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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the AWARE Foundation & the Darrell K Royal Research Foundation
Window to the Wild
Flight Shows (Martin Rutchik Concert Stage)
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
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.
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.