On Friday, Oct. 21, as part of Rowan University’s homecoming festivities, Rowan held the “Once Upon a Prof: Harvest Festival 2022” in front of the Hollybush Mansion.
Put on by Rowan After Hours (RAH), the event began at 4 p.m, with attendees lining up to be checked in and have their hands stamped. Those presenting a current and valid student ID were given tickets that could be redeemed to pay for or discount food from one of the several food trucks and vendors that were present. T-shirts and water bottles were also given out to students at the entrance of the event, free of charge.
Attendance was largely made up of current students of all ages, alumni and their families, and faculty.
Vendors provided a wide variety of food, including chicken and waffles, ice cream, crab cakes, and piña coladas.
Entertainment, in the form of live music and performances from student clubs and groups, was occurring on the main stage throughout the night. These performances ranged from modern rock music performed by the Knockouts to improv acting and comedy to dancing. Games such as mini golf and inflatable skee ball were set up around the green to be played and enjoyed at the leisure of the attendees.
A petting zoo featuring a donkey, chickens and ducks was present, drawing the attention of attendees of all ages, though the children in attendance and their parents did make up the majority in the pen.
The event was a calm and laid-back experience for all who were there, allowing for a relaxing few hours of enjoying the cool autumn air and destressing from the week’s activities.
RAH’s Harvest Festival included food, entertainment and a petting zoo. – Staff Writer / Abigail Twiford
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