The Dallas Arboretum offers the perfect opportunity for you and your family to ring in the fall season with its Autumn in the Arboretum festival going on until Nov. 14.
Autumn in the Arboretum features a pumpkin village, petting zoo, pumpkin hunt, hay maze, pumpkin patch, musical entertainment, garden tours and more.
Children will enjoy the Storybook Pumpkin Village, which is composed of four walk-through houses constructed of pumpkins. The houses each feature the theme of a popular storybook or fairytale.
The pumpkin patch and gardens will display more than 40,000 pumpkins, as well the Arboretum’s usual presentation of seasonal flowers and foliage. Garden tours are available on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. There is a 30-person maximum, so be sure to get there early.
There are a few special events that visitors may want to take part in, including Senior Citizen Thursdays, Mommy & Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, a Columbus Day Children’s Concert and Family Fun Weekend.
Senior Citizen Thursdays offer discount tickets ($7.50) for adults 65 and older.
Mommy & Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays offer lots of fun for the small ones. On Mondays and Tuesdays there will be a petting zoo, arts and crafts, face painting, Kindermusik and photos. Strollerfit will be offered on Tuesdays only.
Oct. 11 will feature a Columbus Day Children’s Concert by Eddie Coker. Coker will perform on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage from 11 a.m. to noon and again from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Family Fun Weekend will be Oct. 30-31. Entertainment will include a magician, a petting zoo and trick-or-treating fun for the kids.
Autumn in the Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are buy one, get one free on Wednesdays, if you bring in a printed coupon from the Arboretum’s website.