Glass Pumpkin Patch of Carmel
Location: The Hilton Bialek Habitat (4380 Carmel Valley Road, Next to Carmel Middle School)
This annual fall fundraising event will feature the critically-acclaimed work of Nick Leonoff, along with a curated group of glass artists, in a breathtaking display of over 1,500 hand-blown glass pumpkins, each a unique treasure of its own. Other featured artists include: Kevin Chong, Alan Masaoka, Todd Moore and Nancy Francioli.
Attendees will also enjoy live music and a Chef’s Showcase of pumpkin-infused “small bites” from local culinary geniuses, amidst MEarth’s late-summer gardens. Participating chefs + restaurants include:
- Chef David Baron | Casanova Restaurant
- Chef Brad Briske | La Balena
- Chef Brian Kearns| La Bicyclette
- Chef Soerke Peters | Basil Seasonal Dining
- Chef James Anderson | Affina
- Chef Jason Giles | Portola Hotel & Spa
- Chef Ken MacDonald | Edgar’s Restaurant – Quail Lodge and Golf Club
- Chef Tim Wood | Carmel Valley Ranch
FREE admission to the patch. Chef Showcase Tasting Tickets: $20
If you are feeling lucky, buy a raffle ticket and bid on our “Instant” Wine Cellar Opportunity Drawing ($25 each or 5/$100) for your chance to win 40+ bottles of wine from donating wineries: Bernardus, Chesebro, Chock Rock, Cima Colina, Cowgirl, Galante, Heller, Holman Ranch, Marilyn Remark, Mercy, Morgan, Pessagno, Scheid, Silvestri, Twisted Roots, and Ventanta Vineyards.
A percentage of all pumpkin sales and 100% of tasting ticket and opportunity drawing sales will go directly towards supporting MEarth’s mission of educating + inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders in Monterey County.