The University of Montana’s Entertainment Management Program will host the 10th annual Festival on the Oval from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 4. The event serves as the finale for the program’s semester-long Spring Thaw series.
The festival, which is free and open to the public, will feature entertainment, including a chance to soak UM instructors and students in a dunk tank from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a giant game of musical chairs, a mini-golf course, sumo wrestling, a rock climbing wall and more.
Entertainment Management students will sell raffle tickets at the event for $2 each. Prizes include two rounds of golf at the Ranch Club, Griz basketball season tickets, Big Sky Brewing Co. swag and more. Each ticket also includes a $2 Good Food Store coupon.
Local vendors, including Thai Spicy, Big Dipper and Polka Dot Patties, will sell food, and Missoula band 3J Rap Sword will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Festival on the Oval supporters KBGA College Radio 89.9 FM, The Trail 103.3, Zootown Arts Community Center and BackCountry Rack and Skis will be on hand.
A division of UM’s School of Business Administration, the Entertainment Management Program is dedicated to building community by producing high-quality events. The program connects students with the entertainment profession by providing real-world experience in and out of the classroom.
More information on Festival on the Oval is online at https://www.facebook.com/events/157958967666564/. More information on the Entertainment Management Program can be found at http://www.business.umt.edu/degreesprograms/UMEM/About/Overview.aspx.