Pumpkin Patch Express - 2019
Pumpkin Patch Express
Oct 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
Calera, AL
Please Arrive At Least 2:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Oct 27, 2019 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
All aboard for an autumn train ride through the woods of Shelby County to the Pumpkin Patch for family fun and to pick out and purchase your perfect pumpkin!

Pumpkin Patch Express:


All aboard for an autumn train ride through the woods of Shelby County to the Pumpkin Patch for family fun and to pick out and purchase your perfect pumpkin! While at the Pumpkin Patch, take a hay ride, bounce in the inflatables, and participate in a variety of other fun, family-friendly activities! 

Pumpkins are an additional $6 each and may be purchased on-site when passengers pick up their train tickets at the Calera Depot ticket window on the day of their event. Pumpkins may also be purchased at the Pumpkin Patch.

Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the Depot or tickets may be purchased on-site the day of the event, as quantities last. Locomotive and caboose tickets are available for this event! Passenger age limits apply - Check with a Ticket Agent prior to purchase.

The Pumpkin Patch Express lasts approximately 1 ½ hours including the train ride and time at the Pumpkin Patch.


 - Navigate difficult Interstate traffic

 - Find appropriate parking

 - Pick up your tickets at the Calera Depot

 - Purchase your pumpkin pass at the Calera Depot

 - Use the restrooms at the Gift Shop

 - Check out the Depot Museum exhibits

 - Tour our collection of railroad equipment in Clark Yard

 - Visit our working Signal Garden

 - Take photos

 - Shop the Gift Shop, and

 - Get in position to board the train.


There are no working restrooms available in our vintage rail cars. Please be sure to use the restrooms at the Gift Shop prior to boarding.



For the safety of our visitors, The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum will temporarily close when lightning is present and will remain closed for 30 minutes past the last lightning occurrence.


The HODRRM may close for the day if inclement weather conditions persist. If your scheduled train ride is cancelled and will not be rescheduled that same day, HODRRM may provide, upon request, a full refund or exchange of your ticket.



Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the Gift Shop and at the Pumpkin Patch. However, The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum's policy is that other than bottled water and infant care items, no food or beverages may be brought onboard the train. Please finish or dispose of refreshments before attempting to board the train.


Upon purchasing a ticket to participate in the events sponsored or hosted by The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, you acknowledge and agree that you and/or your child (and/or children) in your care may be photographed and/or videotaped. You agree that any such image may be used to publicly promote the museum and its events via print publications, online publications, presentations, websites and social media. You also understand that no compensation nor fee will be provided to you for the use of such photographs/videos.


Children under 24 months of age ride free of charge. However, each infant is required to sit in an adult's lap at all times while on the train. When ordering your tickets, select "Coach Infant" (if available) or simply request a complimentary infant ticket at the Ticket Depot to receive the appropriate ticket. If you did not order an infant ticket with your initial order, notify the ticket agent upon arrival.


For your safety, strollers and infant car seat carriers are not permitted aboard the train.



Our train has wheelchair accessible accommodations on the Long Island 2972 and Open Air Car 1121. Wheelchair loading and unloading capabilities are available ONLY at the Calera Depot. 

NOTE: A person in your party must ride the train while IN a wheelchair in order to purchase this ticket. This ticket provides only a secure SPACE for a wheelchair - Meaning, NO actual seat is provided with this ticket.

Train Ride
Coach-Senior, Military & NRHS
Caboose Tickets
Locomotive Tickets