Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale

Prepare for a breathtaking display of beautiful fall colors.

Courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

For the 17th year, Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale, presented by Reliant, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash.

The event showcases the return of Cinderella’s carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village. Other “gourd-eous” displays are based on the classic tales of Jack and The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Sword in the Stone and even a magic carpet ride selfie experience from One Thousand and One Nights. According to the Pioneer Woman, this festival is one of “20 Best Pumpkin Patches in the U.S. to Visit With the Family This Fall.”

“Every year, the Dallas Arboretum raises the bar with beautiful and imaginative festivals, and this year is no exception,” Dallas Arboretum Board Chairman Jim Ryan said. “Those young and young-at-heart will enjoy seeing pumpkin houses and taking photos and videos. Plus, there are plenty of events during the festival to keep everyone entertained.”

Autumn at the Arboretum features the breathtaking colors of fall including 150,000 autumn flowers—marigolds, chrysanthemums, pentas and more—accented by pumpkins, gourds and squash.

This year’s fall festival opens September 17 and runs through October 31, 2022. Admission ranges from $12-$20; $12 for children 2-12 years old; $16 for seniors 65 years old and up; $20 for adults; free for children under 2.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located at 8525 Garland Road Dallas, TX 75218. For more information, visit