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8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Family Fun Weekend

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Free with Paid Garden Admission Celebrate Family Fun Weekend with live performances, complimentary tastings and more.

Saturday, October 12 – Monday, October 14

Join us for Family Fun Weekend during Autumn at the Arboretum, sponsored by Rogers O’Brien Construction, on October 26 and 27. Guests can enjoy strolling through the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village and surrounding displays featuring 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash and breathtaking fall color throughout the 66-acre garden. Themed “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the Pumpkin Village includes a ‘Great Pumpkin’ topiary; Linus, Sally and Franklin topiaries looking through the pumpkin patch; Snoopy and Woodstock topiaries atop his dog house; Lucy giving garden advice at her booth; a Schroeder topiary standing near his giant topiary piano and more. Guests can trick-or-treat throughout the gardens, decorate pumpkins, get their faces painted, pet animals in the petting zoo and listen to live music all weekend long.

Saturday, October 26
Enjoy a live performance from The Berkner Ramblers at noon in the Entry Plaza and a performance by TBA Band, a Dallas-based variety band with a perfect blend of folk, pop and soul, at 2 pm at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn.

Sunday, October 27
Enjoy live music featuring The Texas Boys Choir performance at 1 pm on the DeGolyer Pergola and The Monkey Love Band from 2-4 pm on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. The Volunteer Advisory Board is onsite to capture keepsake photos (for donation) from 10 am to 2 pm all weekend. At 7 pm, watch a special night screening of the movie, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring their own trick or treating bags. Family fun activities are complimentary with paid garden admission.

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden Halloween Week October 26-31
Crawl like a scary spider, slither like a spooky snake, or hop like a Halloween frog to the biggest monster mash this side of White Rock Lake. Enjoy Halloween programming all week-long starting Friday. The adventure starts with a creepy creative corner, a spooky scavenger hunt, stick-er-treating and more.

Trick-or-Treating in the Children’s Adventure Garden October 26, Select Galleries of the Children’s Adventure Garden 6-9 pm, $10 per person Don’t miss out on a special spooky late night at the Rory Meyer’s Children’s Adventure Garden. Tricks and treats at every turn! Costumes encouraged for a NEW festive and frightful costume contest. (Be sure to stop by our kooky costume spot in the entry plaza! Awards are given at 8pm). Check the website for guidelines regarding appropriate costume attire.


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