Media Advisory: Project Pumpkin: A favorite fall festival

Who: Wake Forest students will host more than 1,000 Winston-Salem area children from local agencies for Halloween fun (2013 Flickr gallery). This year’s festival will have a “Space Jam” theme based on the popular Looney Tunes film featuring Michael Jordan.

What: Wake Forest students dressed in Halloween costumes will escort the children around campus to collect candy, make crafts and watch musical performances by student groups.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 3-6 p.m.

Where: Hearn Plaza at Wake Forest University

Why: In 1989, Wake Forest students started a Halloween festival on campus for local children. Twenty-six years later, Project Pumpkin has become a Wake Forest tradition that participating schools and agencies in Winston-Salem look forward to each year. This year, more than 450 Wake Forest student volunteers will welcome children from 25 local agencies to the University for an afternoon of carnival games, trick-or-treating and fall celebration.

Note: Media representatives must check in at the escort and media table in front of Wait Chapel to receive a press kit and photography guidelines.

About Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University combines the best traditions of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Founded in 1834, the school is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. The University’s graduate school of arts and sciences, divinity school, and nationally ranked schools of law, medicine and business enrich our intellectual environment. Learn more about Wake Forest University at

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