September 21st, 2019

Kansas State Campus

11 am - Tour and Room Dedication Ceremony
Please park at the parking lot near the Beach Museum of Art.
We will gather at Bosco Plaza at 11 am outside the Union
We will walk to the Library for the ceremony
Following the ceremony, we will move to Aggieville for lunch.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor
$20 at the door

2 pm - FattyFest Registration & Silent Auction Begins
3 pm - FattyFest Trivia
(Dinner will be served between trivia rounds)
8 pm Betty the Astronaut Concert

Just a few months after Shwan’s passing, the first annual FattyFest was held at Auntie Mae’s in Aggieville, Manhattan, KS. Each year, FattyFest serves as both the Memorial Fund’s primary fundraising event as well as a celebration of Shwan’s life.  

Our goal this year is to complete the commitment to raise $100,000 for Shwan’s room at Hale Library.
The Alkhatib family has pledged to match every donation dollar-for-dollar at this year’s FattyFest to help us complete this commitment and secure a legacy for Shwan at his beloved Hale Library.

Each FattyFest has featured a special Fatty-inspired edition of Auntie Mae’s “Trivia Smackdown” hosted by Jeff Kreuser, along with a raffle and silent auction that has included items ranging from VIP seats to K-State games and rare EMAW memorabilia to the more irreverent of collectibles such as KSTATEO posters and authentic Egyptian camel saddles. Past FattyFests have also included concerts featuring many different musical genres, comedy shows, karaoke, celebrity appearances, impromptu magic performances and many other unplanned shenanigans.  It is an event not to be missed.

FattyFest 2019
Saturday September 21

FattyFest will be Saturday, September 21 at Auntie Mae’s Parlor in Manhattan, KS!

We will start the day early at 11 am for a short campus tour and a visit to
the room that will be named in Shwan’s honor. We ask that people park near the Beach Museum of Art parking lot as we will be walking back to Aggieville after the morning program.

We will have a short dedication with some remarks on the journey to this point and the work left to do at the ceremony following the tour of the new Hale Library First Floor renovation.

After the campus tour, we will reconvene in Aggieville for lunch.

Trivia registration and the opening of silent auction bidding will begin at Auntie Mae’s at 2 pm. Trivia will start around 3 pm. Dinner will be served in between trivia rounds with pizza courtesy of The Hi-Lo with proceeds going toward the FattyFund delievered direct to your trivia team’s table at Auntie Mae’s.

The 2018 FattyFest trivia champions will be returning to defend their belt! 

As always, Auntie Mae’s will be selling all of your favorite cocktails throughout the day and evening, with some special drinks and door prizes for attendees. We expect the trivia and auction to conclude at 7 pm. To close out the day, our good friends Betty the Astronaut will be performing live in concert. We encourage everyone to make a weekend of this, and plan to celebrate Shwan long into the night.

See you all on Saturday september 21!

100% of proceeds will benefit the Shwan “Fatty" Alkhatib Memorial Fund



thank you to our sponsors

Finally, we would be remiss to not thank our past and current sponsors that have helped made FattyFest a truly wonderful tradition.  Local business sponsors have included Auntie Mae’s, The Chef, Colbert Hills, The Hi-Lo, K-State Online, The Bluemont Hotel, Rock-A-Belly Deli, Taco Lucha, So Long Saloon, and Harry’s Uptown.  Additionally, too many people to be named have helped support the event and the Memorial Fund over the years by donating time, money, or items to be auctioned and raffled and we thank each and every one of you.


If you are interested in sponsoring FattyFest, please contact us at fattyfestmhk@gmail.com.

We appreciate all support!