It’s that time of year again here at Maryville; Fall Festival 2011 kicks off this week. The week-long celebration is one of the most exciting weeks on campus so don’t miss out in the fun!
Fall Festival features teams competing in various events who will all be trying for the title of Fall Festival Champions. The king and queen, who will be from the winning festival team, will be crowned at the formal. Some of the events include a lip sync competition, a parade, Mr. Maryville pageant, a bonfire, a live band, and of course the formal.
Mr. Maryville was the first event of the week on Oct. 24 in the auditorium from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mr. Maryville is an all-male beauty pageant that includes one male from each fall festival team. Each guy will be featured in a swimsuit, talent, evening wear and question competition.
Oct. 25 is the very first-ever campus parade! Fall Festival teams, campus organizations, and departments will all be showing off their decorating skills in the parade around campus beginning at 5:15 p.m. Afterwards, join everyone at the volleyball game in the Simon Center to be sure to get a giveaway.
The lip sync competition will take place Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the auditorium. Come check out and cheer on your friends awesome dance moves and performances.
This year’s Fall Festival performer, Kyle Cease, will be in the auditorium from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 27. Kyle, who has his own special on Comedy Central, has also been featured on “The Late Show With Craig Ferguson”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Martin Short Show” who was in “Not Another Teen Movie” and “10 Things I Hate About You”. He is also known as the number one comedian in the Stand-up Showdown for 2011.
Start the weekend off right with the bonfire, which will be held at the sand volleyball court the night of Oct. 28 from 9
p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be hotdogs and smores as well as a local band. Since this is Maryville and we get t-shirts for everything—CAB will be giving out Fall Festival t-shirts at the bonfire.
End the Fall Festival week with the formal on Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Edward Jones Dome. There will be appetizers as well as a cash bar, if you’re 21 or older. This is when the King and Queen of Fall Festival will be crowned. Put on your dancing shoes and come join the fun!