The Best Pumpkin Patches and Fall Photo Spots in Dallas in 2020

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It’s fall, y’all! And with that comes all of the fall-themed things: pumpkin spice lattes, scented candles, cooler weather (a bit), and best of all, pumpkin patches and fall photoshoots! Well, here I’m going to share exactly where to find the best pumpkin patches and fall photo spots in Dallas and the DFW area!

I should mention that most pumpkin patches are in DFW and the greater Dallas area. They’ll require some driving, but it’s worth it!

I’ve found these spots after going on my own hunt for pumpkin patches in Dallas. There is a good number in the greater DFW area, but I’ve got to say that some are better than others.

First, you’ll find a map of all pumpkin patches in DFW. Then, I’ve divided this post into three areas:

  1. The Best Pumpkin Patches Near Dallas– these are spots that I’ve deemed “the best of the best” due to their photo-worthy natures! That means lots of pumpkins, good photo ops, and a fun environment.
  2. Other Pumpkin Patches in DFW– here you’ll find a full list of all the other pumpkin patches in the DFW area.
  3. Fall Photo Spots in Dallas– here are three more Dallas-specific fall photo spots where you can grab a quick fall photo! What do I mean by fall photos? Here you’ll find great places for fall colors (this doesn’t happen until November), pumpkin vignettes, and more.

Let’s get to it!

Map of Pumpkin Patches & Photo Spots

Here’s a map of all of the pumpkin patches and photo spots mentioned on my list!

It is color-coded by category:

  • Burnt Orange: The best pumpkin patches in my book!
  • Blue: All of the other pumpkin patches in DFW
  • Yellow: My Dallas fall photo spots

Want to create a fall photoshoot or know how to pose while at a pumpkin patch? Check out my post on 37 fall photoshoot ideas!


The Best Pumpkin Patches near Dallas

Alright, here are my favorite pumpkin patches near Dallas! Some are in Dallas, some are a bit further away. You can check the map at the bottom of this post to see where each is located!

Also, I should note: I say pumpkin patch because that’s the closest term to what you’ll find, but these pumpkins aren’t growing out of the ground, farm-style. They’re already picked and placed in perfect photo locations.

I know there are a lot of other pumpkin patches out there but these are my favorites for photos!

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

This pumpkin farm is my favorite because it has it all! In short, it has:

  • A pumpkin patch area where pumpkins are positioned for photo ops
  • The best corn maze in Dallas (to me, at least!)
  • Hay rides
  • A petting zoo area that is great for kids and families

It’s located in Grapevine so it’s a bit of a drive from Dallas, but I think it’s definitely worth the drive!

You can read my full review on what to expect at Halls Pumpkin Farm here!

I talk about price, best times to visit, and more on that blog post!

The Dallas Farmer’s Market

This isn’t your classic pumpkin patch, but it’s hard to create a pumpkin patch in Dallas when you’re in the middle of the city.

The Dallas Farmer’s Market does the best it can, and the results are awesome!

They’ve got rows of pumpkins lining the center of the market and the perfect photo op at the entrance!

You’ll find pumpkins galore, with a bunch of different pumpkin varieties!

It’s free to enter and you can buy all sorts of pumpkins here!

Their pumpkin display stays up during the week when there are no vendors (or people!) around in The Shed.

That means if you can swing a weekday visit, you’ll basically have the whole place to yourself!

Yup- basically a pumpkin patch in Dallas all to yourself!

Ruibals Plants of Texas

Right next to the Dallas Farmers Market is another great pumpkin patch in Dallas!

Ruibals is a large garden shop just a block away and they have pumpkins all over their large sidewalk area.

With cute photo spots like a red truck and little shed in the middle of the pumpkins, Ruibals is another great pumpkin patch in Dallas.

You’ll also get a neat city vibe to your pumpkin photos here, since you can see the Dallas skyline here!

It is also free to enter, and you’ll want to check out their many plants while you’re here!

The Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum has what most would consider the best pumpkin patch in Dallas. (Directly in the city, at least!).

With over 75,000 pumpkins, you know this place is special!

It costs $12-17 to enter and in 2020 you’ll need to schedule your visit here ahead of time to follow COVID regulations. But trust me, this spot is worth it!

The Dallas Arboretum has a themed pumpkin patch every year. I think my favorite was when they did the Wizard of Oz!

In 2020, you’ll need to wear a mask the whole time you’re in the Arboretum, so keep that in mind! Grab some cute fall-themed masks and snap some memorable pics!

(The photo above is from 2018 and is actually by the café in the Arboretum!)

St. James Episcopal Pumpkin Patch

This church makes for the coolest backdrop to your pumpkin photos!

The pumpkin scene here is simple and classy- great for photo ops. With rows of pumpkins scattered across their lawn and the church steeple in the background, it makes for very neat photos!

It’s free to enter and you can buy pumpkins using a credit card!

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Address: 5100 Cross Timbers Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028; www.flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com

Hours: By reservation only. Daily from 9am – 7pm

Entrance costs: All activities are free, but there is a parking charge.

  • $10.00 parking on weekdays
  • $20.00 parking on Saturday and Sunday

This place is definitely family friendly with a hay ride, corn maze with short corn (that way you can keep track of your littles!), train ride, photo cut outs, and more.

It gets pretty crowded, even on week nights, but with their huge pumpkin area it’s easy to social distance.

My favorite photo spot is the adorable pumpkin house pictured above!

Yesterland

This pumpkin patch is in Canton, TX. Since it’s further away, I actually have never visited, but I plan to before pumpkin patch season ends!

Yesterland Farm has plenty of photo ops for you- here’s just a glimpse into what they offer:

  • Pumpkin patch
  • Their “Amaze-ment” park (a small amusement park which has great rides for families)
  • Corn maze
  • A giant Texas flag mural on their barn with pumpkins in front of it
  • Pumpkin houses
  • An animal farm

You should buy your tickets online here ahead of time since it’ll save you time and money!

If you buy online, tickets for ages 3 and up cost $24.27 with fees included, whereas buying at the gate costs $27.95. Children 2 and under are free.

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm

This Midlothian pumpkin patch is full of pumpkin photo ops!

With a youth sized corn maze, families with kids will have no worries about little ones getting lost in the maze!

They’ve also got a hay ride, a 2500 square foot jump pad, tree swings, pumpkin bowling, a slide, animals, hay bales, games, and more!

The downside: it’s only open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Lone Star Family Farm

I wish this farm weren’t so far away in Stephenville! (It’s about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Dallas, or an hour and fifteen from Fort Worth).

With a giant pile of pumpkins, sunflowers, a corn maze, and other fun photo ops, it’s decked out for fall!

If you live closer to Stephenville, definitely add this pumpkin patch to your list!

Other pumpkin patches in DFW

The patches I listed above are what I’d consider to be the best of the best pumpkin patches near Dallas.

But there are so many more! And depending on where you’re located, I figured you’d want to have a list of all the pumpkin patches in the area.

I haven’t visited these, so I can’t say for sure if they’re worthy of being in my “best” pumpkin patches category.

But based on what I’ve seen on Instagram and web searches, I’ve categorized these here. However, my opinion can be changed! Definitely comment below if you’ve visited and think they’re photo-worthy spots that deserve to be moved up into my “Best Pumpkin Patches in Dallas” category!

I’ve listed them from north to south (from Denison all the way to Alvarado) to try to organize them a bit!

Elves Christmas Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch in Denison

Address: 601 Harvey Ln, Denison, TX 75020; http://www.elvesfarm.com/

Hours: Weekends only!

  • Saturdays from 10AM – 5PM
  • Sundays from 1PM – 5 PM

Entrance costs:

  • It’s free to pumpkins at their farmers market with no activities
  • $10 per person for the Pumpkin Tour, which includes all activities & one pumpkin from the patch.
  • $5 per person for The Ride Along Tour, which includes all activities but no pumpkin

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Gunter

Address: 15102 TX-289, Gunter, TX 75058; www.prestontrailfarms.com

Hours: 8am – 8pm from Monday – Sunday

Entrance costs: 2 and under are free

  • Weekdays (Monday through Friday) – $10 per person
  • Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) – $10 per person (farm train ride included!)

Aubrey Pumpkin Patch at Team Family Farms

Address: 1042 W Sherman Drive, Aubrey, TX 76227; teamfamilyfarms.com

Hours: daily from 10am – 7pm

Entrance costs: $10 for ages 2 and up

Lola’s Local Market in Melissa

Address: 1771 Kever Main, Melissa, TX 75454; facebook.com/lolaslocalmarket

Hours: Closed on Mondays, pumpkin activities are on weekends only. You can purchase from their pumpkin shop Tuesday-Friday.

  • Tuesday – Thursday from 3pm – 7pm
  • Friday – Saturday from 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday from 10am – 5pm

Entrance costs: Free to enter, pumpkin activities cost $1-$5. Parking is $5.

Storybook Ranch Pumpkin Patch in McKinney

Address: 3701 Custer Rd, McKinney, TX 75070; www.storybookranch.org

Hours: daily from 10am – dark

Entrance costs: kids under 2 are free. Adults are cheaper than kids because of all of the activities included with kid admittance.

  • Kids 2 and older are $15/each
  • Adults are $5/each

Pumpkins on the Prairie in Frisco

Address: Grace Avenue United Methodist Church at 3521 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034; www.graceavenue.org

Hours:

  • Monday – Friday from 3pm – 6pm
  • Saturday from 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday from 1pm – 6pm 

Entrance costs: free!

Creekwood United Methodist Church in Allen

Address: 261 Country Club Rd, Allen, TX 75002; www.creekwoodumc.org

Hours: daily from 9am – 7pm

Entrance costs: free!

The Patch at Southlake

Address: 101 E Highland St, Southlake, TX 76092; newdaydfw.com

Hours:

  • Friday and Saturday from 10am – dusk
  • Sunday – Thursday from noon until dusk

Entrance costs: Free!

Christ United Methodist Church in Plano

Address: 3101 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075; www.cumc.com/pumpkins

Hours: Daily from 9am – 7pm

Entrance costs: Free!

Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson

Address: 1400 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080; www.arapahoumc.org

Hours:

  • Monday – Friday & Sundays from 11am – 7pm
  • Saturdays from 10am – 8pm

Entrance costs: Free!

Blase Family Farm in Rockwall

Address: 1232 E Fork Rd, Rockwall, TX 75087; www.blasefamilyfarm.com

Hours: Reserve your time slot here beforehand.

  • Monday – Friday from 9am – 6pm (by reservation)
  • ​Saturday from 10am – 6pm (by reservation)
  • ​Sunday from 12pm – 6pm (by reservation)

Entrance costs: $9.00 per person (free for ages 23 months and under)

Gentle Zoo in Forney

Address: 12600 FM2932, Forney, TX 75126; www.gentlezoo.com

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday from 9:30am – 2pm
  • Friday and Saturday from 9:30am – 9pm
  • Sunday from 11am – 5pm

Entrance costs: $7.00 per person (free for ages 12 months and under)

Green Meadows Petting Farm in Southwest Dallas

Address: 6400 W Red Bird Ln, Dallas, TX 75236; greenmeadowsevents.com

Hours: Only open from Thursday through Sunday from 10am – 3pm

Entrance costs: Ages 2 and under are free

  • Cash: $14.00
  • Credit: $14.50

Country Critters Farm in Mansfield

Address: 3709 County Rd 617, Alvarado, TX 76009; www.countrycrittersfarm.com

Hours: Weekdays by reservation only. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 5pm, gates close at 4pm.

Entrance costs: Ages 2 and under are free

  • $10 per person 
  • Seniors are $7

Mainstay Farm in Cleburne

Address: 1004 W Bethesda Rd, Cleburne, TX 76031; www.mainstayfarm.com

Hours:

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 2pm
  • Friday Nights: 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturdays: 10am – 8pm
  • Sundays: 11am – 6pm

Entrance costs: Ages 2 and under are free

  • $18.95 if purchased online
  • $21.95 at the gate

First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch in Joshua

Address: 114 Paula St, Joshua, TX 76058; www.joshuaumc.net

Hours: Daily from 10am – 8pm

Entrance costs: Free!

Sunset Hill Tree Farm in Alvarado

Address: 3400 County Rd 206, Alvarado, TX 76009; www.sunsethilltreefarm.co

Hours: Saturday and Sunday only from 9am – 5pm

Entrance costs: $8.00 per person, ages 3 and under are free.

Fall Photo Spots in Dallas

Here are some additional photo spots for your fall-themed photos in Dallas!

These spots aren’t really stay-and-linger or full fall-photoshoot spots… more like “let’s grab a quick photo here” spots!

(I got the photo above at Ruibals in 2019!)

Highland Park Town Hall

This has to be one of the prettiest town halls across America! And with their epic pumpkin display, they’re a must for a quick photo come fall!

La La Land

This trendy coffee shop has its cute yellow truck on-site year-round. But come fall, the truck is filled with pumpkins!

So grab your coffee and their signature toast and grab a pic here!

The photo above is at the Greenville location (which is cuter!), but the Oak Lawn location also has a truck filled with pumpkins!

Fall leaves in the Park Cities

Our leaves don’t change until November, but when they do, it can be really beautiful!

I love driving through the Park Cities when the leaves change, scouring for good fall photo spots.

We snapped the photo above right by Highland Park Presbyterian Church. It required a zoom lens- this was shot at 120mm.

The red trees in The Village Dallas

We lived in The Village Dallas for five years! And each year, come fall, two trees by the bridge across the lakes always turn the prettiest red color!

To get there, park in a non-reserved spot near The Village Lakes office and walk on the path around the lake until you reach the “Kiss Me Here” bridge.

In conclusion…

I hope I’ve inspired you to get out there and take some fall photos!

Do you know of more fall photo spots that should be on my list? Comment below if you do!

Happy exploring!

Jasmine

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