Weekend events: Pumpkins, fall festivals and concerts
No football game this weekend? No worries. There’s plenty going on in Happy Valley.
For starters, it’s Parents’ Weekend at Penn State. So while there isn’t a football game, town should be bustling with activity. Coming into town just for the weekend? Or are you just trying to figure out how to fill the void since the Nittany Lions are – gasp – off this week?
Let’s take a closer look at the events happing in and around Happy Valley this weekend:
Thursday, Oct. 12
Eric Ian Farmer – Eric Ian Farmer will perform at 8 p.m. in the Attic at the State Theatre. Born in State College and raised in North Carolina, Farmer shares his own songs about relationships, social awareness and finding one’s path in life and keeps alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and Bob Marley. For ticket information, visit www.thestatetheatre.org.
Friday, Oct. 13
Arboretum Pumpkin Festival – The annual family-friendly event officially gets under way on Friday. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Those attending will be able to check out the jack-‘o-lanterns. There will be food, games and live music. The event is free of charge.
Cabinet – The band will play at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre. They are a band with roots planted firmly in the Appalachian tradition. The band’s sound has roots in bluegrass, country and folk. For tickets, visit www.thestatetheatre.org.
Penn State women’s volleyball vs. Michigan State – The Penn State women’s volleyball team takes on Big Ten rival Michigan State beginning at 7 p.m. at Rec Hall. For tickets, visit www.gopsusports.com.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Penn State Parents’ Weekend – There are many activities scheduled throughout campus. Visit www.psu.edu for more information.
Way Fruit Farm Fall Festival – The fruit farm hosts a fall festival on the second and third Saturdays in October. Festivities begin at 9 a.m.
Car Show – WHVL’s Seventh annual Car Show will be held beginning at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Nittany Mall. Admission is free.
Fall Fest – The annual event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Allen Street in State College. There will be pumpkin decorating contests, games and food.
Arboretum Pumpkin Festival – The annual event continues on Saturday. There will be activities from 4 p.m. until dusk at the Arboretum. Once again, there will be activities for the kids, food and live music. The event is free of charge.
Raystown Lake Fall Foilage Tour – Enjoy fall scenery around the lake on the Fall Foilage Dinner Cruise aboard the Princess. The tour runs from 3:30 p.m until 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (814) 658-3074 or visit www.7pointsmarina.com. Cost is $35 per person and reservations are required.
Penn State women’s volleyball vs. Michigan – The Penn State women’s volleyball team takes on Big Ten rival Michigan beginning at 7 p.m. at Rec Hall. For tickets, visit www.gopsusports.com.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Raystown Lake Fall Foilage Tour – Enjoy fall scenery around the lake on the Fall Foilage Dinner Cruise aboard the Princess. The tour runs from noon until 2 p.m. For more information, call (814) 658-3074 or visit www.7pointsmarina.com. Cost is $35 per person and reservations are required.
An Evening with Shovels and Rope – The South Carolina duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst will perform at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre. They have a unique sound and their new release features several bold and personal tracks. For tickets, visit www.thestatetheatre.org.