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UT Road Trip: Quad City

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By John Lacey

 

On any given week, UT Martin hosts a variety of events—performances, sports, lectures, concerts and many more. But one event allows guests to experience the full flavor of this friendly fun campus: Quad City.

Aerial view of outdoor tents on the UTM Quad decorated with orange and blue balloons

Quad City occurs every fall in conjunction with homecoming weekend and is a fun event for the whole family. Clubs and organizations set up tents and tables in the University’s quadrangle and offer food, carnival games and gifts to guests. There’s also live music, a petting farm and demonstration areas.

A child gets up close to a donkey at the UTM Quad city petting zoo

The theme for Quad City is different each year, and organizations decorate their tents to fit it. Prizes are awarded to the best tents in different categories. Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity provides a free barbecue lunch for attendees. And did I mention there is also a football game in the afternoon? This year’s matchup is against in-state rival, Austin Peay State University.

UT Martin fans play a bag toss game

So let’s review: beautiful, enchanting West Tennessee scenery, family fun atmosphere, welcoming locals, barbecue for all and football. What more could you want in a fall getaway?

This year’s Quad City and homecoming events take place Saturday, Oct. 8, and the folks at UT Martin would be glad to see you.

Quad City is part one of a four-part series featuring unique events at UT campuses and institutes across the state. Make plans today for your next road trip, and let us know what events should be featured in upcoming issues by emailing systemhr@tennessee.edu.

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