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In search of the 'Great Pumpkin' in Corpus Christi


Photo by Ester Schlimper

Although you probably won't find Linus from the Peanuts gang spending the night at a pumpkin patch in Corpus Christi, you will find plenty of places he would have been able to continue his wait for the 'Great Pumpkin'. 

In celebration of Halloween and just in time for your jack-o-lantern designs, pumpkin patches have popped up across the city ready to be purchased, carved or simply cooked!

Not only do they make great decorations to your fall designs, parents, teachers, and especially homeschooling families can incorporate pumpkins as well as pumkin related activities into their lessons. Everything from carving, cooking, decorating, creating art projects,creative writing, learning about the pumpkin life cycle, or make games out of them (pumpkin toss) are just a few things you can do. For great art ideas on pumpkins uses, try these resources:

Pumpkin Patches in Corpus Christi:

  1. Grace United Methodist Church, 11222 Leopard St. Corpus Christi (in Calallen) - (361)242-3333. Runs Oct. 5th-Oct. 31st. M-Sat. 9a.m.-6p.m., Sun. 1p.m.-6pm
  2. Island in the Sun United Methodist Church, 15602 Hwy 361 Corpus Christi- (361)749-0884. Runs Oct. 4th-Oct. 31st. M-Thurs. 9a.m. - dusk (~7p.m.).
  3. St. John's United Methodist Church, 5300 S. Alameda St., Corpus Christi. - (361)991-4342. Runs Oct. 4th-Oct. 30th. M-Sat. 10a.m.-7p.m., Sun. 12p.m.-7p.m
  4. St. Peter's by the Sea United Methodist Church, 1541 Waldron Rd. (Flour Bluff), Corpus Christi - (361)937-1456. Runs Oct. 10th-Oct. 31st. M-F 10a.m.-dusk.
  5. Asbury United Methodist Church, 7501 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi - (361)992-7501. Runs Oct. 9th-Oct. 31st. M-Sat 11:30a.m.-7p.m., Sun. 11:30a.m.-7p.m.