School Field Trips


There is a lot to experience at the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch (allow at least 1 to 3 hours)!

Please know Field Trips are ONLY offered on Friday, October 20, from 9:00am-2:00pm


  • A classroom field trip is for children ages 2 to 11 (preschool through 5th grade) enrolled in a public school, private school, preschool, or child day care. At least 10 children, ages 2 and up, and one teacher are required for the school group field trip rate. Teachers must accompany the class.
  • Rates for classroom field trips are ONLY available on Friday, October 20 from 9am to 2:00pm only, when schools are in session.
  • Only 1 Teacher/Chaperone for every 10 students will receive complimentary admission.  
  • Additional Parent/Adult chaperones or volunteers must pay separately for themselves.
  • Same day re-admission policy: The field trip rate does NOT include same-day re-admission into the festival.
  • Field Trip Rates are only guaranteed for advance school group reservations.

Teachers may lead their students through the FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • To see the educational displays about the Lifecyles of Pumpkins and Corn, Etc.
  • Navigate through the Cornstalk Maze
  • Dressing Up Scarecrows
  • Ride Our Carnival Rides


 1. Pumpkin Harvest  – INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL ADMISSION (Fun for all ages: Pre-K 2 to 5th Grade.) This is a teacher-guided experience at the Patch with no sit-down lesson. Look for the “Pumpkin Signs” throughout the festival grounds as these indicate a teaching opportunity for an at-the-patch lesson.

•   ADMISSION: $8.00 per child. Also includes access to Educational Displays, Cornstalk Maze, Scarecrow Dress-Up Activity, and Carnival Rides. (There is no sit-down lesson included in this Field Trip Option.)
•   ADMISSION: $8.00 per parent or adult volunteer. 
•   FREE ADMISSION for 1 Teacher/Chaperone for every 10 Students. 


If you’d like to enhance your at-the-patch experience beyond the Pumpkin Harvest Experience, please select one of the add-one lessons below.

2. Pumpkin Picasso – Additional $4 per student. (Fun for all ages Pre-K 2 to 5th Grade) This 30-minute hands-on art activity will let students explore everyday objects that have been created by artists, and it will give students a chance to develop skills and techniques used to create their own three-dimensional art with their own mini pumpkin. We will provide markers, stencils, pipe cleaners, jewels and more so that they can turn their pumpkins into their own works of art! 


3. Butterfly Garden– The Wonderful World of Butterflies – Additional $4 per student.  (Fun for all ages Pre-K 2 to 5th Grade.)  Kids are especially captivated by butterfly science! Butterfly Dan’s (one if the world’s largest butterfly farms) is setting up a Butterfly Garden with a thousand butterflies at the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch this year! For this lesson, Dan himself will take students through the garden and educate them about the life cycle of butterflies, what they eat, and their migration patterns! He will also share his secrets on how to attract, raise and collect butterflies!




Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival-2017-School-Field-Trip-Reservation-Form


School Field Trip Reservation Form

Complete the reservation form and email it to us! If you have any questions, contact our Field Trip Coordinator at 

Field Trip Prices

A minimum of one-week notice is required to receive education rates. Prices are valid for schools only. If reservations are not made prior to the field trip date, full admission will be charged. All prices are subject to 7% sales tax. Tax exempt schools must provde the Field Trip Coordinator with a copy of their Tax Exempt Certificate prior to the field trip date. A $100 deposit is due at the time of the reservation, and the remaining fees can be paid on-site at the entrance of the festival with an official school check. 

Quick & Easy Advance Check-In
Bypass the event day check-in by paying in advance! If paid in full 1 week in advance, your admission wristbands will be mailed directly to your school. When you arrive on the day of your field trip, with your wristbands on, unload, check in with greeter at front entrance, and proceed as a group through the admission gates. The wristbands serve as your admission ticket. If you have some last minute add-ons or late arrivals, such as additional parents, they can pay on their own at the Entrance Tent and join the group at a designated time or place. If you need a refund for any child or adult who was not able to attend, simply return the unused wristbands to the entrance ticket booth (BEFORE you enter the festival) and our staff will send a refund to the school. All refunds must be processed on the day of your field trip BEFORE you enter the festival

Payment via check can be mailed in advance, with “Order #” in the Memo section.

Classroom Check-In (If Paying Day of Event)
Upon arrival, one teacher should check in at the Entrance Tent to pay, and receive the wristbands for admission. Please have the other teachers and volunteers wait in the bus. After checking in, have everyone put on the Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival wristband and unload from the bus. Everyone must be wearing a wristband to pass through the admissions gate.

Amount of Time
School groups may stay until 2:00 pm if time permits. Some groups stay for lunch and other groups stay 2 to 3 hours (before or after lunch).

You may bring in your own lunches, purchase school group lunches when you make your reservation, or buy your lunches at any of the food locations at the festival. Our school group lunch options are the $5 Hot Dog Meal (Including 1 Hot Dog, 1 Bag of Chips & 1 Capri Sun), or the $6 Grilled Cheese Meal (Including 1 Grilled Cheese Sandwich, 1 Bag of Chips & 1 Capri Sun).

School group lunches at the above listed rates are only available via advance registration.