Homecoming Week continues with Best of Penn State Carnival
It may have been 35 degrees this afternoon, but even the cold weather couldn’t keep people away from the HUB Lawn for the annual Best of Penn State (BOPS) Carnival hosted by Penn State Homecoming.
“It’s great we get to do something like this for Homecoming every year. We’re so lucky we have a lawn this big to host it,” a girl manning the food station said.
She’s right: the lawn is huge and hosting a massive amount of activities. There are slides and bouncy houses for every college student’s inner-child, which are being quite popularly utilized. The food, aside from looking and tasting delicious, adds to the carnival ambiance.
The smell of popcorn and cotton-candy gives a real “carnival feel” to the lawn. There’s mini-golf, cornhole, voting sections, pie-a-face stands, and even blow-up arenas for friendly wrestling. That type of workout at a carnival isn’t really my thing, but it sure looks popular.
The thing that seems to draw the biggest crowd each year, however, is right in the middle of the lawn: a petting zoo.
There were goats, camels, and the cutest, friendliest pony you could ever meet! The entire HUB lawn is jam-packed with great activities and even better vibes.
Every year, Penn State has a week dedicated to Homecoming filled with exciting activities celebrating Penn State, and this year was no exception. The carnival drew a bigger and bigger crowd as the day went on, proving that this is a great way to get the whole student body and Penn State community excited about Homecoming and the legacy of Penn State.