The sights, sounds and tastes of the circus will take center stage during the 2014 Homecoming celebration at Missouri Southern State University.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “Come One, Come All,” said Landon Adams, director of student activities. Events will include the spectacle of the Rotten Brothers Sideshow, circus food, the Flying Houndz and the annual parade through campus.

“We like to keep everyone excited throughout the week of Homecoming,” said Adams.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

Rotten Brothers Sideshow

Rotten Brothers Sideshow


The Rotten Brothers Sideshow: 7 p.m., Corley Auditorium. The Rotten Brothers Sideshow is a motley crew of misfits who combine their talents to produce a spectacle that will be remembered. A bed of nails, contortion, sword swallowing, illusion, fire eating and escapes are just a few of the stunts that will comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.


Fried Oreos and funnel cakes: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., campus Oval. Student Activities will be giving away free fried treats while supplies last.


“Tammy”: 2:30 and 6:30 p.m., Phelps Theater. After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother. Rated R.


37th annual Homecoming Picnic: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., campus Oval. Come celebrate Homecoming with us in the best way possible: free food!  There will be music, Homecoming royalty coronation at noon, free T-shirts and games. Free for students and $6 for alumni and community members.

Flying Houndz Frisbee Trick Dog Show: 11 to 11:30 a.m., campus Oval. Those attending the picnic will be entertained by the Frisbee tricks performed by talented dogs.

“Tammy”: 7 p.m., campus Oval. Come enjoy a movie in an outdoor setting.


The Lions will play Central Missouri at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

The Lions will play Central Missouri at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.


Lion Pride Brunch: 9 a.m., Connor Ballroom, Billingsly Student Center. Start your day with the annual brunch. Cost is $8 for alumni and $10 for non-members.

Homecoming parade: 11:30 a.m., around campus. Show your school and community spirit as the annual parade winds its way through campus.

Pre-Game Tailgate:  12:30 to 2 p.m., Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center. Come grab a bite before catching the game.

Pre-Game Ceremonies: 1:30 p.m., Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Guests, special honorees and reunion groups will be recognized.

MSSU vs. Central Missouri: 2 p.m., Fred G. Hughes Stadium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the Alumni Association. Call 625-5466 for more information.