BOZEMAN –Montana State University will revive an old tradition on Friday, Nov. 9 in the Strand Union Building Ballrooms when the MSU College of Agriculture hosts a 1968-themed Harvest Ball in honor of MSU’s 125th anniversary.
The MSU College of Agriculture will host a traditional Harvest Ball, free and open to the public, on Friday, Nov. 9. (MSU Photo)

Held from 8 to 10 p.m., the dance is free and open to the public. The event includes live music by the Rocky Mountain Pearls, a cash bar, photo booth, light refreshments and prizes awarded for costumes. The dance is part of the college’s annual Celebrate Agriculture event, held Nov. 9 and 10.

Harvest Ball has roots at MSU dating back to 1937, when the university was Montana State College. Historically, the ball was held in October, just as many agricultural students were arriving to campus after the harvest season on family farms. Agricultural students crowned a Harvest Ball Queen during the dance.

The College of Agriculture will be highlighted during November in a series of events.