Fall is nearly here, which means leaves are changing color and pumpkins are everywhere. And more importantly, Halloween is next month so bring on the jack-o-lanterns. But no matter how many gourds you see at your local pumpkin patch, the Dallas Arboretum's incredible Pumpkin Wonderland definitely has them beat.
The Arboretum has over 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds on display. In fact, an entire village is built from pumpkins on the grounds each year by master carvers.
This year is the 14th season of the famed Pumpkin Village. Organizers went with the theme of "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," All your favorite classic halloween characters from Charlie Brown such as Linus, Sally and Franklin will be included in the design. Talented artists have really made this year's display of life-size pumpkin sculptures amazing.
Guests can take photos with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie and explore the hay bale maze with Pig Pen. You can also see the Peanuts Gang at their gourd decorated school house. It's almost like hanging out with movie stars and embracing your Halloween spirit.
But, while pumpkins are the focus this time of year, guests will have a lot of other things to enjoy as well. There are over 150,000 fall blooming plants on the property as well as 4,500 Chrysanthemums. This really makes for an enchanting Halloween experience and a great event for the entire family.
If you want a closer look at what it was like at last year's Fest at the Arboretum, check out this video.
Along with being one of the best pumpkin "patches" in America, there are a lot of fun events to enjoy. Each weekend, you can enjoy live music, historical tours, photography exhibits and more.
We always say that everything is bigger in Texas, and the Arboretum definitely proves the saying. It offers the perfect mixture of family-friendly activities and adult (and young adult) fun to ensure everyone has a great time this fall. The event runs from Sept. 21 through Oct. 31, so there is still plenty of time to get in on all the fun and buy tickets. You can find more information here.