Pumpkins, Scarecrows & Caramel Apples

Two student hold pumpkins while talking to two other students at the festival outdoors


Fall Fest Is Sunday, October 14, 2018


The annual Fall Festival is an Amherst College community event featuring fabulous fall foods and music by Amherst College students.

Entertainment includes pumpkin carving, an inflatable 16-foot tandem slide and horse-drawn hayrides. Face-painting and a variety of games are available for all participants.

Valentine Dining services provides a Chowder House of steaming New Hampshire corn chowder and New England clam chowder together with lobster salad sliders; Val's Smoke Haus features pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket sliders and hot chocolate with marshmallows. The Apple Barn features fresh-made apple cider doughnuts coated in cinnamon, and caramel and candied apples, hot mulled cider, apple crisp and apple pie; the Pumpkin Patch offers fried pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheese cake, pumpkin cupcakes and whoopie pies. The s'mores corner is tucked in next to the ice cream truck and provides a warm alternative to the cold ice cream. Our vendors distribute fried dough, cider doughnuts, caramel corn and freshly squeezed citrus drinks. Maple Valley Farms brings their old-fashioned truck that lends an air of nostagia to the event. 

The Fall Fest is open to all Amherst College students, faculty, staff and their families.