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Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, Texas

The best pumpkin patch in the United States

There is something special about fall for me. I love the sights, smells, and tastes of the season. One of my absolute favorite fall traditions is going to a pumpkin patch to choose the perfect pumpkin to carve, take lots of fun pictures, participate in all the fun fall activities that go along with it, spent quality time with the family and celebrate this beautiful season.

Pumpkin patches are fun for families with kids, but they also make for a fun outing for couples and anybody looking to get outside and celebrate the season.

I am always on the lookout for extra special pumpkin patches. And I am so happy to say that I found the ultimate pumpkin patch that I consider to be the best one in the United States. Prepare to be amazed at the sheer amount of pumpkins, the variety of shapes and colors, all the gorgeous pumpkin displays and the fun activities at the annual Pumpkin Festival at the Arboretum in Dallas, Texas.

The pumpkin patch at the Dallas Arboretum has been named one of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals by Fodor’s Travel and I couldn’t agree more. Every year the arboretum builds an unbelievable pumpkin village with more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash throughout the garden.

Autumn at the Arboretum, runs from September 18 to October 31, 2021. Though the festival ends on Halloween, the Pumpkin Village remains open through Thanksgiving weekend. We went two years ago when the theme was  “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” There were the signature pumpkin cottages and pumpkin sculptures, a 15-foot-tall Great Pumpkin topiary, a pumpkin doghouse for Snoopy, a Lucy topiary outside of her “Garden Advice Hut,” a Peanuts gang school house, and so much more. 

This year marks the 16th annual Autumn at the Arboretum and the space is transformed into Bugtopia! There will be larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, a maze for younger visitors. I wish we could visit again and marvel at all the beautiful displays. 90,000 pumpkins, 3,000 ears of corn and 1,500 corn stalks; 900 bales of hay; and hundreds of thousands of fall-blooming flowers and plants make this the most amazing pumpkin patch in the United States. 

Do you have a favorite pumpkin patch? Let me know in the comments…

5 thoughts on “Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, Texas”

  1. This looks like so much fun. I go to the pumpkin patch every year at home but I’m not back until November so I’m going to miss it this year. This really makes me want to go get pumpkin everything though! Although where I live in Canada it’s always rainy and cold at the pumpkin patch so looks like it’s much more pleasant weather where you are. Using the pumpkins for all the decorative sculptures and houses is really unique, what a great idea

  2. That is a lot of pumpkims. I’ve never seen so many and in such great variety ever. Those pumpkin houses look so colourful and creative – they must have taken a while for the owners to build. Whilst Halloween is celebrated in the UK it is nowhere as big as it is in the USA – it would be fun to visit these pumpkin villages if ever I was there at the right time – your kids look like they enjoyed themselves too.

  3. What a fun place to visit for those Instagram worthy photos, but also to pick our a pumpkin too. I love the varies of sizes, shapes and colours making your outdoor decor a bit more festive and unique.

  4. So many pumpkins! We still have not been to the Arboretum even though we live so close to it! Must add it to the list looks like so much fun!

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