Fall Festival/Homecoming 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018 to Sunday, October 7, 2018
Bethany Campus

Join us during the weekend of October 5–7, 2018, for the Bethany Fall Festival–A Homecoming Weekend. This event includes activities for all ages and alumni reunions. Celebrating anniversary years of alumni with a ending number of “3” or “8” in their class year. All alumni and friends are invited to be part of the weekend. Enjoy athletic contests, live music, and more!

Stop by the information booth to pick up a schedule of events and sign the alumni guestbook. We look forward to seeing you!

Accommodations, maps and directions

If you use one of the local accommodations who sponsors Bethany, be sure to mention "Bethany's Fall Festival" to receive a special discount.

Check out our maps and directions for how to find the campus.

Please contact Jake Krier - Manager of Alumni Relations at (507) 344-7519 or jake.krier@blc.edu with any questions.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 5 Location Time
Chapel Service Trinity Chapel 10 AM
Bethany Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
†(tickets required)
Honsey Hall 5:30 PM
Saturday, October 6 Location Time
Little Viking 1/2 Mile Fun Run** (registration required) Sports and Fitness Center 7:30 AM
BLC Viking 5K** (registration required) Sports and Fitness Center 8 AM
Alumni Class Reunions
(Class meet and greet at 11:15 AM in Honsey Hall)
Alumni Tent/Honsey Hall All Day
Coffee, Donuts, and Cookies available Alumni Tent 9 AM
Admissions Open House (registration recommended) Honsey Hall 9:30 AM
Bethany Spirit Store Open Old Main 10 AM–3 PM

Memorial Library Open:

BLC Library through the years display
BLC Archives Display
Listen to BLC Choir recordings from 1946-1984

Memorial Library 10 AM–10 PM
B-Town Drumline Alumni Invitational Performance Alumni Tent 11 AM

Live Music and Entertainment

11 a.m. – B-Town Drumline performance
Noon – Midlife Crisis
2 p.m. – Peter Bloedel’s Perpetual Variety Show

Alumni Tent 11 AM–3 PM
Inflatable Games and Children's Activities Near Alumni Tent 11 AM–4 PM
Tailgating Party/Hog Roast Alumni Tent 12 PM
Naming of Bethany Media Center in honor of Dr. Thomas A. Kuster Honsey Hall 1 PM
Bethany Men’s Soccer vs. U of MN, Morris Soccer Field (Division St.) 1 PM

Bethany Volleyball vs UW Superior

2017-18 BLC Track & Field Individual Champions banner drop - between 2nd and 3rd set of match (approximately 2:40 p.m.)

Sports and Fitness Center 2 PM
Bethany Women's Tennis vs UM Crookston Tennis Courts (Mulberry St.) 2 PM
Concert Band Invitational Performance Trinity Chapel 3:15 PM
Bethany Women’s Soccer vs. U of MN, Morris Soccer Field (Division St.) 3:30 PM
Alumni and Friends Reception (Remarks from President Gene Pfeifer) Honsey Hall 4 PM
Bethany Volleyball vs St. Olaf Sports and Fitness Center 6 PM
Alumni and Friends Social* with The Divers performing
(RSVP needed, free-will donation)
Mankato Brewery 7-10 PM
Sunday, October 7 Location Time
Worship Service with Bethany Choir Trinity Chapel 9 AM

Breakfast at Bethany

All you can eat with many options available.
$6.50 per person; $2.75 – ages 2-6; Free – ages 2 and under

Dining Center-Old Main Following Service
†Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet – $20 per person. Register by calling Jake Krier at 800-944-3066 ext. 519 or 507-344-7519.