Fall in Dallas-Fort Worth is a great time.
The summer heat has subsided, the trees are getting into their beautiful fall-hue coats, and pumpkin patches and corn mazes will be opening their gates to North Texas who have grown tired of the daily heat. There are many pumpkin patches and corn mazes that will provide Metroplex residents with ample choices, but if you’re looking for the best the area has to offer, check out these mazes and patches this fall.
Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch
Sept. 23 - Nov. 22; 9am-5 pm
Dallas Arboretum -- 8657 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX 75218
The Dallas Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit year-round, and during fall, you’d definitely want to this splendid grounds to pick out a pumpkin at the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch. The patch will have over 75,000 pumpkins in it’s Pumpkin Village, and to keep the fun going, there will also be a Harvest Tea, Tiny Tot Tuesdays and more events while the patch is open.
The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm
Sept. 19 - Nov. 22; 8am-8pm
Preston Trail Farms -- 15102 TX 29, Gunter, TX 75078
One of the most famous patches in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, families will have a blast picking out the perfect pumpkin at Preston Trail Farms. The farm, located in the town of Gunter, will open up The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm to North Texas families who are in search for the immortal perfect pumpkin. Also on the property will be corn mazes, hay bales and more!
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze
Sept. 29 - Oct. 31 at Various Times
420 Hall Johnson Rd., Grapevine, TX 76051
The Texas-sized suburb of Grapevine will live up to it’s name this fall. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm Corn Maze is perfectly positioned between Dallas and Fort Worth that will allow families from both cities to have a great time. There will be thousands of pumpkins for families to choose from on the farm, and the Corn Maze is one of the largest in North Texas and will certainly be a lot of fun to get lost in.
Pumpkin Patch at the Gentle Zoo
Oct. 1 -- Oct. 31 & Various Times
Gentle Zoo -- 12600 FM 2932, Forney, TX 75126
The Gentle Zoo is one of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area’s best kept secrets, and during October, the small, family-friendly zoo will be home to one great pumpkin patch. With hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, the Pumpkin Patch at the Gentle Zoo will be fun for the whole family, which will also offer such attractions as a huge corn maze, ball pit, petting zoo and more.
Sept. 30 -- Oct. 31; 10am-5pm on Saturdays & 1pm-5pm on Sundays
601 Harvey Ln., Denison, TX 75020
Far to the north near Texas’ border with Oklahoma lies a pumpkin patch that many in North Texas should visit. Elves Farm, which is about a one-hour drive from the urban sprawl of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, has nearly 80,000 pounds worth of pumpkins ready for picking, which makes it one of the largest patches in the great state of Texas. Also on the grounds are numerous fall activities like an awesome corn maze, farm zoo, a hay jump (which is just as awesome as it sounds), and a chance for kids to dress their own scarecrow.