During the School Year
The pumpkin patch was where Hagrid grows enormous pumpkins for the school's Hallowe'en feast every year on 31 October. These pumpkins are usually carved into Jack-o-Lanterns and enchanted to hang from the ceiling in the Great Hall or in the corridors.
Hagrid used his pumpkin patch to tether the hippogriff Buckbeak in 1993 while awaiting its sentence of death. With help from the Time-Turner, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger were able to successfully lure Buckbeak out of the pumpkin patch with dead ferrets and have him escape before his execution, and let Sirius take him to be free. Upon finding the hippogriff gone, the executioner (Walden Macnair) hurled his axe at a pumpkin in frustration.
In 1996, the pumpkin patch was were Aragog's funeral took place. With the aid of Harry and Horace Slughorn, Hagrid dug a grave for the acromantula and laid the enormous spider to rest with Slughorn saying a few words celebrating his memory.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Harry Potter LEGO Sets
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