Media Advisory

​Thurtene​ Carnival at Washington University April 20-22

WHO: Hundreds of students at Washington University in St. Louis are working together to host the oldest and largest student-run carnival in the United States. The event typically attracts more than 80,000 people.

WHAT: Like many carnivals, Thurtene offers standard fare — amusement rides, game booths and fun food. But, Thurtene Carnival is different in that students present entertaining, family-friendly theatrical productions. Students build an assortment of “movie-set” structures known as facades. Past facades have ranged from castles and pyramids to circus tents and barns.

WHERE: Washington University’s Danforth Campus, at the intersection of Skinker Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway.

WHEN: 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 20, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.

HIGHLIGHTS: Students will be putting finishing touches on their facades today.

ON-SITE CONTACTS: Jonathan Jackson (603) 305-9972 or Lauren Nippoldt (507) 261-0248