By Jeff Murphy, August 16, 2023
Always a crowd-pleaser, the University of Central Missouri Drumline performs annually at Get the Red Out.
WARRENSBURG, MO – A University of Central Missouri tradition that brings both the campus and community together for a day of fun, food and more, Get the Red Out is planned for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in Warrensburg. No admission is charged for activities that take place in the area that encompasses a section of Holden Street between South and Clark streets on the west side of campus.
Get the Red Out is an annual event designed for students, employees and community members to show their UCM spirit on the same day the Mules football team hosts its first home game of the year. The festivities include games for kids such as hoop shooting with Mules and Jennies basketball teams, and participation by dozens of local organizations and vendors, including food trucks. Get the Red Out also features a performance by the UCM Drumline and special appearances by Mo the Mule, live mule mascots, UCM Mulekickers, cheerleaders, and more.
Along with these offerings, the Military Appreciation Tailgate begins at 10 a.m. at Selmo Park. Service members, veterans, and their families are invited to the tailgate where they can enjoy food while supplies last, door prizes and family activities before the game. Military members who attend UCM can attend the event free with their UCM Command Pass.
After attending Get the Red Out, everyone is encouraged to head over to Audrey J. Walton Stadium to watch the Mules battle the University of Central Oklahoma Broncos. The game begins at 1 p.m. Visit the Central Missouri Ticket Office website to reserve seats.
While many area businesses and organizations have already signed up to participate in Get the Red Out, there is still an opportunity for more vendors to join in the event. Vendor registration is now open, and the booth registration form can be found at ucmo.edu/gtro. Anyone who has questions prior to the day of the event should please contact the Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications at 660-543-4640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For the most updated information on Get the Red Out, visit ucmo.edu/gtro.