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
Kid-Sized Straw Bale Maze
Fresh Apple Cider
Guadalupe River Education
Lots of Free Kid’s Activities
More quick Links
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.
The Austen Family
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!*
• 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.
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.
|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|
|12:15-12:35||2nd Children’s Costume Parade Procession|
|2:30-3:00||3rd Children’s Costume Parade Procession|
|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|
|Corn Hole||1||The Alves Family|
|Straw Bale Maze||1/walkthru|
|Bounce Houses||2/5 minutes||South Bay Construction|
|Pumpkin Decorating||4/large, 2/small||Sheryl Hinshaw|
|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
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!)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-298-7657.
You do NOT need to be present to win!
Participating Companies & Organizations
|4C CouncilBay Area News Group
Cortese Brothers Farms – Pumpkin Seller!
Monopoly in the Park (11-2 only)
Motion Makers Puppeteers
|Stellar Learning AcademySt. John Vianney School Catholic School
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy sponsored free, fresh apple cider and apple tasting
Martinelli’s – Free Apple Juice!
Road Dog Cafe (burgers and dogs)
Scoops (Ice Cream!)
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.
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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