Thousands Attend Hobo Day Parade
October 05, 2013 6:17 PM
Before South Dakota State University fans flocked to Coughlin-Alumni Stadium for Saturday’s homecoming game versus Southern Illinois, many spent the morning watching the Hobo Day Parade.
It's a tradition dating back to 1912, when men attending the school grew out their beards for the month of homecoming and the students dressed like hobos for the football game. It became a success and the tradition has been taking place ever since. This year, the parade started at 9:30 a.m., and lasted about an hour.
Onlookers, the marching band, and even the floats were covered in yellow and blue. They lined the streets of Medary Avenue to Main Street, cheering and chanting for the Jackrabbits. Local businesses, athletes and school organizations were just a few to show their school spirit in the parade.