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[Photo Story] Arboretum Holds Annual Pumpkin Festival

Last weekend, the Arboretum at Penn State held its annual Pumpkin Festival. The event offered food, live music, and an array of jack-o’-lanterns entered into the competition by a wide variety of age groups, including students.

Look through our lens take a glimpse around the festival to see what the event had to offer.

The Arboretum was decked out in festive fall decorations. This colorful array of pumpkins, gourds, and many others like it will be out all season, not just for the festival weekend.

The Jack-O-Lantern competition had a wide range of categories for kids, students, and adults alike. “Angler Fish” was a popular idea this year, as was the classic burning Elmo meme.

Many jack-o’-lantern artists creatively utilized other pumpkins or other parts of the pumpkin to creatively add to their concepts.

Many of the kids in the children’s age group had fun using paint to add to their designs, leading to some very creative designs that incorporated both carvings and paints.

Adults got in on the painting, too!

The entire display featured an array of carvings that utilized lots of awesome and creative techniques.

Some of the designs were particularly terrifying…

The event also had some food options for guests.

Tables on the lawn offered great spots where people could relax, enjoy their food and drinks, and take in the beautiful Happy Valley sunset.

One of the festival highlights was the cider stand — a seasonal favorite drink!

The festival was a great way for families and friends alike to enjoy the fall atmosphere at State College. We really missed this event last year, but we’re so happy it was back and better than ever.

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Mikey DeAngelis

As well as being a contributor to Onward State, Mikey DeAngelis is also the creator of the Mad About Disney YouTube channel and an aspiring filmmaker. Mikey loves Philly sports, traveling and hiking in National Parks, and watching movies. To reach Mikey, feel free to reach out on Twitter (@mikey_deangelis) or by email ([email protected]).


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