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SOURCE Dallas Arboretum
DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autumn at the Arboretum is open with over 50,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash coming together to form the nationally-acclaimed Pumpkin Village. The term 'everything is bigger in Texas' directly applies to this blockbuster festival.
-Four houses will form the Pumpkin Village with the Pumpkin Café, Peter's Pumpkin House, The Gourd House, and Jack's Pumpkin House with 23 types of pumpkins, 15 types of squash and 8 types of gourds. The popular Pumpkin Carriage will allow visitors a fairy-tale photo opportunity.
-Oktoberfest Garten | 11am-3pm | the quaint, outdoor Cafe on the Green serves a traditional German menu while guests enjoy the view of beautiful, full beds of fall color.
-Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays | 10am-2pm every Monday & Tuesday through Nov. 26. Featuring a petting zoo, nature art, face painting and Kindermusik (12-12:30pm).
-Harvest Tea | through Nov. 27 | seatings at 11am & 2pm. Join us with family and friends for a delicious, 3-course seasonal tea service. Advance reservations required by calling 214.515.6511.
-Concerts at the Arboretum every Thursday in October with fun-fall-outdoor entertainment featuring a variety of DFW's food trucks each night.
Columbus Day Children's Concert | October 14, 11am & 2pm performances
Featuring children's singer/songwriter, Eddie Coker on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn
Family Fun Weekend | October 26 & 27, 9am-5pm | Trick-or-treat throughout the gardens with costumed characters and other family fun activities.
-Discount tickets available at area Tom Thumb locations through Nov. 27.
-Buy One Get One Free Wednesdays through Nov. 27
-C.C. Young Senior Thursdays through Nov. 21. | General admission tickets for $11.50 (65 and over).
Additional facts on Autumn at the Arboretum:
- In 2012, over 286,000 guests visited Autumn at the Arboretum.
- The fall festival is made possible by over 16,000 hours served by dedicated volunteers.
- Last year over 23,000 school children visited the Arboretum for a field trip during Autumn at the Arboretum.
The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden also opened this fall where visitors can learn about science and nature in nature at over 17 indoor/outdoor galleries with over 150 interactive games throughout.
Additional information available on the Arboretum's website at www.dallasarboretum.org.
The Dallas Arboretum is supported in part by the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. The Dallas Morning News is the principal sponsor of the Dallas Arboretum. WFAA is the official media sponsor.
Media inquiries, contact Wendy Rentz at 214.515.6521 or email@example.com.
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