AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) Everyone get ready for the university's annual pumpkin carving contest. Students, staff, alumni and fans can celebrate Halloween by coming out to Dudley Hall this Friday to decorate some pumpkins and continue an Auburn tradition. 

On Oct. 27 the Dudley Courtyard will be lit with jack-o-lanterns to benefit Auburn University and American Institute of Architecture Students. AIAS will partner up with the College of Architecture, Design and Constructions. The pumpkin carving will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m. 

The judging panel, who will be comprised of both faculty and community members, will select the best designs and award prizes donated from local vendors. The judging will be based on creativity, appearance and craftsmanship. The most creative pumpkins will be announced and donated starting at 7 p.m. 

Prizes will also be given out to those who are present for the costume contest and best pumpkin designs. The college is aiming to make this an event to unite the Auburn Family by offering free food and drinks while participants and spectators watch the carving take place with Aubie making an appearance during carving hours.

 Pumpkin carving can work up an appetite so make sure to grab a hotdog, hamburger and other treats Friday before you leave. Those who have their eye on a special pumpkin can purchase one for $5 as well. All proceeds will go to AIAS.

Dudley Courtyard is located beside the Graves Amphitheatre on Auburn’s campus. The closest parking is in the South Quad parking deck and is open for the public after 5 p.m.

Come to Dudley Courtyard this Friday to admire over 400 spooky, fun and creative pumpkins with family and friends. 



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