By: Stephanie Piccarillo

Fall is finally upon us, my favorite season of the year. To me, fall is all about pumpkins, admiring the foliage while you walk and chat with friends, and ghost stories. And there is so much of that around Princeton!

Nassau Inn Pumpkin carving Contest 2010

Every year, we here at the Nassau Inn hold our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Boy, what a competition! It is a chance for our employees to come together while showing their talents and carving skills. We have had scary pumpkins, funny pumpkins, those showcasing an employee’s favorite sports team and even an exact replica of our Food and Beverage manager! I have entered almost every year since I started working here and, while I have not won yet, I enjoy looking at the showcase of creativity and imagination. Our pumpkins are displayed in our Tap Room Restaurant the day of the contest. You should come on over and see them! This year, they will be displayed on Friday, October 28th, starting at 11:00 am.

While in the area, don’t forget to stop by Halo Pub and grab a cup of hot Caramel Apple Cider. While they sell it all year long, I always wait for the fall as it always seems to taste the best when mixed with the cool, crispness of the air. It is even better when shared with a loved one as you walk down Nassau Street to window shop. If you are not the shopping type, but you still want to get out and about, why not check out some of the tours offered by Princeton Tour Company?

There are so many walking tours offered with Princeton Tour Company, from Pub Crawls, the Albert Einstein Walking Tour, and even…oooooo…Ghost Tours! Now we’re talking. The Cemetery Visit and Ghost Tour is offered during the day and, for the brave of heart, at night as well. According the Princeton Tour Company’s website, you get to handle “EMF Meters, Therma-meters, Dowsing Rods and Night Vision flashlights” as you are taken on a tour through the local “battlegrounds, gravestones, neighborhoods and squares where unexplained apparitions or paranormal activity have been reported. Routes include stops inside the Princeton University campus and Princeton Cemetery.” I am getting goosebumps just thinking about it!

So come on down to the area and enjoy all the Fall season has to offer around here. I promise you won’t regret it. Hope to see you around!

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