Earlier today, I caught myself saying to a friend, “Anytime this week is fine — I don’t have anything going on.” A few seconds later, I realized how rarely I say something like this. No exams, no major papers — this is great! Seriously, it’s such a blessing just to be able to have a few weeks with no major stresses imminently looming on the horizon.

Fall Festival - Pumpkins, Scarecrows and Caramel Apples

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.