacular Nights on Fridays and Saturdays in October.
Cost: General admission passes at the gate begin at $27.95 and include unlimited park rides, the corn maze, pumpkin patch and farm attractions. Discounted tickets are available online at $16.95.
Contact: 903/567-2255; fun@yesterlandfarm.com
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Know of any pumpkin farms we missed? Send us an email at editorial@dfwchild.com.

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Top photo courtesy of Jill Blase

  1. So many great options here – I can’t wait to do our annual trip to The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch this year! 🎃

  2. Shadow Creek Pumpkin patch is the best!! Definitely worth the little road trip if your not from the area. You can spend the whole day with the family there and great for older kids and even your teens.

  3. Howdy friends! We would love to invite you to Team Family Farms for some Fall fun. You will love our down home charm and customer service. Come out and make memories with us. Yee Haw Y’all.

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