October 20th, 2018

11 am - Scavenger Hunt Check-In
1 pm - Scavenger Hunt Awards Ceremony @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
1:30 pm - Silent Auction begins / Trivia Registration
2 pm - FattyFest Trivia
To buy your tickets to FattyFest 2018 please click here.

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.  

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 2018

We are excited to announce FattyFest will take place on October 20 at Auntie Mae’s Parlor in Aggieville!

We also are going to debut a new competition as part of our festivities, a Scavenger Hunt! This team competition will be a challenge that rewards those that are quick witted and fleet of foot as teams race around the Aggieville/City Park area solving clues and performing challenges. The scores will be tallied and winners announced at Auntie Mae's as the rest of the day's festivities begin with Trivia registration and the start of our famous Silent Auction.

Trivia registration and the opening of silent auction bidding at 1:30 pm. Trivia will start around 2 pm and take that and the auction through around 5:00 p.m. This year’s trivia contest will feature the return of the FattyFest trivia championship belt to be carried by the winning team until they defend it at FattyFest 2019.  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 and encourage everyone to make a weekend of this event, and plan to celebrate Shwan long into the night.



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, Tallgrass Brewing Co., Wahoo Fire and Ice Grill, Colbert Hills, 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.


See you all on October 20!

100% of proceeds will benefit the Shwan “Fatty" Alkhatib Memorial Fund to help build a Collaboration Room as part of the Hale Library renovation at Kansas State University.

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

We appreciate all support!