Fall is here and that means we have made It through another hot Texas summer. In light of the cooler weather we thought we would share a couple of fun, local activities for you and your family to enjoy. We’d love to hear what your favorite fall attractions are, please share them in our comments section.
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
If you live in Flower Mound or the surrounding areas, the opening of the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch has become the unofficial start to the holiday season for over 20 years. Located on Double Oak Ranch, on the North-east corner of the 1171-3040 intersection, the Flower Mound Pumpkin patch is the perfect seasonal family attraction. This Flower Mound staple offers activities like hay rides, hay bale mazes, playgrounds & bounce houses that are sure to keep your kids entertained. The pumpkin patch carries a number of different types of pumpkins & gourds starting from $2.
The Flower Mound pumpkin patch is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. from October 1st thru the 31st. In case the weather turns, we recommend checking their facebook page for any weather related closures. While all the activities at the pumpkin patch are free, be prepared to pay $5 for parking on weekdays, and $10 on the weekends. While you will pay more on the Weekends, there are some added benefits as local vendors offer food for sale to patch-goers for a truly seasonal experience. Dogs are welcome to visit with you as long as they remain on leashed and are cleaned-up after.
The Pumpkin Village at the Dallas Arboretum
Another great place for pumpkin fun in DFW is the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village hosted by the Dallas Arboretum. This year’s Pumpkin Village has been assembled with over 75,000 different species of pumpkins, gourds & squashes. While those pumpkins on display aren’t for sale, the village does offer some for purchase at their gift cart. Prices range from $2-$9 dependent on size & type. Each year the Village does a mosaic out of pumpkins and this year’s display is the state of Texas. Activities also include a hay bale maze, as well as rides in Cinderella’s Carriage.
The Pumpkin Village is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. from September 19th-November 25th. If you are a member of the Dallas Arboretum, parking and admission are free, for non-members admission is $15 for teens and adults, and $10 for children. If you are going to the Pumpkin Village parking will be $15 for non-members at the event, however we recommend you buy your parking online at the discounted price of only $8.