Fall’s almost here, y’all. And while we know in Texas autumn is more of a concept than a climate-based phenomenon, it’s still a choice time of the year to celebrate the season’s delicacies, primarily pumpkin. Get knee deep in the season’s harvest at the Dallas Arboretum, where Autumn at the Arboretum begins on September 17! [Featured image: @thedallasarboretum]
Every year, the Dallas Arboretum holds their beloved (and highly acclaimed) autumn festival. You know what they say: “everything is bigger in Texas” — well that seems to be the case at the Arboretum. In its 16th year, the festival will feature a dazzling display of autumn flowers embellished with the likes of 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash courtesy of Floydada, Texas. Additionally, you’ll be able to stroll by the four 20-foot tall pumpkin cottages!
Per custom, the festival will feature daily programming such as their scavenger hunts, seasonal tastings, pumpkin hikes, squash art, and horticulture presentations.
The Dallas Arboretum will host a series of special events including an Oktoberfest event with German beer and food on September 24 and 25; on October 8 and 9, visitors can treat themselves to the Fall Vendor Market & Craft Fair; on October 29 and 30, the festival will host a special blowout Halloweekend.
Visitors can also expect special live music and performances throughout the season.
If you’re one to celebrate the autumn season, well you’d be hard-pressed finding a better place to do it than the Dallas Arboretum! For more information, visit their website.