PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

The PEANUTS gang are back at it again with The Great Pumpkin Patch Express! The ultimate fall family fun with a train adventure in beautiful Western North Carolina! Returning on weekends in October this is guaranteed to be a delight for all ages!

About This Trip

Returning 2021 – Guests will hear a narration of Schulz’s “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as the train travels to the Pumpkin Patch. Upon arrival, passengers will be greeted and have a photo opportunity with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy. During your 1 hour and 30 minute layover, your activities to enjoy at The Great Pumpkin Patch will include:

  • campfire marshmallows
  • coloring station
  • temporary tattoos
  • trick or treating
  • bouncy house (weather permitting)
  • wagon rides

And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes! There will be plenty of PEANUTS™ merchandise at the GSMR Gift Store and Train Museum! Each child will also select their own pumpkin from The Great Pumpkin Patch to take home.


30m before departure Boarding begins at Bryson City Depot
See schedule for departure time Depart Bryson City, NC
0h 30m Arrive at pumpkin patch
0h 30m—2h 00m wagon rides, pumpkin picking, and more!
Activities included,
concessions available
2h 00m Depart pumpkin patch
2h 30m Arrive at Bryson City Depot
Time from Departure Activity

Given the nature of railroading, durations are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Classes of Service

Crown Class

Crown Class features assigned seating in a climate controlled car with large picture windows. Everyone over the age of 2 years old receives a souvenir tumbler with free refills of soda, coffee, and iced tea all day! Beer and wine available. Adult tickets are $68, $39 for children ages 2-12 years old, and $10 for infants 0-23 months.

Diesel N/A N/A N/A
Locomotive Adult (13+) Child (2-12) Infant (0-23 Months)

Coach Class

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Coach Class features open seating in an enclosed car, windows that can be opened for fresh air and taking photos, and are heated and have ceiling fans.

Diesel N/A N/A N/A
Locomotive Adult (13+) Child (2-12) Infant (0-23 Months)

Open Air Gondola

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Open Air Gondolas feature open seating in a car with unobstructed views, half-height walls, and a roof above to protect passengers from the elements.

Diesel N/A N/A N/A
Locomotive Adult (13+) Child (2-12) Infant (0-23 Months)

Class Comparison

Amenity Crown Class Coach Class Open Air Gondola
Child Gets A Pumpkin Yes Yes Yes
Restrooms Available Yes Yes Yes
Heat Yes Yes No
Air Conditioning Yes No No
Assigned Seating Yes No No
Souvenir Travel Mug Yes No No
Large Picture Windows Yes No No
Windows Open/Close No Yes No
Ceiling Fans No Yes No
Ideal for Photography No No Yes
Outward Facing Seats No No Yes
Padded Seats Yes Yes Yes
Meal Included No No No
Lunch Available Yes Yes Yes

How to Purchase

You can purchase your tickets online or call our reservations department at (800) 872-4681. No matter how you purchase tickets, they’ll be waiting at will call.

Or, you can purchase your tickets the day of in the Bryson City Depot.

See Classes of Service for the various class descriptions and pricing.

Where To Go

All departures are from the Bryson City Depot in Bryson City, NC.

Entrance to the parking lot is located at:

45 Mitchell St, Bryson City, NC 28713

Parking is $5 per vehicle or $7 per RV.

Plan on arriving at least 1 hour prior to your departure.


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Other excursions and/or events are available. Check out our complete train schedule to see all our options.

Ticket fares subject to 7% Historic Preservation Fee.  Schedules, fares, motive power, equipment, seat selection, and meals are subject to change without notice. We guarantee the class of service you select. You will be notified if a change in schedule or motive power affects your reservation. Payment in full at booking by major credit card is required to finalize a reservation. You may cancel your reservation in full or in part and receive a refund less a $14.00 fee per adult ticket and $6.00 fee per child ticket as late as 48 hours before departure. Within 48 hours of the departure the reservation becomes nonrefundable. You may reschedule any time prior to your originally scheduled departure with a $7.00 fee per ticket for another date within the same calendar year. You may not reschedule a reservation after the scheduled departure.

You agree that The Pumpkin Patch Express event (the “Event”) for which you purchased tickets and/or attended is a public event, that your appearance and actions inside and outside the venue where the Event occurs are public in nature, and that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to your actions or conduct at the Event. You hereby irrevocably grant permission to the Event’s host railroad, licensor, sponsor(s) and/or their assigns to use, copy, display, distribute, exhibit and utilize your name, image, digital image, likeness, acts, poses, voice, appearance, movements and statements in any live or recorded audio, video or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction of same, including at the Event (regardless of whether before, during or after the Event) for any purpose, in any manner, in any medium or context now known or hereafter developed without further authorization from or any compensation to you or anyone acting or entitled to act on your behalf.

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