Traditionally, one of the highlights of Frontier Fiesta, are the Broadway style variety shows that are hosted by different student organizations. Some shows have rich history which date back to the original days of Frontier Fiesta These shows, which are complete original works by the organizations from the scripts, to the sets, the costumes, and the choreography, are a semester long process. The shows are an engaging array of comedic relief surrounding school spirit.VARIETY SHOW PREVIEW
Throughout Fiesta City, one can enjoy carnival booths that are set up by student organizations on campus. Organizations use these booths as fund raisers for their events at UH. In the past years booths have included: face painting, laser tag, sumo wrestling, wax hands, bouncy boxing, temporary tattoos, old time photos, and obstacle courses.
The First Annual Frontier Fiesta 5K for the Brave is a competitive community run created to highlight our Texas patients and their families and the bravery they demonstrate every day as they go through the diagnosis, treatment and lifelong challenge of living with chronic, life-threatening bone marrow failure diseases.
Frontier Fiesta is the University of Houston's oldest and proudest tradition. Established in 1940, it began as a festival to promote the University of Houston when the University first moved from downtown Houston to its present location. MORE »
Every year, the Frontier Fiesta Association gives scholarships to deserving incoming freshman and current UH students. These scholarships not only reward academic achievement, but also recognize outstanding efforts in community service. APPLY »
Each year, Frontier Fiesta awards scholarships to incoming freshman based not only on academic and community achievements, but also recognizes outstanding efforts in leadership. LEARN MORE »
The Cook–Off is the largest source of community participation at Frontier Fiesta. Over forty teams from alumni associations and outside organizations come to compete in the six categories of pinto beans, beef brisket, chicken, chili, fajitas, and pork ribs. Trophies are awarded to the first, second, and third place of each category, and in addition to a trophy, for the brisket category, a $1000 cash prize is awarded for first place, $600 cash prize for second place, and $400 cash prize is awarded for third place. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded at a ceremony held on Saturday night.