Aggie Student Bonfire to Burn Tuesday

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Maroon and white will shine from afar Tuesday evening, when students light Aggie Student Bonfire.

The bonfire will burn at 7 p.m. Tuesday just outside of Hearne in Robertson County.

After the 1999 bonfire collapse, the tradition held before the Texas A&M and University of Texas football game, was moved off campus.
Bonfire is now sponsered by the off-campus organization Student Bonfire.

According to the Aggie Student Bonfire website, after three years without a bonfire on campus, in 2002, students decided to keep the tradition alive.

All construction is done by students and this year's bonfire had over 1000 participants.

Gates open Tuesday evening at 5, and Bonfire burns at 7 p.m. with Yell Practice held then as well.

There is a $5 entry fee and parking will cost $10 per vehicle to park onsite.

Alcohol is strictly prohibited at any Student Bonfire event, including the burn itself.

Directions provided by Aggie Student Bonfire:
Directions from Campus: Go East on University. Turn Left (North) on Hwy 6. Follow Hwy 6 to FM 2549. This will be the first blinking light on Hwy. 6, Take a right. Follow FM 2549 to FM 391. Continue straight on FM 2549, crossing FM 391. Follow FM 2549 about 1 mile. Turn right on Pin Oak (dirt road) Watch your speed. At fork in road, go left, CR 329. Watch your speed. Burn site will be on your right.

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