Sixth Annual Pumpkinville Returns to the Gardens Oct. 6-22

One of the most treasured fall traditions in Oklahoma City – Pumpkinville – is set to debut Friday, October 6 in Myriad Botanical Gardens. The popular Children’s Garden will be transformed into “Prairie Pumpkin Town” featuring thousands of pumpkins, hundreds of gourds, a variety of fall foliage and tons of fun activities.

The sixth annual Pumpkinville, presented by OGE Energy Corp.  is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and runs through Sunday, October 22. Admission is $6 per person. Entrance for members are free. Premiere sponsor Express Employment Professionals.

More than 16,000 pumpkins will fill the Children’s Garden along with imaginative displays, creative crafts and fun games to celebrate the fall season. Visitors can also enjoy riding the Pumpkinville Express Train, Paint-A-Pumpkin, an appearance by the award-winning Express Clydesdales, pop-up shops and other activities that will be onsite as part of our festivities.

Special activities include: Pumpkinville Sensory Night Friday, October 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for families with children with special needs; Pumpkinville Halloween Party: Garden Monster Bash, Saturday, October 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; and the Spooky Pooch Parade, Sunday, October 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. All three events require advanced registration.

Additional activities, classes and programs are held throughout the entire two-week run of Pumpkinville. A complete list is below and online at www.myriadgardens.org/pumpkinville

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Myriad Gardens Foundation depends on the generosity of visitors and friends to maintain the Gardens and to fund the 400-plus events held at the Gardens each year for all of the community to enjoy. Pumpkinville is a prime fundraising event with all proceeds benefitting the operations of the Gardens. Pumpkinville visitors are encouraged to purchase a family membership for $65 which entitles up to eight people to enter Pumpkinville, plus year-round free admission to the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory and more. Join online here.

Sponsors for Pumpkinville 2017 include OGE Energy Corp., Express Employment Professionals, Tapstone Energy, Delta Dental, E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Goldfish Swim School, Midtown Renaissance, Mercedes Benz-Oklahoma City, MetroFamily Magazine, Holiday Inn Express- Bricktown and Allied Arts.

 

Ongoing Events

Cider Press at Pumpkinville

  • Friday-Sundays, 1-1:30pm
  • Tent near the Thunder Fountain
  • $1 per cup of cider

Pumpkinville Story Time

  • Daily, 11-11:30am
  • Inside Pumpkinville FREE with Pumpkinville Admission

Pumpkinville Pop-Up Crafts

  • Monday-Friday, 10am-12:30pm
  • Pumpkinville Tent near Thunder Fountain
  • FREE with Pumpkinville Admission

Face Painting

  • Saturdays and Sundays, October 7&8, 14&15, 21 & 22, 10am-5pm
  • Prices vary based on design

Paint-A-Pumpkin

  • $5 each, Pavilion

Holiday Inn Express- Bricktown  Train

  • Saturdays and Sundays ONLY, October 7&8, 14&15, 21 & 22, 1-5pm
  • $2 per rider, Infants FREE

Pumpkinville Pop-Up Shops

Scissortail Gifts at Myriad Gardens

  • Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
  • Inside Pumpkinville on Pavilion Deck, Pumpkinville Admission Required

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Pop-Up Shop

  • Saturdays and Sundays, 14&15, 21 & 22, 10am-5pm
  • Inside Pumpkinville, Pumpkinville Admission Required

Classes during Pumpkinville

Pumpkinville Halloween Party: Garden Monster Bash

  • Sponsored by Goldfish Swim School by Jil and Tony Boghetich
  • Friday, October 20, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Children’s Garden
  • Member: $10 per person; Nonmember: $13 per person
  • Register online at myriadgardens.org
  • Advanced registration is required for this event.
  • Members ONLY registration opens Friday, September 15 online or by calling 405-445-7089.
  • Non-Member registration opens October 2
  • REGISTER HERE

The monsters at this Halloween party are definitely more friendly than frightening. Join us for ghoulish garden games, eerie entertainment and devilishly good treats! There will be prizes for those who wear their creepy, crawly and cute costumes.

Painting in the Gardens Wine and Palette: “The Spooks”

  • Pumpkinville Tent near Thunder Fountain
  • Saturday, October 22, 11am-1pm
  • All ages welcome
  • Member: $30 register by calling 405-227-0230
  • Nonmember: $35 register here

Wine and Palette is joining us in Pumpkinville again this year! Paint the “The Spooks” on a 16×20 canvas.

Pooch Parade Sponsored by Midtown Vets

  • Sunday, October 22, 2-3pm
  • Great Lawn and Bandshell
  • $10 per member dog
  • $12 per non-member dog
  • REGISTER HERE

Help us wind down the fall season by joining us for our Spooky Pooch Parade on the Great Lawn. Enjoy spooky music, OKC Disc Dogs performance, booths, puppicinos donated by Starbucks and our parade of pooches. Special guest judges will present prizes to the best and most creatively dressed pooches! You don’t have to register a dog to take part in the fun or event have a dog. Bring the family and be an observer and visit Pumpkinville. Pitchfork in the Park is offering a $1 discount if you bring your dog in costume over to Pitchfork during the event!

Golden Hour Photography Sessions in Pumpkiville

  • Sundays, October 22, 5:30-6:30pm
  • $50 for an hour session
  • REGISTER HERE

Calling all photographers! We know that you love taking portraits inside Pumpkinville. Come shoot mini sessions and bring your clients to the Children’s Garden after hours to get your favorite shots with the best lighting. The $50 fee will allow you to bring clients in and out of the Children’s Garden throughout the golden hour. Contact Rebekah Wade with questions at rwade@myriadgardens.org or 405-445-7082. There are a limited number of spaces available on these Sunday evenings so please register soon.