Every year I look forward to the season of fall. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, and oh yeah, PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! It also means it’s time for our annual trip to a pumpkin patch for pumpkin picking and photo ops! But which one to choose? I’ve done the work for you and researched 10 of the best pumpkin patches in the DFW area!
Top 10 Pumpkin Patches in the DFW Area according to a Parent
1. Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
5100 Cross Timbers Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75208
October 1st through October 31st **Reservation required**
Parking is $10 Mon-Fri and $20 Sat/Sun
The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch offers many activities designed specifically for children such as face painting, hayrides, bounce houses, and mazes built from hay bales. All activities are free. Food/beverages and pumpkins may be purchased. We brought our daughter here a few years ago and were able to get some super cute pictures. We didn’t stay very long because she was so young, but there was plenty of room for exploring and pumpkin picking! They do charge for parking and are requiring a reservation this year, so make sure to check their website frequently for openings.
Also, you can join CECPTA for our annual Pumpkin Patch outing at this location on October 15, 2021, from 10:00am – 11:30am! All registered CECPTA families will receive a FREE baby pumpkin for each CECPTA kid attending. A prepaid $10 parking reservation is required for this event, and you must RSVP. Sign up now to secure your slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a8ab29a7fa7-cecpta7
2. Autumn at the Arboretum: Bugtopia
8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218
September 18th through October 31st **Timed Reservations available daily from 9am-3pm. Garden closes at 5pm daily.**
Admission: $12 to $17
I absolutely love coming here in the fall! They always have a fun theme to look forward to each year and have many beautiful areas for a family picnic and photo ops. I would highly recommend making a reservation to guarantee entry this year. Check their website frequently for reservation updates.
3. Blase Family Farm
1232 E. Fork Rd. Rockwall, TX 75087
September 25th through October 31st **Reservation Required**
Admission: $9 (Kids 23 months and younger are free)
They are a small pick-your-own blueberry farm in the summer and a pumpkin patch in the fall. They offer a petting zoo, hayrides, hay maze, Spookley the Square Pumpkin Storyboards in a wooded walking trail, and many photo ops! Pumpkins may be purchased for $1-$25, depending on the size.
Make a reservation through their sign up genius!
4. The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm/Preston Trail Farms
15102 TX-290 Gunter, TX 75058
September 18th through November 24th
Pumpkin Farm will offer visitors a chance to experience blossoming small green pumpkins right on the vine in our pumpkin patch, hayrides, a 6-foot hay maze, and a petting farm for a taste of the country life. Preston Trail Farms is open year-round to provide feed and hardware and has a Café and a gift shop to serve the local community and those who want a “life on the farm” experience. Visitors enjoy the petting farm throughout the year as well.
A $10 admission gives you access to their petting barn, hayrides, roping pen, and hay maze. It also includes a ride on their farm train (Sat/Sun only). Grab a breakfast taco or BBQ sandwich at their Tender Smokehouse, which is open Tues-Sun 8am-3pm.
5. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze
3420 Hall Johnson Rd. Grapevine, TX 76051
Opening October 1st at 3pm
**New this year** They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays with the exception of Tuesday, October 11th! (Open 11am-8pm)
Admission: $5 to $15
Note: They are a CASH ONLY business
Come get lost in their enormous corn maze, pick out a pumpkin to take home, and go for a hayride journey across their farm! Located in historic Grapevine. Check the website for details on hours and admission, corn maze, and hayride fees.
6. Pumpkins on the Prairie
3251 Main St. Frisco, TX 75034
October 8th through October 31st
They are located at the SE Corner of Main & Teel in Frisco on the Grace Avenue UMC property. Stop by for some photo ops, pumpkins, and a friendly hello from the staff. Face painting is available on Sat/Sun and is free, but tips are appreciated. Other activities are still pending, so check the website frequently for updates!
7. 5G Farm Pumpkin Patch
6601 Co Rd. 166 McKinney, TX 75071
September 17th through October 31st
Open Wed/Thurs 11am-5pm, Fri 11am-7:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Come explore the corn maze, let the kids try their skills in our pallet maze and obstacle course, feed the goats and turkeys, and of course, get your pumpkins! (They have vendors on Sat/Sun and BBQ Fri-Sun)
8. Team Family Farms
1042 W Sherman Dr. Aubrey, TX 76277
September 25th through November 7th
Open daily from 10am-7pm
Admission: $10 (ages 2 and up) Mon-Fri
$15 (ages 2 and up) Sat/Sun
Barrel Train rides for the kids, feed the farm animals including Texas Longhorns, pose for photos at all of our Awesome Rustic Photo Spots, playgrounds with slides and swings, human hamster wheels, the Half Pint Homestead play area, hay maze, giant tube slide, play some games, practice your Cowboy and Cowgirl yell with Cowboy Tex, pumpkins for purchase, and more…oh, did we mention you can just relax and enjoy the outdoors…YEE HAW Y’ALL!!!
9. Lone Star Family Farm & Corn Maze
4199 Highway 67 Stephenville, TX 76401
September 25th through November 6th **Purchase tickets online and select a time slot**
Admission: $16.50 plus tax and fees. Children 2 years and under are free
Hours: Fri 4pm-9:30pm, Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun 1:30pm-7:30pm
*** TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE! *** You must choose a time slot when you purchase your tickets but after you arrive, you may enjoy the farm for as long as you’d like! Admission includes all activities. Pumpkins, decorations, and concessions have an additional fee. Visit their facebook page for the most current information. https://www.facebook.com/LoneStarFamilyFarm
10. Yesterland Farm
15410 I-20 Canton, TX 75013
September 18th through November 7th
Check everything off your “Fall bucket list!” During our fall festival, pick a pumpkin from the Yesterland farm pumpkin patch, enjoy fall farm food, navigate your way through our corn maze, ride our roller coasters, and enjoy fall family fun!” Tickets can be purchased online.
I hope this information helps make everyone’s trip to the pumpkin patch a little easier this year! Stay safe and have fun!
About the Author:
Jen was born and raised in Carrollton, TX. As a former 2nd grade teacher, she is now a stay-at-home mom raising her two beautiful daughters, Madeline (4yo) and Charlotte (2yo). She joined CECPTA in February 2019 and is part of the purple and green playgroups. She enjoys date nights with her husband of almost 10 years, playing outside with her kids, exercising, a good cup of coffee, and traveling.