Southern will be hosting the annual Fall Festival on the track field behind Hulsey Wellness Center on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. This year, the event will feature a maze, reusing the cardboard boxes from the Welcome Party hosted at the beginning of the year, pumpkins, hay bails, apple cider and more.
Social Vice President Maddy Thomas wants the festival to be a callback to classic fall festivals, and she wants to “make it as fun as it was when we were kids.”
The heart of the festival will be booths run by multiple clubs on campus. Each student will be given 10 tickets, each worth 75 cents, which can be used as currency for the booths. At the end of the night, the clubs can exchange tickets they received for cash, allowing each club to decide how its money will be used.
“Fall Festival is basically an opportunity for clubs to raise money,” Thomas said.
According to Thomas, the event will feature over 20 clubs, including the Jonathan Club, Communication Club, and Southern Striders. All booths will be hosting a variety of games.
The majority of the clubs will be using the money earned to fund club activities and events.
For example, the Southern Striders will “use the revenue from this event to continue providing our weekly club breakfast, which happens after our group runs together each Sunday morning,” said club president, Rachel Flerchinger.
Having events such as the Fall Festival introduces the students to the diverse clubs that Southern has to offer through engaging, interactive booths. The festival has been appreciated by Southern students, and for some is a highlight of the season.
“I’m excited for Fall Festival! I can’t wait to see all of the fun stuff the clubs will be doing and enjoy the fall experience,” graduate student, Fallon Fields, said.