I had an absolute blast at Fall Fest last year. So, this year, I was practically counting down the days until the next one. Fall Fest is a festival on the Great Lawn hosted by the Campus Activities Board, or CAB for short. They invite student organizations and other companies to set up stands and offer free games, food, and merchandise to the students.
The event started at 4:30 p.m. and I was shocked to see how full the Great Lawn was at 4:45 p.m. when I arrived. It seemed as though the entire campus showed out for the big event. Everyone was having a great time learning about all the organizations that were tabling. In order to win a free CAB fanny pack, you had to visit eight stands and get a stamp. Most of the stands involved a game of some sort. My favorite was the Red Cross stand wherein you had to guess the amount of candy corn in a container.
My friends and I shared plenty of laughs and had an amazing time. We enjoyed free sno-cones and popcorn, as well as entered the space maze which was a huge inflatable structure that was incredibly disorienting, but still lots of fun. I spent a good two hours at the festival, but it still feels like it was over too soon. I can’t wait for next year’s!