California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

Annual Great Glass Pumpkin PatchVisual Arts

The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, a beloved free Bay Area autumn event, returns to the Palo Alto Art Center. It is the largest glass pumpkin patch in California, featuring 8,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins, crafted by more than 30 prominent glass artisans. Wander through a dazzling array of one-of-a kind glass pumpkins and other unique glass art objects, designed to reflect nature's brilliance in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. From bold, contemporary earthy tones to delicate and ornate with iridescent accents, these glass art pumpkins are perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving, yet beautiful enough to display year-round. Meet the artists in person and learn more about this extraordinary art-making process. 

All of the pumpkins will be available for purchase during the weekend sale only. Rain or shine. The public sale runs Saturday through Sunday and proceeds support three presenting organizations: the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), the Palo Alto Art Center (PAAC), and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation (PAACF) as well as participating artists. Both BAGI and PAACF are 501(c)(3) nonprofit art education organizations. 


  • A magical showcase of colorful hand-blown glass pumpkins and unique glass art objects
  • 8,000 one-of-a kind designs from 30 glass artisans from the Western States
  • Engaging flame working demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists
  • Being at a favorite fall tradition for all ages
  • Owning a locally made custom piece of glass art
  • Showing support for local artists
  • Assisting the hosting organizations in their efforts to promote local community art and education programs and initiatives. 

For more information, please call (650) 329-2366 or visit our website.

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Occurs in: September;October

Festival Location: Palo Alto Art Center

Contact Information:
Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto Art Center Foundation
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2366

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