Dakota State University's Trojan Days homecoming festivities will begin on Monday with coronation at 7:30 p.m. The activities conclude next Saturday with a morning run, parade on Egan Avenue and pre-football game tailgate at Trojan Field.
The tailgate party is set for Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Amos Slade is set to take the stage at 1:15 p.m. Kory and the Fireflies will perform at approximately 2 p.m.
The tailgate is open to the public with food served from 1-3:50 p.m. Cost is $5 for lunch. A beer garden area will be available for DSU alumni.
The DSU Trojans will take on Concordia (Neb.) in the 4 p.m. football game.
Other homecoming activities that day will include the Trojan Parade Day Run at 8:45 a.m. sponsored by the Madison Community Center and the Trojan Days parade at 10 a.m. on Egan Ave. This year's homecoming theme is "Our future's so bright, we gotta wear shades."
Candidates for homecoming king are Dillon Bohlander, Zach Merrill, John Niesen, Jeffrey Trapp and Zac Woods. Candidates for queen are Sara Irvine, Audrey Hupf, Emily Hansen, Brandi Feldmann and Kelsey Feltman.
Coronation takes place at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse. A magician's show immediately follows coronation at 8 p.m. Admission is $3 or free with a student ID.
Tuesday is the March of Dimes' Jail-n-Bail sponsored by the Phi Beta Lambda business club from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trojan Center.
Other events on Tuesday include a homecoming softball tournament and Trojan Outdoors in the evening.
Wednesday's activities include a walking taco feed, cake decorating contest, building decorating contest and open mic night in the Trojan Underground and volleyball against Dakota Wesleyan University at 7 p.m.
A homecoming dance will be held on Thursday and a sand volleyball tournament is set for Friday.