Octagon Fair (Homecoming)
Fun in the Fall
Octagon Fair elicits songs of praise from all who experience this traditional homecoming event, which forges a strong relationship between the College, the community, students, and alumni in a day of fun festivities.
Traditional events include "stand-in-line" sales at the McGraw Bookstore and Gannett-Tripp Library, in addition to a collection of student clubs' booths with creative games for children. There are also crafter booths, full of one-of-a-kind, hand-made items.
Families enjoy wholesome entertainment from storytelling to pantomime, from pony rides to coloring contests, from K-9 demonstrations to great food. College professors provide puppet shows, sandbox archaeological digs, Japanese tea ceremonies, Spanish dancing and much more.
Alumni come to reconnect at this special event. Proceeds from the Fair benefit student clubs.