The Great Pumpkin Train

The Great Pumpkin Train

October 8 & 15, 2022

Tickets available now!

Join us on Saturday, October 8, or Saturday, October 15, for a fun-filled day celebrating all things fall. Each admission to The Great Pumpkin Train, presented by Community First Credit Union, includes a train ride to the pumpkin patch, where you can find your own pumpkin to take home with you! Your ticket also includes indoor live entertainment, crafts, trick-or-treat throughout the Museum grounds, and games for children of all ages. The event will take place rain or shine, and all attendees also can explore our many historic trains and engaging exhibits.

The Great Pumpkin Train runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with train departures starting at 9:15 a.m. Your ticket gets you a ride on the train at the time you select, but you are welcome to participate in all of the other activities at any time throughout the day. Our supporting sponsor is Gagnon Clay Products. And our Pumpkin Patch sponsor is Festival Foods.

Children’s activities are sponsored by Wilke Orthodontics, and they include an array of games as well as crafts like creating your own cotton ball ghost, pipe cleaner spider, or tissue paper candy corn. You can also try your hand at winning our Coloring Contest, presented by 7-Up.

The entertainment schedule inside our Lenfestey Center will include:

10:30 a.m.: Mr. Billy (live music)
11:15 a.m.: Operation Lifesaver
12:30 p.m.: Mr. Billy (live music)
1:15 p.m.: Operation Lifesaver
2:30 p.m.: Mr. Billy (live music)
3:30 p.m.: Bingo

Mischief & Magic will also be on hand with two balloon twisters per day. And food and beverages will be available.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the link near the top of this webpage (tickets will go on sale in early August; you will need to scroll to the October calendar to select the date you wish to attend). Tickets also can be purchased in person upon arrival at the main gate on the day(s) of the event.

Proceeds from this event go to support the Museum’s programs and operations.

Presenting Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Pumpkin Patch Sponsor

Children’s Activity Sponsor

Contact Us

Liz Van Pay, Events Coordinator: (920) 437-7623, ext. 119 or

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