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Autumn At The Arboretum Festival Celebrates The Great Pumpkin

Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum burst into being over the weekend. From now through Halloween, visitors can catch the mammoth display of pumpkins, squash and gourds.

This year's festival is called "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," so Peanuts characters are posed throughout the display, which includes 90,000 pumpkins.

"Fifty-three different varieties, so there's all types," said Dave Forehand, vice president of gardens at the Arboretum. "If it exists on Earth, it's probably in this patch, in terms of squash, pumpkins and gourds. We've got them all here."

The Arboretumexpects 275,000 visitors this autumn.

Courtney Collins has been working as a broadcast journalist since graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2004. Before coming to KERA in 2011, Courtney worked as a reporter for NPR member station WAMU in Washington D.C. While there she covered daily news and reported for the station’s weekly news magazine, Metro Connection.