008-Pick the Perfect Pumpkin at These Patches

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin at These Patches

A visit to local pumpkin patches is a fall tradition for many Trinity Falls families. Luckily there are an abundance of patches throughout the Dallas area to choose from. In addition to “gourd-geous” pumpkins, many offer family-friendly activities such as hayrides, food, mazes, farm animals and more.

Starting your family tradition? We’ve picked eight perfect patches from McKinney to Dallas. Don’t forget your camera.

Storybook Ranch
3701 Custer Road
McKinney, TX, 75070
10 a.m.-sundown Sun.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-sundown Saturdays through Oct. 31
$5 adults, $15 children

Just minutes away from Trinity Falls is an Old West town full of pumpkins, hay and wagon rides, pony rides, bounces houses, a petting zoo and games. Proceeds support River Ranch Educational Charities.

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm
Preston Trails Farm
15102 TX-289
Gunter, TX 75078
8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sun., through Nov. 27
$8 weekdays.; $10 weekends; free for 2 and under

Voted one of the best pumpkin patches in Texas, Big Orange Pumpkin Farm allows kids to experience pumpkins on the vine, romp on hay bales and interact with 50 different farm animals. Weekday admission includes a pumpkin, hay maze, hayride, feed for the petting barn and admission to the roping pen. Weekends include free hot dogs and a train ride. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.

Autumn at the Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31
$17 adults, $12 children 2-12, free for under 2
Parking is $15

Absolutely worth the drive is the Dallas Arboretum’s favorite fall festival. Themed “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the event features the internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village with more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds, plus the outstanding Children’s Adventure Garden. Costumes allowed for children 12 and under.

Pumpkins on the Prairie
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church
3251 Main Street
Frisco, TX 75034
1-7 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m-7 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31

Instagram your heart out at this pumpkin patch which features fall picture backdrops as well as lots and lots of pumpkins. Additional activities include bounce houses, Market with a Mission, hay mazes and hayrides. Weekends include face painting and pumpkin launching.

Christ United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
3101 Coit Road
Plano, TX 75075
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., through Oct. 31
Free admission

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins are for sale at this annual pumpkin patch. Proceeds support CUMC youth ministries.

Lola's Pumpkin Patch
1771 Kever Main
Melissa, TX 75454
10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Oct. 27
Free admission. $5 parking

Pumpkins for sale daily. Weekend activities include food, pumpkin painting, pony rides, The Reptile Encounter, hayrides, face painting and more.

Aubrey Pumpkin Patch
1042 W Sherman Drive
Aubrey, TX 76227
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sun., through Oct. 31
Free admission.

Enjoy simple down-home charm as well as pumpkins, a barrel train, farm animals, hay maze, blaster cannon, Cowboy Tex and the Half Pint Homestead

Halls Pumpkin Farm
3420 Hall Johnson Road
Grapevine, TX 76051
Hours vary but open daily through Oct. 31
$5 adults, $3 kids 4-11, free for 3 and under

Pick a pumpkin then get lost in Halls’ two acres of towering corn stalks — some standing 9 feet tall — surrounding paths leading through unbelievable twists, turns and dead ends.

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