April 18, 2009
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Picnic Day 2009 is this year's Picnic Day celebration fittingly titled Reflections: 100 Years of Aggie Legacy. As usual, there will be the 150+ exhibits and special events all over campus, the parade, Picnic Day Battle of the Bands, a sledding hill with Ski Demonstrations, Davis Dance Revolution, and so much more! Last year, a non-profit fair was hosted at Olson Lawn successfully, and we hope to showcase the charities and nonprofits in the Yolo/Sacramento area again.

Applications Applications for the Student Organization Faire, Animal Events, Entertainment, Exhibits, Non-Profit Organization, Parade and Special Events are now available on the Picnic Day website. They are due Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 5:00PM

Assistant Directors and Volunteers To apply to be a Picnic Day Assistant Director or to be a volunteer please contact our Volunteer Director at

Picnic Day Preweek

Beginning April 1st, Guess How Much a Cow Weighs Saturday April 11th Hamster Ball Race Tuesday April 14th Pie Eating Contest Wednesday April 15th Cow Milking Contest Thursday April 16th Entertainment Preview Friday April 17th Roaming Cow

Picnic Day Honors

2009 Parade Marshal 2009 Parade Marshal 2009 Distinguished Legacy

This year's Parade Marshals are Bob Black and Gabriella Wong.

Chancellor Vanderhoef and Rosanne Mandel will be honored as Distinguished Legacies. (link)


Post your photos below (once you have some)! Just click "Edit" on this page and then click on the "Upload Files" button once we have some trapped in the Stanford Band KatieLytle NAKos Tacos—Best Decorated Booth, Student Organization Faire "DEVO: Like great wine, Davis is aged to perfection!"

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2009-01-12 20:32:36   This better be one heck of an awesome Picnic Day. 100 years, oh my. Oh, and it better be sunny! We're coming back up to Davis for the weekend, showing some alumni pride. —EdWins

2009-01-12 22:02:54   haha...i do know how to make a page, but every time i try uploading this years logo, instead of showing the picture it just has a box that says the file name. —StevenLee

I put it in for ya! —WesHardaker

2009-02-09 14:13:26   can people see the logo? All I see is 'logo.jpg'? It might just be me. —StevenLee

2009-04-11 23:21:20   Damn! Missed the hamster race! *steamed* —BrendanChan

2009-04-16 16:30:41   OMFG PICNIC DAY! —generalismo

2009-04-16 22:14:13   I'm pretty dang excited. But I must say, the picture of the pie in the promo for the Pie Eating Contest was WAY off. I participated, and basically ended up eating pure cream. Fun event, though. —DavidGonzalez


2009-04-17 12:08:34   Going back to Picnic Day for the first time in years, and we have a dog to bring with us this time. —RogerClark

2009-04-17 16:39:00   For those who wonder, the weather looks like a super day....warm, sunny high around 80. —RocksandDirt

2009-04-18 09:36:05   Does anyone know if a dog is actually allowed in any building today? —ko