Established in October 2013, Fall Festival is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and families to experience the food and activities that are traditional to New England throughout the fall season. This year’s festival featured an extensive menu of seasonal favorites prepared by Dining Services and local vendors, as well as live music, pumpkin carving, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, caricature artists, lawn games, and more.

A crowd congregates on campus for food and music.

The Wildmans—siblings Eli and Aila Wildman on guitar, fiddle, and vocals, joined by banjoist Victor Furtado—played bluegrass and folk music for the crowd.

Pumpkin soup, popcorn and aerial view of the fesitval, and a closeup of President Elliott talking to three students.

Food: butternut bisque (top left); freshly popped kettle corn (bottom right).
Bottom left: Students greet President Michael Elliott.

Four students pose with a carved pumpkin.

Left to right: Emory Tudor ’26, Maggie Sher ’26, Jessye Salmon ’26, and John Joire ’26.

A scarecrow and some pumpkin in the process of being carved.

All things pumpkin: pumpkin scarecrow, pumpkin decorations, and pumpkin carving.

Students sit for caricatures to be drawn by the artists.

Caricatures: Artists draw caricatures of festival attendees.

A candied apple, sweet potatoe fries, and students playing jenga.

Food: candied apple (top right), sweet potato fries (bottom left).
Game: Jenga (top left and bottom right).

A group of students looks skyward, waiting for the football to drop.

Game: A circle of students playing Hacky Sack.

Students enjoying lemonade and grilled cheese.

Food & Facepaint: lemonade (top left), traditional grilled cheese (bottom right).

Visitors enjoying food and games outside during fall festival.Do

Feasting at Fall Fest 2022.

Donuts, patries, and students playing games alongside President Elliott.

Food: brown-butter apple tart (top left); apple cider donut (bottom right).
Game: President Michael Elliott plays cornhole with students.

Three students sitting on hay bales, eating popcorn and drinking lemonade.

Students enjoying refreshments and live music -- and hay bale chairs -- at Fall Fest.

Ribs, a submarine sandwich, face-painting, and horse-pulled carriage rides.

Food: mini lobster roll (top right); fire-braised BBQ pork ribs (bottom left).
Activities: An artist sketches a tiger on the face of Molly Donegan '26 (top left); a horse-drawn carriage ride (bottom right).

Children running through a pumpkin patch.

And finally, what we really ALL want to be doing: running freely through a pumpkin patch!