The University of Texas-Pan American will host its 43rd annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin on Saturday, October 31 from 6-10 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.
Free and open to all students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community, the festival offers families a variety of activities such as costume and pumpkin pie eating contests with prizes, a haunted house, face painting, a wax hand replica machine and other free attractions, such as inflatable laser tag and a giant slide. A DJ will provide musical entertainment.
Student organizations on campus will offer food booths and carnival games with 100 percent of the proceeds going to help operate their organizations - many of them academic-related.
Bring the kids and the grandparents and grandkids to have a safe but howling good time while supporting opportunities for UTPA students. Free parking is available adjacent to the Fieldhouse.
For more information, call the University Program Board at 956/316-7991.