The outdoor portion of FRYfest transformed into a High Porch Block Party in 2016. This area includes a kids zone, bags tournament and non-competitive bags area, food, beverage garden and main stage entertainment. The Block Party is located just outside the Marriott Exhibit Hall and open at 4pm, with easy access between the two spaces.

A “high porch picnic” is a Texas expression for “an exceptionally good time.” Our High Porch Block Party is a nod to Coach Fry’s glorious career as one of college football’s most unique coaches, on and off the field.

baggo-3033The Kids Zone will be filled with Hawkeye and football-themed activities, including blocking and tackling drills, inflatables, tug of war, speed pitch, balloons, activity sheets and more!

Food trucks will be serving food outside of their windows to give attendees great options for food starting at 11am. They will be serving inside the concert grounds from 4pm to 10pm.

Bags boards will be available for free play, beginning at 4pm. Click here to register for the adult tournament.

Tickets. There will be $5 wristband entry to the High Porch Block Party, which provides access to all activities and stage entertainment, featuring Hairball. Kids ages 12 and under receive free entry. Wristbands are available at the following locations:

• Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB
• City of Coralville
• Hy-Vee, Coralville
• MidWestOne Bank (all Johnson County Locations)
• Coral Ridge Mall Guest Welcome Center

Tickets will also be available at the entrance. Click here for more entertainment information and to read Hairball’s artist bio.