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Undergraduates invited to Halloween Farm Day

Restarting a tradition that was interrupted by the pandemic, this fall’s Farm Day will be held on Oct.31.

Undergraduates are invited to the lower Row House lawns for a festive fall celebration on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 4-8 p.m. There will be music and a wide variety of free food, from meatballs to Mexican favorites to macarons.

“It’s your best chance to take a break and have fun with your friends on campus – it’s nearby, and the lines are doable,” said Stanford Social Project’s Jared Poblete, ’23. “You can drop by for as long as you want for some freebies, music, and food!”

Free food and T-shirts

Stanford Social Project is a student and staff partnership helping to bring a wider variety of social events to campus. They have designed a Farm Day T-shirt that will be given to the first 300 students to arrive.

West Coast Farmers Market food vendors will have tents on lawns and in the lanes of Row Houses. They will serve hot food – ranging from pork belly sandwiches to Indian dishes – as well as snacks and desserts, such as shave ice and kettle corn. There will be a beer garden for students 21 and older. Food will be free for undergraduate students.

Mayfield Avenue will be closed to vehicles (except for the Marguerite shuttle) from the intersection with Campus Drive to the corner near the Tresidder parking lot.

Farm Day, but with a Halloween theme

The street fair will be preceded by trick-or-treat activities and games for families living in campus housing.

The Halloween celebration picks up where Farm Days left off before the COVID-19 pandemic. The first Farm Days, held in May and October of 2019, were a great success. This year’s is the first with a Halloween theme.

The event is one way the university is helping community members re-engage with each another after the enforced separation of the pandemic. The casual atmosphere of the event will help students connect with their classmates.

“We would like to have Farm Days as a regular fall and spring tradition every year,” said Nate Boswell, special assistant in the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. “It’s a way to bring people together and celebrate in a fun, safe, authentic way.”