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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


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2017 Pumpkin Farm Trip! For photos of the event, check out the OIS Facebook page. Details regarding next year's trip will be posted in early fall, 2018.