Penn State Arboretum To Host Annual Pumpkin Giveaway October 2

It’s time to get out the carving knives again.

The Arboretum’s pumpkin giveaway for its annual jack-o’-lantern contest will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 2.

The Arboretum expects to give away up to 1,000 pumpkins on Sunday. Finished jack-o’-lanterns can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 7.

The jack-o’-lanterns will be displayed at the Pumpkin Festival, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on October 7, and from 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 8.

The festival, which is free to attend, offers food vendors, activities, and crafts. Local bands will perform in the Overlook Pavilion during select hours.

For more information about the giveaway and festival, visit the Arboretum’s website.

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