Pumpkin Patch

Winner of the 2014 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!

Pumpkin Patch 2015 Sponsored by:

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Come visit our 22nd Annual Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center. 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 shared by the whole family to cover 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.  See signage at the different trucks for details.

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.

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.

NEW IN 2015: There will be FREE event parking at Bellaire UMC (corner of Newcastle and Bellaire Blvd). A FREE shuttle service is being offered by Bellaire UMC. Donations for the church 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 how you can participate as a vendor or volunteer, call 713.667.6550 and ask for Anne.

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 Thursday, February 11, 2016 07:08 PM
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