APPtoberfest & Alumni Beer Garden

APPtoberfest (includes live music, pep rally, inflatables, and food)

A new Homecoming tradition is born! Head over to Sanford Mall to relax in our Alumni Beer Garden as you enjoy catching up with old friends and making new ones. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and concludes at midnight. 
The Bantum Rooster Band will provide live music from 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., covering classic songs from the 80s, 90s, and now. 

Date: Friday, October 21
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location: Sanford Mall
Event Cost: See event packages below (single drink tickets available for purchase on site*)

EARLY REGISTRATION (Available thru Thursday, October 20)

  • APPtoberfest Beverage Package*: $20 - includes entry fee, three beverage tickets (wine or beer), Alumni Association koozie, and commemorative Homecoming button
  • APPtoberfest Entry Fee: $5 


  • APPtoberfest Beverage Tickets*: $5 per ticket/beverage
  • APPtoberfest Entry Fee: $7 


  • APPtoberfest T-shirts: $10
  • Alumni Association Mugs: $2
  • Alumni Association Koozies: $1
  • APPtoberfest Buttons: $1

*Note:  A valid ID confirming age 21+ is required for beverage service. 

Homecoming registration is now closed! For additional information regarding this weekend's Homecoming activities, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving at (866)756-ALUM(2586) or email