Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

St. James Parish Welcome Center 


Tourist Welcome Center | 1094 Airline Hwy, Gramercy, LA 70052


October 10-15, 2023

Hours of Operation: 

Monday - Friday | 8 am - 6:00 pm | parking open to public at Tourist Welcome Center

Saturday Fall Festival Day 1  | 8 am - 5 pm  | parking available at Golden Grove Truck Stop

Sunday Fall Festival Day 2 | 8 am - 4 pm | parking available at Golden Grover Truck Stop

*** NO parking is allowed on the Tourist Welcome Center grounds the days of the Fall Festival. Parking will be available at Golden Grove and shuttles will run to and from the festival grounds throughout the remaining of the event.

Vendor Information

This year our fall festival will be on Saturday and Sunday. We have 50 vendors attending with a wide variety of products and goods.

October 14th - 5k Fun Run Registration: 

7:30 - Registration begins 

8:30 - 5k Fun Run/Walk start time

Participants will register at Golden Grove Truck Stop, then take the shuttle bus to the starting location and run/walk over the Veterans Memorial Bridge to the Welcome Center. Shuttle busses are available to take runners back to their vehicles after enjoying breakfast at the Pumpkin Patch. 

T-shirts guaranteed for all participants registered by October 4.  Late registrants and race day registrants will receive t-shirts while supplies last. 

Starting Location: Golden Grove Truck Stop, 935 Highway 641 Gramercy, LA 70052 

Ending Location: St. James Parish Welcome Center, 1094 US 61 Gramercy, LA 70052

Register online

St. James Parish Pumpkin Patch Fun Run 2023

October 14th - 5k Pumpkin Patch Painting Contest

Think you have what it takes to paint the great pumpkin? Enter our first Pumpkin Painting Contest!

$5 Entry fee includes small pumpkin to paint and awards

Pumpkin pick up and registration: October 10-13

Pumpkins Drop off: October 14th.

Judging: October 15th 

Awards: October 15th at 2:30 p.m. 

Painted Pumpkins must be picked up by October 18th.

Age divisions: Under 1st grade, 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, 7-8th grade, Highschool Division, Adult Division 

St. James Parish Pumpkin Patch Art Contest 2023

October 14th - Solar Eclipse 10:30-1:45

Did you know there's a solar eclipse on October 14th? While we won't be able to see totality here in Louisiana, we will be able to see a partial eclipse! 
We have 1000 solar eclipse glasses that will be available on Saturday, October 14th at the St. James Parish Pumpkin Patch on a first come, first serve basis. 
Come on out and pick out a pumpkin, enjoy the festivities, and watch the solar eclipse!
1094 U S 61, 
Gramercy, LA 70052

solar eclipse

Thank you to our sponsors! 

2023 Pumpkin Patch Sponsors