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Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale By the Numbers

Photo credit: Dallas Arboretum

DALLAS, Texas – Autumn 2022 – For the 17th year, Autumn at the Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale, presented by Reliant, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. This year’s fall festival opens September 17 and runs through October 31, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.

Years and Acres:

1984: year Dallas Arboretum opened as a public botanical garden

66: number of acres at the Dallas Arboretum

17: number of years the Dallas Arboretum has had the Pumpkin Village

Pumpkin Village

100,000: total number of pumpkins, gourds, and squash at Autumn at the Arboretum

80,000: number of pumpkins, gourds and squash used to create Pumpkin Village

1,500: Bales of hay

54: Types of pumpkins, gourds and squash

6: number of pumpkin houses


150,000: Fall blooming flowers and plants*

25,000: number of marigolds planted for the festival

4,000: Chrysanthemums

*Flowers and plants: Marigolds, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Pentas, Salvia, Sweet Potato Vine, Sweet Alyssum, Ornamental Peppers, Lantana, Globe Amaranth, Zinnia, Kale, Crotons and more!

Workers and Volunteers:

12: Semi-trucks it took to deliver the pumpkins, squash and gourds over 4 days, and 5 days to get all of them out

28: the number of days it takes to build the Pumpkin Village 40: number of workers and volunteers it takes to build Pumpkin Village

6,000: number of hours it took workers and volunteers to build Pumpkin Village

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