Shepherd University welcomes all Ram families to a day in Shepherdstown on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Below are a few events happening throughout the weekend.
FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 22
7 p.m. | Glow Run sponsored by Wishmakers on Campus (Jefferson Security Pavillion at Ram Stadium, 478 West Campus Drive)
The Glow Run features a 5K route and a 1 mile route. All ages and abilities are welcome! The first 100 participants to sign up will receive a t-shirt. All participants will receive glow sticks and have the opportunity to decorate their shirts with glow paint and markers!
(Donation) For more information and to register, visit here.
7 p.m. | Shepherd University Volleyball vs. Shippensburg (Butcher Center, 478 West Campus Drive)
Come cheer on the Rams for this rival competition between the Shepherd Rams and the Shippensburg Raiders.
($) For more information, visit www.shepherdrams.com
7 p.m. | Shepherdstown Film Society free screening of Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice; 2006 Documentary (Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education Auditorium)
FAMILY DAY | SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 23
Noon | Football: Shepherd vs. Kutztown (Ram Stadium)
Shepherd students get in FREE to all athletic events with valid Rambler ID
Adult General Admission: $15 | K-12 General Admission: $5 | Children under 5: free
($) Pre-purchase tickets here. Tickets are also available at the stadium. For more information, visit www.shepherdrams.com
Appalachian Heritage Festival (Frank Arts Center, West Campus)
Learn about the culture of Appalachia as this annual event with a diverse program of free workshops and a showcase concert featuring blues and African-American music from Appalachia with W.C. Handy nominees Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, harmony singing and Americana from family band Just Us Lillys, and Grammy Award-winning artist Chance McCoy (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show) with five-time WV fiddle champion Tessa Dillon McCoy.
- 1 p.m. — Introduction to Unaccompanied Singing with Georgia Lilly, Shipley Recital Hall (Frank Arts Center, West Campus)
- 2:30 p.m. — Songs of Struggle and Civil Rights with Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Shipley Rectital Hall (Frank Arts Center, West Campus)
- 4:00 p.m. — Songwriting: A Conversation with John Lilly, Shipley Recital Hall (Frank Arts Center, West Campus). Get a sneak peek into the songwriting process with John Lilly .
- 7 p.m.— Festival Showcase Concert: Celebrating Families — Frank Arts Center Theater. Enjoy an outdoor concert featuring Chance McCoy (former member of Old Crow Medicine Show) and Tessa Dillon McCoy, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, and Just Us Lillys. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted.
In case of inclement weather, the concert will move into the Frank Arts Center Theater.
noon | Women’s Soccer: Shepherd vs. Kutztown (Shepherd Soccer Complex)
Self-Paced at Your Leisure| Tour Shepherdstown and Surrounding Area (self-guided)
- Shepherdstown is a wonderful place for families to explore. Not only is it West Virginia’s oldest town and has been ranked as one of the best small town communities in America with facinating history, unique shops, and great restaurants. Here are some of our students’ favorite things to do:
- Take a walk on the C&O Canal National Park trail just across the bridge in Maryland (it is an easy walk or bike from campus)
- Explore Shepherdstown’s history and architecture with a walking tour. Pick up your free digital or map guide HERE
- Grab some homemade ice cream at Rock Hill Creamery on German Street or Amy and Alexs Ice Cream on Princess Street
- Visit the Historic Shepherdstown Museum (cool artifacts, history, and town vibes on German Street)
- Take a Shepherdstown Ghost Tour or join a Mystery Walk. (Admission fee of $15/person)
SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 24
9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Shepherdstown Farmers Market (S. King St. behind the Old Shepherdstown Library)
Enjoy the local flavor! Locally grown produce, locally crafted products, and local musicians.
For more information, visit shepherdstownfarmersmarketwv.com