Family Day

Parents Weekend

As your student has made friends and developed a routine at Bluffton, we’d like to invite you to campus to meet their friends, experience their favorite spots on campus and spend time together.

While there is no fee for most Family Day/Oktoberfest festivities, it would be helpful to have an idea how many to expect. Please register >

Family Day 2022

Saturday, Sept. 24

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bluffton Fall Festival and Village Discovery Days
Find out all there is to do in the village of Bluffton during this annual chamber event and fall festival, including a Farmer’s Market, antique tractor show, food, craft show and much more.

Family recreation opportunities
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Hike the nature preserve, check out kayaks and boats from Marbeck Desk. Hammocks are also available.

1-5 p.m. - Borrow spikeball, sand volleyball, tennis, pickleball and basketball equipment to enjoy as a family.

11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Volleyball
Cheer the Purple and White as they host the annual Beaver Fall Classic. Admission fee.

3 p.m. Women’s soccer
Support the Beavers in their last game before starting HCAC competition.

5 p.m. Oktoberfest
Fun for the whole family in the Saltzman Stadium parking lot. No charge for Bluffton University students and family.

  • Music 
  • Bratwurst, sauerkraut, soft pretzels, beer cheese, potato salad and more
  • Featuring Rootbeer from Jolly’s Drive In, Tiffin Ohio
  • Yard games, contests, prizes