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Autumn at the Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum

Dallas’ Favorite Fall Tradition

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Sep. 16–Nov 5. 2023

One of America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals”

 – Fodor’s Travel

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The 18th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is upon us and we are excited to once again share 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, hailing from THE pumpkin capital of Texas, Floydada, and 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants throughout the garden. This year’s theme ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’ features the return of the Peanuts Gang, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, and of course, a maze for younger visitors.

Event Overview

Daily & Repeating Programs

Member Mornings  
Daily March 13 – November 4  
Take advantage of your membership with an early morning walk. Refresh and enjoy early access to the garden as we prepare for the day. No photography allowed. 

DeGolyer House Historical Tours  
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm  
Sunday 12-4pm  
Tours begin every 30 minutes

Visit the DeGolyer House for a tour of the beautiful, historic home while listening to knowledgeable Docents speak about the history of the home and family. 

Mommy and Me Mondays  
& Tiny Tot Tuesdays  
Every Monday and Tuesday  
September 18-October 31 
Outside Pecan Grove 

Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays: Fan Favorites Country Critters Petting Zoo joins us with their menagerie of farm favorites; story time (10 and 10:30am) features international versions of classic tales; and crowd favorite Kindermusik (12:15pm) returns to enhance children’s minds through song! Also relax and enjoy the shade with bubbles as we bring back the bubble picnic! Presented by Kimberly-Clark 

BOGO Wednesdays 
September 20-November 1 

Buy one ticket, get the lowest price ticket free. Parking not included. 

CC Young Senior Living Thursdays  
September 21- November 2 
Seniors 65 and older get in for $1 off general garden admission and receive a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store.  

What’s in Bloom Walk 
Main Garden Entry Plaza 
Thursdays September 21- November 2 1pm 
We’ve taken our popular weekly social media post by VP of Gardens Dave Forehand and made it into a weekly walk! Join the Dallas Arboretum Horticulture team each Thursday for a 30-minute walk featuring Dave’s top picks of blooming plants for the week.  

A Tasteful Place 

Dallas College Cooks 
Every Monday at A Tasteful Place 
Join every Monday as a Dallas College faculty member Chef creates healthy and delicious seasonal dishes your family will love to make and eat at home! 
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Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos  
Every Tuesday at A Tasteful Place
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Daily Tastings Demo with Chef Isabel
Every Tuesday at A Tasteful Place
Resident Chef Isabel Snetsinger shows you how she creates the samples you enjoy each week at the Ruthie Pack Tasting Plaza. 

Chef-Tastic Cooking Demos 
Wednesdays at A Tasteful Place 
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Wine Down Wednesday with Hidden Hangar Winery
Three Sisters Overlook  
Every Wednesday September 20-November 1 
3-5pm | 21+  
Join Hidden Hangar Winery every Wednesday to sample and learn about their local selections. Based out of Denison, Texas this winery has a tradition of wines made from “home grown” grapes. Make sure to come taste their wonderful wine and check out their website to schedule a full tasting at their vineyard. 

Seasonal Programming

Guided Pumpkin Hike 
Every Wednesday 10am
Meet at the Lakeside Exhibit Area Pumpkin Patch 
Join our Dallas Arboretum volunteers for a guided hike through the Lakeside Exhibit Area as we discover the unique and varied pumpkins that make Autumn at the Arboretum come to life! Which ones taste the best? Which ones last the longest? Satisfy your search for squash knowledge! 

Dallas Gourd Patch  
Main Entry Plaza 
The Dallas Gourd Patch return with weekly displays and demos of their spectacular squash art. Watch them demonstrate how to transform gourds into beautiful jewelry and decorative homewares, available for guests to purchase.  

Gourd Show and Sale 
Friday October 27th 
A Tasteful Place 
Come out and enjoy the Gourd Show and Sale! You’ll find a beautiful display of creative artistic gourds redesigned into dazzling jewelry, and decorative houseware. 

Memory Garden Fall Series 
Sewell Boardroom 
Fall Series: September 15, 22, 29, October 6 
Series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Pre-registration is required. $20 cost includes garden admission for participant and care partner, as well as parking for all four days – a value of over $200. Outreach and video options are also available at 


Sponsored by the AWARE Foundation & the Darrell K Royal Research Foundation 

Window to the Wild  
Flight Shows (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage) 
October 21 
Join Window to the Wild for a 45-minute outdoor educational flight training show and see some of their feathered friends that served as inspiration for many famous children’s cartoon characters. 

Fall Vendor Market & Craft Fair 
October 7 & 8 
Main Entry Plaza 
We will have two dozen local vendors for a delectable array of fall treats and artisan gifts as you stroll the gardens! From handmade jewelry from Gus and Bloom, jams and jellies from East Dallas Marmalady, skin care from Infused by Zen, and décor from Origami Owl.  

DISD Fair Day Family Fun Weekend 
October 12-16 
Family Fun Weekend features our family favorites: Country Critters Petting Zoo from 10am-2pm; family keepsake photos taken by Dallas Arboretum Volunteer Advisory Board (VAB) for a donation to the VAB.  Enjoy the vendor markets, and activities for the whole family.  And, of course, live entertainment features pianist at Jeannes’s Pavillion from 12-2pm and Dallas’ Party Bands from 2-4pm on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn.   

Cartooning Fundamentals 
October 21 &22 (10am-4pm) 
For centuries caricatured images were used to express emotions of joy, satire, and humor.  Join us to learn the basic principles of cartoon drawing and design from Dallas College students.  Bring your sketchbook and pencils and let’s have fun sketching at Lakeside.   

October 28 & 29 
Don’t miss the annual Halloween weekend with trick-or-treating throughout the garden, a petting zoo and live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.  Kids will enjoy answering fun Halloween riddles and a walk on the orange carpet. 

October National Cookie Month

Paid Events & Classes

Cassaro Wines  
October 5 | 5pm-6pm | Jeanne’s Pavilion 
Adult member $79 
Adult guest $89 
Join John Matthews, winemaker and owner of Cassaro Winery and Vineyard for a private wine tasting event. John specializes in dry red wines and Italian varietals such as Dolcetto, Sangiovese, and Montepulciano. During the event he will discuss the art of winemaking, answer questions and inform and educate the participants as they enjoy five award-winning wines and appetizing charcuterie boards from Cassaro Winery. This class includes a ticket to our SOLDOUT concert featuring Queen Tribute Band following the class at Jeanne’s Pavillion. 

Energy Gardens 
October 4 | 1pm-3pm 
Adult member $69 
Adult guest $79
Learn how to create your own succulent terrarium. In this workshop, you’ll be provided with a container, various types of succulents, along with tips on how to properly arrange and care for your plants once you take them home. 

Tasting with White Rock Alehouse & Brewery 
October 19 | 5pm-6pm | Jeanne’s Pavilion 
Adult member $79 
Adult guest $89 
Beer tasting paired with Chef Michelle Mozinga warm butternut squash salad with arugula & frisee, goat cheese, candied pecans, & a balsamic vinaigrette. This class includes a ticket to our  concert featuring Garth Live-The #1 Tribute to Garth Brooks following the class at Jeanne’s Pavillion. 

Cooking with Loro
October 22nd | 1pm-3pm
Adult member $79
Adult guest $89
Loro returns as they teach how to make gochujang chicken and our famous arugula melon salad, focusing on the smoking process of the gochujang chicken and how to grill, glaze, and plate the delicious dish. The arugula melon salad will be taught from start to finish including the perfect fresh vingerette.  

Tasting with Pegasus City Brewery 
October 26 | 5pm-6pm | Jeanne’s Pavilion 
Adult member $79 
Adult guest $89
Taste your way through 6 of Pegasus City Brewery’s original brews, including our Greater Lager and Cannoneer Bold Amber. Chat with the owners about each sampling, the history of Pegasus, and the stories behind the brews. This class includes a ticket to our SOLD OUT concert featuring Emerald City Band following the class at Jeanne’s Pavillion.  

Dia de los Muertos With Diana Zamora 
October 28 | 12pm-2pm 
Adult member $79 
Adult guest $89
Join Chef Diana during Día de los Muertos as she guides you through making Pan de Muerto,“Bread of the Dead”  a traditional Mexican sweet bread with flavors of orange and anise, that is a perfect reminder that life is sweet and meant to be shared, and death is not to be feared. Paired with traditional Atole de elote for the sweet alter offerings of Dia de Los Muertos, we invite you to join us for this beautiful experience and bring a picture of your loved one that has passed to honor. 

Adult Cooking Class with Asian Mint  
November 1 | 1pm-3pm 
Adult member $69 
Adult guest $79 
Join us in a delightful culinary journey as we explore the tantalizing flavors of Thailand! Immerse yourself in the art of Thai cooking and learn how to prepare two iconic dishes: Tom Yum and Fried Rice and heartwarming dessert, Sweet sticky rice pudding. Led by our experienced and passionate Chef Nikky, this cooking class promises an unforgettable experience that will transport your taste buds to the bustling streets of Thailand.

Music & Entertainment

Jeanne’s Pavilion
Weekends | 12–2pm
Sit down and delight in a picnic while you enjoy musical entertainment every Saturday and Sunday! We will have local solo acts including pianist and guitarists playing today’s hits and old favorites.  

Dates and times

Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn 
Select Weekends | 2–4pm
Join us on select weekends during Summer at the Arboretum for our favorite local acts. Load up the family, grab a picnic lunch and relax with great views of White Rock Lake.  

Dates and times

Cool Thursdays Concerts Series
Make your 2023 one to remember at the coolest spot in Dallas as we celebrate our 26th season with returning favorites and NEW acts! Don’t miss the most spectacular view of the sunset over White Rock Lake while enjoying bands from all over the country. 

Lineup and tickets

See the beauty of Autumn at the Arboretum


Bank of Texas
CC Young
Doyle & Associates
Park Place
Coram Deo Academy

Dallas’ Favorite Fall Tradition


A New Experience Each Week

As a member of the Dallas Arboretum, you’ll experience unique seasonal events throughout the year and get access to members-only opportunities.