Pumpkins in the Park


Pumpkins in the Park is a harvest fair for families with a strong environmental education component. It is designed to promote awareness of the Guadalupe River Park and celebrate the fall season. Pumpkins in the Park is held to raise funds and enlist supporters for Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. But, just as importantly, its purpose is to create awareness of the park and gardens and to bring families into the park for a day of learning and fun.


Saturday, October 11, 2014 • 10 AM to 4 PM

Guadalupe River Park / Discovery Meadow, (Woz Way & San Carlos), San Jose


Giant Pumpkin Patch

Costume Parade
Carnival Games
Kid-Sized Straw Bale Maze

Great Food

Fresh Apple Cider

Guadalupe River Education

Lots of Free Kid’s Activities

Children’s Concert


More quick Links

Donation Drawing



Scarecrow Making Contest

Participating Companies & Organizations



Event Sponsors







Cortese Brothers Farms



















This program has been made possible, in part,

through a Festival & Parades Grant from

the City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs.




























Air Systems Foundation, Inc.

The Austen Family

Kaiser Permanente

Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply




We have all sorts of volunteer needs, click here to learn more and to sign up. If you have questions, contact our volunteer coordinator, Jessica Gonzales, at 408-298-7657.



Underwritten by Dan Caputo Co.
and More!
10:00-10:20 TBD  

Kaiser’s Super Weevil will be on hand to promote safety and physical activity from noon to 2 pm.


Monopoly in the Park will run from 11 am to 2 pm.

10:20-10:40 Children’s Costume Parade Procession
10:45-11:05 TBD
11:50-12:35 2nd Children’s Costume Parade Procession
12:40-1:25 Andy Z
2:30-3:00 3rd Children’s Costume Parade Procession
3:05-3:50 Zun Zun
3:50 – 4:00 Raffle/Closing


To help raise funds for our educational programs, the following features will require tickets. Tickets can be purchased at two stations at the event. 1 ticket is $.50, 12 for $5, or 24 for $10.


Carnival Games Tickets Required Sponsor
Milk Can 1 The Alves Family
Roller Bowler 1 The Steene Family
Ring Toss 1 Sheryl Hinshaw
Duck Pond 1 TBD
Lollipop Tree 1 TBD
Octopus Ring Toss 1 TBD
Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe 1 TBD
Coke Bottle Ring Toss 1 TBD
Frog Launch 1 TBD
Corn Hole 1 The Alves Family
Other Features
Straw Bale Maze 1 TBD
Bounce Houses 2 TBD
Giant Slide 2 TBD
Pumpkin Decorating 4 Sheryl Hinshaw

Donation Drawing

Proceeds benefit the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. 


4th Street Bowl Coffee Shop, $10 Gift Certificate (3 of these!)

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria, $30 Gift Certificate

Ballet San Jose, 2 Free Tickets

Children’s Discovery Museum, Family 4-Pack (4 of these!)

Children’s Musical Theater, 2 Complimentary Tickets

Classic Car Wash, 2 Complimentary Washes (2 sets of these!)

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, 4 Free Admissions

San Jose Museum of Art, One dual/family membership

San Jose Giants, Bonus Book Certificate (10 tickets!)

San Jose SaberCats, 4 Free Tickets
Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar
, $50 Gift Certificate

Tech Museum of Innovation, Family & Friends Membership

Order Form

Tickets are $1/ticket or $10/12 tickets. We can fill the tickets out for you and place them in the drawing or you can swing by and handle that yourself. We can also mail you tickets and you can mail them back all filled out. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@grpg.org or 408-298-7657.

You do NOT need to be present to win!


Enter Amount: $


Participating Companies & Organizations

Bay Area Ridge Trail CouncilBody in Motion Chiropractic 

Committee for Green Foothills

Dynamic Body Chiropractic

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Girl Scouts of Northern California SU 661

Glenna Harris Weavers Guild

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

Master Gardeners of SC County

My Little Conservatory

Our City Forest

Provident Credit Union

Salmon & Steelhead Restoration Group

San Jose Public Library

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Santa Clara County Democratic Party

S.C. County Open Space Authority

SCC Registrar of Voters

Walden West Outdoor School

Watershed Watch

Food Vendors 

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy sponsored free, fresh apple cider and apple tasting

Kettle Korn with Buchser Middle School Music Assn.

Martinelli’s – Free Apple Juice!

Road Dog Cafe (burgers and dogs)


More coming soon.




Children’s Costume Parade!

Want to test drive your Halloween costume? Check in at the Pumpkins in the Park stage at 10:20, 11:50, 2:30 (meet about 10 minutes before each time) and get ready to march across the stage and out into the event grounds to show off your duds.  A winner will be judged and awarded a special prize. Afterwards, remain in costume or slip into something more comfortable and enjoy the myriad of great free activities. Just one more fun thing to do at Pumpkins in the Park!

Zero Waste

We’ve decided to make this a Zero Waste Event as defined by the City of San Jose. We hope you can help us meet the requirements…here are some of the things we are doing:


Eco-Stations will be strategically located throughout the event. They will offer visitors the option to place things in the trash, in the recycling bin, or in the composting bin.


All of the food we will be serving will be compostable itself and be served on paper products that can be composted.


Many of the materials used to produce the event are reusable, such as burlap table clothes, reusable signage, etc.


We’ve gone almost entirely digital…very few paper fliers were printed this year!


To learn more about this program, visit click here!




If you would like to be a vendor, sponsor, contributor or volunteer, please Contact Us

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