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UK Alumni Association hosts annual Legacy Pumpkin Festival Sept. 24

Stacey Gish | UK Alumni Association.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Alumni Association invites UK alumni and their families to the 19th Annual Legacy Pumpkin Festival 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall, located at 3431 Iron Works Pike in Lexington.  

There is no cost to attend Pumpkin Festival and activities include a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, games, inflatables, face painting and more. Spindletop’s outdoor pool will be open for $5 per person. Payment for pool visits will be collected at the family pool gate.  

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