The smell of funnel cakes and apple cider filled the air as the University Program Board hosted Fall Fest, one of their biggest events, on Tuesday between Woodworth and DeHority Complexes.

Pumpkin carving and painting, live music, carnival games, caramel apples, funnel cakes and s'mores were offered for free to Ball State students.

"The caramel apples really sucked me in," freshman Leah Kundel said.  

There were enough pumpkins for every student in attendance to carve or paint one. Freshman Nicole Pachmayer, sophomore Ariel Moody and freshman Ben Darland attended the event because they enjoyed it last year and liked the idea of a festive event.

"It's a good stress reliever during midterms," Moody said. "It's just something fun to do."

UPB freshman Brandon Crandall said he volunteered for the event to supervise the pumpkin carving and painting.

"It seems to attract a lot of people," Crandall said. "It blends in with what you think fall festivals are about."

UPB junior Jessica Womick said Fall Fest is one of the biggest events during the Fall Semester because it gets people in the mood to celebrate the season.

"It's a really good way to bring in autumn and to get people ready and excited for the cold weather," Womick said.