Riley Heruska
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You might have heard something about a "pumpkin village," but the fun doesn't stop there this fall. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has a bunch of seasonal entertainment on the schedule, so plan your autumn accordingly and stop by for all the special events. 

Here are some of the top activities we're excited to check out from September to November. 

Autumn at the Arboretum (September 22 - November 21)

This is the nationally-recognized event we've all been waiting for. What better way is there to ring in the fall season than by snapping photos in one of "America's Best Pumpkin Festivals"? Bring the whole family along for a spectacular show with more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds. Admission to the acclaimed Pumpkin Village is free with your entrance to the Arboretum. 

Live Music Weekends (September 22 - November 18) 

Starting with Monkey Love Band on Saturday, September 22, a variety of performers will grace the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn every weekend. Stop by to check out the music and stay for the beautiful surroundings. Book your tickets online, then arrive early to snag a good seat. 

Harvest Tea (September 24 - November 21)

On weekdays at 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM, the historic DeGolyer House will serve a seated high-tea experience fit for fall. Tea prices begin at $49 per person, and if you want to add champagne service, the price goes up to $59. Sip on your tea like an English royal as you gaze upon the luscious grounds and colorful flora. 

Columbus Day Weekend (October 6-8) 

If your family is interested in face painting, live music, petting zoos and more, then you need to mark October 6 - 8 as "busy" on your calendar. Columbus Day Weekend at the Arboretum is a great way to spend time in the fall weather while sipping on free wine samples and participating in family-friendly activities. Bring a carved pumpkin with a design supporting your favorite college or mascot and you'll get $2 off your admission. Wear a school football jersey for an additional $5 off your parking ticket. 

Family Fun Weekend (October 27-28) 

The Arboretum is the place to be on Halloween weekend. There will be trick-or-treating, live music, face painting, a petting zoo and even appearances from Neverland characters like Peter Pan and Tinker Bell! Complimentary photos are provided, so bring the whole family and make some wonderful holiday memories. 

Veterans Day Weekend (November 10-11) 

To honor all active duty and retired military personnel, the Arboretum is giving them free admission all weekend as long as they have a valid military ID. Pack a blanket and picnic basket, then camp out on the lawn to enjoy some lovely fall weather and live music. 

These are just a handful of the events taking place at the Dallas Arboretum. For a full list of daily, weekly and monthly activities, visit

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