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A Very Texan Fall At Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

“Llamas don’t like me.”

“Of course, they like you. Don’t be silly,” you say, pulling out your phone. You wave your hand, calling me over for a picture. 

Three. Two. One. Snap.

As if on cue, the black and white speckled llama turns its head slightly in my direction. Then snorts and continues chewing on the hay gripped beneath its oversized teeth.

“See, llamas don’t like me,” I say, pointing my finger towards its hairy tail. The llama, tall and lazy-eyed, ignores my gestures and continues grazing. “Pity. I’m quite fond of them.”

We’re in Hall’s Pumpkin Farm And Corn Maze, a low-lit, cozy pumpkin patch near historic Grapevine, Texas. Complete with hay rides, a small zoo, cottage country style goods, and lots of pumpkins, Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is Instagrammable, Southern, and autumn-friendly.  

Know Before You Go

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is a popular Tarrant County local attraction. So when we arrive, friends and family from all over DFW have already spilled in.

While there are other pumpkin patches in the area, Hall’s is a little more Instagrammable. Each straw man, bale of hay, and mesh wooden door is surrounded by a small plot of pumpkins. The result? Dozens of secluded spots where we can snap people-free pictures.

Within seconds of arriving, we notice:

  • A trio of college age girls dressed in matching maroon dresses and over-the-knee boots
  • Babies in overalls (too cute for words)
  • A toddler with a yellow polkadot bow clipped to her hair (also, too cute for words)
  • A grandma and grandpa, sitting on a wooden bench, holding hands (#relationshipgoals)

The demographic at Hall’s spans such a wide range of ages and nationalities, for a moment, I forget I’m not at a Thanksgiving party.

I guess, Thanksgiving comes early at Hall’s Pumpkin Farm.

Travel Tip: Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is FREE to visit (on-site parking is also FREE).

Things To Do At Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

Dear Pumpkin, tonight I’ll magically transform you into a delicious pie. Then, you’ll live happily ever after in my belly. I promise the process will be quick and painless. Nom. Nom. Nom.

Buy A Pumpkin

Oh, my gourd. I didn’t even know there were this many kinds of pumpkins.

As we wander through the farm, we see:

  • Perfectly spherical pumpkins, just the right shade of orange for carving jack o’ lanterns.
  • Small white decorative pumpkins fit for a fireplace
  • Fairytale pumpkins waiting  to be mashed and blended into a fall meal

You’ll never feel the options are limited because there’s an army of jacked pumpkins available for purchase.

#SquashGoals

Okay, I’ll stop with the pun-kin patch jokes now. Just kidding!

Visit The Corn Maze

At some point during my vegan phase, I broke down and became completely corniverous.

I ate cornmeal, cornbread, corn salsa, corn topped potatoes, and every possible corn dish you can imagine. And by the end of my no-meat craze, I still had no control over my corn addiction.

Okay, that’s the last pun, I promise. I just had to get all those terrible jokes out of my system.

But in all seriousness, the corn maze is one of the first attractions we pass by. At $5 in cash per person, the maze is a tourist trap but oh-so fun (for both kids and adults). 

Drink Lots Of Apple Cider

If you excuse me, I’ll get us two hot cups of old fashioned apple cider. Drinks are on me today.

Travel Tip: All food and attractions within Hall’s Pumpkin Farm are cash-only. Apple Cider is two dollars.

Stroll Through The Shops

As we sip on our drinks, we decide to visit Sassy’s Farmhouse Mercantile, a one-room antique and vintage decor stop.

Decorative plates. Christian merchandise. A waft of spice and mildew. The small, rustic, wooden building hosts all the classic southern fall-feels.

See The Petting Zoo

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is part unofficial petting zoo. More of a lightly fenced area where you can openly interact with the animals, the zoo is home to a donkey, chickens, goat, and llama.

The llama stares straight ahead. Calm. Meditative. As the donkey jumps around, the llama sits still, completely ignoring me.

“Llamas don’t like me,” I say.

“Of course, they like you. Don’t be silly,” you say, pulling out your phone. You wave your hand, calling me over for a picture. 

Three. Two. One. Snap.

A polaroid shot slips out of the camera. It’s a selfie (of sorts). You. Me. And a llama chewing in the background.

“I guess that’s it for pictures,” you say. “Should we leave?”

It’s been an hour. We’ve woven through the attractions and circuited the farm twice. But there’s something egging me to stay a little longer.

I want to us to see the sun sink between the flat land and watch the fairytale lights wrapping the area illuminate a pitch black sky. We’ll have a magical, Cinderella moment, amongst the pumpkins and animals.

And then, I’ll take one more picture of us. “Is that okay?” I ask. “Just one more hour.”

No prob-llama.

Address: 3420 Hall – Johnson Rd, Grapevine, TX 76051

Timings: Monday-Thursday 3PM-8PM, Friday 3PM-10PM, Saturday 10AM-10PM, Sunday 1PM-8PM

Dates: October – November 4th

Did you enjoy this post on Hall’s Pumpkin Farm? Have you ever been to Hall’s Pumpkin Farm? Let me know in the comments below! 

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Catherine @ To & Fro Fam
    October 31, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    I love pumpkin farms! I generally go with my kids several times a year, though this fall we went only once. (sob!) Looks like you had a great time!

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      anshula.varma
      November 1, 2018 at 8:46 AM

      I know the feeling! I wish I went more often this year too (*sob* followed by *hug*) xx – Anshula

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    Natalie Ast
    October 31, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Love visiting Pumpkin farms in the fall! Such lovely photos you captured. xo, natalie

    • Reply
      anshula.varma
      November 1, 2018 at 8:47 AM

      Thank you so much! xx – Anshula

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    Dagney
    October 31, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Pumpkin farms have certainly changed since I was a little kid! This looks like a lot of fun. I laughed at the llama convo. That’s the same conversation I always have about goats – and they really do hate me!! Glad you managed to snap a photo 🙂

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      anshula.varma
      November 1, 2018 at 8:48 AM

      Haha! I have that conversation with goats too…. xx – Anshula

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    sam
    October 31, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    This looks so much fun! We in England are not that big on ‘fall’ but seeing these cute pictures makes we want to head to the USA during this time!

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      anshula.varma
      November 1, 2018 at 8:51 AM

      In North Texas, we have to create our own fall 😉 xx – Anshula

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    Zara
    October 31, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    I cooked roasted pumpkin with feta cheese tonight…WAS. SO. GOOD!

    • Reply
      anshula.varma
      November 1, 2018 at 8:51 AM

      SEND. ME. SOME. xx – Anshula

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    Linn
    October 31, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    I did not even know that pumpkin farms were a thing, thank you for enlightening me! Must me heaven for kids to get one for Halloween from there.

    • Reply
      anshula.varma
      November 1, 2018 at 8:53 AM

      There are so many all over Texas! It’s more of a pumpkin patch than a farm though! And there were so many kids who looked absolutely delighted to be there. xx – Anshula

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    Christin
    October 31, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    Sounds like picturesque place indeed! In my corner of the world Halloween doesn´t go with dresses and sunshine. But it sure makes for some great pictures!

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    umiko Silalahi
    November 1, 2018 at 8:59 AM

    Hey! I live in the south of Ft. Worth and I have never heard about this pumpkin patch. All this time I went to the one in Flower Mound. But you’re right. This place is more beautiful and has Instagrammable spots. Moreover, free entrance and parking. I will check it next year.

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    Samantha
    November 1, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    Pumpkin farms are the best! There are so many things to see, and it really gets you in the Fall spirit!

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