The fall festival is the annual Amherst College community event featuring fabulous fall foods and music by Amherst College students.
Entertainment includes an enormous inflated obstacle course, pumpkin carving and painting, 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. Ice cream in flavors of pumpkin, pumpkin oreo and pumpkin spice round out the fall hits.
This Amherst College event is a community event open to all Amherst College students, faculty, staff and their families.