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Guide To The Best Pumpkin Patches In DFW

October 7, 2011 6:00 AM

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Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

It’s fall! It’s cool (ish?) and it’s time (finally!) to enjoy the outdoors. Pumpkin picking is a North Texas favorite when it comes to outdoor, family activities this time of year. Here are some of DFW’s best places to pick out a pumpkin… or five.

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The corn maze at Gnismer Farms

Gnismer Farms
3010 S. Bowen Rd.
Dalworthington Gardens, TX  76016
817-469-8704
www.gnismer.com/

“From Interstate 20 in Arlington, take exit 448 for Bowen Road, go north on Bowen 1- 1.5 miles. The farm will be on your left. Look for the big red gate and the green sign.” – Gnismer.com

This U-Pick or We-Pick pumpkin patch is family run and offers other produce throughout the year, but come fall, it’s pumpkin time. They also sell cornstalks for decorative purposes. Their corn maze and Halloween contests are also a big draw for families.

CBS DFW Insider Tip: Be sure to call ahead of time or check out their website for their hours as they change depending on what’s ripe!

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Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Double Oak Ranch
5100 Cross Timbers Rd.
Flower Mound, TX 75028
817-430-4536
October 1st – 31st
9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
www.flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com/

This pumpkin patch offers much more than just picking out a few pumpkins. This is a pumpkin patch aimed at pleasing the kids. It’s not just about the gourds – Flower Mound offers face painting, hayrides, mazes and even bouncy houses. So don’t forget to bring your camera! You won’t want to miss all the amazing shots you can get with the dozens of wooden cutouts and bale structures. They also offer free parking and sell food on-site – but you’re welcome to bring your own. If it’s rainy or muddy the facility will be closed make sure to check the website.

CBS DFW Insider Tip:  The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch claims there’s a competitor right next door who tries to lure visitors in, so make sure you turn at the correct driveway. Check it out in the “Don’t be fooled” section of their website.

Owens Big Orange Pumpkin Farm
Bob Evans Spring Creek Farm
1401 E. Lookout Dr.
Richardson, TX 75082
972-235-0191
http://www.bobevans.com/ourfarms/springcreekfarm/bigorangepumpkinfarm.aspx

Owens Big Orange Pumpkin Farm can be found on the Bob Evans Spring Creek Farm from late September through October. This is a great patch for families on the northeast side of Dallas. The usual activities that Spring Creek Farm offers are up and running, like the hayride and goats that are always ready for visitors to feed them.  The goat food is even free with your admission! There is also a pumpkin “patch” of pre-picked pumpkins for you to choose from. Depending on the day, a pumpkin may be included in the cost of your admission. Check out these great deals:

Admission:
Monday through Friday- $6 includes a small pumpkin, animal feed, a hayride, and visitors are able to roam around the farm and museum.
Saturday, Sunday- $7 includes a free hotdog, animal feed, a hayride, and visitors are able to roam around the farm and museum. Pumpkins are available for purchase.
School and Group Rates- students $6 each, teachers free, children under 2 free.

As with the rest of the patches, we recommend you call ahead or check out their website to confirm times and dates.

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Photo Credit: Halls Pumpkin Farm

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm
3420 Hall Johnson Rd.
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-991-1052
Admission: Free
Hours: Monday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.,
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
www.hallspumpkinfarm.net/

This isn’t just a pumpkin farm; this is one of the last working farms in the Grapevine area! And, there aren’t just pumpkins to pick here. Hall’s offers activities like a 2-acre corn maze ($5), hayrides (Saturday and Sunday only, $2), and plenty of photo opportunities on the stacked hay bales with farm animals in the background. Yes, the pumpkins are actually growing on the vine here for you to see. You can even pluck one off the vine yourself – if f you ask for a little help.

CBS DFW Insider Tip: Hal’s only accepts cash or checks, no credit card.

Jill Krause is a blogger, product ambassador and mother to 2 young children. You can find her humorous take on life as a parent at http://www.BabyRabies.com.

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