The patch is open every day to the general public with no entry fee! Please be mindful of our hours.
Sunday thru Friday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm
Join us for a season opening and fall festival! Saturday, October 13th from 10:00am -2:00pm. It's always a ton of fun including face painting, bounce houses, activities, photos opportunities and much more! Free to the public!
A fun and a safe alternative to trick-or-treating in the middle of the school week without missing out on the goodies! Open to public to attend and participate (keep it family friendly, not scary). Sunday, October 28th @ 6:00pm.
Trying to think of seasonal activity for your pre-school and elementary aged group? This is the one! We've thought of everything from start to finish and the kids love it! For more information contact email@example.com
Fall photos are always such a hit with photographers and their clients! Though you're welcome to take pictures during public hours, there are a few hours dedicated just to you. Sunday thru Saturday 7:00am - 9:00am.
Need community service or volunteer hours? We sure could use a hand (or more) with all of the volunteer hours that go into our patch each year. We can even sign off on Florida Bright Future hours! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up!
This is where we get toot YOUR horn and share a little bit about all of the good that YOUR donation does.
The Jacksonville Pumpkin Patch is hosted and managed by Isle of Faith United Methodist Church. It is entirely volunteer run! Every person you come across working in the patch is volunteering their time in support of the good that comes from it. The patch has always been a free community event and we intend to keep it that way. The volunteers from Isle of Faith UMC are committed to sharing the love of Christ in their gifts, service and presence in the patch. We are here for you! Whether that's to help select the perfect pumpkin for your family, pray for your needs, clean up rotten squash or provide a friendly smile at an event, we want your experience to leave you feeling joy and love.
Isle of Faith UMC supports missions and ministries within Jacksonville and around the world. Every year, our mission team meets and selects which missions and ministries pumpkin donations are going to focus on. A set amount is then donated to those missions and the rest goes to support the other missions and ministries of the church. This is, of course, after we pay the pumpkin suppliers. In the past your donations have supported homeless rehabilitation in Jacksonville Beach, low income household families and Jacksonville, local youth and young adults, plans for a children's home in Jamaica, impoverished families in Angola, Africa, medical trips to the Dominican Republic, an initiative to wipe out Malaria across the world, Operation Christmas Child and many, many more!
It is donations and volunteer hours from YOU that make this a success and spread love, the way we were taught to, around the world. Thank you!
The good actually starts, right from the beginning of the process; getting the pumpkins. We are often asked where our pumpkins come from. They are shipped to us by a grower in New Mexico. In cooperation with the Navajo Nation, they grow 1,200 acres or approximately 2 square miles of pumpkins and employ over 700 Native Americans during our harvest months of September and October. They also have a full time off-season staff that is comprised of entirely Native Americans. This has a positive and lasting impact on a region with 42% unemployment. Additionally, pumpkins are non-GMO. Responsible agricultural practices mean that we provide a great product, which has less of an impact on the environment.
Again we thank you for your role in supporting this important ministry.
Why, yes, we are pet friendly. You're welcome to bring your furbaby to the patch as long as they are leashed, well behaved and you clean up after them.
The pumpkin is a free community event. There is never a cost to enter the patch. Come in, play safe and leave a donation for any pumpkin you take with you.
We are a donation based patch. You will find a rack with some suggested pricing but we encourage you to pray about your giving and donate what you able to donate.
Join us. There's just as much fun inside as there is outside! We worship every Sunday at 9:00am and 10:30am with bible studies and services.
Your volunteer hours at the patch are needed and appreciated. We have a volunteer coordinator ready to sogn you up and provide you with the needed paperwork to receive full credit for them. There are some things you can do in order for it to count for your hours but there are many thigns you can do!
Still have questions that aren't answered here? Contact email@example.com and we'll be happy to help you!