Common Questions and Answers about Raiderfest?


Q: Where can I park on the Colonie HS Campus?

A: Volunteers can park in the technology lot or by the back tennis courts.

     Patrons can park in the junior lots or any available spaces.

     Vendors park in the teachers lot next to the JV fields.

     STEAM Expo participants can park in the baseball lot.


Q: I’m a volunteer.  Where do I go to find out what I do?

A: When you arrive on campus go to Ms. Dibble at the football ticket booth to check-in and receive your volunteering lanyard and staffing assignment.


Q: What does Raiderfest cost?

A: Raiderfest is free to attend.  There are varying family friendly prices for specific events: Basketball Shoot-around, Mini-Golf, Laser Tag, Carnival Games, Bounce Obstacle Course, Slime Factory, Face-Painting, Cake Walk, Color Run, Minute to Win It, Her Footsteps Advocacy Walk.


Q: Where do Raiderfest proceeds go?

A: Proceeds go to the local partnership iCARE has worked closely with this year: Equinox; together we work consciously and thoroughly to support services that combat domestic violence. 


Q: Are there events for everyone?

A: Yes!  From live performances to varying craft vendors to youth competitions to games to Big Trucks to the STEAM Expo and everything else in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Q: Did I hear there’s a basket raffle?

A: There sure is!!!  We have amazing donations to raffle off like…Apple Airpods, An Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Gift Cards, A Grill Masters Basket, A Mini Keurig Brewer, Several Zero Gravity Birthday Packages, A Tri-City Valleycats Sunday Funday Package and much more!!!


Q: What are the hours of Raiderfest?

A: We begin the day at 10am with our Opening Ceremonies honoring Hometown Heroes and our inaugural Kind.Human. of the year.  All other Raiderfest events take place from 11am-5pm?


Q: Are there evening events this year?

A: Yes!  At 5:30pm the Junior Girls square off against the Senior Girls in a Powderpuff Football game.  Then at 7pm, the Old School Educators take on the New School Students in a 5 V. 5 Basketball game in the MUG.  Come on out and enjoy!  All proceeds of the evening events go to the Niko Strong Scholarship Fund.


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