First City Art Center’s 17th Annual Glass & Ceramic Pumpkin Patch returns October 6-7th, 2023!
We are so thrilled to be bringing Pumpkin Patch back home to the First City Art Center campus this year! The First Pick Preview Party will be held Friday, October 6th from 5pm-8pm – General Admission Pumpkin Patch Sale will be Saturday, October 7th from 10am-2pm
Attendees will have thousands of hand-blown glass and handcrafted ceramic pumpkins to choose from. The pumpkins are created by artists working in the glass and ceramic studios at First City Art Center. Handmade pumpkins come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Come and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces that are guaranteed to be “picked” quickly. Prices for pumpkins begin at $20.
The event not only supports FCAC as a non-profit center for the arts offering affordable art education and outreach programs, your pumpkin purchases also support over 40 local artists!
The ECUA water truck will be present to provide free water to guests.
First Pick Preview Party: Friday, October 6th, 2023 5 – 8 p.m.
Guests will have the first glance at over 5,500 handcrafted glass and ceramic pumpkins! Sales will be limited at this exclusive event.
The First Pick Preview Party includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, art demonstrations, raffles, and the opportunity to be the first to purchase a pumpkin!
FCAC Annual Pumpkin Patch is a signature event for Pensacola, and is the only Pumpkin Patch benefiting non-profit First City Art Center as an important cultural asset for the community.
Saturday General Admission Pumpkin Patch Sale
Saturday, October 7th, 2023 10am-2pm
FREE Admission on Saturday
The Pumpkin Crop
These unique pumpkins hand-made by members of FCAC’s glass and pottery guilds come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Prices for glass and ceramic pumpkins begin at $20.
The pumpkins showcased represent work by seasoned glass blowers to students who have completed the High School Glass Mentorship program. Fundraising events at FCAC support affordable classes and scholarships!
Limited Tickets will be Available
Member and Non-member tickets will be available for presale online until 10/5/2023. There will be a limited number of tickets sold this year. Only members will be allowed to purchase tickets at the gate on Friday, October 6th. First Pick Preview Party Tickets can be purchased ONLINE prior to the event.
Members Enter Early
First City Art Center members enter first at 5 p.m. for the Preview Party! Become a member for early admission.
Non-member entry begins at 5:30 p.m.
FCAC Member Price: $ 30/ Non-Member Price: $ 35
Children under 12- free admission (Full Price Ticket required to purchase an item)
Preview Party Ticket does not include a pumpkin. Ticket includes the opportunity to purchase 1 pumpkin PLUS enjoy (1) complimentary beer or wine and light refreshments
Guests have the opportunity to purchase up to 2 additional pumpkins with a single $15 donation to FCAC
Rain or Shine Event. No Refunds.