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2024 Guide to the BEST Pumpkin Patches in DFW (Dallas Pumpkin Patches)

the best pumpkin patches in dfw

Last updated on December 31st, 2023 at 09:07 pm

Dallas pumpkin patches are a staple of the fall season. Every year, North Texas is flooded with various pumpkins for pumpkin carving, pumpkin decorating, for use as fall photo backdrops, and so much more.

As the temperatures cool down (somewhat?) in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex, visiting pumpkin patches is a sought-after activity.

In this fall guide, we share a round-up of some of the best pumpkin patches in Dallas (and nearby pumpkin patches in DFW).

Fun Fact: Did you know Floydada, Texas, which is a city in Floyd County, west Texas, is widely known as the Pumpkin Capital of Texas?

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Pumpkin Patches in Dallas

Dallas Pumpkin Patch at the Arboretum- Dallas

Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum is one of Dallas’ most anticipated fall events. It is also one of the best pumpkin patches in DFW!

This year, dive into the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village. It features a sea of 100,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash straight from Texas’ pumpkin capital — Floydada.

hall's pumpkin farm is one of the best pumpkin farms and best pumpkin patches in dallas. There is also a petting zoo, hay bales, a farm train, a gift shop and more.

This year’s theme is ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.’ Revel in the return of the Peanuts Gang, explore the renowned Pumpkin Village with its themed houses, and let the kids lose themselves in a fun-filled maze.

This is definitely not your average pumpkin patch!

Schedule: September 16th –Nov 5th. 2023

Hours: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM, daily

Admission: Ticket Prices range from $12.00 to $20.00

Parking: Entrance fee applies. Get details here.

Key info: Note that to visit the Dallas pumpkin patch at Arboretum, you will need to reserve tickets ahead of time, for a specific date, and for a timed entry.

Dallas Pumpkin Patch at Dallas Farmers Market

The Dallas Farmer’s Market pumpkin patch has over 25 pumpkin varieties. Take a pick of all the fall favorites for purchase and for use as fall photo backdrops while at the market.

pumpkin picking at hall's pumpkin farm which is one of the best pumpkin patches in dallas

Schedule: September 18th- October 31st

Hours: Monday- Friday 10 am- 5 pm, Saturday 9 am- 5 pm, Sunday 10 am- 5 pm.

Admission: Free

Parking: Paid downtown Dallas parking. See details here.

Dallas Pumpkin Patch at St. James Episcopal Church – Dallas

The St. James pumpkin patch is in partnership with Southwest-based farmers. Thousands of sizes, shapes, and types of pumpkins are available for purchase and photo ops.

st james episcopal pumpkins for sale

Schedule: October 2nd – October 29th, 2023

Hours: Sunday 11: 30 AM- 7: 00 PM; Monday – Thursday 1:00 PM- 7: 00 PM; Friday- Saturday 10: 00 AM- 7: 00 PM.

Admission: Free

Parking: Free

Pumpkin Patches in DFW

Howell Farms Pumpkin Patch- Arlington

Howell Farms is a century-old family farm and is also the home of the popular Pumpkin Nights fall festival. The festival features a variety of carved and painted pumpkins, as well as some displayed in their natural beauty.  

woman holding a small pumpkin at one of the best pumpkin patches near dallas

Schedule: September 21st- October 30th, 2023

Hours: 6: 00 PM- 11: 00 PM, daily.

Admission: Free for children 3 and under, and $15-$28 for all others. You must purchase tickets online in advance. Walk-up ticket sales are not guaranteed, as most time slots sell out.

Parking: Parking is $10 per car.

Blase Family Farm Pumpkin Patch – Rockwall

Blase Family Farm is a small urban farm known for, among other things, its pumpkin patch in the fall. Pumpkins are available for sale, ranging in price from $1- $20.

woman holding a free pumpkin at one of the best pumpkin patches in dallas fort worth

Schedule: September 23rd- October 30th, 2023

Admission: Reservations are required. Tickets are $10 per person, free entry for children 23 months old and younger.

Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM- 6: 00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM- 6: 00 PM.

Parking: Free

Key info: Pets are not allowed. Service dogs are allowed. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

Pitchfork Pumpkin Farm – Royse City

Pitchfork Pumpkin Patch is a small family-owned pumpkin patch in Royse City, approximately 25 minutes from Dallas. In addition to pumpkins, they have gourds, dry corn, and hay.

Schedule: September 29th- October 31st, 2023

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 11: 00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday: 12:00 PM- 5: 00 PM

Admission: There is no entrance fee to this Dallas pumpkin patch. However, other events at the farm will incur a fee.

Parking: Free

Key info: Onsite photo session prices range from $90- $325.

Preston Trail Farms Pumpkin Patch – Gunter

Preston Trail Farms (The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm) located in Gunter, approximately 50 miles north of Dallas. This farm’s Dallas pumpkin patch season is open through Thanksgiving.

In addition to the pumpkins, activities include a hay bale maze, hay bales for photo ops, a petting zoo (farm animals), and hay ride experiences.

Woman holding a small pumpkin and gettign ready for pumpkin painting at Team Family Farms

Schedule: September 16th – November 22nd, 2023

Hours: 8: 00 AM- 6:00 PM daily

Admission: Weekdays $10 per person. Weekends $15 per person. Free for children under 2 years old.

Parking: Free

Key info:

  • Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash
  • Your admission includes a petting zoo feed cup and access to all the activities. However, if you choose to purchase pumpkins, you will incur additional costs.

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Patch- Midlothian

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm is located in Midlothian, approximately 29 miles from Dallas- Fort Worth. In addition to the pumpkin patch, additional attractions include hayrides, corn maze, treats, and eats.

Woman at shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm which is one of the best pumpkin patches in dallas fort worth

Schedule: September 30th – October 29th, 2023

Hours: Saturday 10:00 AM- 6: 00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Admission: $17 per person for ages 3-54. $15 for seniors (55+), military, and first responders. Free for children age 2 and under.

Parking: Free

Key info:

  • Guests are required to sign a liability waiver prior to admission to the farm.
  • Cash is preferred; however, VISA and Mastercard payments are also accepted.

Halls Pumpkin Patch – Grapevine

pumpkins available for sale, with prices varying by size.  Additional photo opportunities and activities include scarecrows, haystacks, farm animals, and a vintage farm tractor.

exploring Dallas pumpkin patches

Schedule: September 29th – October 31st, 2023

Hours: Wednesday- Thursday 3:00 PM- 8:00 PM; Friday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM; Sunday 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM.

Admission on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: Kids 3 and under free; Senior Citizens and Veterans $5; Kids ages 4-11 years old $10; Kids 12 years and over and adults $15

Admission on Wednesday and Thursday: Kids 3 and under free, Senior Citizens and Veterans free, Kids ages 4-11 years old $5, Kids 12 years and over, and adults $5

Parking: Free

Key info: Cash only for any purchases. No pets allowed. No outside food is permitted.

Team Family Farms- Aubrey

The Team Family Farms Aubrey pumpkin patch is a great spot for pumpkin photo ops as well as for purchase. Additional activities on the farm include barrel train rides, feeding the animals, and play areas.

Couple enjoying a great pumpkin photoshoot and fall fun at a pumpkin farm in Gunter Texas

Schedule: September 30th – November 5th, 2023

Hours: 10:00 AM- 7: 00 PM daily

Admission: Reservations are not needed. Monday – Friday: $12 for ages 2 and up. Saturday and Sunday $16 for ages 2 and up.

Parking: Free

Key info:

  • This pumpkin patch does not allow pets.
  • No coolers allowed.
  • Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
  • Cash is preferred (to help keep their operating costs low)

The St. James pumpkin patch is a great place to visit in fall

Pumpkins on the Prairie- Frisco

Grace Avenue United Methodist Church hosts Pumpkins on the Prairie annually. In addition to the pumpkin patch, hayrides, games, and photo ops are available.

pumpkins on the prairie in frisco texas

Schedule: September 30th – October 31st, 2023

Hours: Monday- Friday 1:00 PM- 7:00 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM- 7:00 PM; Sunday 10:30 AM- 7:00 PM.

Admission: Free

Parking: Free

5G Farm Texas Pumpkin patch – McKinney

5G Farm Texas is a family homestead that features10 acres of trees and open spaces.

This Dallas pumpkin patch has over 8000 pumpkins available for purchase and photo ops. Additionally, guests can enjoy feeding goats and turkeys, a goat petting zoo, a corn maze, vendors, and much more.

Preston Trail Farms is one of the best pumpkin patches near Dallas. More than just a pumpkin farm, there are activities such as hay rides, a gift shop, a farm train that not only the community, but visitors can enjoy

Schedule: September 22nd- October 29th, 2023

Hours: Wednesday – Thursday 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM; Friday 11:00 AM- 7: 00 PM; Saturday 9: 00 AM- 5: 00 PM; Sunday 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Admission: $5 for anyone age 2 and older

Parking: Free

Christ United Methodist Pumpkin Patch- Plano

Christ United Methodist Church in Plano also has a pumpkin patch open to the public. There are a variety of pumpkins for sale in their North parking lot.

Christ United Methodist pumpkin fest

Schedule: September 24th- October 31st, 2023

Hours: Daily, 9: 00 AM- 7:00 PM

Admission: Free

Parking: Free

Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch – Sanger

Located in Denton County, Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch in Sanger is a must-visit. In addition to the pumpkin patch, additional activities include a Hay Maze, Playground, Toddler Village, Toddler Transportation Station, Infant Play Area, Bounce Houses, Sand Pit, Tire Mountain, Lawn Games, and more.

exploring a hay maze and corn mazes in dallas fort worth

Schedule: September 30th – October 31st, 2023

Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM

Admission: Free for children ages 2 and under. $10 per person for children ages 3-12 years old. $12 per person for adults and children over 12 years old.

Parking: Free

Key Info: Pets are not allowed except on “Bring Your Pup to the Patch” day at the end of October.

Barton Farms Pumpkin Patch – Van Alstyne

Barton Farms Pumpkin Patch in Van Alstyne is located approximately 50 miles north of Dallas.

In addition to the pumpkin patch, activities include hayrides, bounce house, mini football field, corn pit, cornhole, pumpkin bowling, several photo ops, pallet maze, duck races, nature/wooded path, pedal cart races, horseshoes, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, tree swing & more.

hay maze at a pumpkin patch that also features a petting zoo

Schedule: September 24th – October 31st, 2023.

Hours: Saturdays 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sundays 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Admission: Free for children under age 2 and $12 per person for ages 2 and up.

Parking: Free

Key Info: Credit cards are accepted; however, cash is preferred.

Mainstay Farm Pumpkin Patch – Cleburne

Not just your regular pumpkin patch, Mainstay Farm has a plethora of family-friendly activities to enjoy. These included hayrides, sheep racing, pedal kart racing, mazes, live music, and much more!

hay stack at a pumpkin farm

Schedule: September 23rd – November 4th, 2023

Hours:

​September: Sat: 10am-6pm | Sun: 11am-6pm​

October: Fri: 5pm-10pm | Sat: 10am-10pm | Sun: 11am-6pm

November: Fri: 5pm-10pm | Sat: 10am-10pm

Admission: Free for children ages 2 and under. Prices start at $30.95 for all others

Parking: Free

Key Info:

  • This pumpkin patch allows dogs; however, they must be on a leash at all times.
  • This farm does not accept cash.

Closed Pumpkin Patches in DFW

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Note that the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch on Double Oak Ranch is closed for the season.

Pumpkin Patches in DFW Conclusion

This is in no way a complete list of all the available pumpkin patch spots in Dallas Fort Worth, rather, they are just a few that come highly recommended.

As documented, whether you would prefer to limit your fall outing to a pumpkin patch, or you would like to include additional fall activities to your itinerary, each pumpkin patch location mentioned has its unique offerings.

To summarize, we hope that this round-up has been of value to you, and has set you off on the right foot as you embark on your fall memory-making journey!

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Pumpkin patch in Dallas Fort Worth. Fun fall activity.

Happy Pumpkin Patching, friends!

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4 thoughts on “2024 Guide to the BEST Pumpkin Patches in DFW (Dallas Pumpkin Patches)”

  1. Nice photo! Fall is the best season of the year and it looks like you’ve found all of the cool things to do in Dallas. I have never been to Dallas but I have 2 really good friends there I’d like to visit soon! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Yes, there are definitely tons of fun fall activities to enjoy in Dallas. We hope we have inspired you to visit!

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  2. This roundup of pumpkin patch places in Dallas is everything, I need to find some places like this in NYC. Thanks for sharing and if I’m ever in Dallas in October I will look these places up.

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    • You’re welcome. Thank you for the feedback!

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