Welcome Back Fest

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UPDATE 08.29.14: Due to the unpredictable weather forecast, the Welcome Back Fest concert, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. has been relocated to the Williams Fieldhouse. Festival events are still planned to occur on the west lawn near the Markee Pioneer Student Center. Further announcements will be made if additional alterations are made. A limited number of tickets are still available for the concert.


  • 4:00 pm: Fest Grounds Open 
  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm: Rides, activities, food, etc.
  • 7:00 pm: The Great WIAC Mascot Race 
  • 8:00 pm: National Recording Artist - The Cab
  • 9:15 pm: National Recording Artist - A Great Big World


The Festival Grounds may only be entered through the two gates.

  • Gate 1: North West side of the grounds between Otts and Gardner hall
  • Gate 2: East side of the grounds inside the NW Patio of the Markee



  • UW-Platteville students
    • $11.00 (prior to August 15)
    • $16.00 (prior to August 29)
    • $20.00 (after August 29 at the door)
  • All others (non UW-Platteville students, faculty, staff, community, etc...)
    • $16.00 (prior to August 15)
    • $21.00 (prior to August 29)
    • $25.00 (after August 29 at the door)

Ticket includes: A Great Big World and The Cab concert admission; activities such as Zip Line, Blaster Ball, Euro Bungee and Rock Wall; Great Mascot Race 2014; food samples with area vendors and local business deals; AND MORE!

Welcome Back Fest tickets sales prior to the event:

  • University Box Office (0510 Ullsvik Hall, ground floor) or online
  • Box Office and Will Call ticket booth (Markee Pioneer Student Center Information Desk)
  • Cash or check only for Day of Show tickets

Please note: A ticket is REQUIRED to attend Welcome Back Fest. 

online TICKETS

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