Mar 17, 2020
Goodwell, Okla. — April is shaping up to be one of the best times to visit Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s campus. The inaugural AggieFest will kick off the start of a tradition of bringing the whole community together for a fun-filled day.
Emilie Cowan, the Panhandle State Student Life Coordinator, stated, “AggieFest is going to be a great tradition we can add to our University for years to follow. I am excited to have people on our campus to enjoy the fun activities we have to offer for AggieFest!”
AggieFest is an all-day festival beginning on Friday, April 12th in the evening. The Panhandle State Choir will be joined by the Tucson Boy’s Choir as well as the Amarillo College Choir for an evening of musical talent. The event will take place in the Centennial Theatre.
The following day, April 13th, will be a jam-packed event filled with activities for the whole family! To kick off Saturday right, there will be a color run that morning. The warm up will begin at 8:30 and the 5K run will begin at 9:30. All ages are welcome to participate in this exciting run, taking place at Panhandle State’s walking trail. To register, please visit aggiefest.opsu.edu and fill out the form before March 11th.
Following the Color Run will be the gourmet burger cook-off, starting at 11am in the tailgate zone on campus. Restaurants from all over the five-state area have signed up to compete against one another and win over the taste buds of all on campus! Visitors are welcome to taste the food entered the cook-off in exchange for food/drink tickets, which can be purchased on campus.
Following the burger cook-off, Panhandle State will be holding its annual Alumni Meeting at 2pm in the ballroom.
To top off the exciting day, Panhandle State will be hosting a three band concert that evening in Anchor D Stadium starting at 5:30pm. The opening act will be the winner of Panhandle State’s Battle of the Bands, happening March 26th at 6pm. Battle of the Bands is open to any band that wants to register, and the award will not only be opening the concert during AggieFest, but also being paid for that gig! Following the opening act, Kemistry will play, and then the Cody Sparks band will close the night.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Michael Harris, commented, “AggieFest will be an amazing event that has something for students, alumni, and community. Our goal is to give each group an cherished memory of fun, fellowship, and the excitement of being an Aggie.”
With all the excitement around AggieFest, Panhandle State welcomes everyone of all ages to come and join in on the fun this April! All registrations and details can be found at aggiefest.opsu.edu.
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