How to Throw the Tailgate of Champions

The leaves are falling. The air is crisp. The stadium is packed. Football season is here, which means it’s time for everyone’s favorite game-day activity: tailgating! Get your team together for a day full of food and fun — and tackle the tailgating game with the tips below.

Start Early

Arrive at your favorite tailgating spot several hours before the game. Your early arrival allows you to set up in a prime location, lay out the perfect spread and clean up all in time for kickoff.

Set Up a Canopy.

Invest in a canopy to use every game day. Raise one of these portable roofs to create a shady shelter from the afternoon sun and to shield your food from the elements.

Bring a TV

You can watch football before you watch football! And let’s be honest, the tailgate is often more fun than the game. In case you want to skip the crowds and lines, hook your TV up to a generator and watch the game from your comfortable tailgate station. Fellow tailgaters will likely join you making you a contender for the ultimate tailgate destination.

Play Energizing Jams

Pair your phone with a wireless speaker and blast songs that will pump up everyone at the tailgate. A playlist full of fast and loud tunes is sure to get your head in the game.

Provide Games

In the hours before the actual football game starts, tailgate games are a fun way to occupy time and create a competitive atmosphere. Bring outdoor games that are simple to play, such as Cornhole, Ring Toss or a football to just throw around with friends.

Show Your Spirit

Wear your team’s colors, paint your face or wave some pom-poms. To add a pop of color to your tailgate, hang streamers or show off a cooler decorated in support of your team.

Chow Down on a Pre-Game Meal

An eventful tailgate is sure to work up your team’s appetite. Supply a hearty buffet that will keep them fueled through the fourth quarter. Our Famous Recipe chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, biscuits and sweet tea should do the trick. Pick up Lee’s on the way to your tailgate to make game day as simple and delicious as possible.

Whether or not your team wins, a tailgate with good friends and great food is always a victory. Share your tailgate memories with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #FamousForChicken.

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