A popular stop for school groups, photographers, and garden clubs alike, Henrietta Creek Orchard is a definite for your fall to-do list. Featuring 6 varieties of pick-your-own apples, the orchard is stocked with goodies for you and your family to enjoy. Among the delicious apple, types are fan favorites like Fuji, Pink Lady, Winesap, and Granny Smith. Organizations and clubs of all kinds are welcome to explore the grounds. Check out the pizza garden, complete with peppers, garlic, tomatoes, and special herbs to make your tasty treat the best. Take a look into the secret life of bees at the flow hive, where honey pours out right before your eyes. Visitors are encouraged to call to find out about tours and events.
Phone: (817) 439-3202
Hours: Call for tour hours.
If you’re looking for something more than the ordinary, check out Tucker Hill Pumpkinville: This place has it going on. With weekend events with DJs, vendors, a free petting zoo, and special visitors (like Medieval Times knights), it’s much more than a pumpkin patch. The whole family will love choosing pumpkins while waiting for prizes in special giveaways or between sessions at the face paint booth. Tour around the grounds on the free tractor-pulled hay ride, and snap a super pic at the photo vignettes. It’s all fun, and with so many free activities, you’ll likely make it a yearly tradition. Proceeds go to support local institutions like McKinney Christian Academy. Connect for details.
Phone: (214) 544-7550
Hours: Mondays – Thursdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (Last day — Monday, 10/31, 10 am to 2 pm); Sundays, 1 pm to 5 pm.
You’ve seen the standard pumpkin patches, but you’ve probably never seen one like this: Tom Thumb’s Pumpkin Patch at the Dallas Arboretum is jam-packed with your favorite orange gourd in the nationally-recognized Pumpkin Village! Come see the large expanse of land, crazy structures, and row after row of pumpkins, all dedicated to celebrating the bright colors of fall with the help of the season’s most famous food! Race through the hay bale maze, find treasure on a scavenger hunt, and, of course, pick your very own pumpkin at the one-of-a-kind patch in a way you’ve never experienced it before. Be sure to call for more information about admission!
Where: 8525 Garland RD, Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: (214) 515-6615
Online contact form: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/contact
Hours: October 17th – November 23rd 2016 (Inquire for times). Arboretum: Open Daily 9 am – 5 pm, Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm;
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day; Administrative Office Open Monday Through Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm.