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October 1, 2012

Where to get your pumpkins

Here's where you can go to pick out your own pumpkin.

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Gnismer Farms

Address: 3010 S. Bowen Road, Arlington

Dates: Opens Oct. 13

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays; noon-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays

Contact: 817-469-8704 or www.gnismer.com

Details: Gnismer planted 2 acres of orange and white pumpkins of all sizes, which visitors can pick. Other seasonal vegetables also will be available for purchase. Credit cards accepted.

Homestead Farms

Address: 4160 Keller-Hicks Road, Keller

Dates: Oct. 2-30

Hours: 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays

Contact: 817-966-0482 or homestead-farms.net

Details: This working farm will offer pumpkins grown in North and East Texas, as well as $1 hayrides. Goats, chicken and turkey will be on site. Credit cards accepted.

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Address: 5100 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound

Dates: Oct. 1-31

Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Contact: 817-966-0482 or flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com

Details: Visitors can ride a pumpkin patch train, jump in a bounce house or take a spin on a hayride. Admission and all activities are free, but parking costs $5. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Pumpkin Village Pumpkin Patch

Address: 4908 Cross Timbers, Flower Mound

Dates: Oct. 1-31

Hours: 9 a.m.-dark

Contact: 214-498-8300 or flowermoundpumpkinvillage.com

Details: Patch offers hay rides, pony rides, a barrel train, carousel swing and punkin chunkin. Admission and parking are free, but some activities cost money.

Pumpkin Patch at Big Tex Stone

Address: 5820 Old Hemphill Road, Fort Worth

Dates: Oct. 5-first weekend of November

Hours: 1-8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays

Contact: 817-293-4477 or bigtexstone.com

Details: The patch features pumpkins already gathered from a field, a bounce house and photo opportunities. Admission is $1 and will benefit North Texas Food Bank. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Pumpkin Patch at First Christian Church Arlington

Address: 910 S. Collins St., Arlington

Dates: Oct. 7-31

Hours: 11 a.m.-dusk

Contact: 817-277-2634 or fcc-arlington.org

Details: Pumpkins already gathered from a field range from 50 cents to $30, and stations around the patch offer fun photo opportunities. A fall festival is scheduled for Oct. 27. Cash or check only.

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

Address: 3420 Hall-Johnson Road

Dates: Through Oct. 31

Hours: 3-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 3-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1-8 p.m. Sunday

Contact: 817-991-1052 or hallspumpkinfarm.net

Details: This cattle farm planted a quarter-acre of pie pumpkins, and thousands of other varieties are shipped in from West Texas and New Mexico. Hayrides are $2, and entrance to the corn maze is $5. Cash or check only.

St. John the Apostle Pumpkin Patch

Address: 5450 Mansfield Road, Arlington

Dates: Oct. 1-31

Hours: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Contact: 817-468-8484 or sjaumc.org

Details: Already-gathered pumpkins, a barn and stands for photo opportunities are available. A family festival is Oct. 20. Cash and check only.

Mainstay Farms

Address: 1004 W. Bethesda Road, Cleburne

Dates: Family Pumpkin Days on Saturdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact: 817-295-6772 or mainstayfarm.com

Details: Festival admission is $11 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under, $9 for seniors 65 and older, and free for children 2 and under. Several varieties of pumpkins will be for sale, and hayrides, mazes and train rides are featured. Cash, checks, MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Cowtown Farmers Market

Address: 3821 Southwest Blvd. (traffic circle), Fort Worth

Open: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays

Details: Pumpkins grown within 150 miles of Fort Worth are available for purchase now through October.

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