St. Augustine's hosts "The Great Pumpkin Patch" every October featuring thousands of pumpkins and gourds in a myriad of sizes and colors.
The pumpkin patch sells pumpkins, gourds, jewelry, crafts, and home-baked goods like pumpkin bread and cookies made by St. Augustine's church members and friends.
St. Augustine's pumpkin patch is a favorite destination for school field trips. We offer an activity package that includes a small pumpkin for each student, pumpkin decorating, an interactive I Spy game, and a snack for a minimal per student charge. Schools may also bring students for a visit who wish to purchase a pumpkin only, without the activity package.
The success of the pumpkin patch is dependent on the dedication of our volunteers and provides critical funding for St. Augustine's Church.
Volunteers are needed to unload the trucks delivering the pumpkins and gourds. The unloading events are festive occasions involving friends and neighbors, and a shared meal after the unloading. Volunteers are also needed to run the pumpkin patch sales booth, assist visitors, donate home-baked bread, cookies, and goodies, and help with the school field trips. Donations of craft supplies and animal crackers for the field trips are greatly appreciated.
Pumpkin delivery dates will be announced ahead of time in weekly emails and on our Facebook Pages. (St. Augustine's Pumpkin Patch page & St. Augustine's Episcopal Church page - click on the titles to go to pages.)
Volunteer sign-up sheets indicating the dates and times that the Pumpkin Patch will be open and in need of volunteers are available here.