Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction to hold 20th annual Pumpkin Carve on Halloween

AUBURN – Students from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction will light up the courtyard of Dudley Hall with the glow of more than 400 jack-o-lanterns at the 20th annual Pumpkin Carve on Halloween, Oct. 31.

The event, sponsored by the Auburn University 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. Uncarved pumpkins will be on sale for $4 beginning at 9 a.m.

At noon, hot dogs, hamburgers, chili and drinks will be on sale and the student costume contest will be held.

At 6 p.m., the pumpkin carving will end and the pumpkins, many with intricate designs and current event themes, will be lighted. Judging of the carved pumpkins will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be based on creativity, appearance and craftsmanship. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the carved pumpkins will be available for purchase for a minimum donation of $5 to the American Institute of Architecture Students.

The public is invited to carve from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. During this time, there will be face painting, cookie decorating, games and other community activities, with the children’s costume contest beginning at 6 p.m. A trio from Auburn’s music department will provide music throughout the day.

A live video stream of all the day’s activities will be provided at

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

Contact: Carol C. Nelson, (334) 844-4590 (, or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (