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Penn State Arboretum To Host Annual Pumpkin Giveaway October 1

The Arboretum will host its annual pumpkin giveaway from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, at the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens.

Following the pumpkin picking, the Arboretum will host its yearly Pumpkin Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 6, and 3 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, from 3 to 9 p.m. The festival features a jack-o’-lantern carving contest, lighted nighttime displays, games, crafts, and refreshments.

Age categories for the festival’s jack-o’-lantern-carving contest can be found here, and more information about the giveaway and festival itself can be accessed on the Arboretum’s website.

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