Music, face painting and food at ‘Fall Harvest Jubilee’
The Outback Farm was filled with the scent of cookies and cider as the third annual Fall Harvest Jubilee began on Thursday, Oct. 26.
The jubilee was a free, spooky way to encourage students check out the Outback Farm.
“Ultimately what inspired it in the beginning is just getting the students engaged with this space on campus that’s often under utilized,” AS Environmental and Sustainability Programs Director Katie Winkelmin said. “I think that’s what has continued to inspire us. We just want to go bigger and better with this one and get more people involved.”
This year’s jubilee provided live music from The Dawn Bombs, Middle James and Morgan Paris Lanza. A donut-eating challenge along with other games, face painting, pumpkin crafts, cookies, cider and more were a part of the event.
“I just like the culture and the good vibes,” Western junior Sean Kearney said. “You can eat a donut off a string, which is definitely one of my favorite things to do. Best way to eat a donut. I’m going to eat all my food off a string from now on.”
The jubilee happened with the help of students, donations and Bellingham businesses.
One of the major hits at the gathering was face painting. Chelle Beautiful was responsible for painting the faces of many students, from dragons to flowers to prison tear drops.
“I was walking back from class at the commissary and I heard two guys playing guitar and I wandered over to see what they were doing and I saw some people with food and some people painting pumpkins,” Western freshman Monty Rosema said. “And then I started painting a pumpkin and now I’m here.”
The Outback Farm is a 5-acre agricultural space home to bees, chickens, and a variety of different crops and plants located behind the Fairhaven Complex and Buchanan Towers. For more information check out their Facebook page.