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Fall festival schedule announced; free outdoor concert series; alumni tent

8/13/2012 —


Food Vendors, Crafts, Kids Zone, Motorcycle Run, Alumni Central, Bed Race
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, Upper Parking Lot

An outdoor concert series, featuring Gene the Werewolf and Chris Higbee, highlights Penn State New Kensington’s fourth annual Fall Festival that runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the campus.

The concert is one of the many attractions of the festival that is geared to local residents, as well as students and alumni. Activities for the young, old and those in between will be spread out over the newly-renovated campus parking lots. All events are free to the public. Activities include food vendors, crafts, a kids zone and motorcycle run, bed race and alumni tent.

The festival culminates in the early evening with a 5:30 p.m. performance by Gene the Werewolf, a rock and roll band that can be heard on 102.5 WDVE. Fiddler Chris Higbee, formerly of the Povertyneck Hillbillies, takes the stage at 3:30 p.m.

The highlight of the afternoon activities is the Bed Race, featuring five-person teams (four pushers, one rider) who will navigate a bed over a measured course. Alumni, community and student groups are encouraged to enter teams. Beds will be provided. For more information, contact Lauren Blum at 724-334-6063 or ldb14@psu.edu.

Alumni also will have their time in the sun, or rather in the tent. Dubbed "Alumni Central," the tent will serve as the main venue for the Penn State-Illinois football game on TV and as a social meeting place for alumni and the campus community. Friends of Penn State are welcome to join in the alumni activities. For more about alumni activities, contact Bill Woodard at 724-334-6046 or uxw1@psu.edu.

For more information on the festival, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/fallfestival online.

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 29

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Information Booth – Main Entrance

10:00 a.m. - Noon      
Motorcycle Run – Upper Parking Lot
Registration: 9:00 -10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.           
DJ – Mr. Z

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Craft Show – Upper Parking Lot
Food Vendors – Upper Parking Lot

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Kids Zone Activities – Athletics Center
Inflatables: Rattler Run Obstacle Course and Moon Bounce Slide; Balloon Artist, Face Painting & Crafts

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.            
Pumpkin Patch – Athletics Center Parking Lot

11:00 a.m. - Noon                  
Bed Race Registration - Lower Parking Lot

Noon - 3:00 p.m.                    
Bed Races – Lower Parking Lot
Fundraiser to fight Pediatric Cancer

Noon-6:30 p.m.                                  
Alumni Central Tent, Front Lawn
TBA – TV Football game, Penn State vs. Illinois

12:30 – 7:00 p.m.                               
Main Stage, Outdoor Concert Series, Four Bands

12: 30 – 1:30 p.m. 
Main Stage, Outdoor Concert Series - 3 Dudes Chillin’

1:00-3:00 p.m.            
Athletics Center - Kids Zone
Wild World of Animals Special Show

2:00-3:00 p.m.
Main Stage, Outdoor Concert Series - Dimwit

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Soccer Field - PSNK vs. Penn State Brandywine

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Main Stage, Outdoor Concert Series - Chris Higbee

5:30-7:00 p.m.
Main Stage, Outdoor Concert Series - Gene the Werewolf



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