• October 8
  • H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in The Arboretum at Penn State, University Park
  • October 8, 2017
  • Category: Fairs & Festivals

Event Details

  • October 8, 2017
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Free


  • H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in The Arboretum at Penn State
  • Corner of Park Avenue and Bigler Road
  • University Park, PA 16802
  • 814-865-9118
  • http://arboretum.psu.edu

Event Description

Children especially enjoy choosing their pumpkins! (Pictured: Michael Haggerty - 2016)

The Arboretum at Penn State invites members of the University community and the public to enter the annual jack-o'-lantern contest. Twelve hundred pumpkins will be given away on Sunday, October 8, to contest entrants - come early for the best selection. You can also provide your own pumpkin. Register your jack-o’-lantern from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13. Contest entries will be displayed on the Event Lawn in the gardens from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Ribbons will be awarded in categories based on age and theme, including best Penn State theme, best Arboretum theme, best traditional jack-o'-lantern, and best-in-show.

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