Western Kentucky University's annual Fan Fest returns to E.A. Diddle Arena this Saturday, Aug 10, as first-year head football coach Tyson Helton and his team, along with the Lady Topper soccer and volleyball teams welcome the fans from from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fan Fest will be highlighted by autographs and interactive stations with the entire 2019 Hilltopper football team and Lady Topper soccer and volleyball teams.. It will be a carnival atmosphere inside Diddle Arena with inflatables, face painting, balloon artists and more.

Fans will have their first opportunity to get their hands on the brand new 2019 schedule posters and purchase season tickets for both football and volleyball games.

Lady Topper head volleyball coach Travis Hudson and his team will also hold an intrasquad scrimmage from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the auxiliary gym that will be open to the public.

Fans can park in both parking garages around Diddle Arena and enter through the U.S. Bank entrance, near the WKU Ticket Office. The first 500 fans in the door can also take advantage of free ice cream provided by Chaney's Dairy Barn.

The 2019 football season, presented by LifeSkills, begins with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff on Thursday, Aug. 29 vs. Central Arkansas at Houchens-Smith Stadium at Feix Field. WKU returns 16 starters on offense and defense, the third-most nationally, while the team's 10 returning starters on offense rank as the most in the nation.

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