One of the most popular, enduring traditions in Lake Highlands – the annual St. James Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch – is open daily each October. During that time, thousands of pumpkins of every size, shape, and variety will be sold in the St. James Pumpkin Patch, located at the intersection of Audelia and McCree, just north of Northwest Highway.
The Pumpkin Patch is a joint venture between St. James Episcopal Church and Southwest-based farmers engaged in planting, growing and harvesting the crop. St. James’ proceeds from pumpkin sales fund the church’s Youth Group, helping teens grow in faith through local outreach and national and international mission trips.
St. James hosted its first pumpkin patch in 1997 to benefit the parish’s youth activities. Since then, the patch has grown to fully fund the youth program. Beyond our church, the Patch has become a special place for the community. Many area families come back year after year to purchase pumpkins and take photographs of children and grandchildren.