Saturday Schedule

The following activities will be available on Saturday:



  • Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Eckert’s Orchard
    • 951 S. Green Mount Road; Belleville, IL 618-233-0513
  • Haunted Hayrides at Eckert’s Millstadt
    • 2719 Eckert Orchard Ln.; Millstadt, IL; 618-233-0513
  • Golf at The Hills Golf Course
    • 1015 Belleville, St., Lebanon, IL; 618-537-4590
    • Special Rate for McKendree Families - $25 for 18 holes and Cart
  • Strangefolk Festival
    • Community Park, O'Fallon, IL


 *Please contact locations for details and availability.



Will your family be the Fall Family Weekend Official Family?  Purchase a ticket and you could win a free night's stay at the Drury Inn, a $50 Dining Services Gift Card, Fall Family Weekend T-shirts, a reserved seat at a future football game, and a photo with Bogey, the McKendree University mascot!  The Fall Family Weekend Official Family will be announced in the second quarter of the football game.







Siblings Mascot Breakfast

1828 Cafe

Come have breakfast with Bogey! Enjoy a breakfast buffet and have your photo taken with Bogey, the McKendree Bearcat mascot. Cost: $6.00 per person.




Fall Family Weekend Registration

Lower Deneen Center

Have questions, need directions, or want more information? Stop by The Lair and a Fall Family Weekend committee member will be happy to help you with registration. Donations will also be accepted for the Bearcat Big Give. You can also pick up guides to metro east area restaurants, hotels and areas of interest. Schedule changes will be posted at this location.
Don’t forget to purchase a ticket for a chance to win a semester of free books or to become the Fall Family Weekend Official Family! Tickets are $5.00 each and available only to families with a currently registered McKendree student. A maximum of 20 tickets may be purchased per family.


Campus Bookstore Open

Upper Deneen Center

Families will receive a discount on merchandise purchased at the Campus Bookstore.

1:00pm – 4:00pm

McKendree Art Gallery Exhibition

224 W. St. Louis St., Lebanon

Get Out Paint Out - The McKendree University Gallery of Art hosted a “plein air” painting event August 2-3 in Lebanon, IL. Twenty-five artist participants traveled to Lebanon from around the greater St. Louis metropolitan region, and from as far away as Indianapolis, IN. Fifty-three paintings created during the event are on exhibit in the gallery from August 14-September 27.


Quad Festival

Quad Area, and Circle Drive

Enjoy a variety of tailgate and festival-style food items from a variety of local vendors! A number of free activities will be available. Please pay individual vendors for food and drink items.

Live music to be performed by: TBA


Women’s Volleyball vs. University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Statham Gymnasium at MPCC

Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at


McKendree Bearcat Statue Dedication

Quad Area near Holman Library

McKendree unveils its new Bearcat statue and invites participants to be part of a new tradition.


Bearcat Pre-Game Tailgating

C/V-Lot Area

Tailgating is open three hours before game time.   Spots must be reserved. Contact the athletics office or visit to reserve your spot today!


Volleyball vs. Drury University

Statham Gymnasium at MPCC; Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at


Football vs. St. Joseph College (Ind.)

Leemon Field

Tickets may be purchased at the event or online at


Live on Lebanon

Mama Gustos Pizzeria

Brewers Bar and Grill

The Hills Golf Club


After the football game, explore Lebanon for a variety of entertainment options including:  Live DJ at Brewer's

Comedy Night at The Hills Golf Course featuring local comedian, Bruce Veach and others!

The Human iPod - John Rush at Mama Gustos



Late Night Movie:  Maleficent

The Lair:  Lower Deneen Center



Please note that some events, locations, and availability are subject to change.