Media advisory: Thurtene Carnival returns to Washington University

Thurtene, the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival, returns to Washington University in St. Louis this weekend. Hours are  4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14. The carnival is located next to historic Francis Field near the corner of Forsyth and Big Bend boulevards. Admission is free.
Annual Thurtene Carnival returns April 15-17

Annual Thurtene Carnival returns April 15-17

Thurtene, the oldest student-run carnival in the nation, returns to Washington University in St. Louis with a new attraction: a replica Busch Stadium, complete with turf, outfielders and pennants. This stadium, however, will not host baseball’s major leaguers but tomorrow’s Whiffle ball champions.

WashU junior Kevin Hays to attempt Rubik’s Cube world record at Thurtene Carnival​

Kevin Hays, a junior at Washington University in St. Louis and a Rubik’s Cube champion, will attempt to break a Guinness World Record at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the annual Thurtene Carnival, the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival. Hays, from the bottom of a see-through dunk tank, will attempt to break the world record for most Rubik’s Cubes solved underwater. Thurtene Carnival runs from April 17-19 on Brookings Drive on the Danforth Campus.

Thurtene reveals theme, community partner

​The nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival returns April 17-19. Thurtene will join forces with UrbanFUTURE to promote academic achievement, character growth and career preparation in St. Louis schools.

Thurtene Carnival thrills the taste buds

Scallion pancakes, Strange donuts and deep-fried anything are among many delicacies to be dished out on campus this weekend during Thurtene, the nation’s oldest and largest student-run carnival. Rides, games and student performances will add to the fun.

Alumni Weekend planned for April 19-21

Alumni celebrating their 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th or 45th reunion will be returning to campus April 19-21 for a weekend of activities that coincides with the university’s Thurtene Carnival. More than 2,000 alumni and guests are expected to attend.

Fundraisers lead up to Thurtene Carnival

This year’s Thurtene Carnival is reaching out to more student groups and the community during pre-events as well as the joy-filled festival itself. Although the fair doesn’t officially kick off until Friday, April 15, organizers are holding several community and fundraising activities during Spirit Week March 27- April 2 to help raise money for this year’s charity, the Belle Center, which helps disabled children with mainstream integration.
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