BearFest Village

Bearfest Village

Date, time and location

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
11 a.m.

BearFest Village

Event details

Fans of all ages are invited to join Boomer, the spirit squads and fellow Bears at the new BearFest Village!

BearFest Village host gatherings organized by student organizations and University departments, as well as games, music, food and all of the excitement needed to pump up a fan before game time!

In addition, at noon you can witness the unveiling of the new bronze Bear statue at Bill O’Neill Way. This statue represents solidarity and spirit, and will serve as a good luck charm for our team!


The new BearFest Village is located north of Plaster Stadium in the grass plaza in front of McDonald Arena, extending to Carrington Hall to the east and the Hammons Fountains to the west.

MarooNation tent

Missouri State graduates and friends are invited to visit the Alumni Association's MarooNation tent for free "Proud Grad" and "Go Bears!" buttons, Bear tattoos, pompoms and more.

Food and drinks

Guests are invited to bring their own food or purchase food from one of the many vendors in the Village. Alcohol is permitted for all fans 21 and older (Alcohol Policy).

Reserving space

Alumni and community groups may reserve tailgating space in BearFest Village by contacting Missouri State Sports Properties at 417-836-5001 or by printing out and completing the public tailgate package order form.

More information

Visit the BearFest Village website for more information.

General tailgating

If your group or organization would like to tailgate but does not want to reserve space in BearFest Village, you are welcome to tailgate in parking lots 18 or 24 south of Grand Street.

General tailgating spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. Advance reservations are not required and no fees are required.

Tailgating begins three hours before kickoff and ends at kickoff.

Alcohol possession and consumption is allowed in these lots, but must adhere to the University Alcohol Policy.

If you have questions, please contact Athletics Marketing at 417-836-5278.