Oswego, NY – The Oswego Buccaneer Boosters have planned their biggest and most exciting â€œBucFestâ€ yet, to celebrate Homecoming 2010 and kick-off the Buccaneersâ€™ varsity home football game.
â€œBucFestâ€ is planned for Friday, October 15, from 4-6:30 p.m., at the end of Joe Wilbur Field (rain location OHS gyms).Â The senior night ceremony for the varsity football and cheerleading teams will begin at 6:00 followed by the homecoming game against Jamesville Dewitt at 6:30.
The cost of the 3rd annual event is $1.00 for students and $2.00 for adults, and most of the attractions are free.Â Every â€œBucFestâ€ visitor will receive a snack from Frito Lay, and blue and white â€œBuc Beadsâ€ as they enter.
This year, four new and exciting attractions have been added to the festivities.Â G&G Reptiles (live) sponsored by Warner Physical Therapy, â€œThe Macho Bullâ€ mechanical bull, sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, Inflatable Bungee Race and The Fortress 50 foot inflatable obstacle course.
â€œEach year we try to add new attractions and activities that will entertain and boost school spirit with the students, faculty and community,â€ said BucFest committee chair, Judy Queale-Dunsmoor. â€œWe have a lot to be proud of as Buccaneers, and there will be something for everyone at this yearâ€™s BucFest.â€
The official â€œBucFest 2010â€ t-shirt, designed and donated in part by Visual Creations, will also be on sale during BucFest, with a limited number of shirts available.
In true â€˜Bucâ€™ Spirit you will able to get your hair and nails colored in â€œBuc Blueâ€ as well as make a stop at the face painting/temporary tattoo booth.
Digital Sound Entertainment, featuring â€œMarty the One Man Partyâ€ from 107.9 FM, will provide music for this yearâ€™s event.
One of the most popular activities last year was the â€œdunk boothâ€ where students took turns attempting to soak their teachers or coaches. Attendees can choose to participate in a variety of games such as entering the radar gun sports contest, the football throw, decorating a pumpkin or â€œhippity hopâ€ races for adults and kids of all ages.Â Some games will offer prizes donated by Fajita Grill and Lighthouse Lanes.
Children can get their photos taken with New York Boldâ€™s â€œChef Boldâ€, Frito Layâ€™s â€œCracker Jackâ€, or the â€œOswego Buccaneerâ€.
This yearâ€™s menu includes BBQ chicken and pork, salt potatoes, blooming onions, cotton candy, snow cones, fried dough, candy and caramel apples, hot dogs and pizza, brought to you by Barlowâ€™s Concessions, Raging River BBQ, Gibby Thompsonâ€™s Irish Pub, Kings Concession, Camâ€™s Pizzeria and New York Bold.
In addition to the festival, the Buccaneer Boosters are promoting a â€œBuccaneer Blue Weekâ€ throughout Oswego from, October 9th â€“ 16th.Â The Boosters will give a prize to the business owner and the homeowner who does the best job decorating for â€œBuccaneer Blue Weekâ€.Â Photos for consideration should be postmarked by October 22, 2010 and sent to attn: BucFest, P.O. Box 373, Oswego, New York 13126.
BucFest committee member Lu Collins says, â€œWe also encourage the Oswego community to come out and watch the Homecoming Parade on Sunday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. followed by the â€œO.H.S. Girlâ€™s Powder Puff Gameâ€.
The complete homecoming week schedule can be found at www.oswego.org.