Thanks for searching out information about the 2021 First Church Pumpkin Patch. We have some new information for you in regards to this year’s pumpkin patch fundraiser to earn funds for our Student and Children’s Ministry. If you have any question feel free to email Tony Sorrell the project coordinator HERE!
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.) When do you open and what are your hours of operation this year?
Our pumpkins arrive on October 2nd. It is our intention to be open starting October 3rd. Our hours of operation will be, Monday through Fridays from 1p-9p and Saturday and Sunday at 11am to 9pm.
2.) Will you be offering free field trips this year?
YES! We have previewed the Field Trip policy with Volusia County Schools for 2021. There will be a few changes in previous years. First we are offering an additional hour per day. Now you can register (After Sept 13) for 9a, 10a, 11a and now 12pm-12:45p. Also know that Teachers will be responsible for reading the story to their class and escorting them through the pumpkin patch and story.
3.) Will you be offering a Fall Festival or other weekend events?
Because of the state and citywide limits to high patron events, we have made the decision to not hold a Fall Festival again this year. The Friday Night Marshmallow Roasts and Saturday Bounce Houses are also being evaluated. A decision has also not been made as to whether we can host the Trunk or Treat event held near the end of October.
4.) What will you be offering this year?
We can promise you a lot of beautiful pumpkins from New Mexico with 30 different varieties for you and your family to purchase and have a festive time in your home. We will also be setting up plenty of beautiful picture opportunities and photo ops. We also hope to have an interactive story for you and your family to work through together.
5.) Will you have the Jack-o-Lantern/Pumpkin Ruler Guy?
Yes, Our buddy, Patrick the Pumpkin Man, will be there so you can get measured by his huge ruler to see how much your children have grown in 2021. (And, he’s getting a touch up this year.
6.) Will you be selling your Pumpkin Bread?
Yes! Currently our decision to bake our favored and loved pumpkin bread for the 2021 season is a go.
7.) What other Covid-19 precautions will you be observing?
-You will notice a different layout of the pumpkins this year to ensure we don’t have customers bottle-necked in aisle ways.
-There will only be 1 entrance and exit this year to ensure we do not go over capacity in the patch. There may be moments that customers will need to wait before entering on the patch. Avoid peak times like 11a-4p on Saturdays and Sundays to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your day.
-There will be 6′ spacing signs/cones to ensure proper distancing when cashing out.
-We will have sanitizer stations at the cashiers table and entrance/exit.
-Families will be encouraged to stay together.