Picking the Perfect Pumpkin Patch!
Fall is in the air and that means it’s time to start planning those visits to area pumpkin patches! Here is your TanglewoodMoms.com guide to local pumpkin patches. If you’re looking for a fun visit and a chance to take cute photos this fall, you cannot go wrong with any of these.
Huge news here! I’m so excited to tell you that because of overwhelming popularity, Mainstay Farm will be open on Sundays this year! They are open every weekend in October – Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 12:30 to 5 pm. They will have hayrides, Hay Play and Jump, The Dig, Dress a Scarecrow, Little Farmer Acres (duck racing, flying cub, a triple decker tree house fort, spider climb, standing teeter totters, mazes and a labyrinth, games like sand volleyball and horseshoes), and if that’s not enough, there will sometimes be sheep racing! They also have a HUGE variety of pumpkins to choose from. This place is wonderful and is not one to miss!
Archie’s Gardenland 3rd Annual Scarecrow Day
On Saturday, October 1, grab an old shirt and some raggedy pants or jeans and head to Archie’s to build your very own scarecrow from 10 am to 2 pm! Not only can you create your own scarecrow (how cool is that?), but they will have lots of pumpkins!
The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch at Double Oak Ranch
Open from October 1 through October 31 from 9 am to 7 pm, this pumpkin patch is great fun. You can find the perfect pumpkin, cornstalks, and hay bales, plus baked goods and refreshments. They also have hay bale mazes, a bounce house, slides, and train rides for the little ones.
On October 15 from 10 am to 2 pm, Nash Farm is holding their annual Fall Round-Up. This family-friendly event includes pony rides, kitchen gardening demonstrations, cotton planting, farm animals, wagon rides, heritage toys, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood stove cooking, and blacksmithing demonstrations.
This farm is a little bit of a drive (an hour and a half away), but once you get there, you will be glad you made the trip. They have a HUGE Texas-themed corn maze, a smaller hay maze for the little ones, hay rides, pumpkin bowling, and a mini-farmland adventure. Plus you can pick out the perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and get your family pictures taken, as well! They are open Fridays (4 to 8 pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (noon to 6 pm) starting on October 1. There are no pesticides used here!
Finally, if you’re in need of some really cute monogrammed shirts for those family pumpkin patch pictures (say that three times fast!), I saw Kim Byers posting that she can make some for you. Check out Byers Choice Pumpkin Shirts on Facebook!
To help you get that perfectly perfect pumpkin and even more perfectly perfect fall photos, Mainstay Farm is giving away four (4) Big Time Fun Passes! To enter, simply leave a comment below here on the blog with your favorite fall family activity. Entries are open until Tuesday, October 4 at 6 pm, and the winner will be announced that evening at 8 pm!
Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures (#tanglewoodmoms). We love seeing your families fall pictures! Happy pumpkin hunting!
Tricia Schniederjan is a Fort Worth girl born and raised, Tricia is a runner, scuba diver, snow and water skier, hiker, and kayaker. Her love of exploring has taken her on many adventures with her 5 children which has led to her becoming an expert at traveling with children. She is a UT Austin graduate, an optimist, a peace keeper, and an enjoyer of life.
We love taking our boys to pumpkin patches. We would love to try out Mainstay as we haven’t been there yet and it sounds perfect for our crazy boys
Our favorite is actually a salon family tradition, we all get together with our families at our salon owner’s land out past Azle, we roast hotdogs, make s’mores, have fun games for the kiddos and enjoy the campfire…it’s beautiful all around!
I love fall and love all the time we get to spend outside at parks and riding bikes and enjoying the cooler weather together.
We love to carve pumpkins, make pumpkin muffins, take pictures of the kids with the pumpkins on Camp Bowie at Arlington Heights church, and the boys love to go hunting!!!! We’ve always wanted to visit Mainstay Farms. It would be such a treat!!
Fall decorating and pumpkin patch visits are a must every year! We have not been to mainstay farm and would love to visit:)
We’re just forming our family traditions. So far, making a scarecrow and painting mini pumpkins is a huge hit! We would love to make Mainstay Farms an annual tradition, too.
This is our first Fall season with my little girl so I’m excited to start some new traditions – if love to visit Mainstay Farms with my best friend and her 3 girls!
We love to do all things outdoors in the Fall especially if they involve TCU! Football games, soccer games and also just swinging in the park. We would love to visit Mainstay!
We love having campfires, roasting marshmallows, watching football, and enjoying the cooler weather!
We love football games and fall decorating, especially collecting tiny pumpkins every time we go to the store or a pumpkin patch.
we have 2 kids 2 and under and are starting to make family traditions of our own! we’ve been talking about taking the boys to mainstay farm because our oldest loves “ponkins”!
Picking out pumpkins and watching college football are favorites in our house.
October is my favorite, football, ranger playoff baseball, the boys go dove hunting, State Fair, trick or treating, my birthday, my anniversary, I could go on and on!!
The Dallas Arboretum is a beautiful place to visit this time of year. It has a beautiful pumpkin patch…or better yet a pumpkin village! Having a picnic on the grounds or visiting a favorite Dallas restaurant while we or out that way makes for a festive day out.
Just starting our traditions with my 3 year old. She loves decorating pumpkins and decorating for Halloween. We would love to visit mainstay and make it a new tradition!
Just starting our traditions with my 3 yr old. She loves picking pumpkins and decorating for halloween. We have never been to Mainstay and would love to visit!
We love Boo at the Zoo and painting pumpkins!
We love carving pumpkins! We usually even pull out the drill and paint to make them perfect! And of course visiting pumpkin patches and drinking LOTS of hot cocoa and apple cider. We’ve never been to Mainstay Farms but would love to try it out this year!
Fall is never without my girls and I baking pumpkin bread for all the neighbors. It brings in the season and we love it.
Our favorite family activity is visiting a pumpkin patch! Great pictures, and we can decorate our porch when we get home! My kids still talk about how their favorite school field trip is the one our school takes to Mainstays Farm in Kindergarten for hayrides and they all bring home a pumpkin!
Trick or treating for sure!!!! I have 4 kids that LIVE for that day! We love choosing costumes and going out with friends and watching the kids have the best night of the year!
I love going to the pumpkin patch. My boys are 1 and 2 and I can’t wait to see the excitement on their faces when we pick out pumpkins, go on a hay ride, etc. Best time of the year!
We love camping in the fall- everything about camping is better during this season- the hiking, campfires, and just being outside!
My favorite fall activity is Mainstay Farms! We started going a few years ago and it’s always the best day. We stay for hours and then we still have to drag the kids away ever time.
Love Love Love Mainstay Farms! And all of the wonderful Pumpkin Patches in our area! Such a fun time for families!
We love the fall which brings football (GO FROGS!) and cooler weather. We are hoping that we can make it to one of these great pumpkin patches this year with our 3 & 4 year old.
Our fave fall activities have to include pumpkin decorating, trips back to Connecticut to pick apples and eat fresh apple cider donuts and run in the new fallen leaves! ?
We LOVE to go to Boo at the Zoo, any excuse to wear our costumes and see animals is a plus! We also love to decorate pumpkins together as a family and drink hot apple cider!
What a great post! Our favorite fall family activities include decorating the house for Halloween, making smores and trail hiking on crunchy leaves.
We love pumpkin carving with all our family!
WOULD love to win this! This is absolutely my favorite time of the year and I love going and doing all fall activitys, state fair, boo at the zoo, and wanting to take my daughter to her FIRST ever PUMPKIN patch!!! How awesome would it be to win!!!!! Thank you for the chance to win! God bless! ?
We love Mainstay Farms! Started the pumpkin patch tradition when my little one was 1. We love carving pumpkins and are so excited to go to different patches this year!
We love ArtsGoggle, visiting the Dallas Arboretum, and baking all things pumpkin. ?
We absolutely love mainstay! And baking (consuming) pumpkin bread.
Hayrides and picking out the perfect pumpkin!
We love going to the Dallas Arboretum for their pumpkin village.
I have little babies – so we like going to Central Market and looking at all the pumpkins! Then we come home and scoop all the guts out and bake pumpkin seeds with cinnamon and sugar. YUM!!!
Fall in our home is all about football! It brings together our family and neighbors. There are kids on the trampoline, babies bouncing on knees, BBQ, baking (my iced pumpkin spice cookies are legit) and loads of memories made!
Our family loves going to mainstay farms this will be our second time this weekend! This year we have invited our friends and family for all their new attractions, and we can’t wait. Hello new family traditions! Hay rides, 100′ slides, ice cream, goat slides and so much more. Love this place see ya’ll Saturday 10/8/16!
Aaahhhh!! I was just there Wednesday on a field trip and I kept thinking about how much my kids would enjoy it. Mainstay is awesome!! Our favorite fall activities vary from TCU Football games and scarecrow building at Archies to Boo at the Zoo!! We love Fall, especially “Rocktober”!!
We are starting new traditions this year since our daughter is only 9 months old! We cannot wait to take her to a pumpkin patch!
We love picking out our pumpkins then carving them together!
We’ve never been to Mainstay Farms. It was raining last year when we’d planned on going. I absolutely love this time of the year and love seeing the excitement in my kid’s eyes.