11th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 10 at 10 AM - 3 PM

Monroe County Courthouse 

100 W Kirkwood Ave

Bloomington, IN 47404-6105


Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 11th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch! We will have over 900 glass pumpkins for display and sale spread out on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn like a real pumpkin patch. All of the pumpkins are made by the members of the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. Rain or shine! Cash, check and credit card accepted.


Additional Afternoon Activities

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

face painting • glass fused suncatcher workshop • pumpkin painting • and more!

Get your glass pumpkin in the morning and then come back in the afternoon to make your own art. Hands on workshops are open to anyone ages 5+ (Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). Space is on a first come first served basis.


Great Glass Pumpkin Preview

October 3, 5:00-8:00pm

Bloomington Creative Glass Center

229 W. Grimes Ln

Come for a sneak peak of the pumpkins that will be featured at the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch October 10. In addition, any supporter who makes a tax exempt donation of at least $50 may purchase up to two pumpkins at their marked price at the preview.

Get a tour of the classrooms, the gallery and the glass blowing studio. Ask questions of our staff and sign up for a glass class.


Announcing the BCGC Pumpkin Patch t-shirt design contest!

Think you have what it takes to design this years Bloomington creative Glass Center’ Great Glass Pumpkin Patch t-shirt? 

Submit your design and find out! This contest is open to everyone, no glass experience required.


Contest rules

  • All designs must include
    • Bloomington Creative Glass Center
    • Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
    • 2020
    • 11th annual
  • All designs should be for the front of the t-shirt only.
  • Designs must be rated PG.
  • Designs should be sent as a pdf or vector file. Please send designs full sized.
  • Multiple entries are allowed.
  • This contest is open to everyone, no glass experience required.

All designs must be emailed to bcgcglass@gmail.com by 5:00 pm, September 11.

Winners will be announced September 18.

Winners receive bragging rights, a t shirt, and a small handmade glass pumpkin!!