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 more below)
1:00pm: Hawkeye Fashion Show/Product Showcase
4:30pm: Ultimate Hawkeye Trivia Challenge

Times for panel discussions, autograph sessions and a Robert D. Ray Exemplar Award presentation are still to be determined

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

*Subject to change

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 and mustache. 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.