Bite into ‘The Big APPle’

By Anna Oakes (

Article Published: Oct. 2, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 7, 2012
Bite into ‘The Big APPle’

Appalachian State University's annual Homecoming Parade hits downtown Boone Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 10:30 a.m.
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It will be a festival atmosphere on the campus of Appalachian State University during Homecoming Weekend, which takes place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6.

This year’s theme is “The Big APPle,” which is bound to inspire New York City-themed décor, costumes, parade floats and more — all in black and gold, of course.

Below is a list of events scheduled to coincide with Homecoming Weekend. Organizations and departments from around campus will also host individual activities Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit

Friday, Oct. 5

50th Boyles CEO Lecture Series
Friday, Oct. 5, 10:00 a.m.
Location: Holmes Convocation Center
Featuring remarks from William R. Holland, former CEO of United Dominion, Robert Ingram, former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, James Morgan, CEO of Krispy Kreme and Bob Tillman, former CEO of Lowe’s.

6th annual Running of the Knob
Friday, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.
Start Location: Watauga County Library
For more details and to register, visit

Spirit Under the Stars Lip Sync Finals and Pep Rally
Friday, Oct. 5
Lip Sync Finals – 6 p.m., Bonfire/Fireworks – 8 p.m.
Location: Duck Pond Field

Appalachian Alumni Association Friday Night Dance
Friday, Oct. 5, doors open at 8 p.m.
Location: Legends
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door
Featuring the Craig Woolard Band, with the best of beach music, rock ‘n’ roll and more. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Event is BYOB, 6-pack limit (or 72oz wine), so bring your ID.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Appalachian Friends Breakfast
Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.
Location: McKinney Alumni Center
Start the day off right with complimentary biscuits from Dan’l Boone Inn and coffee from Stick Boy Bread Co. before the parade. All Appalachian alumni and friends are welcome.

Homecoming Parade
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Downtown Boone

Mountaineer Tailgate Party
Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.
Location: Duck Pond Field
Alumni, student organizations, academic departments and friends will meet at Duck Pond Field for the perfect pre-game party. Enjoy food, live music featuring 80'z Enuff, and free gifts from alumni headquarters. Stop by the big black and gold tent!

Football: Appalachian vs. Elon
Saturday, Oct. 6, Kickoff at 3:30 p.m.
Kidd Brewer Stadium

Step Show and After Party
Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m.
Location: Legends

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