Monday, October 18th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Homecoming Village – Food Truck Festival

Open up Homecoming Week with the Homecoming Village Food Truck Festival. This event will feature a food truck festival, music, and other exciting activities. This offers fun opportunities for students, faculty/staff, the Muncie community, and alumni to become involved and enjoy Ball State's Homecoming Week.

Corner of Ashland Avenue & Martin Street
FREE

Tuesday, October 19th 7:00pm - 8:00pm

MS in Athletic Training Virtual Info Session

During this session you will learn more about the program mission and philosophy, course structure, and admission requirements. By attending this session, we will waive the cost of the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once you have attended the session, you will receive more information about this offer. 

Zoom
Free

Tuesday, October 19th 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Talent Search

Join us for the 37 annual Student Scholarship Talent Search! We will be showcasing some of Ball State's finest talent for the University and the Muncie community.

Pruis Hall
Free

Wednesday, October 20th 11:30am - 1:00pm

Women in Business Unlimited October 2021 Luncheon

Meet The Bold Edit

Amy, Emily and Rebecca are 3 best friends who took their unique talents and created The Bold Edit. This small, women-owned business helps individuals and organizations maximize the impact of their training sessions, workshops, and presentations. Find out how their love for community helped them make their switch to Thrive! Learn more about The Bold Edit by visiting theboldedit.com

Cornerstone Center for the Arts
$18-$150

Wednesday, October 20th 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Muncie WhiskeyFest 2021

Indiana Liquor Group (ILG) has partnered with Spirits for Smiles(SFS) to create WhiskeyFest, an event to celebrate great whiskey while raising funds for charity! SFS will utilize these funds to help our community receive dental care.

WhiskeyFest features 60+ whiskeys, a Whiskey Draft for rare products, and an auction to bid on the world’s most coveted “Unicorn Whiskeys.” 

Masks and face coverings are required. Must be 21+ to enter. Must be present to win.100% of the proceeds from ticket admission sales and auction benefit Spirits for Smiles.

Delaware Country Fairgrounds Heartland Hall
$50

Wednesday, October 20th 5:30pm - 11:59pm

Campus Dinner

Enjoy a Homecoming-themed dining experience with a special themed menu! Special thanks to Ball State Dining Services for providing the decorations and awesome menu!

Woodworth Commons

Thursday, October 21st 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Air Jam

Going strong since 1987, Air Jam is Ball State's most popular Homecoming event! Come watch student organizations dance and compete in the annual lip-sync competition.

Emens Auditorium
$15 per person; $150 per team

Friday, October 22nd 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Language Night Mongolian

Would you like to know some words in a different language?

Join us and learn some slang and fun phrases in Mongolian!

Mongolian is official language in Mongolia and official provincial language of Inner Mongolia. It is part of the Altaic language family, term related to the Altaic Mountains located in the Western Part of Mongolia!

Student Center: Yuhas Room (102)
Free

Friday, October 22nd 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Shear Diversity

Stylists, Barbers, and beauty culture creatives are ready to showcase their talents! Lights, music, makeup, and HAIR! Creatives present their models in their chosen theme which uniquely represents them! We are so excited to share DIVERSITY!

General seating with preferential seating given to our sponsors.Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

Our Mission is to give under resourced individuals the opportunity to acquire a skilled trade through Beauty Culture education. 

Muncie Civic Theater
$25

Friday, October 22nd 12:00pm - 11:59pm

Bed Race

It's time again for one of Homecoming's most exciting traditions since 1980! Each Bed Race team consists of five people – four pushing the bed, and one riding on it. Teams will compete against the clock, two teams at a time, on a 100-yard course.

Plaques are given to the first place team in each division. A trophy is also given to the team with the best costume and overall winner. Thank you to the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning for the donation of time and resources for the Bed Race trophies! 

Riverside Avenue
FREE; $25 per first team entry, $20 per additional

Friday, October 22nd 7:30pm - 11:59pm

Carbonaro: Lies on Stage

Best known as the star of the hit series, THE CARBONARO EFFECT on truTV, Michael Carbonaro has also showcased his hidden-camera magic frequently on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." 

In 2016 Michael embarked on his first theater tour with the widely acclaimed show “Michael Carbonaro Live!” Now Michael is back with a brand-new show “Carbonaro: Lies on Stage” which will continue to showcase his unmatched blend of humor and charisma along with inventive illusions which will amaze audiences of all ages.

Emens Auditorium
Varies

Saturday, October 23rd 9:45am - 11:59pm

Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk

The 5K event officially starts at 9:45am at City Hall in Muncie. We will have walk-up registration on Saturday morning. Walk-up registration is $35. All registration and sign-in takes place at Emens Auditorium from 8am - 9:25am. There is a shuttle bus to transport participants after they check-in or register to City Hall. The last shuttle bus will leave at 9:25am, so we can start at 9:45am. Don't be late! The 5K will start at City Hall and run towards and around Ball State campus, finishing in front of Emens Auditorium.

Starts at Muncie City Hall, Ends at Emens Auditorium

Saturday, October 23rd 10:00am - 11:59pm

Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade has been one of Ball State's greatest traditions since it began in 1939. University organizations and Muncie community businesses and groups enter floats, cars, bands, and even horses to show off their Cardinal Pride!

Starts at Muncie Central High School
Free

Saturday, October 23rd 1:30pm - 3:30pm

CharlieTown - Homecoming Game

"Fly Your Way Back Home" to celebrate Homecoming weekend at CharlieTown! You won't want to miss live music from The 5 Speeds and a special performance from our Homecoming Student Scholarship Talent Search winner.

Alumni Center
Free

Saturday, October 23rd 3:30pm

Homecoming Game - Ball State Football vs. Miami (Ohio)

Celebrate Homecoming with your favorite football team! Make sure to wear red to show your Cardinal pride.

Scheumann Stadium

Sunday, October 24th 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Muncie Howl-O-Ween

All friendly pets on a leash (or in a carrier) are invited to attend with their family. The event will feature animal rescue groups, contests, raffles, silent auction, obedience demonstrations, and pet specialty vendors! There will be three costume contests: Best look-a-like (owner and pet), Most creative and Cutest. 

Emerson Memorial Park, 900 W Ashland Ave, Muncie, IN
Free

Sunday, October 24th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Marching Band Showcase

The Ball State Pride of Mid-America Marching Band will present a showcase performance to include two halftime shows, pregame show, section features, and additional guest performances.

Scheumann Stadium
$7.25

Sunday, October 24th 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Free Fall Festival

Rinker Center for Global Affairs will host a FREE FALL FESTIVAL!

The event will take place at Landess Farm on October 24th from 2pm to 5pm. 

The activities included for this event are a hayride and a 10-acre corn maze. Everyone will also receive a small pumpkin!

Please meet at the Rinker Center (room 102) inside the Student Center by 1:30pm. We will take a bus to Landess Farm and arrive by 2pm. The bus will leave by the farm to return to the Student Center.

Landess Farm
Free

Sunday, October 24th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Marching Band Showcase

The Ball State Pride of Mid-America Marching Band will present a showcase performance to include two halftime shows, pregame show, section features, and additional guest performances.

Scheumann Stadium
Sale date coming soon

Wednesday, October 27th 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Immersive Learning Course Pitch Night

Curious about Immersive Learning?
Looking for a Spring 2022 course?

The Office of Immersive Learning is hosting an Immersive Learning Course Pitch Night. Students will hear faculty pitch their Spring 2022 immersive learning courses. Faculty will have up to five minutes to make their pitches. There will be time for a Q&A session after the pitches to learn additional information about the courses. This event is also a great opportunity to learn more about immersive learning at Ball State.

To register for the event, go to bit.ly/ILPITCHNIGHT

Student Center - Cardinal Hall
FREE

Thursday, October 28th 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Dare to experience the chilling 1922 German silent horror film, “Nosferatu” accompanied by composer Kermit Poling’s original score performed by Poling and the Muncie Symphony Orchestra String Quartet live at the Cornerstone E. B. Ball Auditorium!

The MSO quartet will perform Poling’s original score during the screening of a digitally remastered version of the classic vampire flick.

Cornerstone Center for the Arts
$15 - $20

Every Saturday through October 30

Farmers Market at Minnetrista

Join us for Farmers Market and discover fresh and healthy food, produce, and more. It’s here you can connect with local vendors to discover what our community has to offer.

Presented by: First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors

Minnetrista
Free

October 1 - October 30

“Halloween: Celestial Origins” Planetarium Show

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
Free

October 22 - October 30

Valley of the Four Dolls

This dance piece follows a young girl and her family of dolls on a whimsical, sensual, and magical journey to a world where the lines between reality and imagination no longer exist. As these worlds collide, the audience catches a glimpse of the relationships between these characters, their worlds, and how they color and shape each other.

Strother Studio Theatre
$12 - $17

Saturday, October 30th 3:30pm - 4:30pm

"One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" Planetarium Show

Follow Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
Free

October 1 - October 31

Landess Farm Corn Maze

We’re celebrating the history of agriculture with this year’s corn maze. Pumpkins, apples, muffins, mums, & more!!! The corn maze officially open! 

Landess Farm
$8

Wednesday, November 3rd 7:00pm - 8:00pm

MS in Athletic Training Virtual Info Session

During this session you will learn more about the program mission and philosophy, course structure, and admission requirements. By attending this session, we will waive the cost of the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once you have attended the session, you will receive more information about this offer. 

Zoom
Free

Sunday, November 7th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Ball State University Code Red Dance Team Clinic

Learn what it takes to be a Division 1 College Dancer! Learn two routines, skills, and audition tips from our current coaches and team.

Recreation and Wellness Center, 200 C
$40

Friday, October 1 to Sunday, November 7, 2021

Open Space: Art About the Land

Celebrate the significance of the land in an art competition and exhibition, Open Space: Art About the Land. Open Space, an annual art competition and exhibition, has encouraged Indiana artists to derive creative inspiration from the land and recognizes new artistic creations that celebrate the notion of “open space” as it relates to the land.  

This year's juror is Betsy Stirratt, the Founding Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University Bloomington where she has curated exhibitions and published catalogs since 1987.

This show is presented by Minnetrista and Red-tail Land Conservancy

Minnetrista

Friday, October 1st 9:00am - Sunday, November 7th 5:00pm

Open Space: Art About the Land

Celebrate the significance of the land in an art competition and exhibition, Open Space: Art About the Land. Open Space, an annual art competition and exhibition, has encouraged Indiana artists to derive creative inspiration from the land and recognizes new artistic creations that celebrate the notion of “open space” as it relates to the land.

Minnetrista

Saturday, November 13th 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Muncie Symphony Orchestra Presents The Music of John Williams

Nominated 51 times and awarded five Academy Awards, John Williams is responsible for some of the most beloved movie scores of all time. The concert features music from Superman, Jurassic Park, Far and Away, E.T.: Adventures on Earth, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Wars.

301 South Walnut Street (Suite 101)
$20 - $30 general, $10 student

7 p.m. - 11 p.m., first Monday of every month

Muncie City Council Meeting

Share your opinion and hear what's happening in Muncie at the monthly city council meeting.

1st Floor City Hall Auditorium, 300 N High St Muncie, IN 47305
Free

Exhibiting August 2021 until May of 2022

FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis

Unravel the opioid crisis one step at a time when you explore FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis. Using a mix of art, science, multi-media, hands-on interactives, and inspiring artwork, this exhibit will help you better understand the nature of addiction, how we got here and what we can all do to help change the course we’re on and move Indiana from crisis to resolution. FIX aims to break the stigma surrounding opioid use disorder, remove the shame and isolation surrounding this disease, and show how we can play a pivotal role in managing this crisis. Come join the conversation at Minnetrista!

Organized by the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. FIX is supported by Next Level Recovery, FSSA, Ball Brothers Foundation, George and Frances Ball Foundation, Efroymson Family Fund/ A CICF Fund, CVS Health, and Jasper Group Brand.

Minnetrista
Free