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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 Farm Trip 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 2018


Saturday, October 20, 2018

9:45 am – 3:30 pm

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

Transportation provided

To participate in the Pumpkin Farm Trip, UIC international students and scholars must visit the OIS front desk in-person to sign a waiver form. Dependents are welcome at an additional $15 fee (cash only). The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 17.