Stop by, walk among thousands of pumpkins on site and select and purchase the perfect pumpkin for Halloween carving! It is also a great setting for fall family photographs.
If a traditional orange pumpkin is not your thing, you might want to look for bizarre-looking pumpkins and gourds for just the right decorative item to finish off a magnificent fall display! You won’t be disappointed!
In case you are curious about the whole Pumpkin Patch idea, here’s an explanation of how it works. St. Philip’s and several other churches contract with a grower in New Mexico for a delivery of enough pumpkins to fill an eighteen-wheeler truck! The field work and care of the growing pumpkins is provided by American Indians living in the area. At the appropriate time, the pumpkins are harvested and sent all over the country. The pumpkins range from golf ball-sized tiny ones to giant 70 pounders.
The pumpkins are sold as a fund-raiser for Outreach Programs. The prices, set by the grower as part of the sales agreement, are fixed and not allowed to be discounted, even on October 31! That means if you wait until the last minute, you might not get the pumpkin you want, but you’ll still pay the regular price! So, shop early for the best selection.
The Pumpkin Patch will be open at St. Philip’s United Methodist Church until Tuesday, October 31. Pumpkins will be sold according to the following schedule:
- Sunday-Friday, 1:00-7:00 pm
- Saturday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm
As a special treat, on Friday, October 20, at 7:00 pm on the church grounds, there will be a free showing of a kid-friendly movie, Dora the Explorer – Dora’s Halloween. There will be sodas and popcorn available.
Call the church office at 713-666-2175 for more information.