Kick off the beginning of fall—and hopefully the start of milder weather—at the most autumn of places: a pumpkin patch.

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy once again hosts Pumpkins in the Park, which turns a normal trip to the pumpkin patch into an educational experience. Proceeds from the event help support the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy’s efforts to connect residents to the area surrounding Guadalupe River through awareness and activities.

Discovery Meadow will transform into a fall wonderland, complete with a giant pumpkin patch, tasty treats and fresh apple cider. Kids will have a chance to show off their cutest, scariest and most original costumes during the children’s costume parades taking place three times throughout the day.

Enjoy carnival game favorites like bottle ring toss, roller bowler and corn hole, or try new games like the lollipop tree. There will also be bounce houses, pumpkin decorating and a giant slide to keep the fun going. Musical entertainment will be provided by funny man Andy Z.

The theme throughout the day will be education about the Guadalupe River, including the festival’s “zero waste” approach. All food served—as well as items food is served on—will be compostable, and materials used to create the event will be reusable.

Tickets are required for games at the event, and they can be purchased at the event. One ticket cost 50 cents, 12 for $5, or 24 for $10.