Pumpkin Patch

2014 Winner of Macaroni Kid Gold Daisy Award for
"Best Fall Festival in SW Houston/Fort Bend County"

Mark your calendars for the 3rd weekend in October 2016. 

Check out our 2015 photo albums from Saturday and Sunday on Facebook!


Festival Overview 

Come visit our annual fall festival Pumpkin Patch at and you and your family can:

• pick out the perfect pumpkin for your front porch
• take a wagon ride around the block
• peruse the vendors selling jewelry, candles, and more 
• ride the Tubs-of-Fun ride
• have your face painted
• enjoy kid's games and moonbounces in a carnival atmosphere
• or climb the rock wall...if you dare!

Event Sponsorship Opportunity

For information on event sponsorship, view the event sponsorship package alt and contact Michelle (at mvryn@naturediscoverycenter.org) with any questions.

Tickets and Prices

Admission is free.

Individual tickets are $0.50. About 18 different festival games are just 1 ticket each.  Crafts, activities, and larger attractions can be 4 or 6 tickets each.

Pumpkin Passes are $20 and can be used for games, activities, crafts, some food/drinks, and pumpkins. You get $21 worth of tickets and do not have to carry a stack of tickets!

Food prices range from 2 tickets for popcorn, soda and water, to 4 tickets/slice for pizza, to 7 tickets per Chick-fil-A Sandwich (available only on Saturday).  Sno balls sold by an outside vendor generally cost 6 - 9 tickets. Food truck pricing varies. 

Pumpkin prices vary depending on the size. Final pricing normally won't be known until the evening prior. Generally they run $3 - $8.

Event Parking

Parallel parking is available in the green strip that runs along Newcastle in front of the park. Parking is also available on side streets across Newcastle to the east (Lula, Betty, Jim West, Wendell, etc.), and down Evergreen to the south and down Oleander to the north.  The Nature Discovery Center/Russ Pitman Park north and south end parking lots will be closed during this event.

FREE event parking at Bellaire United Methodist Church (corner of Newcastle and Bellaire Blvd) is available via a shuttle service.  Donations are welcome but not required.

Event Volunteer Opportunities for Teens and Adults

Volunteer Shifts:  3-hour shifts of 10:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. OR 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. each day (Saturday and Sunday). 

Volunteers Needed:  Approximately 40 people per shift.  Volunteers range in age from 12 to 80.

Volunteer Positions:  Volunteers lead games, organize craft stations, help children win prizes, take tickets, sell pumpkins, and other duties. Early shift helps set up and late shift helps clean up.

To find out more about on vendors or volunteering, call Anne at 713.667.6550.

The Tubs-of-Fun ride is wildly popular with kids of all ages!

The front of the park is covered with pumpkins!
Vendors sell crafts, toys, jewelry and more.

Kids love the devil's rope bridge. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 09:31 AM
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