Pumpkin Patch Express

Pumpkin Patch Express

All aboard the vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the woods to the Pumpkin Patch for some family fun! The Great Pumpkin is back again this year, keeping watch over the pumpkin patch activities provided at no additional cost, including a hay ride, inflatables and a variety of other family-friendly games and activities. Wearing appropriate costumes is encouraged for kids and kids-at-heart of all ages!



Every Saturday and Sunday in October 2020!

  • Saturdays departing at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM Central 
  • Sundays departing at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM Central 

Boarding begins 15 minutes before scheduled train departure.

Visitor Tips

Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the depot, or tickets may be purchased on-site the day of the event.

Upgrade to a caboose or locomotive ticket for a memorable experience and get an up close look at railroad operations!

Pumpkin passes to pick out your perfect pumpkin may be purchased on the day of your event ONLY. Purchase your pumpkin pass on-site at the Calera Depot ticket window for $6 each (cash or credit) when picking up your boarding passes or purchase your pumpkin upon arrival at the Pumpkin Patch for $6 each (cash only).

 A food vendor will be available to passengers at the Pumpkin Patch, although no food or drink may be brought onboard the train.

The Pumpkin Patch  Express train ride lasts approximately 75 minutes including the train ride and time at the Pumpkin Patch. 


 - Pick up your tickets at the Calera Depot
 - Use the restrooms at the Gift Shop
 - Check out the Depot Museum exhibits
 - Tour our collection of railroad equipment in Clark Yard
 - Visit our working Signal Garden
 - Take photos
 - Shop the Gift Shop, and
 - Get in position to board the train. 


Ticket Information

Tickets will go on sale soon!

Coach Class

   Age  Price
Infant 0-24 mo.  Free*
Child 2-11 yrs. $12
Adult 12+ yrs. $17
Senior  65+ yrs. $15
Military Present Military ID $15
NRHS Present Membership Card $15

Ride in the Caboose with the Brakeman!

  Age Price
  6+ yrs.* $25

Ride in the cab with the Engineer!

  Age Price
  2+ yrs. *  $35

*Locomotive and Caboose riders ages 2 yrs.-12 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult age 21 yrs. or older ticketed at the same class.