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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

A Fall Fairy Tale

The 17th 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, throughout the garden. This year’s theme ‘A Fall Fairy Tale’ features the return of Cinderella’s Carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, sponsored by Oncor, and of course, a maze for younger visitors. Other gourd-eous displays reimagine classic tales of Jack & The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Sword in the Stone and One Thousand and One Nights.

Event Overview

Walking Path during the Fall

Daily Programming

With beautiful sights and free & repeating activities happening daily, the Dallas Arboretum is your home this fall.

Member Mornings

Daily from March 13–November 5

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.

Historical Tours

Monday–Saturday | 10am–4pm 
Sunday 12–4pm
DeGolyer House

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.

Dallas College Cooks

Mondays | 11am

A Tasteful Place

Participate in this popular demonstration cooking class, taught by alum Chastity Alexander of Harwood’s Elephant East, to create healthy and delicious seasonal dishes your family will love!  Two new recipes are demonstrated each month.

October:  Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Daily Tasting Demos

Tuesdays | 1pm

A Tasteful Place

Join our resident chef, Chef Isabel, as she demonstrates how to prepare the week’s featured recipes, inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Seasonal Tastings

Daily | 10am–4pm

A Tasteful Place

Try three different samples featuring a hero vegetable, fruit or herb from the garden. Fitting with our festival theme, our insect-inspired recipes are sure to captivate your family’s taste buds, too – but, don’t worry, no real bugs were harmed in the making of these recipes. Get the full list of recipes.


Seasonal Programming

Come to one of our many free, seasonal activities happening this fall.

Memory Garden Fall Series


Sewell Boardroom

Fall Series 2: October 28, November 11 & 18 & December 9


Series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Pre-registration is required.

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

October National Cookie Month

Paid Events & Classes

Learn from experts during one of our great classes or attend a fun event!

Día de Muertos Specialties with Chef Diana Zamora (SOLD OUT)

October 29 | 11am–1pm

A Tasteful Place

Adult member $79
Adult guest $89

Celebrate Día de Muertos with Chef Diana Zamora, a local pastry expert and owner of Nena Postreria. Make Mexican sweet bread pan de muerto, tamales de elote and Mexican style hot chocolate champurrado. Don’t miss your chance to join this one-of-a-kind class.

Wine and Cheese Pairing Class presented by the Mozzarella Company (SOLD OUT)

October 30 | 1–3pm

A Tasteful Place

Adult member age 21+ $79
Adult guest age 21+ $89

Learn to pair cheese and wine at a seated class with an organized array of artisanal cheese and wines served (6 to 8 cheese and 5 to 6 wines). This fun, educational and interactive class is led by a Cheese Expert from the Mozzarella Company and Wine Expert, John Bratcher of Two Wine Guys. The class begins with a cocktail party!


Family Fun Weekends

Join us for these family fun weekends filled with entertainment!

Each Family Fun Weekend features these family favorites: Country Critters Petting Zoo from 10am-2pm; family keepsake photos from 10am-2pm on select Saturdays taken by the Dallas Arboretum Volunteer Advisory Board (VAB) for a donation to the VAB. Enjoy the vendor markets, special guests and activities for the whole family. And, of course, live entertainment features pianists at Jeanne’s Pavilion from 12-2pm and Dallas’ Best Party Bands from 2-4pm on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.

Veteran’s Day | November 11–13

Learn more

Thanksgiving | November 25–27

See the beauty of Autumn at the Arboretum


Bank of Texas, CC Young Senior Living

Bank of Texas
CC Young
DFW Child
Doyle & Associates
Park Place
Coram Deo Academy
Kirkland & Ellis

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.