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Today’s Forecast

67º | Partly cloudy | 20% chance of rain
Sunrise 7:04 a.m. | Sunset 5:25 p.m.

Picked a peck of pickled peppers pumpkins
They’re all Great Pumpkins in our hearts. | Video by Giphy
Oh, my gourd — this weekend’s weather is looking very cool. It’s the perfect time to get out, take a walk among the pumpkins, and revel in other fall festivities. If you’re looking for the perfect place for a photo backdrop or to grab a pumpkin for decadent fall treats — check out these 10 pumpkin patches around the area.

And before you head out, grab a pumpkin spice treat from one of these local spots.

Texas Home and Garden | Fort Worth

Stop by for a photo in front of a Texas-themed pumpkin patch with a scarecrow, werewolf, and decorative pumpkins.
  • Drive: 15 minutes from downtown
  • Cost: Free
  • Open: Daily
  • Closing date: Monday, Oct. 30

Mainstay Farm | Cleburne

Take a ride on the Ferris wheel, pet the farm animals, find your way through the corn maze, and take seasonal photos in front of the pumpkin house.
  • Drive: 25 minutes from downtown
  • Cost: $20-$26
  • Open: Friday-Sunday
  • Closing date: Sunday, Nov. 4

Pumpkin Nights at Howell Farms | Arlington

The interactive pumpkin patch features a walk-through pumpkin tunnel, elaborate displays, and 5,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins.
  • Drive: 20 minutes from downtown
  • Cost: $0-$28
  • Open: Wednesday-Monday
  • Closing date: Monday, Oct. 30

The real question — what are you wearing for your fall family photos at Hall’s Pumpkin Farm?


Photo by @girlinchief

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze | Grapevine

The working farm lets guests pick pumpkins off the vine + features a two-acre maze of corn stalks and a petting zoo for the kids.
  • Drive: 30 minutes from downtown
  • Cost: $0-$15
  • Open: Wednesday-Sunday
  • Closing date: Tuesday, Oct. 31

Autumn at the Arboretum | Dallas

This year’s Pumpkin Village is themed “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and features 90,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Guests can enjoy a hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, and music.
  • Drive: 45 minutes from downtown
  • Cost: $12-$20
  • Open: Daily
  • Closing date: Sunday, Nov. 5
Tuesday, Oct. 3
  • Yoga Class | Tuesday, Oct. 3 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Burnett Park, 501 W. 7th St., Fort Worth | Free | BYO mat for a post-work flow.
  • Trivia Night | Tuesday, Oct. 3 | 8 p.m. | Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 111 E. Third St., Fort Worth | Free | Grab your pals, a few pints, and your perfect memory to take home prizes.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
  • Meals on Wheels Congregate Meals | Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | The Bedford Center YMCA, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr., Bedford | Free | All residents 60+ years old can pick up a free meal.
  • Cowboy Conversations | Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | $250-$15,000 | Enjoy a seated dinner and spirited conversation with baseball legend Nolan Ryan and lifelong rancher Alan Schutts in support of the Fort Worth Herd.
Thursday, Oct. 5
  • Fall Plant Sale | Thursday, Oct. 5-Sunday, Oct. 8 | Times vary | Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth | $0-$15 | Rejuvenate your garden with seasonal botanicals from 20+ plant vendors — Thursday is members-only.
  • TCU Women’s Soccer | Thursday, Oct. 5 | 7-9 p.m. | Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, 3600 W. Berry St., Fort Worth | $5-$10 | Watch the Horned Frogs take on the University of Kansas Jayhawks.
Friday, Oct. 6
  • Glass Blowing Level One Workshop | Friday, Oct. 6 | 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | SiNaCa Studios, 1013 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth | $275 | Learn the basics of gathering, marvering, and shaping to create a unique glass tumbler.
  • Justin Moore | Friday, Oct. 6 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth | $20-$65 | The “You, Me, and Whiskey” singer will take the stage at the world’s largest honky-tonk.
Saturday, Oct. 7
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News Notes
  • A southside lawn care shed is slated to become a new event venue. The 4,000-sqft metal Quonset hut at 2608 W. Dickson St. will soon be transformed into a ballroom with live music and food trucks. The 250-person Quonset Ballroom still needs new flooring, air conditioning + framing. (CultureMap Fort Worth)
  • Arlington-based XFL and the Birmingham-based United States Football League are joining forces in 2024. The spring football leagues announced a merger last week. Stay tuned for more information about the teams and schedule. (ESPN)
Coming Soon
  • The long-awaited opening of DFW Airport’s Toys “R” Us is almost here. Announced in May, the first-of-its-kind store will open in Terminal A next monthjust in time to grab a last-minute gift while you are traveling for the holidays.
  • The city launched a new pilot program to clean up Lake Como. A Bandalong Litter Trap was recently installed to capture floating trash and debris from stormwater discharge. It will not impact channel hydraulics, flood levels, or aquatic wildlife.
  • Last week, the Fort Worth Historic Cultural and Landmarks Commission declared that the T&P Warehouse can be restored. The declaration requires the building’s owners to create a comprehensive plan for structural repairs to be completed in the next three years. (Fort Worth Report)
  • All Fort Worth ISD campuses will be closed Friday, Oct. 6 for fall break and Monday, Oct. 9 to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Looking for something to do while the kiddos are off? May we suggest the State Fair of Texas?
  • No. 31. That’s what Fort Worth ranked in Chamber of Commerce’s new study of US cities with the most working seniors. Twenty-five percent of Cowtown’s population of people aged 65 or older are still employed. That’s ~24,300 people.
  • Calling gamers — Cidercade opened its largest entertainment center yet at 500 E. Division St. in Arlington. The 25,000-sqft bar-meets-arcade features hundreds of new and vintage games, shuffleboard, and pool tables. Take a peek inside the Fort Worth location.
  • Make this fall a season of personal growth and warmth. Nearly 5 million people get professional online therapy with BetterHelp — try it for 25% off today.*
⚾️ Cancel your meeting
Get your rally caps ready — we expect full commitment from the fans. | Video by Giphy
We’re back, baby. After a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, the Texas Rangers snagged a postseason spot for the first time in seven years.

The team grabbed the second Wild Card spot in the American League playoffs and will take on the AL East runner-up, the Tampa Bay Rays.

The best-of-three-game series will be played at 2:08 p.m. today, tomorrow, and Thursday (if necessary) at Tropicana Field. The winner will take on the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, Oct. 7.

The two teams faced off twice earlier this season, with the Rays winning a series (2-1) in Florida in June and the Rangers sweeping a three-game series in Arlington in July.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the family affair — Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe’s younger brother Josh is a Rays right fielder.

Watch the games on ABC. It’s on, TBAYtoday.
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Do you know about the Lake Worth Monster? Sometimes called the “Goat Man of Greer Island,” the mystery figure is 7-ft tall and can hurl car tires hundreds of feet.

Learn more about the legend at the Southwest Regional Library’s Creature Feature on Friday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m.
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