Rain showers and cloudy skies put a hamper on the first day of Auraria’s Fall Fest.
The second day, however, was full of sunshine and gave Auraria students a chance to enjoy the event’s various sights and sounds. Fall Fest, which ran Sept. 12—13, was host to many different booths ranging from art and jewelry vendors to a zip line.
At least 150 people took a ride down the zip line outside of the Tivoli, according to Brenna Pritchard of student activities. Judging by the large stack of already filled-out safety waivers, the estimate was accurate.
“What a way to wake up,” said Lauren Droege, a junior at MSU Denver who rode the zip line.
The event was host to more than just vendors, food and a zip line. There was live music from several local groups and a variety of student organizations and academic departments.
Some of the booths were there just for fun and many supplied students with information about their organizations. For example, the U.S. Army had a football throwing contest, there was an Epic Mountain booth and the Auraria Police had a DUI education booth just to name a few.
One of the booths getting attention from passersby was Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority of UCD and MSU Denver, one of only four such organizations, according to the student activities website. The sorority was allowing students to throw a pie in the face of members in order to raise awareness and get their name out.
“We are celebrating our 15th anniversary here on campus,” Monica Garcia, one of the pie recipients, said. “All of our proceeds from today and yesterday go towards that event.”