Hosted by the Office of the President, the festival will include live music, art, food and local vendors.
After a successful event last year, Texas Tech University's Office of the President is bringing back Autumn Fest this year, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.
The festival is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 on campus at Memorial Circle and will include live, local music, food, entertainment, art and local vendors selling their works.
“After a success last year, we are excited to host an event for the South Plains community that is perfect for a family outing and for all ages to enjoy,” Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis said. “Whenever we were in the beginning stages of Autumn Fest, our goal was to strengthen the ties between the Texas Tech and local community and also familiarize our students with the local businesses and arts scene. This has been a great opportunity for both community members and students, and I am looking forward to how well this year's event will be.”
Some products featured will be art of all different styles – glass, paintings, print, pottery, metal yard art, carvings and photography – handmade crafts, clothing, accessories, jewelry, home décor, household products such as salves, creams, soap, sprays, lotions and bath blends, local food of all sorts, including organic items, and much more.
Food also will be served at Autumn Fest including:
- Snow cones
- Street tacos, burritos, tortas
- Loaded potatoes
- Frito pie
- French fries
- Kettle corn
- Homemade lemonade
Activities will be available for kids such as nature-based crafts, science demonstrations, face painting, chess demonstration, inflatable activities and more.
Open parking will be available to the community, except for the R-08 lot (reserved for vendors) located west of Memorial Circle by the Science, Chemistry and Mathematical Sciences buildings.