Tailgating at South Dakota State opens five hours before kickoff giving you plenty of time to set up the grill, tent, table, and chairs and enjoy a fun day of tailgating. Arrive early, if you want to get the most out of your tailgating experience as there is a lot of fun to be had in the parking lots outside the new Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium.

Fans from all over the Dakotas come out to cheer on the Jackrabbits on Saturdays in the fall creating a fun and festive atmosphere at the tailgate. The fans here are quite friendly, and you’ll have no trouble making friends as long as you aren’t rooting for one of the Jackrabbits biggest rivals. Although, even NDSU and South Dakota fans will still receive a relatively friendly welcome.

Those of you taking the kids to the game will without a doubt want to stop by the Fan Fest before the game. The Fan Fest features a variety of family activities and is the perfect place to keep the kids entertained before the game.

If you want to get the full SDSU game day experience, then take advantage of the early tailgating hours and get an early start to your gameday.


Fan Fest

Fan Fest at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex opens two and a half hours before the game and is a fun place to hang out. Here you’ll find lots of family-friendly games and activities, so stop by and check it out.

Where to tailgate

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