Who else is excited about fall? I’m not a big fan of winter, but fall is beautiful, and so are pumpkins! There are lots of great places in the area to go and enjoy the weather and the beautiful pumpkins…and don’t forget a good camera! Which one is your favorite family outing?
Autumn at the Arboretum
September 19 – November 25
Amazing Pumpkin Village created with more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash by the talented horticulture team. Get there, and bring a good camera. You won’t regret it! PAM Review
Preston Trail Farms (Big Orange Pumpkin Farm)
15102 State Highlway 289 Gunter, TX map
Grand opening September 18th
The new home of the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm (established 1997). Petting zoo, pumpkins and more. Check out the PAM Review of the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm.
Storybook Ranch Pumpkin Patch
3701 S. Custer, McKinney map
Their website is out of date. According to an email: “Our Pumpkin Patch opens this Saturday <9/19> at 9am! and will go until November 1st. Hours are 9am to sundown!”
Anderson’s Farm Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch
7959 CR 619 and Hwy. 78, Blue Ridge map
Weekends September 26nd – November 8th
Hayrides, pumpkins, games, kiddie train, hay mound playground, selfie station and more Groupon
Chestnut Square PreK & Kinder Pumpkin Patch
Selected days October 13-30
Chestnut Square Historic Village, McKinney
Pumpkin decorating, hay maze, dwarf goats, school house story time, games, crafts, historical demonistrations. $8 per student, Pre-paid admission through Eventbrite ONLY.
Tucker Hill Pumpkinville
Tucker Hill neighborhood, McKinney map
Benefiting McKinney Christian Academy. Free admission. Activities include a toddler-sized hay maze, tractor-pulled hay ride, DJ, games and activities, food trucks, pumpkin painting, pumpkin carving, petting zoo, face painting and more. Check their website for hours and event schedules.
601 Harvey Ln, Denison map
Open weekends October 3rd – 31st
Over 80,000 pounds of Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian corn and specialty pumpkins, farm zoo, hayrides, maze, hay jump and dress your own scarecrow stations. $8/person.
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound map
Open daily in October
Hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and refreshments. Activities are free, parking is $5/car weekdays, $10/car weekends.
Pumpkins on the Prairie
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, Frisco map
Open daily October 3rd – 31st
Bounce house, hay maze and “Kid’s Patch,” family-fun hayrides, Great Pumpkin Launcher, face painting and more. Free! Proceeds benefit Grace Avenue Mission, Ministry, and Assistance.