Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our annual Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival. We’ll have plenty of pumpkins, fun festival games, crafts and activities, scrumptious foods, family photo ops, meet the animals, and more! Outside exhibitors and vendors will also be on hand with everything from live animals and biofacts to examine to decorated pumpkin centerpieces, lemonade, and goat milk ice pops for sale.

Admission is FREE.Games and activities, concessions, pumpkins, etc. all have a cost. Pumpkin Passes (cards with mark off tickets) will be sold for cash or credit at ticket tents at the north and south ends of the park.They are good for games and activities and our own concession stands (popcorn, drinks, clementines, chips, etc.).The pumpkin sales tent and all outside food vendors will take cash or credit.

With the support of 2021 Pumpkin Sponsor H-E-B, we’ll have over 12,000 pounds of pumpkins this year, including heirloom varieties! But please note that we only sell pumpkins during our fall festival weekend, October 16 and 17.

New this year! We’ll have no-carve pumpkin decorating kits you can purchase to decorate your pumpkins at home.

2021 Food Truck Line-Up:

VIP Early Access Event: Saturday October 16 from 9 to 11 am

As a VIP you’ll be invited to arrive early to grab the best parking spot, get your professional family portrait, and get first choice of pumpkins. This ticketed, limited-capacity event will also feature light bites and an exclusive animal encounter. Click here for more details and to join the wait list!

Pumpkin Patch to Go: 

Busy during Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival weekend? Avoiding crowded public spaces? Our NEW Pumpkin Patch To Go option is the perfect way for your family to still enjoy a taste of our Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival. Simply order online and then come by the Center starting Monday, October 18 to pick up your Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival goodies! Click here for more details and to purchase your PP2G Box.

Covid Considerations:

In light of the COVID-19 surge in our region, NDC reserves the right to alter event details up until the event date, which could include implementing timed and/or paid admission to ensure social distancing.

Russ Pittman Park and Henshaw House are City of Bellaire public properties. As such, Nature Discovery Center complies with guidance from the City of Bellaire and the State of Texas. We strongly encourage our visitors to mask up and maintain their distance to protect themselves from COVID during this and any other public outdoor gathering.

Volunteering at Pumpkin Patch is a great way for teens and adults to get in on the fun. Groups welcome. To sign up to volunteer, contact DeAndra Ramsey.

Sponsors can get their logo in front of up to 4,000 attendees (not to mention NDC’s email and social media audience)! Click here to learn about Pumpkin Patch sponsorship opportunities and contact Kat White to become a sponsor.



2021 Face Paint Sponsor

Seed Level Sponsors

Special thanks to …


for catering the VIP Early Access event.