Saturday, April 14: Open House - 2018

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Saturday's College Schedule of Events

Special Demonstrations and Events

Our Annual AG Pavilion Department Showcase features interactive displays from each department. Come meet our students, faculty, alumni, and sample the bounty of the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences.

event time location

Agriculture Pavilion Department Showcase

9 AM ‑ 3 PM

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Farm Store Booth

Cal Poly Student-Made Products for Sale

9 AM - 3 PM

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Cal Poly Alumni Beer and Wine Garden
Beer and Wine Garden Tickets
2:30 PM - 5 PM Engineering Plaza


Agribusiness Display 9 AM - 3 PM Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Agricultural Education & Communication

Agricultural Education & Communication Display 9 AM - 3 PM Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Animal Science

Animal Science Display

9 AM - 3 PM Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Animal Reproduction/Fertilization Demo

9 AM - 3 PM

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Students involved in our assisted reproduction program will describe some of the procedures such as in-vitro fertilization, embryo biopsy and other techniques.


Dressage Team Show

11 AM ‑ 12 PM

Bldg. 32, Arena

Quarter Horse Enterprise Project

11 AM - 1 PM

Bldg. 32, Arena

The Cal Poly Animal Science Department Quarter Horse Enterprise will be previewing their work in the training of Cal Poly-bred Quarter Horses in the round arena at the Equine Center. These two-year-olds are the result of numerous students’ involvement in the mare care, breeding, selection, and advance behavior modification programs at the university. They will be exhibited in the reining and cow work disciplines during the scheduled hours.


Equestrian Team Show

12 PM - 1 PM

Bldg. 32, Arena

The Equestrian Team hosts a mock horse show for prospective students and families!  Team members will describe and then demonstrate how an Intercollegiate Horse Show is run!

Dairy Foods Research & Education 9 AM - 3 PM Bldg. 9, Farm Shop
Dairy Science Calf Care Demonstration 9 AM - 3 PM Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering

BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Display

9 AM - 3 PM
Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Experience Industry Management

Experience Industry Management Display 9 AM - 3 PM Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Food Science & Nutrition

Food Science & Nutrition Department Display

9 AM - 3 PM

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Cal Poly Production/CP Food Products

10:30 AM - 2 PM

Building 24

Food Science Club

10:30 AM - 3 PM

Building 24

Nutrition Club

10:30 AM ‑ 3:30 PM

Parking lot behind Building 24

Horticulture & Crop Science

Horticulture & Crop Science Display

9 AM - 3 PM

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop 

Community Flower Show

9 AM - 4 PM

Building 48

Leaning Pine Arboretum (self-guided tour) 10 AM - 5 PM Arboretum & Greenhouses
Poly Plant Shop 10 AM - 4 PM Building 48
Strawberry Center Display and Varietal Taste Test 9 AM - 3 PM Building 9, Farm Shop

Floral Design Class Display

9 AM - 3:30 PM

Kennedy Library

Members of the local community are invited to enter their prize flowers and plants in this competition. The show will be judged by Cal Poly student flower judges. Visitors can see a wide variety of garden plants and flowers with several hundred entries being displayed.    

Military Science

Military Science & ROTC Information Booth

9 AM - 3 PM

Bldg. 34, Art Gallery Patio

Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences

NRES Department Display

Come visit our department and club displays showcasing our curriculum and achievements.

9 AM - 3 PM

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Wine & Viticulture

Wine & Viticulture Department Display

9 AM - 3 PM

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Does your wine smell like dark chocolate, fresh raspberry, or maybe even cooked asparagus? Come test your wine aroma skills at the Wine & Viticulture Sensory Analysis Display.


Truck & Tractor Pull

1 PM - 3 PM

Field across from the Crops Unit on Mt. Bishop Rd.

Come join us for the biggest event of the year! Concessions will be available! Tickets will be sold at the door. Competitors from the Western U.S. will compete in the following pull cases: injected, blown, mini-modified tractors; super stock and pro modified 4WD and 2WD trucks; single, multi-engine, and superstock tractors.


Poly Royal Rodeo & Concert

5:30 PM - 10 PM

Spanos Stadium
Fun for the whole family! Come out and enjoy a throwback to the “old west” and see college rodeo’s finest athletes rope and ride their way into the history books at one of the greatest rodeos in the world.    

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