Penn State Berks to host Fall Fest on Oct. 19

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READING, Pa. — As part of its 60th anniversary celebration throughout 2018, Penn State Berks will host a Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 19. The event will begin with a family-oriented program from 5-7 p.m. at the Perkins Plaza. Attendees are invited to bring their children for trick-or-treating, fall-themed games, hayrides around the campus, and a costume parade led by the Nittany Lion mascot. This event is free and open to both the campus community and the general public, and refreshments will be served. Space is limited and preregistration is required for all attendees.

There will also be a Fall Fest table-and-treat contest in Perkins Plaza as part of the family-oriented program. Teams will decorate a table with a theme, wear costumes, and hand out candy to the children who will be trick-or-treating at the tables. At 7 p.m. the Fall Fest committee members will announce winners and prizes will be awarded.

The “witching hour” will begin at 7 p.m. and run through 10 p.m. During that time, student Lion Ambassador tour guides will take attendees on a haunted tour of the campus. Penn State Berks community members dressed as vampires, witches, and other scary characters will tell stories of the ghosts and legends that surround Penn State Berks. This part of the event is not recommended for young children. Tours will begin at the Perkins Plaza and preregistration is not required.

For more information on Fall Fest, contact Erica Pulaski, co-chair of the Fall Fest Committee and director of Admissions and Financial Aid, at 610-396-6061 or via email at [email protected].