North Dakota State isn’t just home to one of the best tailgating experiences in the FCS it’s home to one of the best tailgating experiences in college football. The city of Fargo lives and dies with the Bison and everywhere you look around town on game days you’ll find fans decked out in green and gold ready to cheer on their team. Fans from all over the Dakotas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Manitoba, and even further away come out to cheer on the Bison creating a fun and festive tailgating experience that any college football fan would enjoy.
In addition to Fargo being home to some of the most diehard fans and tailgaters out there, it’s also home to some of the friendliest tailgaters as well. Bisons fans are very welcoming to opposing teams, so don’t worry about showing your colors when tailgating outside the Fargodome. In fact, the NDSU fans are so friendly that if they see you wearing opposing teams gear, they’ll likely invite you for a few drinks to learn more about you and your team.
Finally, no trip to an NDSU game is complete without enjoying some deer sausage or a bison burger. Bring something to share, and you’ll likely have the opportunity to enjoy some North Dakota delicacies as for the most part everyone in Fargo is happy to share their tailgating wares.
The tailgating scene at NDSU is among the best around, so make sure to arrive early and enjoy a Bison game day to its fullest by tailgating before the game.
Don’t miss the Gold Star Marching Band’s march over before the game. The band marches from the music building to the Fargodome where they break into three bands and perform in the west lot. The performance is one of the best parts of any tailgate making it must-see.Watch video
Bison fans are some of the best tailgaters around, and as a result, you’ll find lots of tricked out tailgate vehicles throughout the tailgate lots. Stop by and check them out as the owners will more than likely be happy to talk to you about their pride and joy.Watch video
Where to tailgate
Reserved TailgatingIf you want to tailgate alongside the biggest Bison fans around, then make sure to reserve a spot. Lot E, F, and G North are the reserved lots and where you can find the biggest and best tailgates on game days. These lots open 5 and a half hours before kickoff for a full day of tailgating fun.
Non-Reserved TailgatingThose of you who don’t reserve a spot can still tailgate before a Bison game in south half of Lot G. The non-reserved tailgating area opens five hours before the game and fill up quickly, meaning you’ll want to get here early like Friday night early.
Bison Corral Group Tailgate TentsThe Bison Corral tailgate tents are perfect for entertaining a large group. Whether its coworkers, family, or friends, you can’t beat a Bison Corral tent rental for your group event.