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Hornet pride will be on full display during Sacramento State’s homecoming week.


Hornet pride will be on full display during Sacramento State’s homecoming week, beginning Monday, Oct. 4 and continuing through Saturday, Oct. 9. Highlights include the Homecoming Festival and Tailgate Zone beginning 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, and the football game between Sacramento State and Northern Colorado at 2:05 p.m. in Hornet Stadium.

Homecoming Festival and Tailgate Zone activities include live music, a climbing wall, food, games and bounce houses for kids and the FLW Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament.

The Hornet football team, flanked by the Sacramento State marching band and cheering fans, will begin the Hornet Walk at 11:40 a.m. and march through the tailgate party into Hornet Stadium.

The Tailgate Zone also begins at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the tailgating party with the best food, and awards will be presented to both the best student and best alumni/community tailgate. Campus departments and partners will have booths in the festival, and Sac State alumni are encouraged to visit the Alumni Association booth to get their rally beads.

Sacramento State is hosting this year’s FLW Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament, Western Regional Collegiate Championships. Teams—including Sacramento State’s own bass fishing team, which last year won second place in the tournament—depart from Folsom Lake each morning and return to Sac State campus for a televised weigh in at approximately 3 p.m. each afternoon.

 The event is free and open to the public:

            Thursday, Oct. 7, 2-5 p.m.: Fishing Festival Kick-off and Concert

            Friday, Oct. 8, 2-5 p.m.: Festival and Concert

            Saturday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Festival, Concert and Weigh-in

The University welcomes back its alumni at the annual Golden Grads luncheon, on Friday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. The classes of 1949-1960 will be honored. To RSVP, visit or call 916-278-6295.

Other events include musical group Wonderbread 5 performing live in concert, 2:30 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, in front of Sacramento State’s Alumni Center, and self-guided Well tours all week.

Homecoming festival and game details may be found at For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.