Saturday, April 8: Open House

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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 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Farm Store Booth

Cal Poly Student-Made Products for Sale

9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop




Agribusiness Display 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Agricultural Education & Communication



Agricultural Education & Communication Display 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Animal Science



Animal Science Display

9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Animal Reproduction/Fertilization Demo

9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

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 A.M. – 12 P.M.

Bldg. 32, Arena

Quarter Horse Enterprise Project

11 A.M. – 12 P.M.

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 P.M. – 1 P.M.

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!

Mustang Enterprise 12 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. Bldg. 32, Arena
Packing Enterprise 12:30 P.M. - 1 P.M. Bldg. 32, Arena
Dairy Science Calf Care Demonstration    

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering



BioResource & Agricultural Engineering Display

9 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Bldg. 9, Farm Shop
Experience Industry Management    
Experience Industry Management Display 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. Bldg. 9, Farm Shop
Food Science & Nutrition    

Food Science & Nutrition Department Display

9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Cal Poly Production/Chocolate Sales

10:30 A.M. – 2 P.M.

Building 24

Food Science Club

10:30 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Building 24

Nutrition Club

10:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Parking lot behind Building 24

Horticulture & Crop Science    

Horticulture & Crop Science Display

9 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop & Bldg. 48

Community Flower Show

10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Building 48

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.


Floral Design Class Display

9 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Kennedy Library

Military Science    

Military Science & ROTC Information Booth

9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

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 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Bldg. 9, Farm Shop

Wine & Viticulture    

Wine & Viticulture Department Display

9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

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 P.M. – 3 P.M.

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.


Cal Poly Rodeo 

5:30 P.M. – 8 P.M.

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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