Pumpkins in the Park 2014


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 Swap with Children’s Discovery Museum

Costume Parade
Carnival Games
Kid-Sized Straw Bale Maze

Great Food

Fresh Apple Cider

Guadalupe River Education

Lots of Free Kid’s Activities

Fire Prevention Week with SJFD

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

Heritage Bank of Commerce

Kaiser Permanente

Sam’s Downtown Feed & Pet Supply

Costume Swap



Got a princess that wants to be a pirate? A pirate that wants to be a superhero? This is your chance to bring in a costume and swap it with another free of charge!

How does a costume swap work?

• Register by clicking here – Free treat bag to the first 200 registrants!
• Bring a costume you aren’t using anymore
• Shop through our racks of costumes that other families have “traded-in”
• Select a costume, and accessories as available
• Walk away happy!*

Helpful tips:

• No dressing rooms will be available, so wear something that allows you to try the costume on over it
• Please no scary masks or weapons
• Please clean costumes before swapping
• If you have extra costumes that you just want to donate, that’s great too. Remaining costumes will be given to children in communities in need.
Questions? email Autumn Young at ayoung@cdm.org
*If you don’t find a costume that works, you can keep your original



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 Los Lupenos Grupo Juvenil 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 Center Stage Dance Company
11:50-12:15 Break
12:15-12:35 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 Lindy Roofing
Lollipop Tree 1 Rose Garden Auto Care
Octopus Ring Toss 1 Bay Hydralics
Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe 1 Precision Flooring
Bottle Ring Toss 1 A-1 Heating
Disc Drop 1
Corn Hole 1 The Alves Family
Other Features
Straw Bale Maze 1/walkthru
Bounce Houses 2/5 minutes South Bay Construction
Giant Slide 1/trip
Pumpkin Decorating 4/large, 2/small Sheryl Hinshaw

Donation Drawing

Proceeds benefit the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. 

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

AJ Auto Detailing, One free mini-detail

AJ Auto Detailing, One free mini-detail, this one sponsored by Hardcastle AutobodyAmici’s East Coast Pizzeria, $30 Gift Certificate

Ballet San Jose, 2 Free Tickets

Celebrate-Family.com, 4 Free Tickets to Disney on Ice

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!)

Comedy Sportz, $30 Gift Certificate

Giorgio’s Italian Food and Pizzeria, $30 Gift Certificate

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, 4 Free Admissions

Lion & Compass, $100 Gift Certificate

Palmer Chiropractic Clinics, Complimentary Exam and Treatment (2 of these!)

Petroglyph, $25 Gift Certificate

San Jose Arena Authority, 4 Disney on Ice tickets

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

Teatro Vision, 4 Free Tickets to Peter Pan on 10/19/14

Tech Museum of Innovation, Family & Friends Membership

Whole Foods, $25 Gift Card (3 of these!)

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


4C CouncilBay Area News Group

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

Bill Wilson Center

Body in Motion Chiropractic

Children’s Discovery Museum

Committee for Green Foothills

Cortese Brothers Farms – Pumpkin Seller!

Delphi Academy

Dynamic Body Chiropractic

Elan Espirit Pre-School

Family Life Chiropractic

Farm Fresh To You

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County

Girl Scouts of Northern California SU 661

Glenna Harris Weavers Guild

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

Head Start


Master Gardeners of SC County

Mix 106.5

MOMs Club – Blossom Hill / Santa Teresa

Monopoly in the Park (11-2 only)

Motion Makers Puppeteers

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


SCC Open Space Authority

SCC Foster Care Recruitment

SCC Household Hazardous Waste

SCC Registrar of Voters

Silica Valley Glass Studio

Silicon Valley Progressive Faith Community



Stellar Learning AcademySt. John Vianney School Catholic School

Walden West Outdoor School

Watershed Watch

Whole Foods


Food Vendors

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

J’s X-spresso

Kettle Korn with Buchser Middle School Music Assn.

Martinelli’s – Free Apple Juice!


Road Dog Cafe (burgers and dogs)

Scoops (Ice Cream!)

Taqueria Angelica


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!

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week

Join the San Jose Fire Department in celebrating National Fire Prevention Week. Join the crew to learn about their fire truck, fire safety, and much more.

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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