Pluck a pumpkin from a giant patch, ride a horse-drawn carriage, play carnival-style games and take part in physical challenges today (Saturday, Oct. 19) and Sunday at the Nature Discovery Center’s annual Pumpkin Patch fall festival.
The event runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, at the center and Russ Pitman Park, 7112 Newcastle Dr. Admission is free and tickets for activities are available for 75 cents each or bundled from $5-20, with proceeds benefiting the center’s outdoor education programs. Pumpkins run from $3 to $9.
The patch is a popular spot for family photos, either do-it-yourself or available at a fee from a professional photographer.
A parking shuttle is available from the Bellaire United Methodist Church lot on Bellaire and Newcastle on Saturday.
Among the food options are the Churrasco’s and It’s a Wrap food trucks, plus sno-balls, hotdogs, pizza, cookies, and popcorn. Arts and crafts vendors will also offer such items as books, candles and bows.
For more information, including complete parking options, visit NatureDiscoveryCenter.org.