Family Day Set for Sept. 24


Family Day is a University tradition that welcomes parents, siblings and other family members to Kirksville for a weekend of special on-campus activities, as well as the annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival.

The weekend will kick off Sept. 23 with soccer games versus Maryville University. Women’s soccer will play at 2:30 p.m. at the Bulldog Soccer Park with men’s soccer following at 7 p.m. at Stokes Stadium. A concert performed by the jazz ensemble and jazz lab band will also take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

The annual Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 in downtown Kirksville. Exhibitors and food vendors will be located throughout the festival area, which begins at Franklin Steet in front of the Sue Ross Arts Center, north to the courthouse and around the courthouse square. A full line up of entertainment is scheduled and includes local dance and music groups such as Truman’s own Minor Detail. The performances will close with the blues band Deadwood. Artists and crafters come from throughout the Midwest and include a wide variety of work including ceramics, jewelry, photography, woodworking, candle making and more.

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24 there will be a welcome tent set up on the quad where families can receive a free gift. Library tours will be available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Pickler Memorial Library. This is a chance to tour the library and view a variety of historical items in the Special Collections Department. At 12 p.m. women’s tennis will play against Saint Ambrose at the tennis courts. Football will face Tiffin University at 2 p.m. at Stokes Stadium. Tickets are required and can be purchased at the gate or online here. Deadline for ordering tickets online is 11 a.m. Sept. 21. SAB will host coaster painting from 2-5 p.m. in front of the Student Union Building. Participants will be able to choose forma variety of coaster shapes and paints.  

Women’s soccer will face University of Missouri-St. Louis at 12 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Bulldog Soccer Park. Wind Symphony will perform a concert at 2 p.m. in the Baldwin Hall Auditorium. The weekend will end with a men’s soccer game versus University of Missouri-St. Louis at 2:30 p.m. at the Bulldog Soccer Park.

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