University Relations and Communications


July 6, 2009



MSU Billings Student Activities Board (Darcie), 657-2387
ASMSU Billings Student Government, 657-2365
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


FREE summer event set for Tuesday, July 14


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Free activities for kids, an obstacle course, plenty of great music and even a hot dog-eating contest will highlight this year’s Summerfest at Montana State University Billings.


Summerfest is the university’s annual community celebration of all things that make summer fun.  It is co-sponsored by the Associated Students of Montana State University Billings and the Student Activities Board and is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14 from 4:30-8 p.m. on the grounds of the university’s main campus at 1500 University Drive. 


7-17 summerfest girl.jpgActivities for Summerfest are free and open to the community. A barbecue picnic costs $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.


New this year will be several performances by local musicians that will take place during the evening. The Planet 106.7-FM will also be on hand to provide music. Also new this year will be a hot dog-eating contest featuring MSU Billings staff and faculty. The gastronomic gala is set for 6 p.m.


There will be a throng of free activities for families, including inflatable games, obstacles and toys, balloons, face painting, a dunking booth, rides by the Shrine clown train and guest appearances by MSU Billings Yellowjacket athletes. Cotton candy and snow cones will also be given away free while they last.


For more Summerfest information, call 657-2387 and ask for Darcie. 


Summerfest kids dueling