2016 Crafter Application

Calendar 2016

Miami Lakes United Methodist Church 19th Annual PUMPKIN PATCH

October 6-31, 2016

Open daily 10:00am – 9:00pm


Two and a half truckloads of pumpkins are coming this year. A truckload contains over 2000 pumpkins and weighs over 43,000 pounds! You must come, bring your children and check out all we have planned for you. The Patch is open every day so come by and say “hi”.

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins! One truckload comes on Wednesday-October 5, one on Friday-October 14 and another half load comes Friday-October 21. Arrivals are planned for 4:00pm but the time may vary depending upon the driver or circumstances since they are coming in from New Mexico. Students needing volunteer hours please call and let us know you are coming 305-821-7274 or email office@miamilakesumc.net.

What’s for Sale? Pumpkins of all sizes will be available for purchase along with decorative gourds of all shapes and related retail items.

Bonfire & S’mores are scheduled for Saturday, October 15 beginning at sundown. S’mores, hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on but please leave the alcoholic beverages at home.

Flanigan’s Dinner and Show of Illusion will be Saturday, October 22. Come for great food and a super show of illusion. Because this event is so popular we have scheduled two dinner seatings, one before and one after the show. Dinner seating times are 5:00pm and 7:30pm and due to limited availability you will need to make your choice at the time of purchase. The Show of Illusion is scheduled in between from 6:30-7:30 and ticket purchase covers dinner and show. Advance purchase price for adults is $12 (ages 13 and up) and $6 for children (ages 12 and under). Dinner+Show tickets purchased at the door will cost $1 more: $13 adults/$7 children. Should you choose to forgo dinner and just see the show, entry at the door is $7 per person. For advance purchase of your Dinner+Show tickets, visit the church office or call 305-821-7274. Tickets will also be available at the Pumpkin Patch Sales Center. Be sure to bring your advance-purchase ticket to the dinner to avoid having to pay more at the door.

School Field Trips will be held every weekday morning beginning Thursday, October 6 and running through Wednesday, October 26. The children will enjoy our brand new playground with tunnels and landings and awesome obstacle course along with jokes, songs and science experiments. All our activities are sure to entertain and educate children up through 4th grade. Cost is $8.00 per child and includes all the interactive activities, songs, refreshments (cookies and lemonade or water), a little pumpkin for each child, a goodie bag which includes a coin for a free kids meal at any Flanigan’s restaurant, and a group photo for the classroom. Call 305-821-7274 to schedule.

Photo opportunities abound at the Pumpkin Patch. There is no admission charge (except on October 29) but donations are encouraged and needed to help us maintain the Patch and allow us to keep coming up with new ideas to make your experience enjoyable. Please be generous.

Professional Photographers are welcome by appointment only. Please call 305-821-7274 to purchase the necessary pass. Passes are $60 for a single day or $250 for the duration of the Pumpkin Patch. Appointments may be made for times when the Pumpkin Patch is closed to avoid the crowds and distractions.

Outdoor Movie Nights will be on Fridays – October 7, 14 & 21 at 7:00 pm. The movies are free. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Craft Show will be held Saturday, October 29 from 10:00am – 7:00pm. We’re expecting around 40 participating crafters so come early and do your holiday gift shopping before the crowds get wild at the popular Fall Festival beginning at noon. Crafters interested in participating may download the application using the link above.

Fall Festival will be Saturday, October 29. Beginning at 10:00am there will be the Craft Show and face painting, inflatables from noon-7:00pm and pony rides and a petting zoo from 1:00-6:00pm. Admission to the Pumpkin Patch will be $2 per person on October 29. Admission to the festival and Craft Show is free. Tickets will need to be purchased for the activities. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Festival Parking — The Town of Miami Lakes has graciously offered their parking lot at 6601 Main Street, Miami Lakes, for our overflow parking. Should you find no parking available on church grounds, please go north on 67th Avenue to Main Street and turn right. It’s a short walk back to the festival. Alternately, The Crexent Center across the street from the sanctuary has also offered their parking lot for our use. Please be considerate and safe and do not park on our neighbors’ lawns nor jump the curb on 67th Avenue.

Year-Round Kidz Rock — On Wednesday the Kidz Rock children’s program runs from 7:00 to 8:00pm. We have a Bible science exploration station alongside crafts, team building games, and snack. This program is for children from grades Kindergarten through 5th grade and is free of charge. Come and join the fun every Wednesday!