Staff Fall Fest

Fall Fest

Fall Fest


All staff and their immediate families are invited to join us for a spooky good time at the Staff Fall Fest!

Monday, October 31

President's House & Garden

3:20*-5:30 p.m.

*3:20 p.m. is rumored to be the time where the ghosts start to come out on campus!

Costumes encouraged!  

- Refreshments

- Games & Activities

- Contests

- Photo Booth

- It's Poppin' Gourmet Kettle Corn will be popping fresh kettle corn on site!  Bags of kettle corn will be for sale - all forms of payment accepted!


To help us plan, we'd like to get a general idea of the number of attendees.  
Please RSVP for you and your guests no later than Monday, October 17.

RSVP here: 


Guest Parking:  For any non-Winthrop employee guests that will be attending, there will be a limited number of reserved parking spots behind the President's House.  Parking will also be available across the street in the BCM grass lot.  Please keep this in mind if you are bringing children that parking at the BCM lot will require crossing Oakland Avenue (there is a designated crosswalk located in front of Sellers House).  



Register for one (or both!) contests here: 
Deadline to register for both contests is Friday, October 28 at 9 a.m.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Feeling creative? Enter our annual pumpkin carving contest!  Pumpkin entries will be displayed for all to enjoy and admire at the Fall Fest.

    All pumpkins must be carved and decorated prior to the event, and must be delivered to the display area between 2:45-3:15 p.m. at the President's house garden (there will be a registration table at the entrance to the garden to direct you where to go).  

    Pumpkins must have an element of carving, but paint and other props are permitted.  No on-site carving will be allowed.  If your pumpkin is to be illuminated, please provide your own lights, and keep in mind that you may not have any access to a power outlet.  Pumpkin displays cannot take up more than 3 ft. of space on a table.  

    Judging will take place during the Fest and awarding will take place at 5 p.m.  (As we know people will be attending as they are able, you do not need to be present to win). 

    Most importantly:  HAVE FUN!


Costume Contest

Do you love to dress up in costume for Halloween?  So do we!  Enter the costume contest and then show off your look at the Fall Fest!

    Single participants only - no group costume entries.  Only current staff members may enter.  Be sure that costumes must provide appropriate bodily coverage, no profanity/explicit words or symbols and no real weapons/flames/etc. (Remember, we are still at our place of work and children will be present!)

    When you arrive at the Fest, you will be asked to take a photo in your costume for judging.  The winner will be announced later in the week!

    Most importantly:  HAVE FUN!


Last Updated: 1/9/23