Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Iowa Activity Idea -- FRY fest

The 4th Annual FRY fest will take place FRYday, September 7, 2012, and will recognize and celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the renewal of the Iowa vs. Iowa State football rivalry, the day before the Hawkeyes take on the Cyclones in Kinnick Stadium. FRY fest is a one day celebration to kick-off the Hawkeye athletic seasons the Friday before the first home football game.

Location: Iowa River Landing in Coralville (Coralville Marriott Hotel)
For more information visit the Fry fest website here.

2012 Schedule of Events

FRYday, September 7, 2012
  • 9:00am – 2:00pm
    FRY fest Blood Drive, by the UI DeGowin Blood Center. “I Bleed Black & Gold” T-shirts for all successful donors! Sign up in advance here.
  • 9:00am – 3:00pm
    FRY fest Car Show, presented by Carousel Nissan
  • 10:00am – 8:00pm
    FRY fest World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow
  • 10:00am – 11:30pm
    Autograph session for Frank Fritz from The HISTORY Channel’s American Pickers
  • 10:00am – 1:00pm
    Hawkeye Collector’s Showcase(closes at 1:00pm and reopens at 4:00pm
  • 11:00am – 7:00pm
    Tailgate Row (Food Vendors)
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Presentation by Frank Fritz from American Pickers inside the Hawkeye Collector’s Showcase
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Autograph Session with former Hawkeyes Rob Houghtlin, Rob Thein, and Matt Hughes, and former Cyclones Thomas Buck and John Quinn
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Inside Stories of the Iowa vs. Iowa State Rivalry Panel Discussion on the Tigerhawk Stage with former Hawkeyes Larry Station, Chuck Long, John Harty, Rob Houghtlin, Matt Hughes, Rob Thein, Derek Pagel, Warren Holloway, Mike Humpal, and Andy Brodell, and former Cyclones Thomas Buck, John Quinn, Bret Meyer, and Bret Culbertson. The panel discussion will be facilitated by former Iowa Sports Information Director Phil Haddy
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm
    Autograph Session with former Hawkeyes John Harty, Derek Pagel, Warren Holloway, Mike Humpal, Matt Kroul, and Andy Brodell, and former Cyclones, Bret Meyer, and Bret Culbertson
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    UI Women’s Gymnastics Demonstrations inside the tradeshow
  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm
    Hawkeye Collector’s Showcase
  • 4:00pm – 8:00pm
    FRY fest Small FRY Zone, located at Diamond Dreams
  • 5:00pm
    Beverage garden and concert grounds opens
  • 5:00pm
    The Last Ride on the Pep Rally stage (not ticketed)
  • 6:00pm
    FRY fest Pep Rally, presented by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® with honorary guest Coach Hayden Fry
  • 7:00pm
    FRY fest Concert – Lee Brice
  • 8:30pm
    FRY fest ConcertSara Evans, presented by Two Rivers Bank & Trust

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