5 Favorite Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser Additions

Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser Activities & Games

Those who organize and pull off Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers will tell you they are a lot of work, but they are often the favorite fundraiser and help bring in big profits. It's easy to add additional small activities to your pumpkin patch fundraiser that bring in even more money and give families a chance to make an entire day of the event.

5 Favorite Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser Additions

1. Face Painting: Festive characters like black cats, ghosts, witches and green monsters are fast, fun face painting selections. Powered by a few volunteers, your face painting station is also made simple with colorful temporary tattoos that can be applied in a few seconds with a wet cloth.

2. Hay Ride: Kids absolutely delight at a short ride in a hay-covered truck. Add this simple activity to your event for 50 cents or $1 a ride, and with safety precautions in place, plan a route around the fundraiser area for the drive to take place throughout the day. 

3. Pumpkin Carving/Painting: Find volunteers with carving expertise to help your school or church make some extra cash with a carving booth. Or have tables with paper plates, small paint brushes and acrylic paint so pumpkin buyers can sit and decorate their own.

4. Concessions/Produce: Fall food is some of the best, and there is no better way to warm up a chilly Autumn day than with warm cider and candy apples for sale. Or encourage local farmers (or community gardeneres) to set up their own fresh produce stands where a cut of the profit goes to your group.

5. Photo Booth: With a simple but festive backdrop, like hay bales, pumpkins and fall leaves, families will love to capture a quick photo as they make a whole day out of your fundraiser. Have a volunteer on hand to capture the memories and fun, oversized props for people to use - think large, dangling spiders, orange and black boas, witch's hats and mustache prop sticks.


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