Autumn Falls Over Arboretum

Um, pumpkins, lots of pumpkins — Courtesy Dallas Arboretum

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Fall foliage will be but one attraction this season at the Dallas Arboretum.

The botanical gardens opens its Cinderella Pumpkin Village Sept. 17. The display runs through Nov. 23, and features the fleeting beauty’s life-size pumpkin-styled carriage, with topiary horses, awaiting fairytale photo opportunities.

The grounds will be filled with more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Guests will find displays featuring 45 varieties at unexpected locations — stacked near the entrance, lining the Paseo de Flores, and marking the steps to the Women’s Garden.   

Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village comes to life with four houses based on the classic fairytale. Constructed of 1,200 pumpkins and gourds, the houses depict Cinderella’s ballroom, the rooms of Cinderella and her ugly stepsisters, and the Fairy Godmother’s home.

The fall outdoor concert series picks up this week as well.

A Hard Night’s Day, a Beatles tribute band, and a good one, plays at 7 p.m., Sept. 15, on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage.

Gates open at 6 p.m., and concertgoers, as usual, can bring in picnic dinners and coolers to the show or they can purchase food and beverages on site.

The fall outdoor concert series runs through Oct. 27. Check the Arboretum website for a full rundown on bands, season tickets, and individual show admission prices.

Oh to be a pumpkin-eater, right Pete?


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