PULLMAN, Wash.Homecoming weekend at Washington State University is set to start this Friday (Oct. 15) and features a full slate of activities – including a bonfire pep rally, parade, kid’s carnival and band concert – leading right up to Saturday’s 7:15 p.m. PAC-10 football game with Stanford University at Martin Stadium.

Leading off the weekend events will be the traditional Homecoming bonfire and pep rally starting at 6 p.m. Friday in the triangle next to Mooberry Track. On-hand for the annual event will be the WSU Cougar football team, Butch the Cougar, WSU cheerleaders and dance team members, and the Cougar Marching Band.

Also starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, will be the Feast of the Arts Dinner in the Todd Hall dining room. The event will feature a four-course meal, Washington wines, music, and art. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.football-weekends.wsu.edu.

Events scheduled prior to game time on Saturday (Oct. 16) include a campus tour of sculptures from the Walla Walla Foundry, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Museum of Art gallery.

At 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, the annual Homecoming Parade, featuring decorated trucks and other student entries, will get underway on College Hill, following a route that runs along Campus, Opal and Colorado streets.

Cougar Family Fun on Mooberry Track – featuring food vendors, Northwest Dodge Kid’s Carnival, a pep rally and concert by the Cougar Marching Band – will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Mooberry Track.

At 5 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a performance by Larry the Cable Guy at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. For tickets, contact 800-325-SEAT( 7328) or http://beasley.wsu.edu/buy-tickets/index.html.

Also on Saturday, Oct. 16, there will be four free one-hour Cougar Conversations sessions taught by WSU Faculty members. Some class locations have changed .The sessions now are scheduled as follows:

3 p.m., Smith Center 209
Adolescent Alcohol Abuse-Designing Effective Media Campaigns,” by Erica Austin, WSU Edward R. Murrow School of Communication

3 p.m., Smith Center 219
A Digital Trek to Ancient Civilizations,” by Trevor Bond, Special Collections Librarian, WSU Libraries

4 p.m., Smith Center 207
Going to the Movies: Hints for Cinema Appreciation,” by Birgitta Ingemanson, WSU Foreign Languages and Cultures

4 p.m., Smith Center 412
Wine on the Web!” by Lara Ursin Cummings, Instruction Librarian, WSU Libraries
Joel Cummings, Collection Manager, Science, WSU Engineering and Agriculture Libraries

On Sunday (Oct. 17) from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a Homecoming Pancake Breakfast at Ensminger Agricultural Pavilion. Tickets are $6 for those aged 13 and older, $3 for ages 7-12, free 6 and under. There will be a children’s play area, door prizes, a raffle and a visit by Butch the Cougar. For more information, contact the WSU Alumni Association, 800-258-6978.

For a complete listing of events scheduled during WSU home game weekends, call (509) 335-4224 or visit www.football-weekends.wsu.edu. Online reservations for Feast of the Arts are also available through the Web site.