8th Annual 

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Monroe County Courthouse lawn


Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 8th 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. The event is free to the public, but if you want to take a pumpkin home you will have to buy it. Kids are more than welcome, but we do request you leave your dogs at home.


What many people don’t know is that with each purchase of a pumpkin, they are supporting arts education. The funds raised at the Patch will help the Bloomington Creative Glass Center (BCGC) bring a fully-equipped hot glass arts education center to Bloomington. Not to mention all of the pumpkins are made by the apprentices of the Bloomington Creative Glass Center.


New This Year!

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.



8th Annual Glass Pumpkin Preview

October 13 4:30-6:30

Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington 2120 N. Fee Lane


Want to see all the beautiful pumpkins, but don't want to stand in line Saturday morning? Come check them out in advance of the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch at the Pumpkin Preview. Artists will be on hand to explain the process and give demos. Revel in the beauty in a place of tranquility.


New This Year!

What if you find the perfect pumpkin at the Preview on Friday and can't bear that it might get away from you at the Patch on Saturday? This year for the first time (drumroll please)

You can buy pumpkins at the preview!

Yes! You could buy the pumpkin that most calls to you on Friday without the nerve-wracking fun of waiting in line at the Patch!

Here's how: any supporter who makes a tax exempt donation of at least $50 may then purchase up to two pumpkins at their marked price Friday October 13, 4:30-6:30.


For more information contact 
Abby Gitlitz
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