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Date: October 27th, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM until 8:30 PM

Did you know the annual Pumpkin Carve is open to the public? The glow of more than 200 jack-o-lanterns will illuminate the courtyard of Auburn University’s Dudley Hall on Friday, October 27, as students from the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction hold the 35th Annual Pumpkin Carve. 
Visitors, community members, and students are invited to stroll through the Dudley Hall courtyard from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday to view this magnificent display of intricately carved jack-o-lanterns.
Interested in participating? The Carve is open to the public! This day-long event begins at 9 a.m. Carvers can purchase a pumpkin and begin right away, or come later if you can carve quickly! At dark, pumpkin lighting will commence and judges will select the pumpkins with the best design. Winners will be recognized with prizes and their pumpkins will be auctioned off to raise money for @aias_auburn. Any un-carved pumpkins will be available for purchase that evening as well.

More About the Pumpkin Carve:

The Auburn University American Institute of Architecture Students invites the public, students, faculty, and community members to gather in the courtyard of Dudley Hall to carve pumpkins. Judges, who include community members and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction faculty, will select the best pumpkins and award prizes donated by local businesses.
The carving begins at 9:00 a.m., and all-day events include a silent auction to win napkin sketches created by CADC faculty and the opportunity to purchase this year’s Pumpkin Carve t-shirts and stickers. Raffle tickets will be sold for the chance to win one of several prize baskets donated by local businesses and campus partners. Refreshments will include snacks, treats, and beverages from various CADC organizations as well as AIAS Dog Days coordinating hamburgers and hot dogs.
At 5:30 p.m. pumpkin carving will end, and the pumpkins will be illuminated. The pumpkins, many with intricate designs and current event themes, will be judged by a jury of community members and CADC faculty based on creativity, appearance, and craftsmanship.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., winners for the raffle contest, napkin sketch silent auction, and pumpkin carving contest will be announced, and prizes awarded. At 8:30 p.m., the winning pumpkins will be auctioned to benefit the AIAS. Other carved and uncarved pumpkins will be available for purchase for a minimum donation of $5 with those proceeds also benefiting the AIAS.
The Dudley Courtyard is located between Dudley Hall and Dudley Commons, which is adjacent to the Graves Amphitheater on the Auburn University campus. After 5 p.m., visitors can park in the South Quad Parking Deck on Lem Morrison Dr. and Duncan Dr.
More information and updates about this year’s Pumpkin Carve event can be found on the Pumpkin Carve website: aub.ie/PumpkinCarve