Pumpkins in the Park

Date - 10/13/18
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 13, 2018

10 AM to 4 PM

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

Take VTA light rail to Children’s Discovery Museum Station


Giant Pumpkin Patch

Children’s Concert

Costume Parade

Carnival Games

Great Food

Fresh Apple Cider

Guadalupe River Education


Quick Links

Donation Drawing

Costume Parade


Participating Companies & Organizations

Get Involved




2017 Sponsors



















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


































































Office of Councilmember Raul Peralez

Joan & Sheryl Hinshaw

Johanson & Yau


Your name here! Become a sponsor.


2017 Entertainment


and More!
10:00-10:10 Welcome/Opening Remarks Monopoly in the Park will run from 11 am to 2 pm.
10:15-10:40 Center Stage Dance Company
10:45-11:05 ZunZun, presented by Watershed Watch
11:10-11:20 1st Children’s Costume Parade Procession
11:25-11:55 San Jose Public Library
12:00-12:20 ZunZun, presented by Watershed Watch
12:25-12:35 2nd Children’s Costume Parade Procession
12:40-1:05 College of Adaptive Arts
1:10-1:40 Nelson Dance Company
1:45-1:55 3rd Children’s Costume Parade Procession
2:00-2:20 Angels on Stage
2:25-3:05 College of Adaptive Arts
3:10-3:30 Buhisan’s USA Martial Arts
3:35-4:00 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.


Present your VTA fare ticket or Clipper card for complimentary game tickets!


Carnival Games Tickets Required Sponsor
Basket Toss 1 Carol & Terry Austen
Disc Drop 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Bottle Ring Toss 1 Carol & Terry Austen
Lollipop Tree 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Duck Pond 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe 1 Carol & Terry Austen
Corn Hole 1 Carol & Terry Austen
Octopus Ring Toss 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Roller Bowler 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Milk Can 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Other Features
Bounce Houses 2/5 minutes Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Giant Slide 1/ride Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Pumpkin Decorating 4 Sheryl Hinshaw


Donation Drawing

Proceeds benefit the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy.

Here’s some of last year’s great prizes!
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!) 

Tickets are $1/ticket or $10/12 tickets. Stop by the Visitor Center to purchase in advance, or look for the Donation Drawing booth at the event. If you would like to contribute or have any questions, please contact us at jennifer@grpg.org or 408-298-7657.

You do NOT need to be present to win!



2017 Participating Businesses & Organizations


4C’s Community Child Care Council
AYSO Downtown San Jose – Region 1631
Cortese Brothers Farms – Pumpkin Seller!
Delphi Academy
Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Elan Preschool
Farm Fresh to You
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Girl Scouts of Northern California SU 661
Glenna Harris Weavers Guild
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Head Start of Santa Clara County
Innovate Public Schools
Ka’laka Arts
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
Moms Club of Santa Clara
Monopoly in the Park
Office of Councilmember Raul Peralez
Our City Forest
Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children
Provident Credit Union
San Jose Public Library
Santa Clara County Democratic Party
Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community
Watershed Watch

Food Booths

El Diferente (Crepes)
Gourmet Foods (Burgers and Dogs)
Kona Ice
Martinelli’s – Free Apple Juice!
Taqueria Angelica
Texas Snoballs
Free, fresh apple cider and apple tasting


Click here to contact us if you’d like to join us as a business or food vendor.




Children’s Costume Parade!

Want to test drive your Halloween costume? Check in at the Pumpkins in the Park stage at 11:10, 12:25, 1:45 (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. Afterwards, remain in costume or slip into something more comfortable and enjoy the myriad of great 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, 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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