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Family Weekend October 4-6 at ABAC

TIFTON – Parents can experience what college life is all about at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on the fourth annual Family Weekend Oct. 4-6. The event will feature activities on both the main campus and at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at ABAC.

The weekend will begin on the afternoon of Oct. 4 with registration and a reception from 5-7 p.m. in Tift Hall.  After the reception, parents and students will have free time together.

On Oct. 4, the Stafford School of Business in Lewis Hall will host an open house from 5-7:30 p.m. On Oct. 5, the School of Human Services will host a yoga class at 8 a.m. in the Meadows and a tour of ABAC’s Woodroof Farm and Forest Lakes Golf Course will be hosted by the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources at 9 a.m.             Festivities will get into full swing at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture with the first Fall Frolics of the month, History Comes Alive! Families can experience living history, encampments, and weapons firing demonstrations when history comes alive at the museum. 

Families can also tour the Village, ride the steam locomotive, and visit the Country Store and the Wiregrass Farmer’s Market. Don’t forget to make a stop at the Museum’s pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin or try to get out of the corn maze open every Saturday in October from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

The evening will conclude with a dinner and entertainment back on the campus of ABAC from 6:30-9 p.m. in the dining hall with a music ensemble performance from the School of Liberal Arts. 

On Oct. 6, families can enjoy a leisurely morning in town before the Fillies soccer team take on Oxford at Emory at 2 p.m. at ABAC soccer field.  Free food will be provided so come out and cheer for the Fillies. 

For more information on ABAC’s Family Weekend, interested persons can contact Dean of Students Bernice Hughes at bhughes@abac.edu.
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