Pumpkin Patch Express
The entire family will enjoy an autumn ride aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express. Join in the fun as we visit the pumpkin patch for a hayride, jumpstation, cornstalk maze, coloring, and fun tattoos. Snacks, soft drinks, and good ol’ fashioned boiled peanuts available for purchase. Pick your favorite pumpkin from the patch for an additional charge.
The Pumpkin Patch event will take approximately 90 minutes.
Every Saturday and Sunday In October
- Saturdays October 3, 10, 17, 24 - 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
- Saturday October 31 - 10:00, 1:00
- Sundays 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm
|Coach - Adult||Coach - Child||Coach -Infant||Ride in the Caboose||Ride in the Locomotive|
|Ages 12 and up||Ages 2-11||Under 2|
Note: Above prices include taxes but not convenience fee. $3.00/ticket purchased on web or $4.00/ticket if purchased through the ticket call center at 205-757-8383.
Pumpkins are $5.00 each at the Great Pumpkin Patch.
A snack bar will be available at the Great Pumpkin Patch for an additional charge (Cash Only).
Food and strollers are not allowed on the train.
What Happens at the Great Pumpkin Patch?
Please arrive at least one hour prior to your departure time at the Calera Depot.Tickets will be available at the Calera Depot for purchase one hour to departure or reserve your seat now and order online! Boarding takes place approximately 15 minutes before departure time. There are no working restrooms on the train, so please visit our Visitor's Center/Gift Shop for restrooms. There will be porta-potty's at the Great Pumpkin Patch for your convenience.
Once at the pumpkin patch, everyone deboards the train to find their favorite pumpkin ($5 each) as well as complimentary family fun activities such as face painting, maze, hay ride, jump station, temporary tattoos, and coloring.
Snacks (Including boiled peanuts!) will be available Cash Only at the Pumpkin Patch. Need some cash? Visit our Visitor's Center's ATM machine prior to departure.
What locomotive power will be pulling the train?
One of our historic EMD SW-8 diesel locomotives will be providing the locomotive power to the train. Did you know they are Korean War Veterans? Click here to learn their history!