Family Weekend Tent Party

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (gates open at 9 a.m.)

  • $25 per person (children 5 years old or younger are free) - Students are required to purchase a ticket to attend.
  • Tickets on sale July 19 - August 27 (pending availability) at www.uky.edu/familyweekendtix

Join the Parent and Family Association for the UK Family Weekend Tent Party on Saturday, September 18, 2021, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., on Pieratt Fields inside the fenced area at the corner of University Drive and Cooper Drive. Bring your family and enjoy a delicious cookout, inflatables, games, and more! There will be something for Wildcat fans of all ages! Even if you are not attending the game, you are welcome to join the fun.

If you are planning to attend the UK vs. UT Chattanooga Football game, visit UKAthletics.com/familyweekend for information about ticket sales. Kick-off to the game is scheduled for 12 p.m.

If you are planning to attend the Tent Party, we suggest parking early in Parking Structure 2, 3, or 6. For more information about parking or shuttles, visit the UK Athletics game day website.

 

Entry to the Family Weekend Tent Party is $25 per person. All participating students and guests will be required to purchase and wear a wristband. Children 5 years old or younger are free and will not need to wear a wristband.

The Family Weekend Tent Party will include:

  • Catered meal (see menu below)
  • Inflatables
  • Games and prizes
  • Music and student entertainment
  • Surprise guests and more!

Menu (tentative):

  • Hamburgers and hotdogs (veggie option available)
  • Molasses baked beans
  • Baked potato salad
  • Potato chips
  • Brownies

OR

  • Pulled barbecued chicken and beef brisket
  • Shredded farmer's slaw
  • Country pasta salad with late summer vegetables
  • Southern mac and cheese
  • Assorted homestyle cookies 

AND

  • Kona Ice snow cones

Tent Party gates open at 9 a.m. and guests may enter Pieratt Fields from one of four locations:

  • University Drive gate (near the Seaton Center)
  • Cooper Drive corner gate (near the corner of Cooper Drive and University Drive)
  • Cooper Drive main gate (across from Kroger Field on Cooper Drive)
  • Johnson Center gate (across from the blue basketball courts next to the Johnson Center)

Guests may exit the event from all entry gates; guests may not re-enter the event once they leave.

Please note that seating will be limited and first-come, first-served. Table seating is not guaranteed. There will be plenty of ground seating and a limited number of complimentary picnic blankets will be available for families who choose to sit on the ground to enjoy a family picnic. You are welcome to bring your own blankets to sit on; however, we do not recommend you bring your own chairs as you will not be able to leave them on Pieratt Fields during the game or bring them into Kroger Field; returning chairs to your car before the game may also be difficult as available parking for game-day is typically a good distance away from Pieratt Fields.

Here is a tentative map of the field to help you find what you are looking for once you arrive:

 

To secure your family's entry into the Family Weekend Tent Party, follow these simple steps:

  1. Purchase tickets for your UK student and family members ($25 per person).
  2. Print or download tickets to your mobile device.
  3. Exchange your Family Weekend Tent Party tickets for wristbands during the Family Weekend Check-in event on Friday, September 17, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., in the Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom.
  4. Wear your wristbands to the Family Weekend Tent Party.

 

Purchase tickets for your UK student and family members ($25 per person).

Tent Party tickets will be on sale from 9 a.m. (ET) on July 19, 2021 through 4 p.m. (ET) on August 17, 2021 (pending availability), online at www.uky.edu/familyweekendtix. You are encouraged to purchase tickets at your earliest convenience. The Parent and Family Association cannot guarantee ticket availability; availability is limited by the capacity of Pieratt Fields and catering capability. Entry wristbands may not be purchased on site. No refunds will be issued after August 27, 2021.

Children over the age of 5 will be required to purchased and wear entry wristbands to participate in the event. Children 5 years old and younger may participate in the Tent Party for free and will not need a wristband to enter.

 

Print or download tickets to your mobile device.

Once tickets have been purchased for all Family Weekend events, ticket holders will receive an email confirmation with a link to download your tickets to your mobile device or printer. If you have any trouble downloading your tickets, please contact the Student Involvement Box Office in the Gatton Student Center at 859-257-8427.

 

Exchange your Family Weekend Tent Party tickets for wristbands during the Family Weekend Check-in event on Friday, September 17, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., in the Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom.

Bring your mobile or printed tickets to be scanned at the Family Weekend Check-in event on Friday, September 17, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., in the Gatton Student Center Harris Ballroom and pick up your wristbands and other ticketing information.

UK students participating in Family Weekend will need to have their event passes scanned during Family Weekend Check-in as well.

 

Wear your wristbands to the Family Weekend Tent Party.

All Family Weekend Tent Party guests will be required to wear a Family Weekend wristband to enter the event. (Children 5 years old or younger can participate for free without a wristband). Wristbands will grant guests access to food, activities, giveaways, and more. If you lose or forget your wristbands, please see our staff at the Tent Party information table outside entrance to Pieratt Fields on University Drive (next to the Seaton Center), 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Children 5 years old and younger will not need a wristband to enter.

The Family Weekend Tent Party wristband and the Wildcat Family Breakfast wristband will be different colors and will have the event clearly marked on the wristband.

 

If you have any questions about the Family Weekend Tent party, please email parents@uky.edu