Fall is one of my favorite seasons! The weather cools down, Starbucks brings back all their yummy fall drinks and Friday night lights are in full swing! My most favorite reason for the season is getting out and enjoying all the festivals and pumpkin patches with my family that are a must this time of year. Our 2017 pick for Best Pumpkin Patch in DFW (Dallas-Ft.Worth) is Preston Trail Farms!
We did receive complimentary entry into the farm in order to bring you this review but opinions are 100% my own!
Preston Trail Farms
Preston Trail Farms truly wants all their guests to learn about farm life, get a taste of the country life and even enjoy a hayride! Started in 1997 and still in the hands of the same family, this ranch is the perfect opportunity to give your kids a hands-on farming experience!
Where else can kids (and adults) experience blossoming and small green pumpkins right on the vine, romping on hay bales and a chance to interact with 50 different farm animals.
Getting up to Gunther is a quick drive from Dallas, taking anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour depending where you live in the metroplex. From the moment we walked in the door, I was very impressed, even meeting Farmer Rick himself.
This year-round destination has a general store and cafe where you can access fresh local foods, feed and other needed products and services (think hardware store.) Check out this T-shirt! Love it!
Things to do on the farm
One of the best things about Preston Trail Farms is the new home of the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm (open this year until 11/22/17!) We all want to find that perfect big orange pumpkin right? You will have a chance to walk the pumpkin patch and see where the pumpkins actually come from! They have pumpkins for sale and picture ops all over the ranch so you can get that perfect fall or Halloween themed picture of your littles and/or family.
Other must do’s at that farm include the petting farm, hay maze, kids train ride, hayride, roping pen area. All of this is included in the price of admission (plus cup of feed for the animals) to the farm during the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm ( Mid September to late November each year.) If you want to visit the farm the rest of the year, there is no admission charge!
The Petting farm is home to 50 some farm animals like goats, cows and even some real longhorn cattle up close and personal in their full-time home right here on the farm. The longhorns come right up to you and will eat out of your hand!
The Hay maze is super fun but be careful, its a tricky one. My family split up into teams and raced each other to see who would finish first.
The kids train and family hayride was just a short wait and fun had by all. Seeing the back of the ranch, set along the historic Shawnee Trail on the hayride was very peaceful and beautiful.
Interactive signs throughout the farm are displayed to help children learn more about all of the varieties of animals and pumpkins and to get you around. We even got a free hot dog with the price of our admission on a weekend! Who else is going to give you a free hot dog?
You simply must get out and enjoy the beautiful North Texas fall season on the farm at Preston Trail Farms! You will not be disappointed by our 2017 Mom Pick-Best Pumpkin Patch in DFW!
For more info on Preston Trail Farms and their Big Orange Pumpkin Farm go here! Tell Farmer Rick we sent you! Quick info is below.
Preston Trail Farms Info- Open Year Round
Store Hours of Operation 6am-8pm every day Sunday-Saturday
Big Orange Pumpkin Farm Hours of Operation 8am-8pm Monday-Sunday
Big Orange Pumpkin Farm Admission Prices (From Mid Sept-late November)
Weekdays (Monday through Friday) – $8 per person Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) – $10 per person – Farm Train included!
MONDAY-FRIDAY Admission – $8 Includes:
one pie pumpkin
feed for petting barn
SATURDAY/SUNDAY Admission – $10
free farm train – NEW for 2017
free hot dog
free feed for petting barn
free roping pen
free hay maze
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