Fall is here, which means classic Halloween characters and movies, haunted houses, leaves are changing color, and pumpkins are everywhere. And more importantly, Halloween is this 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 their master carvers. This year you can purchase tickets for four-hour time slots. Due to COVID, masks are required.
Last year, the theme was "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," where guests were able to take photos with Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, and Marcie and explore the hay bale maze with Pig Pen. It was almost like hanging out with movie star look a-likes surrounded by more pumpkins than you've ever seen. Take a look at the drone footage below.
But this year is the 15th season of the famed Pumpkin Village. Organizers went with the theme of "The Art of the Pumpkin", where talented artists have really made this year's display of life-size pumpkin sculptures amazing. A true work of art. Get into the Halloween spirit as you enjoy all of the beautiful mosaics the Arboretum has created with the different colored pumpkins and gourds. They used 53 different varieties in order to create some truly stunning pumpkin art.
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.
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. 19 through Nov. 1, so there is still plenty of time to get in on all the fun and buy tickets. You can find more information about tickets or member-only exclusive discounts and events here.