Pumpkins in the Park

Date - 10/09/21
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.


We appreciate our community’s past support of Pumpkins in the Park and look forward to welcoming you back to Discovery Meadow in 2021 when we are able to gather again. Best wishes for good health!


Saturday, October 9, 2021

10 AM to 4 PM | Free Admission

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




2019 Sponsors


















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



























































Marguerite Lee

Charles McCarroll

Jodi Starbird


Your name here! Become a sponsor.


2019 Entertainment


and More!
10:00-10:10 Welcome/Opening Remarks
10:15-10:40 GRPC Executive Director’s Welcome
10:45-11:05 Storytime with San Jose Public Library
11:10-11:20 1st Children’s Costume Parade Procession
11:25-11:55 Children’s Dance Party
12:00-12:20 West Coast Cheer & Dance
12:25-12:35 Raffle Drawing
12:40-1:05 College of Adaptive Arts
1:10-1:40 Los Mestizos de San Jose
1:45-1:55 2nd Children’s Costume Parade Procession
2:00-2:20 Children’s Dance Party
2:25-3:05 Raffle Drawing
3:10-3:30 Los Lupeños de San José
3:35-4:00 Raffle Drawing & Closing Remarks


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 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Disc Drop 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Bottle Ring Toss 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Lollipop Tree 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Duck Pond 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Bean Bag Tic Tac Toe 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Corn Hole 1 Marguerite Lee & Chuck McCarroll
Disc Golf Putt Putt 1 Your name here! Become a sponsor.
Wheel Spin 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 (includes pumpkin) 24 Your name here! Become a sponsor.


Donation Drawing

Proceeds benefit the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy.
Here’s some of last year’s great prizes!
A Slice of New York – $25 Gift Cards
Big 5 – $25 Gift Cards
BJ’s Restaurant – Gift Cards
Children’s Discovery Museum – Complimentary Admission
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo – Complimentary Admission
Illusive Comics & Games and Isle of Gamers – $25 Gift Card
MACLA – Art Book, Bag, and Complimentary Admission
Miscellaneous Toys
Nekter Juice Bar – $25 Gift Cards
San Jose Arena Authority – Complimentary Disney on Ice, San Jose Barracuda, and San Jose Sharks Tickets
San Jose Earthquakes – Complimentary Admission
San Jose Museum of Art – Complimentary Admission
Silica Valley Glass Studio – Glass Pumpkins
Togo’s – $25 Gift Card
Winchester Mystery House – Complimentary Admission
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 info@grpg.org or 408-298-7657.

You do NOT need to be present to win!


2019 Participating Businesses & Organizations


4C’s Community Child Care Council
CelebrateFamily.us/Family Centric Media
Code Ninjas of North San Jose
Delphi Academy
Environmental Volunteers
Eureka! Inclusive Charter School
Farm Fresh to You
FIRST 5 Santa Clara County
Franklin-McKinley School District
Girl Scouts of Northern California SU 661
New York Life Insurance
Our City Forest
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley
Rocketship Public Schools
San Jose Clean Energy
San Jose Earthquakes
City of San Jose, Environmental Services
Santa Clara County Democratic Party
Santa Clara County, Family & Children’s Services
Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society
The Source Zero
Stellar Learning Academy
Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese
UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
U.S. Census Bureau
Valley Transportation Authority
Valley Water
Watershed Watch

Food Booths

Ce Patli (Tamales, Nachos, and Bowls)
Gourmet Foods (Burgers and Dogs)
Kona Ice
Texas Snoballs (BBQ)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy-sponsored 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 and 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:


  • 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 tablecloths, reusable signage, etc.
  • We’ve gone almost entirely digital…very few paper fliers were printed this year!


Get Involved

  • For information on sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, please click here.
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