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Pumpkin Farm Trip

Halloween, a fun American holiday, is celebrated each year on October 31st, and typically ushers in the fall season in Chicago. A favorite tradition for this holiday is to carve pumpkins. In an effort to give international students and their families an opportunity to experience this unique American holiday, OIS hosts its annual Pumpkin Picking Trip to Bengston's Pumpkin Farm every October. Students in attendance learn about the American traditions of pumpkin carving and are able to see midwestern farm animals while experiencing tractor-driven hay rides and many of the customs associated with Halloween in the U.S.

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Pumpkin Farm Trip 2017

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:45 am – 3:30 pm

UIC Campus to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm (Lockport, IL) and back

Transportation provided

 

To register, please visit the OIS front desk in-person to complete a waiver form. Dependents are welcome at an additional cost. The deadline to register is Thursday, Oct. 19.