Jack-O’-Lantern Registration

Jack-O'-Lantern Registration


Friday, October 6, 2023    


Overlook Pavilion

Register a jack-o’-lantern for our annual contest!

Entries will be accepted at the Overlook Pavilion in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Designs must be family-friendly. 
Categories are as follows: Age 2-4, Age 5-7, Age 8-10, Age 11-13, Age 14-18, Age Adult, PSU Students.

Awards will be given for:


Best Arboretum Theme

Best Penn State Theme

Best Pop Culture Theme

Results of the judging will be posted on Facebook and on our website that evening and in the gardens the next day.

Jack-o'-Lanterns are displayed on Event Lawn

Jack-o’-Lanterns are displayed on Event Lawn