Octoberfest 2017

University to Host Annual Fall Festival at Main Campus on Oct. 26

Gardner-Webb University invites families to campus Oct. 26 for its annual Octoberfest event that will offer children a variety of candy, games and other fun activities. The free evening of entertainment is set for 6-8 p.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on campus.

Octoberfest is a fall festival and Halloween-style event for local families that provides a safe place for the community to spend time together and have fun. Officials say it provides an excellent opportunity for students and employees to serve the community.

Children and their parents can wear costumes to the festival, which will include candy, pizza, popcorn and a variety of games and crafts. Inflatable rides and a train ride will also be offered as weather permits.

More than 100 Gardner-Webb students, faculty and staff members help organize and operate Octoberfest. The festivities started years ago when a group of professors and staff members decided they wanted to do a Trunk-or-Treat-style program for local children’s homes. The event has since grown to serve hundreds of kids and their parents. Organizers say it’s all about the kids having fun.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704.406.4253 or email servicerequests@gardner-webb.edu with your request.