Fall activities: A 2020 guide to pumpkin patches and haunted houses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

The Pumpkin Hollow drive-through event will include creepy characters, lights, fog and animatronics along the route. (Courtesy Town of Little Elm)
The Pumpkin Hollow drive-through event will include creepy characters, lights, fog and animatronics along the route. (Courtesy Town of Little Elm)

The Pumpkin Hollow drive-through event will include creepy characters, lights, fog and animatronics along the route. (Courtesy Town of Little Elm)

5 Pumpkin Patches to Visit


Autumn at the Arboretum

Through Nov. 1

9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

8525 Garland Road, Dallas

214-369-0874


www.dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/autumn-at-the-arboretum/

Storybook Ranch

Through Nov. 1

Thu.-Sun. 10 a.m.-sundown

3701 South Custer Road, McKinney

972-369-0874

www.storybookranch.org

Christ United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

Through Oct. 31

9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

3101 Coit Road, Plano

972-596-4303

www.cumc.com/pumpkins

Arapaho United Methodist Church

Through Oct. 31

Mon.-Fri. 3-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. •11 a.m.-7 p.m.

1400 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson

972-231-1005

www.arapahoumc.org

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Through Oct. 31

9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily

5100 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound

817-430-4536

www.flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com

Four Haunted Houses to Visit


HallowFest at Six Flags over Texas

Daytime activities include a trick-or-treat trail and themed photo opportunities. At night, the park will be transformed with creepy fog, eerie lighting and Halloween props on display. Rides, such as the Titan, New Texas Giant and Superman Tower of Power, will be available for guests to enjoy in total darkness. The event is held on weekends through Nov. 1. Times and ticket costs vary. Pricing begins at $22.49.

2201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington

817-640-8900

www.sixflags.com/hallowfest

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail

This self-guided journey takes visitors through a mile of woods and weeds along Lake Lewisville in The Colony. Small buildings and other structures line the dark path that winds through the backwoods. Tours available Fri.-Sun. through Oct. 31 at various times. Pricing begins at $12.

7801 Main St., The Colony

469-384-3400

www.hauntedshadowslaketrail.com

Music City Mall: Nightscape Haunted House and Fright Path

The Parlor of Entertainment is opening the Fright Path for the month of October. The venue offers escape rooms, a selfie museum and a magic parlor on the second floor of Music City Mall Lewisville. The Fright Path is child-friendly until 3 p.m.; after 3 p.m., no one under age 18 is allowed in without an adult. The event is held Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 31. Prices vary. Nightscape, located on the first floor of Music City Mall, will include a walk through of a haunted house with Luci and her nightmares. Tickets are $12.

2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville

www.mcmlewisville.com

Pumpkin Hollow Drive-Thru

Little Elm’s Pumpkin Hollow drive-through event will include creepy characters, lights, fog and animatronics along a route through Little Elm Park. Families will also have the option to reserve a limited number of spots for a $10 movie event either night. Blockbuster “Hocus Pocus” will show on Oct. 16, and “Beetlejuice” will show on Oct. 17. The drive through is open from 7-10 p.m. both nights and is free.

303 Main Street, Little Elm

www.littleelm.org/1195/pumpkin-hollow

Editor's Note: These lists are not comprehensive.
By Liesbeth Powers
Liesbeth graduated from Baylor University with a degree in new media journalism in December 2018. She gained her newspaper experience as a staff writer and multimedia editor at her campus paper, The Baylor Lariat. Liesbeth joined the Community Impact team in August 2019, where she reports on all things Plano and Richardson, including Plano City Council and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.


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