Fieldstock Kicks Off Festivities


The seventh annual Fieldstock, a student-run festival held during sophomore summer, began Wednesday, August 8.


Saturday will feature student chariot races, one of the many games that participants compete in. (photo by Zachary Ingbretsen ’11)

The first event was a carnival, “Consent Day,” hosted by the Sexual Abuse Awareness Program.  Fieldstock runs through Sunday, August 12, and features activities such as a mechanical bull riding challenge, chariot races, and a concert in the BEMA. The charity organization Habitat for Humanity will also host a barbeque cook-off as a fundraiser. Participating teams vie for points in each competition, with the overall winning team receiving a $650 prize.

The festival features activities for individuals as well as teams. Fieldstock Chair Larry Meadows ’14 said organizers hope to increase this year’s participation.

“The other chairs and I wanted to promote Fieldstock as an event for everyone,” said Meadows. “This year, we have a good number of teams representing a variety of organizations on campus.”

Schedules for the event are available in the lobby of the Collis Center. Email for more information.

Keith Chapman