Franklin Pierce Fall Festival
Welcome home, Raven Nation! Join Franklin Pierce Alumni, family and friends for a fun day on campus, capped off with a football game and tailgate lunch!
If you are looking to register for the Admissions Tour and Tailgate program, click here.
schedule of events
October 21, 2023
There is no cost to attend or participate in events, except for attendance to the football game. Admission to the football game can be purchased in advance at the Franklin Pierce Football website or Saturday the 21st at ticket booth near Sodexo Field.
9 - 11 a.m. - Family Day Registration and Check-in
9 – 10 a.m. - Open House and Continental Breakfast Welcome for Raven Parents with
President Kim Mooney '83
Before heading to campus to check in, stop by the home of President Kim Mooney ’83 and Greg Walsh for pastries, muffins, and coffee. This event is open to current parents of Franklin Pierce students.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Sponsored Events and Family Activities
Academic Triangle, Library Patio
The Franklin Pierce University student organizations and clubs are hosting a variety of activities including pumpkin painting, s’mores at the firepits, and more!
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Student Success Center Open House
Visit the new Student Success Center, a newly redesigned space on campus to assist students in their academic success!
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - 3rd Annual Local Artisan Market
Lower DiGregorio Parking Lot
Shop foods and goods produced by local artists. Cash only.
11:30 a.m. - Raven Pep Band Performance
Noon - 1 p.m. - Tailgate Lunch
Join alumni, students, parents, families, and prospective Ravens for a tailgate lunch on Pappas Field before the Football game! The menu includes hot dogs, BBQ pulled pork nachos, mac and cheese, whoopee pies, and assorted beverages. Many of the items can be modified to be allergy-friendly (vegetarian, GF, dairy-free).
1 p.m. - Franklin Pierce Raven Football Game vs. Post
Experience game day at Franklin Pierce with the FPU Football game!
Throughout the day:
- Waterfront Activities at Lakeside (weather permitting)
- Sailing Tours on Pearly Pond (weather permitting)
- Guided Hiking on the Franklin Pierce Trails
- Self-Guided Monadnock Region Driving Tour (materials to be provided at check-in)
- Keene Pumpkinfest – starting at 2 p.m.
Please note: The Fall Festival schedule, program offerings, event times and locations
are subject to change. A detailed schedule will be available at check-in.
Planning on staying in the area? Accommodations in the surrounding area range from historic bed-and-breakfasts to economic hotels and motels.