Coming Up: 35th Annual Auburn Pumpkin Carve

35th Annual Auburn Pumpkin Carve

Save the date for a community favorite! The 35th Annual Auburn Pumpkin Carve is coming up on Friday, October 27th, at Dudley Hall.

About the 35th Annual Auburn Pumpkin Carve

This spooktacular Auburn tradition is hosted by students from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction each year. So, be sure to carve out time for the 35th Annual Auburn Pumpkin Carve this Friday.

Join the Auburn University American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), along with other Auburn University students, faculty and the community, in the courtyard to carve pumpkins and more. In fact, the carving begins at 9 a.m.

Other all-day events include scooping up souvenirs like this year’s Pumpkin Carve T-shirts and stickers. Or, better yet, bid on one-of-a-kind napkin sketches created by CADC faculty during a silent auction. You can try your luck and buy raffle tickets in the hopes of winning one of several prize baskets donated by campus partners and local businesses.

There will also be refreshments, with snacks, treats and drinks, as well as AIAS Dog Days handling hot dogs and hamburgers. 

More about the Auburn Pumpkin Carve

Enjoy the scents and sights of fall and the fun of Halloween as pumpkins become jack-o-lanterns right before your eyes. Carving tools and creativity will leave visitors in awe with intricate designs ranging from silly faces to Auburn pride to current event themes. 

The carving will end at 5:30 p.m. Then more than 200 jack-o-lanterns will light the way around the Dudley Hall courtyard. 

Judges, consisting of community members and CADC faculty, will pick the prize-winning pumpkins based on creativity, craftsmanship and appearance. Around 6:30 p.m., the winners of the napkin sketch silent auction, raffle contest and pumpkin carving contest will be announced. 

Last but not least, the winning pumpkins will be auctioned to benefit the AIAS, starting with a minimum $5 bid. 


Make plans to stop by Dudley Hall and Commons at 361 Graves Drive on Auburn University’s campus for the 35th Annual Auburn Pumpkin Carve. 

Dudley Courtyard is located between Dudley Hall and Dudley Commons, which is next to Graves Amphitheatre on campus. Please note that after 5 p.m., visitors can park in the South Quad Parking Deck on Lem Morrison Drive and Duncan Drive.


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