Community members invited to join in Penn State Mont Alto Autumn Fest

Mont Alto Autumn Fest Pumpkin Painting

A variety of fall-themed activities will be available during Penn State Mont Alto’s Autumn Fest.

Credit: Debra Collins

MONT ALTO, Pa. — The public is invited to join in a variety of activities slated for Penn State Mont Alto’s family weekend, Autumn Fest, free of charge. To attend the following events, individuals are encouraged to register at

Friday, Sept. 20

— Talent Show at 7 p.m. in the General Studies Building Auditorium. Come watch students, faculty and staff show off their talents. Students have the chance to win prizes.

Saturday, Sept. 21

— Woodsman Team Demonstration from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Pit, near the Nittany Lion Shrine. Come see axe throwing, fire starting, wood chopping and more.

— Jazz Brunch with the Danny Webber Jazz Trio at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in The Mill Café. Purchase bunch and listen to the classic, contemporary, and original jazz of the Danny Webber Jazz Trio.

— Assorted Fun, Family-Friendly Fall activities from noon to 4 p.m., in Wiestling Student Center. Family-friendly fall activities and refreshments as well as a petting zoo on the Quad.

— Women’s and Men’s Soccer versus Brandywine at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Soccer Field. Come cheer on the Nittany Lions. The first 25 individuals to attend each game will receive a free cow bell!

— Portable Planetarium Open House with Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics Kimberly Herrmann, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC). Herrmann will present an overview of the planetarium’s capabilities, including its digital projection and inflatable dome that seats about 45 adults. The digital planetarium can simulate the day or night sky from anywhere on Earth. Herrmann will explore some well-known solar system objects like our moon and planets, as well as constellations ― recognized patterns of stars that are frequently named for mythological figures in various cultures. Questions about the astronomical wonders in the sky, our solar system, and beyond are welcomed. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

For more information about these events during Parent & Family Weekend, please contact Curtis Hoover, director of student affairs, at [email protected] or 717-749-6138.