Tailgate Competition


The Penn State Homecoming Tailgate Competition is held right before the
Homecoming football game and is open to any member of the Penn State Community, including students and alumni. Tailgates are based off of six categories: Best Food, Most Creative, Most Penn State Spirit, Best Overall, and Best Student Organization. On the day of, judges help score all tailgates and reward winners with spirited prizes. This event helps promote Penn State pride and creates a fun atmosphere leading up to kick-off. Go State!


All competing tailgates are expected to display positive sportsmanship
Entries will be eligible for prizes in each of the following area

● Best Food
● Most Creativity
● Most Penn State Spirit
● Best Overall
● Best Student Organization (for student competitors)

● Please be aware that, although alcohol is not forbidden for those of age, all
participants must be respectful and representing Penn State students and alumni in the best possible light. All participants will be asked to show proper identification to Tailgate Competition judges if alcohol is present at a tailgate. Judges reserve the right to automatically disqualify any participants who fail to meet these requirements.

● Registration for the Tailgate Competition can be made by clicking the button bellow
and will close on October 8, 2021.

Tailgate Competition form

Any questions related to the Tailgate Competition should be directed to Keith Shearer, University Relations Director at universityhomecoming@psu.edu and Gillian Walsh, Tailgate Competition Captain at tailgatecomp@psu.edu