'Tis the season of pumpkins. Jack-o-lanterns will soon line doorsteps and the sweet smell of pumpkin spice will be in the air. If you are looking for a way to welcome Autumn, Dallas has all the pumpkin love you need.
Posted on Oct 5, 2017 By Jamina Tribbett
1. Pumpkin Village at the Dallas Arboretum
Embrace the season at Autumn at the Arboretum as they display over 150,000 fall blooms and its internationally acclaimed, Pumpkin Village, featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds. This year's theme is The Wonderful World of Oz and will be open daily through Nov. 22.
2. Pumpkins as Art
See Yayoi Kusama: All of the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, the latest exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. Immerse yourself in this infinity mirror room that focuses the reflective chamber on a series of acrylic yellow gourds adorned with black polka dots, one of Kusama's frequently used symbols.
3. Pumpkins with a Purpose
Visit a Pumpkin Patch with a Purpose at St. James Episcopal Church in East Dallas. St. James' pumpkin patch is a great place to pick out a gorgeous pumpkin, take family photographs, or even host a fall birthday party. The best part is that all the proceeds fund the church's youth group activities, helping teens grow in faith through local outreach and national and international mission trips. The patch is open daily through Oct. 31.
4. Pumpkin Decoupage
Create beautiful pumpkin art at Ruibal's Rosemade Fall Festival on Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event offers food, games and pumpkin decoupage classes for up to 10 people every hour (on a first come first serve basis.) Learn how to decorate a pumpkin with paper cut-outs and create a beautiful fall accessory.
5. Pumpkins on Porches
Bring the family out to the Dallas PorchFest, a neighborhood festival in East Dallas., on Oct. 7. The free event will have food, art and performances by local musicians from expansive front porches of Worth Street homes. Families can enjoy rock painting and a pumpkin patch for kids, as well as other activities.
6. Pumpkins at NorthPark Center
Get into the fall spirit at the NorthPark Center Pumpkin Patch, on display Oct. 14-31. The patch sprawls across CenterPark Garden and features more than 25 varietals of gourds, corn and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
7. Pumpkin Fest in the Bishop Arts District
Celebrate fall in the Bishop Arts District with the Oak Cliff PumpkinFest on Oct. 8. Dunk tanks, outdoor movies all evening with free popcorn, face painting, games, a costume contest and live music are waiting for you!
9. Pumpkins on the Plaza at City Hall
Have some family fun at Pumpkins on the Plaza on October 21. The free event will include a costume contest for kids and pets, food, arts and crafts, inflatables, face painting, hay rides, a glow party and more! Get your pumpkin fix at the pumpkin patch and the floating pumpkin art display.
8. Eat Pumpkins
Indulge in all your pumpkin food fantasies this season! Café Brazil in the Bishop Arts District serves pumpkin pancakes, cheesecake and lattes that are sure to give you the fall feels. Enjoy seasonal pumpkin flavored brews from Lakewood Brewing Co. and Infamous Brewing Co. Head to Uptown and grab a few pumpkin macaroons from Bisous Bisous. If you're feeling a bit more traditional, grab a Drop Dead Gourd Geous pumpkin pie with gingerbread crust from Emporium Pies. Yum!