Pumpkin Palooza Fall Festival is Thursday, Oct. 25

October 24, 2018

Kids in costume playing games

WHO: Families from the community are invited to join students and staff of Hudson Valley Community College for the annual "Pumpkin Palooza" festivities at the college.

WHAT: During the day, Engineering Science students will compete in the annual Pumpkin Launch using catapults they have designed and built. Prizes will be awarded to the student groups that hit their target.

In the evening, children and accompanying adults from the community will enjoy the ninth annual Pumpkin Palooza, a free pre-Halloween celebration that includes music, a magic show by magician Jim Snack, face painting, carnival games with prizes, caricatures, refreshments, and an appearance by Mr. Twisty the clown, among other activities. Participants can walk through a display of pumpkins carved and/or decorated by Hudson Valley students and staff for a competition earlier in the day. Attendees are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to the event.

All events are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring a food item for donation to the college's food pantry.

Pumpkin Palooza is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Community College Student Senate and Student Activities Office.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

  • The Pumpkin Launch takes place from 11:30 a.m. to noon
  • Judging of the pumpkin carving/decorating competition will be at noon
  • Family/community activities run from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Pumpkin Launch will be held in the Campus Quad area in front of the Siek Campus Center. Judging of the pumpkin carving/decorating takes place in the Campus Center. Evening activities take place in the McDonough Sports Complex.