Tigers fans have earned the honor of being named the South’s best tailgate by Southern Living. If you’re in Clemson for a game make sure to get to the game early as the tailgates here are a fantastic experience that you won’t want to miss.
The food at Clemson is second to none as you’ll see a wide variety of food ranging from KFC to entire pig roasts. The fans here are very friendly and observe Southern hospitality making a Clemson tailgate one big party where everyone is welcome. Bring some beers and some barbeque and you’ll make friends quickly.
It’s not just the food and fans that makes tailgating at Clemson such a treat for diehard football fans. You’ll find there is a ton of Clemson pride and passion on display when tailgating here as well. Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by a sea of orange and purple, as everyone shows up decked out head to toe in Clemson gear.
First Day Parade
If you’re going to be in town for the first game of the season come a day early, so you can be part of the festivities. The annual First Friday Parade before the first game of the year kicks off the Clemson football season. The parade runs down main street until it reaches the Amphitheater and features a variety of floats representing different student groups at Clemson.Watch video
The Graveyard is the special way that Clemson commemorates road victories over ranked opponents. Whenever the Tigers beat a ranked opponent on the road they add a tombstone to the victory graveyard, which is located at the entrance to the team’s practice facility. If you get to the game early make sure to check this one of a kind monument out.Watch video
Where to tailgate
Reserved Parking LotsPerfect for setting up your own tailgate featuring beer, food, grills, and music. Make sure to reserve your spot and join in on the great tailgating you’ll find at Clemson.
The QuadIf you’re looking for the wildest place to tailgate checkout the quad where you’ll find the Frats and plenty of outrageous pregame parties. Those of you who love to let lose and get rowdy will no doubt have an incredible time tailgating on The Quad.