The Pumpkin Patch Express at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

All Aboard! Kick up your pumpkin search this year with a ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum!

Board their vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your perfect pumpkin!

Pumpkins can be purchased when you pick up your tickets at the Calera Depot ticket window prior to the event or on location at the Pumpkin Patch for cash only.

While at the Pumpkin Patch, you’ll also get to take a hay ride, bounce in the inflatable bounce house, and participate in a variety of other family-friendly activities! The Pumpkin Patch Express train ride lasts approximately¬†1¬Ĺ hours including the train ride and time at the Pumpkin patch.

Locomotive and caboose tickets area available. Passenger age limits apply – Check with a Ticket Agent prior to purchase.

Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the depot, or tickets may be purchased on-site the day of the event.


– Pick up your tickets 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.

The Pumpkin Patch Express kicks off this Weekend and will run every Saturday and Sunday through October!

For more information or to purchase tickets visit their site

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