When the Kentucky Wildcats take on the Tennessee Volunteers next week, football will only be part of a loaded Halloween day around Commonwealth Stadium.
In addition to the big SEC East matchup, the Breeders Cup and Halloween will be taking place, and UK is making sure to serve fans wanting to enjoy all three events.
The day will start early in the a.m with the SEC Network's SEC Nation show airing live from UK on Saturday. It will go live at 10 a.m.from the Glenn Freedom Dodge Purple Lot, located off Alumni Drive.
Families will be able to enjoy Halloween activities at Wildcat Park, located outside Gate 9. Activities include face painting, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts, visits by mascots Wildcat and Scratch, and trick-or-treating. Wildcat Park will open at 3:30 p.m. so that fans can enjoy the festive all day until the Tennessee game, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Additional official trick-or-treat locations will be next to Nutter Field House at the Texas Roadhouse Countdown to Kickoff area, near the stage set up for the pregame concern next to the Glenn Infiniti of Lexington Green Lot and at guest services locations outside gates 1, 4, 9 and 12.
As for the pregame concert, the G Funk All Stars will be playing next to the Glenn Infiniti of Lexington Green Lot adjacent to Gate 1 of The New Commonwealth Stadium starting at 4:50 p.m. after the Breeders' Cup Mile. There will be a break from the concert at 5:15 p.m. for the Cat Walk and the G Funk All Stars will play an encore after the Breeders' Cup Classic at 5:35 p.m. The G Funk All Stars are a popular funk cover band that will reunite for the UK football pregame concert. Dee Jay Silver will play from approximately 4:15-4:50 p.m. between the Twin Spires Sprint and Breeders' Cup Mile.
Near the concert stage, a large video board will be set up so fans can watch the Breeders' Cup, which is being hosted at Keeneland on Oct. 30-31. Races on Saturday begin at 12:05 p.m. and post time for the Breeders' Cup Classic is 5:35 p.m.
Complete schedule (some times approximate):
10 a.m.-noon - SEC Nation airs live from the Glenn Freedom Dodge Purple Lot
12:05 p.m. - Post time for first Saturday Breeders' Cup race (Juvenile Fillies)
3:30 p.m. - Wildcat Park opens with Halloween festivities
4:15-4:50 p.m. - Dee Jay Silver plays following Twin Spires Sprint
4:30 p.m. - Trick-or-treating at other official locations begins
4:55-5:15 p.m. - G Funk All Stars concert following Breeders' Cup Mile
5:15 p.m. - Cat Walk
5:35 p.m. - Breeders' Cup Classic
5:40 p.m. - G Funk All Stars encore following Breeders' Cup Classic
7:30 p.m. - Kickoff