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Tuesday, November 30, 2021


Man on the street: Looking forward to Frontier Fiesta

Unlike some of UH’s other traditions created in recent years, Frontier Fiesta nearly dates back to the University’s founding.

Founded in 1939, Frontier Fiesta attracted up to 200,000 visitors a year and was profiled in Life Magazine as “The Greatest College Show on Earth.”

At its peak in the 1950s, Fiesta was so widely anticipated and so many students participated that the University cancelled classes the week before in preparation.

This year’s Fiesta included a concert from rapper D.R.A.M., a five kilometer walk held by the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation to help bone marrow patients, and carnival rides and food trucks.

The Cougar asked students their thoughts on Fiesta, the tradition and how participation in Fiesta reflects on the campus community.

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