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 want to give you a list of proper patches to choose 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 articles on all things PUMPKIN!}

Note: The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch will not be open this year, unfortunately. Fingers crossed they’ll be back in 2023!

Be sure to check ahead for changes or cancellations.

Ennis Autumn Daze Haymaze & Pumpkin Patch

Location :: 201 NW Main, Ennis 75119

Open :: October 1–31, 2022; daily

Cost :: TBD. Last year it was free from October 1–27 (and included with admission to the Ennis Autumn Daze festival on 10/28–10/30)

Blase Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

Location :: 1232 E Fork Dr., Rockwall 75087

Open :: September 24–October 30, 2022; Monday–Friday: 9am–6pm, Saturday: 10am–6pm, Sunday: 12–6pm. By reservation only!

Cost :: $10/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. Hay bales and corn stalks available to purchase for fall decor while supplies last!

Dallas Arboretum

Location :: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218

Open :: September 17–October 31, 2022; 9am–5pm, daily

Cost ::  $20/adults, $12/children (2–12), under 2 are free (Parking: $10)

This year’s Autumn at the Arboretum theme is “A Fall Fairy Tale.” 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.

Fritz Park Pumpkin Patch

Location :: 312 E Vilbig St, Irving 75060

Open :: Every weekend in October; Saturday: 10am–5pm, Sunday: 12–5pm

Cost ::  Irving residents $4, non-residents $5, under 2 are free. Child’s combo package $10.00 (includes admission, feed cup, pony ride, and Magic Pumpkin Seed.)

Normally, the Animal Connection Petting Zoo at Fritz Park is only open in the summer, but for 2022 they’re doing a special pumpkin patch with all sorts of extras: lots of lawn games, hay maze, a not-so-scary haunted barn, picnic areas, fall photo ops, lots of animal encounters, food trucks, special events, and MORE. See link for all the fun stuff they’re doing this year!

Elves Farm

Location :: 601 Harvey Ln., Denison 75020

Open :: October 1–31, 2022; weekends only, Saturday: 10am–5pm, Sunday: 1pm–5pm

Cost :: $15/person (includes all activities and 1 pumpkin from the patch) or $10/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, 2022; Monday–Friday: 9:30am–2pm, Saturday: 9:30am–5pm, Sunday: 11am–5pm

Cost :: $10–12/person (kids under 2 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 :: September 30–October 31, 2022; Wednesday–Thursday: 3–8pm, Friday: 3–9pm, Saturday: 10am–9pm, Sunday: 1–8pm. CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY.

Cost :: Weekend Admission: $15 for ages 12+, $10 for ages 4–11, 3 and under free, $5/person hayrides. Wednesdays and Thursdays FREE until 5pm. 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 17–November 23, 2022; 8am–8pm daily

Cost :: $12/person (M–F) and $15/person on weekends, children under 2 are free. Includes feed for petting barn, hayride, roping pen, hay maze, plus one pie pumpkin (M–F) and a 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.

Mainstay Farm Park

Location :: 1004 W Bethesda Rd, Cleburne, TX 76031

Open :: September 24–November 5, 2022; weekends only, days/hours vary by month

Cost :: $24.99/person online, children under 2 are free. NO CASH ACCEPTED.

You’ll find tons of fall fun about an hour southwest of Dallas: a pumpkin patch, sunflower garden, wine terrace, hay market​, the Texas Tubin’ Hill Slide, hayrides, mazes, over 40 attractions and activities, and more! Everything is included in admission except for food/drink and a couple activities like face painting and the mega blasters.

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm

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

Open :: October 1–30, 2022; Saturday: 10am–6pm, Sunday: 1–6pm (open weekdays for private events only)

Cost :: $12–15 per person, 2 and under free. 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 1–November 13, 2022; weekends only, 10am–5pm; weekdays by reservation

Cost :: $15 per person, ages 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, hayrides, wooden maze, duck races (ducks are $1), hay pyramid, game areas, pumpkin patch, and more. There’s a new maze and maze mystery game this year. Live country music on Saturdays.

Yesterland Farm

Location :: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton 75103

Open :: September 17–November 6, 2022;  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; $29.95 at the gate for the basic level but $22.95 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



  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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