Pumpkins in the Park

Date - 10/14/17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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 14, 2017

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


Giant Pumpkin Patch

Costume Parade

Carnival Games

Great Food

Fresh Apple Cider

Guadalupe River Education

Lots of Free Kid’s Activities

Children’s Concert


Quick Links

Donation Drawing


Participating Companies & Organizations

Get Involved




2016 Sponsors






Cortese Brothers Farms













Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose.





































































Heritage Bank of Commerce

Joan Hinshaw

Sheryl Hinshaw


2016 Entertainment


and More!
10:00-10:20 TBD Monopoly in the Park will run from 11 am to 2 pm.
10:20-10:40 Center Stage Dance Company
10:45-11:05 Los Lupeños Grupo Juvenil
11:05-11:20 Children’s Costume Parade Procession
11:50-12:25 TBD
12:25-12:40 2nd Children’s Costume Parade Procession
1:20-1:40 TBD
1:40-1:55 3rd Children’s Costume Parade Procession
2:00-2:20 Los Lupeños Grupo Juvenil
2:25-3:00 TBD
3:00-3:45 School of Rock’s Palo Alto House Band
3:45-4:00 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
Basket Toss 1 Joan Hinshaw
Disc Drop 1 TBD
Bottle Ring Toss 1 TBD
Lollipop Tree 1 TBD
Duck Pond 1 TBD
Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe 1 Joan Hinshaw
Corn Hole 1 TBD
Octopus Ring Toss 1 TBD
Roller Bowler 1 TBD
Milk Can 1 TBD
Other Features
Bounce Houses 2/5 minutes TBD
Giant Slide 1/ride TBD
Pumpkin Decorating 4 Sheryl Hinshaw


2016 Donation Drawing

Proceeds benefit the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy.
AJ Auto Detailing – Complimentary Mini-Detail
Bass Pro Shops – $50 Gift Card
Boston Market – $25 Gift Card
Cavalia Odysseo – $250 Tickets (4 of these!)
Children’s Discovery Museum – Complimentary Passes (8 of these!)
Classic Car Wash – Complimentary Wash (2 of these!)
Denver Joe Bradford – Handmade Wooden Sedan, Sports Car, and Van
Disney on Ice – Complimentary Tickets
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Tickets (6 of these!)
A Slice of New York – $20 Gift Card (4 of these!)
Starbucks – $25 Gift Card
Tomato Thyme – $10 Gift Certificate
Winchester Mystery House – Complimentary Passes (2 of these!)
More prizes added daily!
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 jennifer@grpg.org or 408-298-7657.

You do NOT need to be present to win!


Pumpkins in the Park Donation Drawing Ticket Form


Enter Amount: $


2016 Participating Companies & Organizations


4C’s Community Child Care Council
AYSO Downtown San Jose (Region 1631)
Bay Area Kids Dentist
Bohemian Moon Art
Cortese Brothers Farms – Pumpkin Seller!
Delphi Academy
Denver Joe Bradford
Designs by Maureen
Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Dream Light Jewelry
Farm Fresh to You
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Girl Scouts of Northern California SU 661
Glenna Harris Weavers Guild
Grandma’s Gardens of San Jose
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Head Start of SCC
Joyful Expressions (Face Painting!)
Junior League of California
Master Gardeners of SC County
MOMs Club – Blossom Hill / Santa Teresa
Monopoly in the Park
Mosaics & More
Our City Forest
Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children
Provident Credit Union
Salmon & Steelhead Restoration Group
San Jose Public Library
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Santa Clara County Democratic Party
Santa Clara County Composting Education Program
Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters
Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community
San Jose Barracuda
Stellar Learning Academy
Watershed Watch
Yes on Measure B

Food Booths

Gourmet Foods (Burgers and Dogs)
Kettle Korn with Buchser Middle School Music Assn.
Martinelli’s – Free Apple Juice!
Ra’oofs’ San Jose Bean Pies
Taqueria Angelica
Texas Snoballs
Thanks Coffee

Free, fresh apple cider and apple tasting




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!



Get Involved

If you would like to be a vendor, sponsor, or contributor, please Contact the Festival Coordinator.
For information on sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please click here.
If you would like to volunteer, please Sign Up Here.

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