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Dads' Day is Oct. 19 at WIU. Dads and other family members are invited to campus for a day packed full of activities.
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Dads' Day Oct. 19 at WIU

October 7, 2019

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University will host its annual Dads' Day celebration Saturday, Oct. 19. Dads and other family members are invited to campus for a day packed full of activities.

This year's Saturday schedule includes:

• 7 a.m.-1 p.m. – Macomb Farmers Market – Chandler Park: Local produce, crafts and other goods will be for sale.

• 9 a.m.-noon – Moon Over Macomb – The celebration will include a costume parade, children's activities, horse-drawn trolley rides and more.

• 10 a.m.-noon – Haunted Museum Tours – Western Illinois Museum, 201 S. Lafayette St.

• 10 a.m. – Row E Commuter Lot by the Rec Center: Veterans Club Bags Tournament: All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight.

• 10 a.m. – University Union Heritage Room: Macomb E-Sports Tournament – the Western Electronic Gaming Association will host a Smash Brothers Ultimate and Project Tournament. Entry is $10, plus $5 for additional title.

• Noon-5 p.m. – WIU's Horn Field Campus, China Road: Corn Maze: $5 per person.

• Noon – WIU Women's Club Volleyball Tournament – Spencer Student Recreation Center

• 1 p.m. – Hanson Field – Leatherneck Football: WIU Athletics will hold a Father/Daughter Challenge during halftime of the football game as WIU hosts Illinois State. Tailgating starts four hours prior to kick-off in Q-Lot. All WIU students are admitted free to the game with valid student identification and tickets for the game can be purchased at

• Golf at Harry Mussatto Golf Course – Special Dads' Day rate of $25 for 18 holes for dads and $20 for students and siblings. Call (309) 298-3676 to schedule a tee time.

• All weekend – Hike, Bike or Kayak at Spring Lake: WIU dads and students can enjoy free kayak rentals from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Temperature must be above 60 degrees.

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