Strawberry Fest Friday June 13

Summer will be celebrated, rain or shine, at the annual Strawberry Festival on the Quad hosted by University College, the Department of Recreation Services and the Department of Athletics. The festival will be held on Friday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. The Farmers’ Market will also be on the Quad from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and feature fresh vegetables, plants and craft items.

Students, faculty and staff are invited for strawberry shortcake and sundaes, music, games and raffles. Pre-register for a free two-mile Strawberry Fun Run and Walk that will begin at noon or register at 11:30 a.m. on the Quad. There will be prizes and giveaways galore.

A campus “trade show” will feature information tables staffed by University departments. The Public Safety Department will sponsor a bike rodeo. Attendees will have the opportunity to register their bikes, discuss bike/traffic safety and have minor adjustments made to their bikes. The first 10 people to register will receive a free U-bolt bike lock.

Grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, veggie burgers and more will be available to purchase. Strawberry shortcake/sundae tickets are $4.75 each. Pre-event tickets for shortcake/sundaes are on sale now at the Carrier Dome Concessions office. To purchase tickets in advance, send an I.D. with ticket delivery instructions, including room number, to Vera Gibbs (443-4029) at the Carrier Dome. Tickets will be delivered the week of June 10 or available on the Quad on June 13.

In the event of rain, the “trade show” will be held under the tent on the Quad and desserts only will be served on the Quad. No grilled items or games will be available. The Fun Run will only be held if weather is not severe.

For more information, contact Carrie McDonald at or 443-3292 or Tim Eddy at 443-1810 or