Dig out your flannel, step into your boots and maybe even grab some gloves- it’s time to enjoy fall in North Texas! Fall is a time to get outside and soak up the sunshine before the weather is too cold to be enjoyable, and there is no better way to enjoy autumn than at a pumpkin farm. Whether you like to sip hot apple cider or try to find your way out of a hay bale or cornstalk maze, you can’t deny that pumpkin farms simply make fall feel like fall!
Fort Worth has a number of exciting pumpkin farms for families, kids and friends of all ages. From photo opps to hayrides, pumpkin farms feature a number of opportunities for you to enjoy time with your favorite people while getting fresh air and soaking up everything that is special about fall. So go grab your jacket and let’s hit the hay- literally, not figuratively (although you’ll likely be ready for bed after a long, fun day on the farm!).
Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm, Midlothian- Twenty-five acres of fun-filled fall adventures await visitors to this pumpkin farm. From the large jump pad to the corn stalk maze, there is so much to do at this pumpkin farm you’ll want to spend the whole day there. Snap photos with the farm equipment, cozy up to the farm animals, nosh on some great eats and so much more.
Lone Star Family Farm, Stephenville– Located less than an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Lone Star Family Farm is totally worth the drive. Visitors can enjoy seasonal décor, a corn maze, hayrides, games, a cow train and the list goes on! There is also a field of sunflowers awaiting guests who are hoping to snag beautiful fall photos before the weather gets too cold.
Mainstay Farm, Cleburne– Rides, pumpkins and endless fun… That’s what you can expect when you plan a visit to Mainstay Farm in Cleburne. Take a ride on the Texas Big Wheel or whiz around the track in the pedal karts (there are kid and adult sizes!). No matter what you choose, you are sure to have a blast! Grab some yummy food while you are there and take advantage of the gorgeous scenery to take a few pictures for the memory book.
Halls Pumpkin Farm, Grapevine– This Grapevine pumpkin farm is free for visitors before 5 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and totally worth a visit. Guests can enjoy visiting with farm animals, embarking on hayrides, getting lost in a maze of cornstalks and more. Don’t forget to buy a few pumpkins during your visit, but bring cash! They don’t accept cards.
Sunset Hill Tree Farm, Alvarado– Open on weekends in October before they close to regroup and sell Christmas trees in November and December, Sunset Hill Tree Farm is a great destination for fall fun. For just $10 per person, you can play life size checkers, go on a hayride, play on the playground and more. Grab a bite to eat at the Coyote Café while you visit. And then play to go back later in the year when this spot transforms into a Winter Wonderland.
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is a great spot to visit year-round. Whether you come to experience the cowboy flavor of Fort Worth or the city slicker vibe of Dallas, you’ll love everything about your visit to North Texas, including the pumpkin farms in the fall. When you come to visit, consider booking a stay at TX Ranch RV Resort in Alvarado. An easy drive away from both Dallas and Fort Worth, TX Ranch offers guests great accommodations at even better rates. Take a swim in the pool, prepare a meal at the outdoor kitchen or simply kick up your feet and stay awhile at this resort that is far enough away from the suburban hubbub to feel like an escape but close enough to Fort Worth and Dallas that you can explore big city life at your leisure. This spot is a true DFW gem.