UC Irvine's Wayzgoose Festival Tomorrow

I'm twice a UC Irvine alum. And in my years there, I never quite figured out (or bothered) to find out why UCI's annual festival and open house is called “Wayzgoose”. What I know is that it's the time when parking around campus is free and in the middle where the park is, they set up booths and there's a lot of food.

This year's festival is special. It marks the 50th anniversary of the university. There will be all sorts of activities including a car show and cultural music and dance by the various student clubs.


Most importantly, there will be food. Here's a sampling. Tomo No Kai's will be selling Godzilla Dogs; Sri Lanka United will have a Kottu Roti Stand; and Pilipino Pre-Health Undergraduate Student Organization will be making Spam Musubis.

Also, a club called Dumbledore's Anteaters will offer cookies and Butterbeer (non alcoholic). Surely they're friends with the Anteater Quidditch team, who will most likely be thirsty after all the quidditch they'll play out on the field.

And if you're brave, the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates (ACSSA) will be selling pad Thai and Thai tea; and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is going with caramel apples. Who would you trust more to do food right if not our future chemist and engineers!?

Here's a handy dandy map of all the vendors. It's tomorrow, Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Events are free. For more info go to http://www.celebrate.uci.edu/.

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