A Dallas Pumpkin Patch Guide


There’s something so charming about bringing kids to the pumpkin patch and helping them pick out the “best” one. Trader Joe’s is always good for a cheap and easy pumpkin, but we wanted to give you a list of proper patches to chose from, too. Our roundup below is filled with pumpkin patch experiences—bigger farms with corn mazes, hayrides, and kids’ activities. {Scroll down for more Dallas Moms posts on all things PUMPKIN!}

Be sure to check ahead for current safety requirements and last-minute cancellations.

Ennis Autumn Daze Haymaze & Pumpkin Patch

Location :: 201 NW Main, Ennis 75119

Open :: October 1-31; daily

Cost :: Free from October 1-29 (and included with admission to the Ennis Autumn Daze festival on 10/30 and 10/31)

This year’s Haymaze and Pumpkin Patch will be the largest one to date, engineered and professionally designed by MESA, an award-winning landscape architecture and urban design firm.

Blase Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

Location :: 1232 E Fork Dr., Rockwall 75087

Open :: September 25 – October 31, 2021; Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 12-6pm. By reservation only in 2021!

Cost :: $9/person (kids under 2 are free) – includes petting zoo, hayride, and free hotdog (on weekends) or hayride, petting zoo, and free mini pumpkin (M-F). There’s also a hay maze just the right size for little ones.

Dallas Arboretum

Location :: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218

Open :: September 18 – October 31, 2021; 9am-5pm, daily

Cost ::  $17/adults, $12/children (2-12), under 2 are free (Parking: $10)

This year’s Autumn at the Arboretum theme is “Bugtopia.” Not to be missed is the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village, with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash in which to pose and play. Maximize your visit by coupling it with some of their other activities throughout the season. See what the patch is like from a mom’s perspective by reading THIS post.

Elves Farm

Location :: 601 Harvey Ln., Denison 75020

Open :: Opening Saturday October 2-31, weekends only; Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Cost :: $10/person – includes all activities and 1 pumpkin from the patch or $5/person if you don’t want a pumpkin

Although most known for their Christmas trees, this farm shouldn’t be overlooked at Halloween, with over 100,000 pounds of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and specialty pumpkins brought in every year. The pumpkin patch activities include hayrides, maze, farm zoo, bounce pad, and more. They also do pumpkin slingshots for an additional charge; talk about something the kids will love!

Gentle Zoo

Location :: 12600 FM 2932, Forney 75126

Open :: October 1-November 1, 2021; Monday-Friday: 9:30am–2pm, Saturday: 9:30am-5pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm

Cost :: $8/person (ages 1 and under are free)

Get all your fall décor like straw hay bales, corn stalks, dried corn, pumpkins, gourds of many sizes/shapes/colors, and even special hand painted birdhouse gourds.

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze

Location :: 3420 Hall Johnson Rd., Grapevine 76051

Open :: October 1 – October 31, 2021; Wednesday-Thursday: 3-8pm, Friday: 3-9pm, Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday: 1-8pm. CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY.

Cost :: Weekend Admission: Ages 12 and over+ $15, Ages 4-11 $10, 3 and under Free, $5/person corn maze, $5/person hayrides. CASH ONLY.

This true Texas farm began in the 1920s and is one of the last working farms in the area. Come see pumpkins on the vine and take advantage of the multiple photo ops set up around the grounds. They also have a legit corn maze, some stalks are 9 ft. tall! If you have older children, grab a flashlight and come try the 2-acre maze after dark.

Preston Trail Farms

Location :: 15102 TX-289, Gunter 75078

Open :: September 18 – November 24, 2021; 8am-8pm, daily

Cost :: $10/person (M-F) and $10/person (weekends include farm train), children under 2 are free. Includes feed for petting barn, hayride, roping pen, hay maze, plus one pie pumpkin (M-F) or a hot dog and farm train ride (weekends).

For anyone who lives further north or doesn’t mind the drive, Preston Trail Farms has all you need for a great pumpkin patch experience. Formerly The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm of Celina, this family farm picked up and moved just a few miles further north to a bigger location. Enjoy hay bales, mazes, and pumpkins for photos (or purchase), plus a farm animal petting zoo.

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm

Location :: 1530 Indian Creek Drive, Midlothian, TX 76065

Open :: October 2 – October 31, 2021; Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 1-6pm (Open Weekdays for Private Events Only)

Cost :: $10-12 per person, 2 and under free with the purchase of an adult ticket. CASH PREFERRED.

Admission gets you a whole day of unlimited corn maze entrances, hayrides, petting zoo experiences, hay hill slides, zip line rides, jump pad bounces, pumpkin smashing, picture opportunities, see-saws, yard games, live music, and more. Midlothian sounds far, but it really isn’t!

Country Critters Pumpkin Patch

Location :: 3709 Country Road 617 Alvarado 76009

Open :: October 2-November 14, 2021; weekends only, 10am-5pm; weekdays by reservation

Cost :: $12 per person, 2 and under free

Alvarado is a bit of a drive to the south (1-1.5hrs), and there you’ll find Country Critters, a family-operated farm with bounce houses, tractor and train playground, petting zoo, pony rides, barrel train rides, hay rides, wooden maze, duck races (ducks are $1), hay pyramid, game areas, pumpkin patch, and more. Live country music on Saturdays.

Yesterland Farm

Location :: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton 75103

Open :: September 18 – November 7, 2021;  September & November Saturday/Sunday: 10am-7pm. October Fridays & Saturdays: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 10am-7pm

Spooktacular Nights: Friday and Saturday nights in October, dark-10pm.

Cost :: Pricing packages vary; $27.95 at the gate for the basic level but $16.95 if purchased in advance (ages 2 and under free) – admission ticket includes over a dozen farm attractions (hello, Candy Cannon) plus unlimited amusement park rides.

You’ll want the whole day to explore this pumpkin patch out east. Rock climbing walls, forts, pony rides, amusement rides, face paintings, all in addition to your fall pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, photo props, and corn mazes. Stay until dark and test your mettle with Fright Farm activities. Read a mom’s review of Yesterland Farm here

Thank you to Ennis Autumn Daze for sponsoring this guide!



  1. Howdy Folks! We would like to invite you to our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival at Team Family Farms in Aubrey!

    Create some fun family memories here on the farm. We will have concessions available and lots of fun activities! Ride the barrel train, feed the farm animals, stop and take some photos at all or our awesome photo spots, play with the kids on the playground or using their imagination in the Half Pint Homestead, run thru the hay maze, shoot the Blaster Cannon, play a few games, practice your cowboy and cowgirl yell with Cowboy Tex, purchase a pumpkin, and more…I reckon you figured out what we are all about now…

    Admission is $8 ages 2 and up.

    We will be open September 29th thru November 4th!
    Open six days a week, closed on Mondays

    Field trip rates available on weekdays


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