Thursday, October 8, 2015

Weekend Events: October 9-11

Ready for the weekend? Looking for something fun to do? Well, it's Thursday which means I have practically been thinking about the next weekend since, well, Sunday at 8:00 p.m. And since I've been thinking about the weekend, I've been thinking about all of the great events that will be going on over the weekend. It's so nice that Auburn and Opelika have plenty to keep us busy even when our Tigers aren't going to be on the field! Below, I have broken down this weekend's events in different categories: Community, Auburn University Athletics, SpoOky and Arts. If you're interested in something particular just follow the heading that leads to an event you'd be interested in. I hope this helps in your search of something fun to do. Have a great weekend!


An Indian SummerNight

Due to the Toomer’s Corner Revitalization Project the SummerNight Downtown Art Walk will now be held this fall. The City of Auburn, Auburn Arts Association, Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center and Downtown Auburn Merchants will host an Indian SummerNight Friday, October 9 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. in downtown Auburn.  In the event of rain, an Indian SummerNight will be held on Saturday, October 10. This annual event is for local artists and musicians to display their talents, while offering the community a chance to enjoy an evening in the downtown area. Downtown merchants and restaurants will remain open after regular business hours. Citizens are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to shop, dine and enjoy the downtown atmosphere. This event will be free and include children’s activities earlier in the evening. If you have questions about the event, please call 334.501.2963. The event will take place downtown Auburn at 100 N. College Street. 

Country Nation College Tour featuring Brad Paisley

Auburn is the second stop on Paisley’s "Country Nation College Tour" presented by Zaxby’s. Breakout country artist, Eric Paslay, will join him and kick off the concert at 7:30 p.m., with Paisley headlining at 8:30. Auburn’s Heisman Drive will be closed to the public, but the Stadium Deck will be open beginning at 3 p.m. for pass holders. Public parking lots at the Coliseum, Auburn Arena, Magnolia Avenue and Donahue Drive the Library Deck, the Intramural Fields, South Quad Parking Deck, the Hayfield and the CDV Extension will open at 4 p.m. Tents, coolers, glass bottles, chairs and “saving space” is prohibited. Though all campus alcohol policies will be in effect, food trucks and concessions will be available around the Student Center Green Space, inside the Auburn University Student Center until 8p.m. and at the concession stands located in the Southeast Concourse of Jordan-Hare Stadium. The show will take place rain or shine. In the event of a needed evacuation, Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Auburn University Student Center and Haley Center will be open for assistance. 

Additional Information:
Beat Bama Food Drive: Please bring canned food donations for the Beat Bama Food Drive. Drop-off locations will be placed around the Green Space. 
Restrooms: Restrooms will be in the Southeast Concourse of Jordan-Hare Stadium and Student Center.
Emergency and/or First Aid: EMTs will be located on the East Concourse of Jordan-Hare Stadium and ambulances stationed on-site will be available.

Auburn University's Green Space is located at 255 Heisman Drive.


2015 marks the sixth year of The Hotel at Auburn University's Oktoberfest. For the first three years, the event was held in the intimate setting of our Terrace room and around our pool, allowing for about 150 attendees. Two years ago, the event expanded to its current location in the north parking lot of The Hotel at Auburn University to allow for attendance growth and a larger variety of breweries. This year's event will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 4 - 9 p.m. at The Hotel at Auburn University. 
Each local, regional and national brewery in attendance will showcase a small selection of beers, giving attendees an opportunity to sample a variety of great brews. Select breweries will also present one-off beers, which are brewed specifically to be served at AUktoberfest.
Returning this year is Homebrew Alley where local homebrewers are given the opportunity to showcase their craft to festival goers. Click here to register for the Homebrew Alley now!

Tickets will be available online starting August 7, at 8 a.m. General admission tickets will be available for $50 at the event. Food tickets can also be purchased for $5 and pre-Sale tickets will be $40.
The Hotel at Auburn University is offering a special Oktoberfest Package which includes: tickets to the event, food tickets to use at the event, Oktoberfest T-Shirts, a Saturday night stay and breakfast for two on Sunday morning. To book, please go to

AU Athletics

Auburn Soccer vs Texas A&M

Auburn Soccer will host Texas A&M on October 11, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Auburn Soccer Complex. The game will be televised on the SEC Network. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Auburn's Soccer Complex is located at 392 South Donahue Drive.

Auburn Softball vs North Georgia

The Auburn Softball team will host North Georgia on October 11, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Jane B. Moore Field. Admission is free to all fall Auburn softball games. For more information on Auburn Softball, visit, follow the team on Twitter @Auburn_Softball or follow them on Facebook at Auburn University's softball field is located at 795 West Samford Avenue. 

Auburn Women's Soccer vs Texas A&M

Auburn looks to finish the season strong against SEC West opponent Texas A&M on October 11, from 2 - 4 p.m. Auburn University's Soccer Complex is located at 392 South Donahue Drive.


3rd Annual Haunted Auburn Walking Tour

Descendants of the famous gothic writers Bram Stoker and Edgar Allen Poe are not only great storytellers, they're also Auburn's premiere Paranormal Investigators. Brandon Stoker and John Poe are the founders of Alabama Spectral Investigators. They'll lead you past some of Auburn's most famous haunted locations. You'll learn interesting histories and haunted facts about what has been named the 'Loveliest Village on the Plains'. Donations are appreciated but not required. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. A great pair of walking shoes will soothe your feet as you dress according to predicted weather. Two tours will occur, the first will begin at 7 p.m. and the second at 9 p.m. Plan to meet your tour guides between Auburn's stone eagles located diagonally from Toomer's Corner. Join them for the city's 3rd Annual thrilling October Treat.

This event will take place on October 9, 10, 23 and 24. For more information, please contact John Poe at 334.444.1422

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm 

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm will be open this year on October 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31st from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. Sleepy Hollow farms is excited to announce the addition of two new attractions: The Haunted Hayride and Haunted Maze. These two, coupled with the Haunted House, will definitely make for one scary night! Those who dare to be scared will also enjoy free hot chocolate and a free petting zoo when attending the farm. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Chick-Fil-A in TigerTown and Chick-Fil-A on Magnolia Avenue will be supplying $5 coupons for the farm, so be sure to pick one up before you come out. Coupons are available every Friday and Saturday in October.

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm is located at 929 County Road 14, Auburn, AL 36830. For more information, please visit our website!

Fields of Fear Haunted Hayride

Grab your friends and come take a ride on a dark and creepy trail in the heart of the Eagle Creek community in Dadeville…if you dare! What really lurks in the deep hollows of the woods in Central Alabama? Are you brave enough to meet face-to-face with some of the scariest legends in flesh and blood?
On your tour, you’ll encounter horrible things that will make your skin crawl and you’ll see things that will be etched in your memory for years to come. Bring someone you can hold tight because when you dare to venture down the Fields of Fear Hayride, the last thing you want is to be alone.

Fields of Fear is located at 503 Freeman Road in Dadeville, which is just a couple miles from Horseshoe Bend Park. It will be open from 7:30 - 11 p.m. on every Saturday leading up to Halloween. For more information, please visit our website


"Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige's Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido"

"Along the Eastern Road: Hiroshige’s Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido" features fifty-five revolutionary, color wood-block prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858) depicting the scenic views along the famous “Eastern Road” that linked Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto, the ancient imperial capital of Japan. This popular series, known as the "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road," established Hiroshige’s reputation as the foremost artist of the topographical landscape in nineteenth-century Japan. Organized by the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, this stunning exhibition presents the complete first edition of the Fifty-Three Stations, issued in 1833–34, alongside selected comparative examples from later editions. Click here for more information on programs related to the exhibition or to register tickets.

This exhibition will be available for viewing through January 10. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is located at 901 South College Street.

"Willie Cole: Indelible" 

Willie Cole (American, born 1955) is best known for assembling and transforming ordinary domestic and used objects such as irons, ironing boards, high-heeled shoes, hair dryers, bicycle parts and recycled plastic water bottles into imaginative and powerful works of art. Through the repetition and compounding of single objects to form his sculptures and site-specific installations, Cole imbues new and transcendent metaphorical meaning in his work, often embodying a critique of Western society’s consumer culture. "Indelible" includes a selection of Cole’s paintings, photographs, prints and other works on paper, along with recent unique and limited edition sculptures. His art is represented in numerous private and public collections and museums, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. For more information on the exhibition, as well as related programs head to our website!

This exhibition will be available for viewing through January 10, 2015. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is located at 901 South College Street.

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