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Pumpkin Festival 2019 – Pumpkin Giveaway

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Each year we host a jack-o’-lantern contest in conjunction with our Pumpkin Festival. On Sunday, October 6, we will give away 1,000 pumpkins between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to contest entrants. You may also enter your own carved pumpkin in the contest.

If you are registering a jack-o’-lantern for the contest, bring your entry to the Overlook Pavilion in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11.

The dates and times for this year’s lit jack-o’-lantern display are Friday and Saturday, October 11 and 12 (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). Family activities will be offered from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13.

Please plan to participate in the contest!

Many students and families look forward to choosing a pumpkin to carve for the contest each year.

Many students and families look forward to choosing a pumpkin to carve for the contest.

To learn how to volunteer to help us at the Pumpkin Festival, please contact Kelly Oleynik, Arboretum volunteer coordinator, at keo5114@psu.edu.

Details

Date:
October 6
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens
Corner of Park Avenue and Bigler Road
University Park, 16802 United States
Phone:
814-865-9118
Website:
arboretum.psu.edu