The 8th annual FRYfest will take place on FRYday, September 2, 2016. Below is a lineup of events that Hawkeye Nation will take part in to kick off another Hawkeye football season.

2016 Schedule of Events*

9:00am – 2:00pm – FRYfest Blood Drive, organized by the UI DeGowin Blood Center
10:00am – 3:00pm – Hawkeye Collector’s Showcase, presented by ICAAR
10:00am – 8:00pm – World’s Largest Hawkeye Tradeshow
10:00am – 8:00pm – Display of Iowa Rivalry Trophies

10:30am: Hayden Statue Unveiling (see below)
10:45am: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Panel Discussion
11:30am: 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee Autograph Session
12:00pm: I-Club Luncheon with Coach Ferentz (separate ballroom)
1:00pm: Hawkeye Fashion Show/Product Showcase
2:30pm: Hawkeye Rivalries Panel Discussion
3:30pm: Hawkeye Rivalries Autograph Session
4:30pm: Ultimate Hawkeye Trivia Challenge
4:30pm: Iowa Olympians Autograph Session
5:00pm: Robert D. Ray Exemplar Award presentation
5:15pm: Iowa Olympians Panel Discussion


4:00pm – High Porch Block Party opens
6:00pm – GI Jam, Opener
6:30pm – Pep Rally, presented by The Eastern Iowa Airport on the Tigerhawk Stage
8:00pm – Hairball
10:00pm – Fireworks

Panel Guests*

2016 Hall of Fame Class: Tyler Cleveland, Men’s Tennis; Toni Foster, Women’s Basketball; Dave Haight, Football; Sean McCarty, Men’s Golf; Kimberly Stevens, Women’s Swimming; T.J. Williams, Wrestling; Gayle Blevins, Softball Head Coach

Hawkeye Rivalries Panelists: Dan McCarney, Ed Podolak, Don Patterson, Bernie Wyatt, Aaron Kampman

Iowa Olympian Panelists: Glenn Patton, Swimming & Diving; Ted Wheeler, Track & Field; Jason McCartney, Cycling; Ed Banach, Wrestling; Dan Gable, Wrestling

Statue Unveiling

The city of Coralville will unveil a new bronze statue of coach Hayden Fry, which will depict him around the early 1980s, complete with aviator sunglasses. The owner of the fine arts foundry completing the work also crafted the Irving B. Weber statue which has stood at the corner of Iowa Avenue and Linn Street in downtown Iowa City since 2003. The statue will permanently reside on Hayden Fry Way and will be installed after FRYfest.

*Subject to change