Pumpkin Patch 2015

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

Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18 from 11 am to 4 pm both days rain or shine!

Come visit our 22nd Annual Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center. You and your family can come pick out the perfect pumpkin for your front porch, enjoy kid's games and moonbounces in a carnival atmosphere, and more!  This annual festival is a great, safe place for family fun, food, and games - and the pumpkins always provide great photo opportunities.

While you're here you can ride the Tubs-of-Fun ride, have your face painted, or climb the rock wall...if you dare! If you're looking for some old time fun, take a wagon ride around the block. There will be vendors selling jewelry, candles, and more.

Pumpkin Patch will return to the Nature Discovery Center this year with a slightly different look. Due to the construction surrounding the Henshaw House, Pumpkin Patch will be held primarily at the south end of the park.

Pumpkins and ticket sales will be in the Russ Pitman playground area. Come wander through the park to see what games, food, and activities will attract your children. See below for event pricing.

Pumpkin Patch provides fun for the whole family and supports the programs of the Nature Discovery Center. A win-win!


About Pumpkin Patch Sponsorship


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


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 shared by the whole family to cover games, activities, crafts, some food/drinks, and pumpkins. You get $21 worth of tickets and don't have to carry around a wad 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. 

Pumpkin prices vary from year to year depending on the sizes they deliver and the prices they charge us. Final pricing won't be known until Friday evening, October 16th.  Generally they are about $3 - $8, but sometimes we have smaller pumpkins and gourds as well.


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. There will be limited parking available on a first come first served basis in the Evergreen Pool Parking lot. The Nature Discovery Center/Russ Pitman Park north and south end parking lots will be closed during this event.

Pumpkin Patch Volunteer Opportunities for Teens and Adults

Help children and families participate in activities on October 18 & 19 for our annual Pumpkin Patch festival.

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.

If you would like to find out how you can participate as a vendor or volunteer, call 713.667.6550 and ask for Anne.

Pumpkins cover the front circle lawn

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

Vendors sell crafts, toys, jewelry and more.

Kids love the devil's rope bridge.

Little artists decorate toombstones.


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