The Disability Resources Incorporated Pumpkin Patch is a must for every Abilenian to visit during the fall.
The pumpkin patch is on the lawn of DRI’s campus, which is located at 3602 N Clack St. DRI is a non-profit organization that provides care for adults with developmental disabilities.
The organization’s mission is, “to provide exceptional care and contented lives to intellectually challenged adults in a Christian environment.”
The pumpkin patch is an annual DRI fundraiser, and had over 10,000 visitors last year. Pumpkins that are available for purchase range from $0.50-$50.
The patch is a prime Instagramming location; as it has a variety of props, swings, hay bales and hundreds of pumpkins to take photos with at completely no charge.
Along with the free opportunity to take some Instagram-worthy pics, there are also free hayrides around DRI’s 170 acre property going on at the patch throughout the day.
After you snap a few pictures of gourds and take a ride around the bend on a hayride, pick up your own pumpkin as a souvenir. The patch is open Monday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
For more information about DRI or the pumpkin patch go to driabilene.org or call 325-677-6815. Groups of 10 or more are recommended to make reservations before visiting the patch.