Tailgating Together–An Aggie’s Guide to the Ultimate Tailgate

It’s almost fall meaning, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, Aggie football season. But what’s sometimes better than the game itself? The tailgates.

It may be thanks to our inconsistent seasons, or our losing past, but Aggies know how to throw a tailgate. We are loud and we are proud, and it seems like people are starting to notice. Southern Living just recently released their list of the “South’s Best Tailgating School’s,” and Texas A&M ranked 9th on a list dominated with some of the SEC’s best!

So, what makes an Aggie tailgate so great? We are here to help you plan the perfect game day weekend!

First, you need a place to stay. While a camper on campus is the best place to be, most people do not get this luxury. But do not worry, Campus Homes offers some awesome game day rentals! These houses or apartments come fully furnished with everything you need to make your weekend trip a breeze. With a comfy bed to crawl back into after the game, who wouldn’t enjoy a stay? Look for us on AirBnB to book your stay! https://www.airbnb.com/?logo=1

At the tailgate, you’re going to want games to keep entertained and busy leading up to the big game! Here are some of our favorites:

Washers are a tailgate favorite. Fun to just toss around or have a tournament with your friends!

The set above is available for $79.95! http://www.bombatwashers.com/Texas_A_M_Back_Board_Washer_Boards_p/50-003-30.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxLe6vu-n1QIVw58bCh2LYAgvEAkYBiABEgImfvD_BwE

Cornohole is fun for the whole family! Similar to washers, beanbags are easy for Ags of all ages to play. The set above can be found at Victory Tailgate for $199.99.


Another fun game at tailgates is giant jenga. Everyone will have a great time playing until the tower tumbles down! Available at Victory Tailgate for $129.99.


You have games. You have a place to stay. Now what is your group going to eat?

Classic tailgates include burgers, hotdogs, and all the fixings. Place your order through H-E-B Curbside Pickup on your way to College Station and pick it up the day before the game!

No grill? No problem! Why not have Chick-Fil-A? Place your order a few day ahead of time online or through the app, and pick up the morning of the game, no cooking required!

Now all you need are tables, chairs, a tent, and some drinks! Claim your spot and make your next game day the best one yet! What are some tailgating traditions you have?