Expect lots of fun this Family Weekend

Madison Diemart
Staff Writer

Family Weekend starts on Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14. Kicking off the weekend the Student Events Team has free cosmic bowling and billiards in the Maverick Bullpen that everyone can join in on. Later on in the evening there will also be a performance by Wacky Chad at 8 p.m.

Wacky Chad is a stunt comedian who will be telling jokes and doing tricks on a unicycle, pogo sticks, a skateboard, and much more. He will also be doing juggling, riding on a tiny bicycle, and other impressive tricks. 

Wacky Chad has been on America’s Got Talent twice, and this will be his first time performing at MNSU. 

On Saturday the 13, students and families can start off the morning right with a 5k run/walk at 9:30 a.m. starting at the Fitness Trail, near the softball fields. Afterwards, there will be a fun carnival at 10:30 a.m. in the Myers Field House until 1 p.m. The carnival will include a photo booth, an opportunity to have your caricatures drawn, rock wall climbing, inflatables, and a lot of other great stuff to participate in. 

The rest of the day offers a ton of other great activities to take advantage of, like showings of The Incredibles 2, an ultimate frisbee tournament, women’s rugby, the football game against Minot State, and so much more. 

There will also be a game of The Price is Right from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with over 2,000 dollars in prizes. Everyone is welcome to play.

Sunday has many activities as well, perfect for a nice relaxing day. Families and students can participate in a free, day-long book festival near the Civic Center off campus starting at 10 a.m. This event includes more than 40 Minnesotan authors and everyone will have the chance to meet and connect with them. 

There will also be open swim, another showing of The Incredibles 2, and a chance to watch the Vikings game at noon in the Bullpen. 

Everyone should come and participate in MNSU’s Family Weekend and take advantage of all the fun activities and games. There’s no better way to spend time with your friends and family than on Family Weekend!

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