Festival at Old Main offers family fun

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Festival at Old Main

UNC Pembroke will host the 29th annual Festival at Old Main on Saturday, April 13 from 1-5 p.m. The event, located on the Quad, will feature food and fun for the entire family. In the event of rain or bad weather, the event will be held in the University Center and Jones Center.

Hosted by the Office of Campus Engagement and Leadership (CEL), the festival will feature music, inflatables, games, novelty items, a photo booth, and much more. Alongside the annual event, the Museum of the Southeast American Indian will open the new exhibit “Lumbee Indians: A People and A Place.”

There will be several local artists present to showcase and teach attendees more about their native craft.  

CEL invites students, faculty, staff, their families, and the community to join in the fun. The event is free to attend. Those affiliated with the university are asked to bring their UNCP Braves Card.

“Old Main is a very important landmark, and in many ways, it symbolizes the deep connection between the community and university. This festival—which also has a long history—is a way of celebrating that relationship,” stated Parker Watson, assistant director of Campus Engagement.

“Many people may remember it as Family Day, and though the name has changed, the spirit remains the same! We are excited to continue this deep rooted tradition!” she continued.