Who else is excited about fall? I’m not a big fan of winter, but fall is beautiful, and so are pumpkins! There are lots of great places in the area to go and enjoy the weather and the beautiful pumpkins…and don’t forget a good camera! Which one is your favorite family outing?
Autumn at the Arboretum
September 17 – November 23
Amazing Pumpkin Village created with more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash by the talented horticulture team. Get there, and bring a good camera. You won’t regret it! Wednesdays (9/21-11/23): buy one, get one free general daytime admission. Saturdays: 11am, join us for special story time with Gary Lee Price’s newest bronze statue, Delbert the Dragon. PHF Review
Storybook Ranch Pumpkin Patch
3701 S. Custer, McKinney map
September 24 – November 1
Hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, wagon ride through 1800s Western town, bounce houses. $15/child, $5/adult, proceeds to charity. They also do birthday parties.
Pumpkins on the Prairie
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, Frisco map
Open daily October 1 – 31
Bounce house, hay maze and “Kid’s Patch,” family-fun hayrides, Great Pumpkin Launcher, face painting and more. Free! Proceeds benefit Grace Avenue Mission, Ministry, and Assistance. No admission or activity fees. They do birthday parties and field trips.
Preston Trail Farms (Big Orange Pumpkin Farm)
15102 State Highlway 289 Gunter, TX map
September 17 – November 23, open daily
The new home of the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm (established 1997). Petting farm, hay maze, cafe, pumpkins and more. $8 admission. Check out the PAM Review of the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm when it was still in Celina. They do birthday parties and field trips.
Tucker Hill Pumpkinville
McKinney Christian Academy, McKinney map
October 17 – 31
Benefiting McKinney Christian Academy. Free admission. Activities include a toddler-sized hay maze, tractor-pulled hay ride, DJ, games and activities, food trucks, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, petting zoo, face painting and more. Check their website for hours and event schedules. Free admission and activities.
Chestnut Square PreK & Kinder Pumpkin Patch
Tuesdays – Fridays October 4 – 27
Chestnut Square Historic Village, McKinney
Visits by reservation only. Scavenger hunt, scarecrows, hay maze, activities, stories. $8/student, adults free.
Arapaho United Methodist Church
1400 West Arapaho Road, Richardson map
October 1 – 31, open daily
Each October, Arapaho United Methodist Church becomes the Pumpkin Church! Meet us at the corner of Arapaho and Coit to pick out your perfect pumpkins to celebrate the fall season. Our pumpkins are for sale from October 1st thru October 31st from 10am to 7pm. The proceeds of each pumpkin purchase supports the farmers of the Navajo Nation of New Mexico, Kids Against Hunger and Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON). All are welcome!
Creekwood United Methodist Church
261 Country Club Road, Allen
October 1 – 31, 9am-dusk plus a Fall Festival on 10/15
Over seven tons of pumpkins will be brought in to create a one-of-a-kind patch. All are available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Creekwood youth mission work.
Wild Berry Farm
905 Crawford Rd, Sadler map
opens October 1, Fridays-Sundays only
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, cut your own sunflowers, catfish feeding, pumpkin bowling, hay ride and more. $9.24 (plus tax) per person, 2 and under free.
Team Family Farms
1042 W Sherman Dr, Aubrey map
Saturdays and Sundays September 24 – November 6
Barrel train, feed the barnyard critters, rustic playground, learn about farm chores and by gone days in our Half Pint Homestead. You’ll be toe tapping and perfecting your cowboy yell during the Country Jamboree! Tickets $8, babies are free, parking is free. Birthday parties
Blase Family Farm
1232 East Fork Drive, Rockwall map
October 1 – 31, daily
Admission includes hayride, feed for petting zoo, and complementary hot dog on the weekends and a hayride, feed for the petting zoo, and a small pumpkin during the week. $7/person, 1 and under free.
601 Harvey Ln, Denison map
Open weekends October 3rd – 31st
Over 80,000 pounds of Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian corn and specialty pumpkins, farm zoo, hayrides, maze, hay jump and dress your own scarecrow stations. $8/person ($3/person with no pumpkin)
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound map
Open daily in October
Hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and refreshments. Activities are free, parking is $5/car weekdays, $10/car weekends. They do birthday parties and field trips.
Anderson’s Farm Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch
7959 CR 619 and Hwy. 78, Blue Ridge map
Weekends, dates not on their website yet
Hayrides, pumpkins, games, kiddie train, hay mound playground, selfie station and more. 2015 prices: $5/person, 2 and under free