Auburn students host 30th annual Pumpkin Carve

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A fall tradition 30 years in the making is returning to The Plains this year. The annual Pumpkin Carve, hosted by students in Auburn University’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, is set for Friday, Oct. 26.

The Pumpkin Carve, which began as a studio project, has turned into one of the most celebrated events within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction. The day-long event consists of a pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, food and a visit from Aubie. The event serves as a fundraiser for Auburn’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students.

Pumpkin carving will begin at 9 a.m. in the courtyard of Dudley Hall, and participants will have until 6 p.m. to finish their designs. At that time, the pumpkins will be lit and judging will begin. Judges, who are invited from the community and the college, select the best pumpkins and award prizes. At 7 p.m., a silent auction of napkin sketches begins and costume contest and raffle winners are announced.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to carve pumpkins and dress up in their Halloween costumes. Upon arrival, costume contest participants can take a picture in front of a designed wall. All photos are judged, and winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Winners must be present to receive a prize.

Aubie will be in attendance at various times throughout the event.

For more information, call 334-844-4524.

The College of Architecture, Design and Construction embraces the land grant mission of Auburn University by actively seeking ways to address and anticipate the critical issues of the region, the nation, and the world. The College's highly regarded programs in architecture, industrial design, landscape architecture, construction management and real estate development as well as unique off-campus programs such as Rural Studio, Urban Studio, futures studio and the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Program expand the boundaries of the classroom and offer an unmatched educational experience.