The Arboretum at Penn State

Pumpkin Festival

Our Pumpkin Festival takes place in October and features a pumpkin giveaway, jack-o’-lantern contest, lighted jack-o’-lantern display, and family activities. Volunteers help with event set-up, contest registration, jack-o’-lantern illumination, games and crafts, and more.

2023 Pumpkin Festival Dates   

Check back here for announcement of the 2023 festival dates.

2022 Contest Winners Announced

See the contest rules.

2022 Pumpkin Festival Jack-o'-Lantern Contest WinnersThe winners of this year’s jack-o’-lantern contest have been announced! Please click on the image of the poster to read the award winners’ names.

There is one winner who has not yet been identified due to a registration software issue. We will update the winners list as soon as we have the information.

Thanks to the Vargo family for making this community event possible. Festival parking was sponsored by Selma Harris.

Pumpkin Festival Gallery >