Historic Yellow Springs
Village Open House

Yellow Springs Special Events

2nd Annual Village Open House

October 15 • 12 – 4 pm

Welcome the spirit of autumn and save the date for the highly anticipated second annual Village Open House on October 15, 2023! Explore the charming village of Yellow Springs and it’s unique 300 year history, while indulging in a delightful array of fall activities for visitors of all ages. This event is free and open to the public!

Activities Include:

Pumpkin Carving Contest

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, we invite you to unleash your inner artist and carve out some fall fun! This event promises to be a gourd-geous exhibition filled with creativity, and, of course, plenty of pumpkin magic. Whether you're an experienced pumpkin carver or just looking to try your hand at it for the first time, everyone is welcome to join in the Halloween spirit.

The Jack-O-Lantern Exhibition will take place during the Village Open House on October 15, from 12 – 4 pm. Visitors will get to vote for their favorite pumpkins by scanning a QR code and the winners will be shared on social media!

Contest Rules:

  1. Participants must provide pumpkin. (Real and foam pumpkins accepted)
  2. Pumpkin must be carved, and have accessibility to put a light inside.
  3. Paints, markers, and other decorations may also be used on carved pumpkin

Lights and exhibition tags for pumpkins will be provided.

Carved Pumpkins can be checked in at Historic Yellow Springs in the Lincoln building on Friday, October 13, from 9:30 am – 3:45 pm.

Pumpkins can be picked up at 4 pm on Sunday, October 15, or on Monday, October 16 from 10 am - 2 pm.

Register here, deadline to register is Monday, October 9.

Please contact Jess Presley with any questions: jpresley@yellowsprings.org or 610.827.7414 ext. 20

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Mark Ashton
Amy DeShong
Anne Congdon