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Family

Friday, September 27

Friday Hawksbill

11:00am — 10:45pm

Hawksbill Gameroom is open in the Student Union: The Game Room has 8 billiard tables, 4 dart boards, 2 foosball tables, and free board games and playing cards to use, and soft drinks for sale.

Appalfest

1:00pm — 5:00pm

AppalFest

Join APPS for their annual AppalFest! Enjoy a paint your own pumpkin station, a make your own mason jar station, cotton candy and candy apples. Hop in the Boone Photo Booth or play on the Gladiator Joust inflatable. The festivities kick off at 1:00pm and will run until 5:00pm on Sanford Mall. This free event is kid-friendly and open to all students and their families!

The Local Boys will be performing live from AppalFest. The Local Boys are a band that has been waiting for the designation "Americana," as "Bluegrass" just doesn't cover the material they do. With all members of The Local Boys having deep roots in traditional music, they have a love for the styles that influenced and evolved from old time, bluegrass, country, and rock 'n' roll. They have been everywhere and have performed at Merlefest for 21 years!
Handmade ceramic pottery

1:00pm — 5:00pm

Handmade Market

International Hallway in the Student Union

Handmade market is an opportunity for Appalachian State University students to showcase and sell their artwork. Come join the Heritage Council for some amazing crafts, handmade products, and textiles as we celebrate Appalachian Culture and support student business!

Mathematical Sciences

3:00pm — 4:00pm

Unlocking the Door to Success: The Role of Statistical Research in Discovery & Innovation

Room 103A, Walker Hall

Felicia R. Simpson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Winston-Salem State University. This talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Please contact Quinn Morris morrisqa@appstate.edu or Travis Weiland weilandtj@appstate.edu or visit our department colloquium website to view more information and see other upcoming events.

Friday Legacy Event

5:30pm — 6:30pm

Appalachian Alumni Legacy Reception

Plemmons Student Union Solarium

This special evening reception, co-sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Alumni Affairs, honors Legacy Families: alumni parents as well as their children who are currently attending Appalachian as undergraduate students. Please register through the Alumni Association Website

Free with required registration.

Maranon

6:00pm — 9:00pm

2nd Annual Jimmy Smith Maranon and Street Party!

Corner of Rivers & Depot Streets in Downtown Boone

The Maranon (like a marathon, but with a lot less running!) will be a .00333k fun run around the Jimmy Smith Park track. The Street Party will have food trucks and local vendors, live music and entertainment, raffles, giveaways, and more. Free registration for the event will take place on-site during the event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Visit the Maranon Event page for more information.

Jimmy Smith Park is located on the corner of Rivers & Depot streets in Boone, and the street party will take place on Depot Street, between Rivers & Howard Streets. For more information, please contact the Town of Boone's Cultural Resources Department at (828) 268-6280 or visit the Maranon Event page.

Theater and Dance

7:00pm

Theatre & Dance First Year Showcase

Greer Studio Theatre

The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents four performances of the First Year Showcase Sept. 26-29. This annual event offers 7 p.m. performances Thursday-Saturday and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. The production will be held in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre (which has a max capacity of 80 seats) on the university campus, and tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults.

Tickets on sale now through the Theater and Dance website.

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8:00pm

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Preservation Hall Jazz Band has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.

“When we play music, the barometer for us as a band is whether the locals are reacting,” bandleader/composer/bassist Ben Jaffe explains. “In New Orleans we play music for dances and parades, funerals and church. It’s important to us to make music people connect to, that people dance to, that people really feel, emotionally and physically. That’s the tradition we grew up with, that’s what we know.”

Tickets on sale now through the Schaefer Center's web site!

toy story

7:00pm

Movie: Toy Story 4 | I.G. Greer Auditorium $2

9:30pm

Movie: Toy Story 4 | I.G. Greer Auditorium $2

Saturday, September 28

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All day

Family Weekend Service Project

Please bring canned goods or a monetary donation to the breakfast or the tailgate to help support our food drive for the Watauga Hunger Coalition. All guests who bring a donation will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to a future football game and tickets to the Chancellor's Tailgate. Co-sponsored with the Appalachian Ambassadors.

Farmers Market

9:00am

Watauga County Farmer's Market: Stop by our local farmer's market and enjoy a selection of artisan goods from a variety of High Country vendors.

Saturday Bookstore

10:00am

University Bookstore Opens

Welcome Breakfast

9:00am — 11:00am (Remarks at 9:45am)

Welcome Breakfast

Plemmons Student Union Solarium

Join our team from Career Development for this free, drop-in breakfast in the Solarium. Learn more about how you can gain valuable Career Readiness Competencies by being involved in student clubs and organizations and get to know other Appalachian families. Please bring nonperishable items or canned goods for our Family Weekend Service project.

Remarks will begin at 9:45. We hope to see you there!

Free and open to the public, but please pre-register for an accurate headcount

Turchin center building spring

10:00am — 6:00pm

Students, Parents and Families are invited to visit the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. The seven galleries of the Turchin Center feature art including sculpture, photography, painting, video, textiles and a thought provoking exhibition about how we spend our time. The Family Art Space in the Turchin Center provides a self-guided hands-on art activity for visitors of all ages. The Rosen Sculpture Exhibition which features 10 sculptures located around campus is a great opportunity to interact with the top 10 sculptures from this years competition. A map is available at the Turchin Center or on the Rosen Sculpture Exhibition website. The Turchin Center is located adjacent to the Family Weekend Tailgate location, so feel free to visit both areas before heading to the football game! (Free)

Saturday   Mt. Mitchell Exercise

11:00am — 3:00pm

Exercise with your Student at Mt. Mitchell Fitness Center, Plemmons Student Union (Must go with Student and they must have their Student ID. Guest must bring a photo ID as well.) (Free)

Saturday Mountaineer Walk

12:00pm

Mountaineer Walk - Meet the Football Team as they take their walk from the Roess Dining Hall to Kidd Brewer Stadium with the ASU Marching Band and Cheerleaders. (Free)

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12:30 p.m.

Family Weekend Tailgate: Join fellow families for a pre-game tailgate! Enjoy great food, family friendly activities, a photobooth, and a WASU radio broadcasting live to get you ready for the big Football game. Keep an eye out for special appearances from Yosef and the Marching Band! Location: field next to Valborg Theater

Pre-registration required. Tailgate Tickets are $20 for adults and App State students; $10 for children under 12 years of age

**Please note that you must purchase a ticket for all guests, including your Appalachian Student**

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER NOW

*Per the University's Animal Policy, (see section 4.1.8) animals may not enter an officially scheduled outdoor event on campus, except as otherwise provided in the Policy.

TAILGATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2019
Friday Hawksbill

2:00pm — 10:45pm

Hawksbill Gameroom is open in the Student Union: The Game Room has 8 billiard tables, 4 dart boards, 2 foosball tables, and free board games and playing cards to use, and soft drinks for sale.

Saturday Football Game

3:30 p.m.

Appalachian vs. Coastal Carolina Football Game, Kidd Brewer Stadium

Must have tickets to attend.

All football tickets are now SOLD OUT. Please see the Athletics website for additional information.

Appalachian State University Athletics has a clear bag policy for all ticketed events in Kidd Brewer Stadium. (More information)

Saturday Shopping Downtown Boone

3:30pm

Sightseeing and Shopping in Downtown Boone and Blowing Rock

Theater and Dance

7:00pm

Theatre & Dance First Year Showcase

Greer Studio Theatre

The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents four performances of the First Year Showcase Sept. 26-29. This annual event offers 7 p.m. performances Thursday-Saturday and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. The production will be held in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre (which has a max capacity of 80 seats) on the university campus, and tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults.

Tickets on sale now through the Theater and Dance website.

Sunday, September 29

Sunrise

8:00am

Spiritual Opportunities with your child or family member

AppBuildsAHome

9:00am - 4:00pm

Family Build Day for App Builds a Home Habitat for Humanity Project

Join App Builds A Home (ABAH) for an Appalachian Family Build Day on September 29 from 9am-4pm! App State is partnering with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity to design, fund, and build a Habitat home for a local family in need. Construction begins on September 21-22 with a “blitz build” weekend and will continue through the fall semester with weekly volunteer build days.

The September 29th Family Build Day is a special day of service with ABAH for Appalachian families. Work may include framing, drywall, and/or painting; no construction skills necessary!

We invite you to stay for the full work day until 4pm, but will gladly take volunteers who need to leave a little earlier.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to join the Build.

To register for the Appalachian Family Build Day or for inquiries about the Build Day or ABAH, email appbuildsahome@appstate.edu.

Sunday   Hiking

9:00am

Hiking with Outdoor Programs - Join Outdoor Programs as we explore Grandfather Mountain. We will start at the Daniel Boone Scout Trail and hike up to the beautiful Flat Rock view which has an expansive view of the Boone Bowl. From there, we have the option to continue up to Calloway Peak, the highest point on Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The fall colors will be spectacular at this time of year on Grandfather Mountain! $35 for ASU Students, $40 for all other guests *Specialized equipment, permits, transportation, instruction, and food are all included in price.

(Hike requires separate pre-registration) To register please go to Outdoor Programs located in the Student Recreation Center and register in person. Outdoor Programs accepts AppExpress, cash or check.

Library

12:30pm

Students, Parents and Families are invited do a self-guided tour of Belk Library and Information Commons (Free)

Saturday   Bookstore

1:00pm

University Bookstore Opens

Theater and Dance

2:00pm

Theatre & Dance First Year Showcase

Greer Studio Theatre

The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents four performances of the First Year Showcase Sept. 26-29. This annual event offers 7 p.m. performances Thursday-Saturday and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. The production will be held in I.G. Greer Studio Theatre (which has a max capacity of 80 seats) on the university campus, and tickets are $7 for students and $12 for adults.

Tickets on sale now through the Theater and Dance website.