AU annual Pumpkin Carve set for Oct. 26

AUBURN – Students from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction will bring AU’s Dudley Hall courtyard alive with the glow of more than 400 jack-o-lanterns at the 19th annual Pumpkin Carve on Oct. 26.

The event, sponsored by the AU chapter of American Institute of Architecture Students, will begin at 9 a.m. with the carving of the pumpkins and will last throughout the day. At 6 p.m. the pumpkin carving ends and the pumpkins, many with intricate designs and current event themes, will be lighted and then judged based on creativity, appearance and craftsmanship by university, civic and business leaders.

The lighted pumpkins will be on display from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. After they are judged, they will be for sale for a minimum of a $5 dollar donation to AIAS. Uncarved pumpkins will be for sale for $4 beginning at 9 a.m.

From 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m., Aubie will be on hand to pose for pictures and help judge the children’s costume contest. Also beginning at 6 p.m. the Kidz Zone will offer face-painting, cookie decorating, bean bag toss and bobbing for apples.

Food will be for sale beginning at noon and will include hot dogs, hamburgers, chili and drinks.

A live video stream of all the day’s activities will be provided on the internet at /.

The Dudley Hall courtyard is located between Dudley Hall and Dudley Commons, adjacent to Graves Amphitheatre.

The CADC offers degree programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Community Planning, Building Science, Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Design-Build. The components of the CADC are annually regarded and ranked among the best in their respective disciplines nationally for the quality of education and quality of students.

Contact: Mike Clardy, (334) 844-4523 (